Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Historic Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School | London Craft Week

Historic Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School | London Craft Week

Monday, 24 April 2017

Spring Plants Fair

Spring Plants Fair

SPRING PLANTS FAIR

Saturday 29 April

11am-4pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; £7 on the door; under-16s free

This year is extra special as the museum re-opens its doors after an 18-month closure. The day will feature stalls from specialist nurseries selling a wide range of fascinating and unusual plants and is the only plant fair of its kind to take place in Central London.

Stories #3

Stories #3

STORIES #3

Friday 28 April

7.45pm (doors 7pm) at Hub Coffee House, Oasis Centre, 1 Kennington Road; £3 on the door

An evening of storytelling, spoken word and song in the Hub Coffee House. Floor spots available. Hot food and full licensed bar all evening.

Entry fee supports Oasis projects including Food Bank and debt advice. 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Six reasons to visit the Cinema Museum this month

Six reasons to visit the Cinema Museum this month
... The building in Kennington dates back to 1873 and was originally a Victorian workhouse. A notorious last resort for the desperately poor, its most famous inmate was a young Charlie Chaplin.  ...

ES Views: Building more homes is the solution to the housing crisis | London Evening Standard

ES Views: Building more homes is the solution to the housing crisis | London Evening Standard
... There are so many new tower blocks going up around where I live in Kennington and along the South Bank. I rarely see anybody going in and out of them and no real sense of community is being developed.
These properties are too expensive for most south London residents. It also clear that some new developments are so shoddy and poorly constructed that there is no way they will last a lifetime. These developments may bring in extra revenue for local councils, but what happened to the authorities making decisions that will be of benefit  to the people who actually vote  for them?
The whole housing market in London is largely broken. How can we fix it?
David Smith ...

Monday, 17 April 2017

🌼📚Spring cleaning your 📚bookshelves???

Dear Companions
We have another stack of 📚books here to sell on-line in aid of the Friends of the Durning Library so now would be a good time to receive any that you would like to donate...
They can either be delivered here to my flat [easier for me, of course] or dropped off at the library, in the blue bin as usual.
I anticipate processing batches of books, CDs, DVDs, etc half yearly, so you may want to have your clear-out sooner rather than later.
Very many thanks
Best wishes
Cathy

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Extension of the Northern line to Battersea a step closer as tunnelling begins | Global Rail News

Extension of the Northern line to Battersea a step closer as tunnelling begins | Global Rail News
... Helen has now begun her 3.2km tunnelling journey to connect Battersea to Kennington, via Nine Elms, to create the first of the underground tunnels that will extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line. Amy is expected to follow in one month. ...

Tunnelling has started on Transport for London's £1.2bn Northern Line extension to Battersea | City A.M.

Tunnelling has started on Transport for London's £1.2bn Northern Line extension to Battersea | City A.M.
... The first of two giant tunnel boring machines, named Helen, began her 3.2km journey to branch out the line from Kennington to Battersea. ... The two machines (the other's called Amy, FYI), were lowered 20m below ground in Battersea in February and now one has set off under south London to create the first of the underground tunnels extending the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea Power station, via Nine Elms. ...

Tunelling starts on the Northern Line Extension – IanVisits – London News and Events Guide

Tunelling starts on the Northern Line Extension – IanVisits – London News and Events Guide
... The Northern Line Extension has taken a step forward as the first of two giant tunnel boring machines, Helen, began her 3.2km tunnelling journey to extend the line from Kennington to Battersea. ... Helen has now set off under south London to create the first of the underground tunnels that will extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms. ...

This giant boring machine is actually quite exciting if you use the Northern Line | London - ITV News

This giant boring machine is actually quite exciting if you use the Northern Line | London - ITV News
...
,
Credit: TfL
A giant boring machine is being used to excavate a 3.2km tunnel from Battersea to Kennington, south London, as part of the Northern Line extension. ...

Monday, 10 April 2017

Thank you Younis Khan | SAMAA TV

Thank you Younis Khan | SAMAA TV
... The highlights of his test career include a match winning double hundred, when he scored 267 runs against India at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in March 2005. Younis also was run out against India in Lahore at Gaddafi Stadium in 2006 when he was batting on 199. He also scored a triple hundred against Sri Lanka at National Stadium Karachi in February 2009, becoming third Pakistani to get to 300. He also scored a 200 not out against Bangladesh in 2011 at Chittagong. He also scored a brilliant 200 against Zimbabwe in September 2013. In October 2014, he scored 213 against Australia at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. During the last England tour he again scored a match winning 218 in the final match of the series at Kennington Oval, London, due to his brilliant effort Pakistan came back from 2-1 to draw the series at 2-2. In January 2017 Younis scored 175 against Australia at Sydney cricket ground. ...

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Michael Deacon: from Parliament to pigging out, my first year as a restaurant critic

Michael Deacon: from Parliament to pigging out, my first year as a restaurant critic
... Oh, and I had to file 1,000 words on an Eritrean bistro in Kennington. Most restaurant reviewers are just that: restaurant reviewers. Reviewing restaurants is all ... 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Try This Victorian London Quiz | Londonist

Try This Victorian London Quiz | Londonist
... 14. In 1872, a bunch of public school boys defeated the British Army in Kennington, after the Scots were unable to afford their rail fares. What famous event does this loosely describe? ...

Lambeth vetoes plan to replace Days Hotel with 13-storey tower [4 April 2017]

Lambeth vetoes plan to replace Days Hotel with 13-storey tower [4 April 2017]
A proposal to knock down the Days Hotel Waterloo at the corner of Kennington Road and Lambeth Road and replace it with a new hotel with more than twice as many rooms has been turned down by Lambeth councillors. ...

Saturday, 1 April 2017

International Pillow Fight Day 2017: Hundreds gather in London for mass battle | The Independent

International Pillow Fight Day 2017: Hundreds gather in London for mass battle | The Independent
... Armed with pillows and an appetite for rambunctious weekend activity, participants gathered in Kennington Park to mark International Pillow Fight Day 2017. ...

Friday, 31 March 2017

West London love-in as top chefs cook up their roasts with the most | London Evening Standard

West London love-in as top chefs cook up their roasts with the most | London Evening Standard

  • 19/28 The Three Stags, Kennington

    The kitchen operates to a strong eco ethos at this local pub near Lambeth North station. This means that not only can you can be sure of the meat’s provenance, but that much of the veg is locally sourced too – including some grown on a plot next door.
    If you’re dining in a group, try and reserve the semi-private Chaplin’s Corner at the far end of the pub, so-called because this is where Charlie Chaplin’s father used to sit drinking.
    Round off your roast with a pudding featuring honey made from the pub’s own rooftop hive. 

Kennington school votes to give pupils pollution face masks - BBC News

Kennington school votes to give pupils pollution face masks - BBC News

... Children who attend Archbishop Sumner School in Kennington will be given the devices for their journeys to school. ...



MP slams Hyde for 'reneging on promises' | News | Inside Housing

MP slams Hyde for 'reneging on promises' | News | Inside Housing
... Kate Hoey, Labour MP for Vauxhall, said Hyde Housing plans to replace two community centres in Stockwell and Kennington Park with housing despite pledging to reinvest in maintaining the services when acquiring the sites through its subsidiary Hyde Southbank Homes (HSH).
“In other words, the surpluses and reserves should first be reinvested in HSH and should not just be given over to the Hyde Group to build new housing for sale on the Kennington Park Estate while the community centre is not replaced,” she said. ...

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Kennington school to vote on giving pupils face masks - BBC News

Kennington school to vote on giving pupils face masks - BBC News
... Children who attend Archbishop Sumner School in Kennington could be given the devices for their journeys to school. ...

House of Commons on Twitter: "Today's adjournment debate on Hyde housing policies in Lambeth, moved by @KateHoeyMP, is starting now. Watch https://t.co/H0MdmqIfwa"

House of Commons on Twitter: "Today's adjournment debate on Hyde housing policies in Lambeth, moved by @KateHoeyMP, is starting now. Watch https://t.co/H0MdmqIfwa"

Giles Fraser on Twitter: "Funeral today for Valerie Collins, a well known local character. Noon here at St Mary, Newington. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. https://t.co/yM7xbeWjzi"

Giles Fraser on Twitter: "Funeral today for Valerie Collins, a well known local character. Noon here at St Mary, Newington. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. https://t.co/yM7xbeWjzi"

Unemployed "could lose benefit" as a result of job centre closures

Unemployed "could lose benefit" as a result of job centre closures
... The centre is one of 74 across the country earmarked for closure by March 2018 as part of government cuts.
Users will now be expected to use services in Kennington and Peckham. ...

Alan Kitching: “Letterpress is no longer relevant” - Design Week

Alan Kitching: “Letterpress is no longer relevant” - Design Week
... We spoke to Kitching about how the design industry has developed and evolved since he first started his career. The film shows the designer at his workshop in Kennington, south London, which is home to one of the largest collections of wood type in the world.
 ...

Sunday, 26 March 2017

After terror struck Westminster, we just carried on | The National

After terror struck Westminster, we just carried on | The National
... On Wednesday afternoon I was rehearsing a play in Kennington, an area of the London located about a mile or so from Westminster, when I first became aware of the distant thrum of a helicopter overhead.  ...

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Focus On Oval: Farmers market, affordability and a central London location with two new tube stations on their way | City A.M.

Focus On Oval: Farmers market, affordability and a central London location with two new tube stations on their way | City A.M.
... “A near-neighbour of Oval, Kennington has long been the home of well over half of Britain’s civil servants due to its close proximity to Westminster, whereas Oval has a broader appeal.” ... If you like to stay local, there’s a Saturday farmer’s market to peruse, and Ovalhouse theatre to attend, a lively champion of up-and-coming talent. Get your Sunday roast at the Kennington pub or go veggie at The Bonnington Cafe, an informal restaurant that has a roster of visiting chefs. ... So who is buying there? Thanks to the diverse housing stock, the architecture of which lends itself to creative Victorian conversions and ex-council home refurbishments, first and second time buyers have more choice than neighbouring Kennington. ... Kennington Park is a great green space for everyone else, which has become an increasingly diverse group in recent years. Mel Hewitt from Dexters’ office in Kennington notes, “There is a complete cross section of buyers here, ranging from first time buyers and professionals to families opting for the beautiful five storey properties on Albert Square. ...

Friends' tributes to fourth victim Leslie Rhodes killed in London terror attack | London Evening Standard

Friends' tributes to fourth victim Leslie Rhodes killed in London terror attack | London Evening Standard
... "But it went bust and he set up his own firm with a mate. He was still climbing ladders at 75. He carried on doing small things and he would clean my sister's windows in Kennington. ...

Friday, 24 March 2017

Hoax caller rang police to report stabbing outside Kennington Tube station | London Evening Standard

Hoax caller rang police to report stabbing outside Kennington Tube station | London Evening Standard

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Kennington stabbing: Police STORM London station after street brawl | UK | News | Express.co.uk

Kennington stabbing: Police STORM London station after street brawl | UK | News | Express.co.uk

Kennington: Police descend on south London station after reports of large street brawl and stabbing | London Evening Standard

Kennington: Police descend on south London station after reports of large street brawl and stabbing | London Evening Standard

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A moped rider is fighting for his life in hospital after a van driver smashed into him in south London

A moped rider is fighting for his life in hospital after a van driver smashed into him in south London

Kennington crash: Moped rider fighting for life after 'hit-and-run' in south London | London Evening Standard

Kennington crash: Moped rider fighting for life after 'hit-and-run' in south London | London Evening Standard

Monday, 20 March 2017

The best artisan biscuits to buy in London | London Evening Standard

The best artisan biscuits to buy in London | London Evening Standard

... The brainchild of cookie-loving Kennington couple, Harriet Hastings and
Stevie Congdon, Biscuiteers offers a delectable range of hand-iced
treats that can be personalised on its website.  ... 

Kennington kid bags £500 for school with winning design for Tesco - Southwark News

Kennington kid bags £500 for school with winning design for Tesco - Southwark News

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Walker: ‘London will go on being a great place to do business’ - GOV.UK

Walker: ‘London will go on being a great place to do business’ - GOV.UK

... While at the Beefeater Gin Distillery in Kennington, the Minister toured
the premises and saw how one of Britain’s greatest exports is produced.
With 2.6 million cases of Beefeater gin being sold worldwide last
year, the brand is a British success story – flying the flag for the UK
across the globe. ... 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Woman wore wigs to take driving tests for five learners in money-making scam

Woman wore wigs to take driving tests for five learners in money-making scam

... Barry, of Gibson Road, Kennington, Ehigbor, of Sherwood Park Road,
Mitcham, Olawuyi of Gellatly Road, New Cross, and Omango, of Seven
Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, all admitted fraud by false representation. ... 

Interview with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne

Interview with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne

... That play is coincidentally being revived for a run at Kennington’s
White Bear Theatre pub this month, about which he says: “It’s really
wicked – it’s really nice. It feels like a special thing when someone
says they like your old play.” ... 

Traditional mining skills used to build tunnels on the Northern Line extension | London - ITV News

Traditional mining skills used to build tunnels on the Northern Line extension | London - ITV News

... The £1.2bn extension linking Kennington to Battersea is due to be completed in 2020. ... 

Morning Star :: Victory for single mum facing eviction | The People’s Daily

Morning Star :: Victory for single mum facing eviction | The People’s Daily

... The family was rehoused to another of their properties in Kennington but
moved from “social” to “affordable” rent — bumping up Ms Mahari’s rent
to £265 a week for a two-bedroom flat. ... 

Workspace Group (LON:WKP) Broker Price Targets - The De Soto Edge

Workspace Group (LON:WKP) Broker Price Targets - The De Soto Edge
... The Company’s portfolio includes various properties, such as Metal Box Factory, The Pill Box, Screenworks, The Light Bulb, The Biscuit Factory, Alexandra House, Archer Street Studios, Barley Mow Centre, Canalot Studios, Chiswick Studios, Clerkenwell Workshops, East London Works, Faircharm, Garratt Lane, The Record Hall, Holywell Centre, Kennington Park, Leroy House, Mallard Place, Morie Street, Quality Court, Riverside, Southbank House, The Print Rooms and Vox Studios.  ...

A new blue plaque is being unveiled in London in time for International Women’s Day

A new blue plaque is being unveiled in London in time for International Women’s Day
... Also earmarked for a plaque are artist Francis Bacon, at his South Kensington home of 30 years, film star Charlie Chaplin at the Kennington flat he shared with his brother and the founder of the Women’s Voluntary Services, Lady Stella Reading, will be commemorated with a plaque at Westminster. ...

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Northern Line delays force MPs' debate at Parliament to be cancelled | Daily Star

Northern Line delays force MPs' debate at Parliament to be cancelled | Daily Star
... There is currently no service between Charing Cross and Morden after a signal failure in the Kennington area.  ... Northern line
No service Moorgate/Charing Cross and Morden while we fix a signal failure in the Kennington area. Severe delays on the rest of the line.

Northern line delays: Commuters marched off train in middle of tunnel amid Tube chaos | London Evening Standard

Northern line delays: Commuters marched off train in middle of tunnel amid Tube chaos | London Evening Standard
... Passengers reported being delayed inside the tunnel near Kennington station for up to an hour after the line was hit by delays.
Witnesses said the train was travelling from Waterloo to Kennington when it ground to a “sudden halt”. ... 
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Commuters leave the train at Kennington station (@myanna)
A signal failure at Kennington had sparked delays on the line from about 8.40am on Wednesday, with commuters caught up in huge queues. ... Myanna Duncan, a lecturer for the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, was one of the passengers travelling on the train near Kennington. ... “The journey was halfway from Waterloo to Kennington when the brakes just suddenly came on. Everybody was a bit curious at first.   ... Blake Hutchings posted on Twitter: “I was stuck in a tunnel for an hour outside Kennington. Nightmare!”
Tech journalist Danny Palmer said: “Just spent an hour inside a stationary @northernline train stuck inside the tunnel outside Kennington station. How's your morning?” ...

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Tipper truck driver killed Windsor Castle designer as she cycled to work after 'failing to give her enough room on the road'

Tipper truck driver killed Windsor Castle designer as she cycled to work after 'failing to give her enough room on the road'

... Miss Gemmill, who lived alone in a townhouse in Kennington, south
London, was swept under the wheels as the truck went around the
roundabout. ... 

Brixton Job Centre set to close in ‘reckless’ welfare cuts plan

Brixton Job Centre set to close in ‘reckless’ welfare cuts plan

... Users will now be expected to use services in Stockwell and Kennington
Park, with other nearby Jobcentre closures including Clapham Common
Wandsworth and Lewisham. ... 

Two men jailed after cocaine found hidden in gutter | Meridian - ITV News

Two men jailed after cocaine found hidden in gutter | Meridian - ITV News

... The property was the home of 22 year old Devon Hill, who was in the
bedroom at the time, along with 23 year old Adetayo Adelekan of Orsett
Street in Kennington, London. ... 

Gang plead guilty to manslaughter of Walworth mental-health patient they believed mugged an old lady - Southwark News

Gang plead guilty to manslaughter of Walworth mental-health patient they believed mugged an old lady - Southwark News

... Gang members from Bermondsey and Kennington have pleaded guilty to
unintentionally killing a vulnerable man from Walworth whom they
suspected of mugging an elderly woman. ... 

Cheryl shows off baby bump at Prince’s Trust event

Cheryl shows off baby bump at Prince’s Trust event
... The 'All Worth It' initiative, a confidence training programme for young people, will be officially launched at The Prince’s Trust centre in Kennington on Thursday by a host of supporters, led by Dame Helen Mirren. ...

L'Oréal Paris, The Prince's Trust Team to Build Youths' Self-Worth

L'Oréal Paris, The Prince's Trust Team to Build Youths' Self-Worth

... Mirren will be joined by L'Oréal Paris celebrity ambassadors, including X
Factor victor Louisa Johnson, YouTube vlogger Martin Butler and beauty
blogger Amena Khan, to launch the Kennington center in London - one of
18 dedicated spaces running the program nationwide. ... 

L’Oreal Paris Launches New Campaign To Boost Young People’s Confidence - Grazia

L’Oreal Paris Launches New Campaign To Boost Young People’s Confidence - Grazia
... In addition to a confidence course that will run alongside existing activities and programmes at the 18 UK Prince’s Trust centres, there will also be two ‘worth it’ spaces in Kennington and Salford
respectively.  ...

Liberum Capital Gives Workspace Group Plc Price Target With Potential 6.85% Upside - UK Market News

Liberum Capital Gives Workspace Group Plc Price Target With Potential 6.85% Upside - UK Market News
... The Company’s portfolio includes various properties, such as Metal Box Factory, The Pill Box, Screenworks, The Light Bulb, The Biscuit Factory, Alexandra House, Archer Street Studios, Barley Mow Centre, Canalot Studios, Chiswick Studios, Clerkenwell Workshops, East London Works, Faircharm, Garratt Lane, The Record Hall, Holywell Centre, Kennington Park, Leroy House, Mallard Place, Morie Street, Quality Court, Riverside, Southbank House, The Print Rooms and Vox Studios.  ...

Dame Helen Mirren launches new partnership between L’Oréal Paris and the Prince’s Trust - but where is Cheryl? - Mirror Online

Dame Helen Mirren launches new partnership between L’Oréal Paris and the Prince’s Trust - but where is Cheryl? - Mirror Online
... The pregnant star, who officially unveiled her bump in pictures released for the L’Oréal Paris and Prince’s Trust campaign, didn't attend the launch event in Kennington, London today. ...

Katie Piper and Dame Helen Mirren launch charity project | Daily Mail Online

Katie Piper and Dame Helen Mirren launch charity project | Daily Mail Online
... And the pair looked effortlessly elegant as they appeared at the launch of the charitable scheme at The Prince's Trust Centre in Kennington, London. ... 

Kennington Lane in Vauxhall closed after 'debris falling from church roof' in wake of Storm Doris (From This Is Local London)

Kennington Lane in Vauxhall closed after 'debris falling from church roof' in wake of Storm Doris (From This Is Local London)
... Kennington Lane was closed in both directions due to the 'unsafe' church roof. ...

Council leaders attack ‘dishonest’ Heathrow leaflet | London Evening Standard

Council leaders attack ‘dishonest’ Heathrow leaflet | London Evening Standard
... Wandsworth claimed that some areas which may be overflown from a bigger Heathrow were not included in the leaflet consultation exercise, including Clapham, Lambeth, Pimlico, Marylebone, Westminster, Streatham, Mayfair and Kennington.    ...

Vitamin D tablets 'can help beat colds and flu' for millions

Vitamin D tablets 'can help beat colds and flu' for millions
... "Bread should be made from flour, water and salt and nothing else, that's my view," he told Sky News from his Kennington bakery in central London. ...

Tunnel boring machines lowered in Battersea for Northern Line extension - Railway Technology

Tunnel boring machines lowered in Battersea for Northern Line extension - Railway Technology
...The TBMs are set to create two 3.2km underground tunnels to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station through Nine Elms Station.
Both tunnelling machines will now be assembled within two 77m-long launch tunnels, before they start their journeys towards Kennington next month. ...



Two giant tunnel boring machines lowered into place for Northern Line Extension

Two giant tunnel boring machines lowered into place for Northern Line Extension

... The tunnelling machines, named Helen and Amy, will create two 3.2km
underground tunnels which will extend the Charing Cross branch of the
Northern line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms
Station. Tunnelling work is estimated to take six months to complete.
The extension, targeted for completion in 2020, is the first major Tube
line extension since the Jubilee line in the late 1990s. ... According to Transport for London (TfL),
both machines will now be fully assembled within two 77m long launch
tunnels, before starting their journeys towards Kennington next month.
When fully assembled, ‘Helen’ and ‘Amy’ will each be 100 metres in
length. ...



Huge Crane Lowers Northern Line Extension Tunnelling Giants Into Place

Huge Crane Lowers Northern Line Extension Tunnelling Giants Into Place

... The two tunnel boring machines will create two 3.2km underground tunnels
to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington
to Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms Station. Tunnelling will take
six months to complete.  ... Both tunnelling machines will now be fully assembled within two 77m long
launch tunnels, before starting their journeys towards Kennington next
month. When fully assembled, Helen and Amy will each be 100 metres in
length and will excavate more than 300,000 tonnes of earth. This will
then be passed along conveyors before being loaded on to barges and
taken to Goshems Farm in East Tilbury, Essex, where it will be used to
create arable farmland. This will remove more than 40,000 lorry journeys
from the Capital’s roads, reducing congestion. ...

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. ... 

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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. ...

Tunnelling for Northern Line extension to begin in March - BBC News

Tunnelling for Northern Line extension to begin in March - BBC News
... The Northern Line extension will run on the Charing Cross service through Kennington ... The extension, which will run west from Kennington, will be the first major expansion of the Tube since the Jubilee line in the late 1990s. ...