Pandemonium erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London’s Oxford Street on Friday (24 November) evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired.
The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London in June is 71 after two women, a mother and her daughter were added to the list of the dead.
It was while working as a BBC cameraman in 1956 that late Michael Bond alighted on the idea of writing a book after spotting a small bear in a Paddington shop window. The Paddington movie franchise has since become an international blockbuster.
If anything positive has emerged from this disaster, it has been the willingness of the famous and well-connected, many who live or work in the Notting Hill area and surrounding neighbourhoods to contribute their expertise to the relief efforts or just voice support for the many causes fighting the wrongs that led to the tragedy.
Burberry’s Christopher Bailey is in defiant mood. He has reclaimed the label’s classic checks once favoured by so-called chavs and football hooligans showing the creations alongside an idiosyncratic photography exhibition, Here We are.
Parsons Green? When news filtered in of an ‘incident’ at a west London train station, you had to do a double take to be sure it was actually the same idyllic neighbourhood with the ample green park families seem to luxuriate in every time harried neighbouring Fulhamites rushed past . The hustle and bustle from the butt-end of the King’s Road is drowned out by the civilised mellow pace of life in this genteel part of town. Well, it turned out to be southwest London, although it really was just a quirk of geography due to its close proximity to its west London neighbours Fulham and Chelsea. TO BE CONTINUED…
Explore the Gherkin, drop into number 10, see Erno Goldfinger’s masterpiece brutalist Trellick Tower, clamber up BT Tower and watch the whole city spread out below you at the top of the Shard.
They are a motley gathering made up of normal folk, compulsive obsessives, publicity seekers, conspiracy theorists, even an octogenarian code-breaker from WW2 and the odd nutter, all united in a common purpose. To keep the memory of late Diana, Princess of Wales alive. They see themselves as the self-appointed custodians of her legacy. Fighting for her rights, correcting every percieved slight, rewriting every bit of misinformation. But even the staunchest in this group of Diana loyalists admit this can’t go on forever. On another anniversary of her tragic death in a Paris underpass, the number of bouquet, posters, mementoes, dolls, candles, press cuttings and cards have dwindled. Even though KP’s iconic gilded gates, has once more been transformed into a giant pinboard, festooned with all shades of opinion and invectives, there is less room to tack such items to since the facade was scaled back and redesigned in a recent refurbishment. There is now less photo opportunities for agitators and tourists. RELATED STORY: Dine with Diana T he band of loyal fans who make the annual …
Princess Diana could have had her pick of fashionable dining establishments in and around her Kensington Palace residence but she instead found her way to a tiny nondescript eatery in Notting Hill, west London.
Why You Won’t See Tonnes of Concrete Barriers at this year’s Notting Hill carnival as Police explore new forms of technology to track crime, prevent terrorism and keep Londoners including tourists safe.