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Parcels not Pollution: Why Cargo bikes are the next Big Thing

Hammersmith council has a knack for catchy slogans like “brilliant for business”, but its latest buzz word for its zero-emissions cargo delivery service, “parcels, not pollution”, will get its residents breathing lungfuls of clean air and reduce the carbon footprint in this west London borough. Its Business Improvement District was recently awarded £50,000 funding from Transport for London (TfL) in the tie-up with The project aims to reduce traffic, ease congestion and improve air quality in Hammersmith’s town centre, notorious for its traffic snarl-ups around the A4 Hammersmith gyratory system and its King Street thoroughfare. Local businesses including Kings Mall Shopping Centre, Regus, the Ark building, and the Lyric theatre have already signed up to use the service. This will reduce the number of freight vehicles on the roads in Hammersmith, particularly at peak times. Goods will arrive at the warehouse in Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill and deliveries will be made the same day they are received provided they are dispatched before 3pm, with no difference in the service to the customer and …

Victoria Beckham’s Pride Quiz Gets Some Interesting Answers

Victoria Beckham recently put her staff on the spot at her Hammersmith HQ in west London when she asked that age-old question in celebration of Gay Pride Month: “What does love mean to you?” The responses were varied, thought-provoking and eye-opening. The fashion designer who is also celebrating two decades of married life with husband David summed the definition up with her own interpretation: “Love to me is what everyone should experience in their life, no matter where you are from, no matter who you love.” She had earlier designed a t-shirt to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York when gays fought for equal rights. She said: “I wanted to celebrate the #LGBTQ+ community and their continued message of positive change and inclusivity. I have always felt a deep connection to the LGBTQ+ community and am proud to help support their fight for equality.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on Jun 26, 2019 at 2:58am PDT

D-Day: WWII Hero who Planned Normandy Landings at his Old School

General Bernard Law Montgomery was especially chuffed to be back in his old stomping grounds, St Paul’s School for boys in Hammersmith, west London, where he’d been a pupil from 1902 to 1906. The school had been commandered to serve as the headquarters of the 21 Army Group. What filled him with so much pleasure was that he was now ensconced in the High Master’s office with its distinct terracotta facade. From here he would go on to mastermind Operation Overlord which culminated in the D-Day Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. He lived across the road in Latymer Court where ‘A’ mess was established. Normandy Landings It was in the boardroom that the Allied commanders, led by General Dwight Eisenhower and Montgomery planned the invasion and liberation of German-occupied Europe, including the D-Day landings. King George VI and the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, visited them here to approve the plans on the 15th May 1944. Operation Overlord started on the beaches of Normandy, on the 6th June. Operation Neptune Codenamed ‘Operation Neptune’ and often …