Monday, 6 February 2017

Now LETTUCE is being rationed as European vegetable shortages start to bite - Manchester Evening News

Now LETTUCE is being rationed as European vegetable shortages start to bite - Manchester Evening News


Empty shelves at a Tesco store in Kennington, London, as lettuce became the latest staple to fall victim to the European vegetable shortage "crisis". ...

Morning Star :: Petitions can make a difference | The People’s Daily

Morning Star :: Petitions can make a difference | The People’s Daily
... The final Chartist petition was to be presented to Parliament on Monday April 10 1848. Gathering in Kennington Common, the Chartists planned a mass march to the Commons with the petition. ...

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Nostalgia: Mum's fight to prove her sanity (From Watford Observer)

Nostalgia: Mum's fight to prove her sanity (From Watford Observer)
... In the hopes of proving that she was sane, Catherine had to endure an inquisition, which took place at the Horns Tavern near Kennington Common. ...

Friday, 3 February 2017

London schoolchildren could be given face masks to protect them from toxic air | London Evening Standard

London schoolchildren could be given face masks to protect them from toxic air | London Evening Standard
... The masks would be for pupils to wear to and from school, with parents rather than teachers deciding if they should do so. Rev Aagaard, a father of two whose vicarage is on polluted Kennington Cross, a short distance from the school, believes “radical” measures are needed on filthy air.  ... Elen Ghebre, 42, a mother of three who lives in Kennington Cross, believes pollution is getting worse, adding: “So I’m very happy for the masks idea because it would improve their health and safety.”
Mr Matthews, a father of three young children, said parents were planning a Carnival for Clean Air after Easter focused on Kennington Cross. They would seek legal permission to close busy Kennington Road and Kennington Lane at the junction. But some parents seem prepared to go further. ...

Thursday, 2 February 2017

CBL basketball round-up: Kennington Generals rule as Koudou continues to impress

CBL basketball round-up: Kennington Generals rule as Koudou continues to impress
... Dounia Koudou helped lead the Kennington Generals to a comfortable 19-7 win over Haringey Sixers in the Community Basketball League.
Koudou is turning heads in the under-18 Women’s Division and picked up the MVP title as her outstanding performance overpowered Haringey, enabling Kennington to leap into the lead 11-0 by the end of the half. ...

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Chin chin! A new gin-eration of connoisseurs is born

Chin chin! A new gin-eration of connoisseurs is born
... juniper berry blight, then, would have been bad news, not least for Master Blender Desmond Payne, the man responsible for every single drop of Beefeater gin, distilled in Kennington, South London.  ...

London Residential Property Market

London Residential Property Market
... For instance, the Elizabeth Line opens its first route in May this year between Liverpool Street and Shenfield and the Northern Line extension opens in 2020 from Kennington to Battersea Power Station. There are also proposals for a Bakerloo Line extension and Crossrail 2, but we don’t see these making any big impact on house prices just yet. ...

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Table Sale 11:00 to 16:00, 04 February 2017 Newington TRA Hall SE17 3AD

Table Sale
 to 
Newington TRA hall SE17 3AD

Carol W 
  in Newington

General Table Sale, new and used goods, handicrafts. Refreshments. Indoors in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Free entry.
Call 07403878944 to book a table £10

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Lady Colin Campbell comes to launch party at Strode & Co in Folkestone

Lady Colin Campbell comes to launch party at Strode & Co in Folkestone
... She had driven her Audi estate in the Friday night rush hour traffic from Kennington in London in a journey spanning three hours to make it to Mr Wagner's event. ...

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Tunnelling machines for London line - KHL Group

Tunnelling machines for London line - KHL Group
... “Helen will bore the 2.6km southbound running tunnel to Kennington Park. Amy will bore the 2.4km northbound tunnel to Kennington Green.” ...

Socialist Party :: South London march against community centre closures

Socialist Party :: South London march against community centre closures
... 150 south London residents marched to oppose the closures of their community centres on 21 January. Hyde Housing Group plans to close centres in Stockwell and Kennington in Lambeth, and seven others across London. ... The march is only the beginning of the campaign as residents seek a judicial review to the closures in Stockwell and Kennington, and plan further lobbies of Hyde Housing head office at London Bridge. A petition launched after Christmas already has 2,500 signatures. ...

Hundreds bid sad final farewell to historian Stephen Humphrey - Southwark News

Hundreds bid sad final farewell to historian Stephen Humphrey - Southwark News
... Throughout the ceremony, pillars of sunlight pierced through the stained glass windows of the cathedral that was a short walk from Stephen’s home in Kennington, and where he grew up in Elephant and Castle. ... Stephen was found dead in his flat in Otto Street, Kennington, on November 30 after suffering a heart attack. ...

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Joanna Lumley joins the fight to save the Stockwell community centre

Joanna Lumley joins the fight to save the Stockwell community centre
... Two of the threatened community centres are at Stockwell and Kennington, and on Saturday The Ab Fab and Avengers actress Joanna Lumley OBE joined campaigners outside Stockwell tube station, recording a special video backing the campaign to save the Stockwell Centre.  ... Hyde have announced plans to sell off or demolish the Stockwell Centre and the Kennington Park Centre in Lambeth, The Hub and Pavilion in Brent as well as The Arc and The Ringcross centres in Islington. ... Campaigners are also applying to list the Stockwell Centre and Kennington Park Community Centre as Assets of Community Value (ACV) under the scheme which would provide additional protection from development and a moratorium of six months on any sale of the centres. ... The Kennington Park Community Centre is earmarked for demolition, and plans from Hyde say they intend to build 100% luxury private homes which will be unaffordable to local residents.
Chair of Kennington Park Estate Tenants Association and former Leader of Lambeth Council, Joan Twelves:
I have lived next door to our community centre for over 30 years. My son went to kids karate there. Now I organise keep fit and computing classes for pensioners. The destruction of Kennington Park Community Centre will be more than a real loss to our community. It will damage the cohesion and social fabric of our Estate and we are calling on Hyde to reconsider.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral [19 January 2017]

Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral [19 January 2017]

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon – IanVisits – London News and Events Guide

Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon – IanVisits – London News and Events Guide
... Two French built 650-tonne tunnel boring machines will create two 3.2km underground tunnels to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea, via Nine Elms. ... 

Kennington Green cavern

London Tube tunnelling project set to benefit arable land in East Tilbury - Your Thurrock

London Tube tunnelling project set to benefit arable land in East Tilbury - Your Thurrock
... THE Mayor of London has announced that tunnelling to create an extension of the Northern line between Kennington and Battersea will begin in March.
Sadiq Khan confirmed news of tunnelling for the first major Tube line extension since the 1990s as two gigantic tunnel boring machines were unveiled in Battersea. The two 650-tonne machines, each the length of a football pitch, will create two 3.2km underground tunnels to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea, via Nine Elms. ...

Friday, 20 January 2017

Northern line extension: Work on the £1.2bn Tube extension to Battersea and Nine Elms gets started in March | City A.M.

Northern line extension: Work on the £1.2bn Tube extension to Battersea and Nine Elms gets started in March | City A.M.
... Sadiq Khan has announced that tunnelling will get underway to create the £1.2bn extension of the line between Kennington and Battersea.
Two 650-tonne boring machines (each the length of a football pitch just FYI) from French firm NFM Technologies will create two 3.2km underground tunnels to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea, via Nine Elms. ...

Northern Line extension: Tunnelling work on £1.2bn extension to Battersea to begin in March | London Evening Standard

Northern Line extension: Tunnelling work on £1.2bn extension to Battersea to begin in March | London Evening Standard
... The spur from the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line will start and Kennington and end at Battersea, with two stations at Nine Elms and the power station. ...

Northern Line extension tunnelling to get underway this March — MayorWatch

Northern Line extension tunnelling to get underway this March — MayorWatch
... he 650-tonne machines will create two 3.2km tunnels linking the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea. ...

London Underground Northern Line extension tunnelling to start in March - Metro Report

London Underground Northern Line extension tunnelling to start in March - Metro Report
... Construction of the 3·3 km extension from Kennington was officially launched on November 23 2015. It is being undertaken by Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke under a six-year design-build contract awarded in 2014. Completion is due in 2020. ...