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Princess Victoria to Reopen: Branson Pub Gets Lifeline

A pub once owned by billionaire tycoon Richard Branson is to reopen after it closed abruptly in June. The Princess Victoria on Uxbridge Road near Shepherd’s Bush in west London was suddenly shut after owners Affinity Bars and Restaurants pulled the plug on the popular gastropub earlier this summer. But the establishment which dates back to the early nineteenth century and was once renowned as a gin palace is set to get a news lease of life after the Three Cheers Pub Co. chain came to the rescue. The new owners have promised extensive renovations and a reopening date in November. Embed from Getty Images A statement on Three Cheers website confirmed the reopening date: “We plan to re-open in November 2017 after a full makeover. The Princess Victoria will boast a new front terrace in addition to an elegant bar and dining room, stunning private room and courtyard garden. As befits this historic public house, an impressive list of over forty beers and one hundred gins will complement a carefully chosen wine list and seasonal British …

Chelsea Tractor is Really King of the Road in … Chelsea

Chelsea Tractors really are the best car marque money can buy in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea according to research from classified ad website CarGurus.  They indeed rule the roads from the King’s Road to Kensington High Street. Coveted for their rugged beauty, durability, sturdiness and for navigating those muddy pot-holes across Cadogan Street and pulling through the ponds on Pont Street. How can anyone go wrong? Even Tamara Ecclestone, that model of modesty, has a customised white model with TAMARA written in the same type as the marque. Ah, and Victoria Beckham helped design a model some years ago. CarGurus spokeswoman Sarah Welch said: “This data shows that the Chelsea tractor isn’t just a stereotype, but actually is the vehicle of choice for those lucky enough to live in the prestigious Royal Borough. “While the BMW 3 Series looks like a firm favourite amongst other wealthy districts, it’s also interesting to see wider UK shopping patterns emerge, such as residents in Coventry staying loyal to their local Jaguar manufacturer.” Some old money …

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Baby No.3

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced. The royal couple already have two children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2. The Duchess is said to be suffering from severe Morning Sickness just as she did with her two previous pregnancies. She last appeared in public with Prince William and Harry at the White Garden in Kensington Gardens dedicated to the 20th anniverssary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The statement from Kensington Palace stated: “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. “As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. “Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today. “The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.” She had planned to do the school run on Thursday (7 September) …