Sunday, 29 December 2019

Dramatic pictures show London bus ravaged by fire in Kennington - MyLondon

Dramatic pictures show London bus ravaged by fire in Kennington - MyLondon
... Kennington Road was closed in both directions for around an hour, with Transport for London warning followers on Twitter: "A23 Kennington Road (SE11) is currently closed in both directions at the junction with Fitzalan Street, due to a bus on fire. ...

Man who was homeless for decade 'hired on spot' in time for Christmas | Metro News

Man who was homeless for decade 'hired on spot' in time for Christmas | Metro News
... Malcolm was forced to live in a tent in Kennington Park, south London, in 2010 after his father – who had Alzheimer’s – passed away and he couldn’t afford to keep his family’s Camberwell house. ...

Monday, 23 December 2019

👪📰🎄🎅Happy Holidays

Dear Companions
This year I determined to finally lead my first walk for Forest Ramblers after thinking about it for some time.  I initially thought to follow the course of the River Effra, one of many lost rivers now buried under London, all making their way to the Thames.  They do still rise during heavy rains.  In our campaigning days we complained locally to the authorities about flooded drains; however, it was just the ‘lost’ rivers doing their thing, in particular the Effra rising outside the Oval tube station.  I did a couple of recces with Veronica L [who lived in Herne Hill where the Effra rose in their basement from time to time] and Mavis; however, we concluded that whilst the river is interesting, the walk wasn’t, so I set about devising with Muriel a walk from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre to Vauxhall, zigzagging through Kennington’s green spaces.  The group completed the walk earlier this month with excellent feedback so I was well chuffed.
We only managed 24 bus routes this year so still over 120 to do.  We did get out as far as Alperton in the west, Belmont prisons in the south, Beckton in the east and Southgate in the north.  Helen and I were back in Alperton this month for a delicious Lamb Biryani served like a pie in the Guajarati style, after which we visited the remarkable Hindu temple.
Ladies Who Lunch had a couple of outings this year: to the Polish ‘Mamuśka’ and the ‘Vincent Rooms’, a college for trainee chefs with alumni such as Jamie Oliver, Ainsley Harriott, and Antony Worrall Thompson.  Gisella invited Marie and me for lunch, on my birthday as it happened, at the Chinese ‘Firecracker’ as she’d sold her flat and was moving to St Albans the next day, all rather sudden, although it’d been on the cards for a while.  Mike and Liam invited me to their home for a three-course lunch, my first vegan meal – delicious!  Sadly, they too have moved away, down to the south coast.  Several Companions joined the Huguenot Society for a guided walk around Greenwich.
Mary organised an outing to the local Cinema Museum to watch the classic ‘Grapes of Wrath’ with a young Henry Fonda, which I’d never seen before.  It was quite wonderful and several of us then watched a program on TV explaining how the dustbowl and subsequent depression came about.  A couple of days later I joined the River Thames Society for a walk from Pimlico to Blackfriars and suggested that we all go to the Museum, which hardly anyone had heard about, so we did in October, with coffee at Jamyang Buddhist Centre’s Courtyard Café, then an excellent late lunch at Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie.  Part of the tour of the Museum includes screenings and they included a film about the River Thames from 1959, which was special.  Several Companions also joined RTS’s visit to the Migration Museum, where I also took a group from Mosaic Clubhouse, when neighbour Veronica P joined us, on Nelson Mandela Day in July.
Years ago during our voluntary work, we raised funds to light up the huge plane tree at Kennington Cross.  There had been a tragic incident around that time of a boy, Alex, becoming victim to the knife crime that now afflicts the young people in our cities so we called it The Tree of Hope.  Recently the lights were out… and the community felt the loss.  I enquired of Kowsar and Angus, the key players behind the lighting, and learned that Transport for London had pruned the tree, and cut the cables – into shreds!  I took pity on their crestfallen faces and offered some admin support to get the lights back on.  We networked our way through the tangle and TfL agreed to put matters right.  Thoughts then turned to a formal Lighting Ceremony and I suggested that we ask Mr Richard Taylor to do the switch on.  You may recall that in 2000 there was a dreadful incident when a child, Damilola Taylor, was stabbed to death in Peckham, south London, on his way home.  His parents set up a Trust to campaign and work towards better things for young people.  Kowsar and Angus agreed that Mr Taylor was the right person to turn on our Lights – now I just had to find him!  The family were from Nigeria so I thought he might be there.  I turned to Bola who’d invited me to the Yoruba royal wedding last year, although realised it was a long shot.  Amazingly she said she’d make a phone call and get back to me!  Turns out she woke up a friend who was asleep in California but was on the case.  Next thing I know, I’m talking to Mr Taylor who readily agreed to switch on our lights for us!  The event took place this month.  Angus put on his vicar’s collar and drove to collect Mr Taylor from his home, and we had such a lovely gathering, with Kowsar providing food from his restaurant, the local primary school playing the steel pans, and much joyfulness abounding.  Wonderful!

'The London Underground’s Northern line isn't fit for purpose and the only way to fix it is to build a Southern line' - Ellie McKinnell - MyLondon

'The London Underground’s Northern line isn't fit for purpose and the only way to fix it is to build a Southern line' - Ellie McKinnell - MyLondon
... There's also all the talk about the Northern line extension to Battersea, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2021. This would add on two new stops, Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms, and join the rest of the line at Kennington, where it currently splits in to the Bank and Charing Cross branches. ...
... When you arrive at Kennington in the morning, on a Bank branch train, a couple of people will get off to change to the other branch, releasing a bit of the intense pressure in the carriage, and perhaps a couple of people will manage to get on, if they're lucky. ...

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

MP Moran and Sons achieve FORS Gold membership – Builders Merchants Journal

MP Moran and Sons achieve FORS Gold membership – Builders Merchants Journal
... MP Moran and Sons has been operating for over 43 years as a family business, with branches in Kilburn, Watford, West Hampstead, Willesden, Kennington, Co Kerry and Co Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. For further information call 0843 600 5566 or visit https://www.mpmoran.co.uk. ...

South London keeps red flag flying high… Labour retains it grip in Lambeth – South London News

South London keeps red flag flying high… Labour retains it grip in Lambeth – South London News
... “I will be a tireless campaigner for you, whether you live in Brixton, Kennington, Vauxhall, Stockwell or Clapham – for struggling small firms and Europeans who could not vote.” ...

'My makeover at Santa’s workshop' | London Evening Standard

'My makeover at Santa’s workshop' | London Evening Standard
... Five minutes into Santa School, I am already on the verge of being flunked. “Most Santas are clean shaven but you have a ginger beard, which means you get a ‘shoddy’,” tuts James Lovell, the director of the Ministry of Fun’s Santa Claus training programme in Kennington. “In other words, it’s a major cross through the appearance box.” ...

Stormzy Bible reading to end BBC One's Christmas Day | Music | The Guardian

Stormzy Bible reading to end BBC One's Christmas Day | Music | The Guardian
... Stormzy attends the Word of Grace Ministries church in Kennington, south London, and has often referred to his Christian faith in his music. A two-part song on his 2017 debut album Gang Signs & Prayer, Blinded By Your Grace, was addressed to God, with lyrics including: “Lord, I’ve been broken / Although I’m not worthy / You fixed me … You came and saved me”. In a GQ interview that year, he said of the album’s No 1: “I give it to God.” ...

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

MP Moran and Sons support next generation in builders merchants – Builders Merchants Journal

MP Moran and Sons support next generation in builders merchants – Builders Merchants Journal
... MP Moran and Sons have been operating for over 43 years as a family business, with branches in Kilburn, Watford, West Hampstead, Willesden, Kennington, Co Kerry and Co Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. For further information call 0843 600 5566 or visit https://www.mpmoran.co.uk. ...

Monday, 4 November 2019

Ovalhouse final Kennington performances to break down walls | Brixton Blog

Ovalhouse final Kennington performances to break down walls | Brixton Blog
... For its last performances in Kennington, Ovalhouse's Demolition Party Season will see collaborations between engineers and theatre companies to allow artists ... ...

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Leaving the EU could be disastrous for the fight against human trafficking | The Independent

Leaving the EU could be disastrous for the fight against human trafficking | The Independent
... The hidden nature of human trafficking makes the task of defining its scale. Kennington-based charity Stop the Traffik  cites an International Labour Organization (ILO) report that there are over 40 million victims of human trafficking worldwide. At 26, Pham Thi Tra was the average age for an identified human trafficking victim according to the Migration Data Portal, half of those identified being between 18 and 34 years old. ...

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Stephen Moore: Seasoned character actor who shone in comedy and drama | The Independent

Stephen Moore: Seasoned character actor who shone in comedy and drama | The Independent
... He attended the Archbishop Tenison's grammar school in Kennington, then trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama across 1956-59. ...

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Pride & Prejudice – the Gay Panto: Can’t believe this has never been done before! - Southwark News

Pride & Prejudice – the Gay Panto: Can’t believe this has never been done before! - Southwark News
... The White Bear Theatre in Kennington is playing host to this latest adaption of Jane Austen's most famous novel. Perhaps best remembered is the 1995 BBC ... ...

Female barrister, 54, who had TWO elderly live-in lovers is allowed to keep hold of the fortunes | Daily Mail Online

Female barrister, 54, who had TWO elderly live-in lovers is allowed to keep hold of the fortunes | Daily Mail Online
... Relations were friendly, and she told him she would leave him her Edwardian terraced house in Kennington, south London, now worth £1.25million. However ... ...

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

David Lean campaigners seek support for Cinema Museum | Inside Croydon

David Lean campaigners seek support for Cinema Museum | Inside Croydon
...  The Cinema Museum in Kennington was founded in 1986 by Ronald Grant and Martin Humphries, from their own private collection of cinema history and memorabilia. Its current building was once a workhouse, where Charlie Chaplin spent some time when a child. ...

Maggie v Ted: my play gets to the root of our EU woes | London Evening Standard

Maggie v Ted: my play gets to the root of our EU woes | London Evening Standard
... This coming week, my second play is being staged at the White Bear Theatre, a 50-seat space in Kennington. Maggie & Ted tells the story of the famously fractious relationship between one-time London MPs Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher. ...
... For now at least, my work is done and, for six shows only, in humble Kennington, the origins of our current woes will be played out. ...

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Tory rebel who sabotaged Boris Johnson's Brexit deal advised by anti-Brexit lawyer of Gina Miller

Tory rebel who sabotaged Boris Johnson's Brexit deal advised by anti-Brexit lawyer of Gina Miller
... He let two men burgle his home in Kennington, South London, in 2002. ...

Prince Charles is 'moved to tears' thinking about William taking over Duchy of Cornwall estate  | Daily Mail Online

Prince Charles is 'moved to tears' thinking about William taking over Duchy of Cornwall estate  | Daily Mail Online
... Today the estate is a private portfolio of land, financial investments and property including the Oval cricket ground in Kennington, south London, and 67,000 acres of Dartmoor. ...

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Apple Day & October Plenty festival in Kennington, Sun 20th Oct 2019

Apple Day & October Plenty festival in Kennington, Sun 20th Oct 2019
... There's a full on autumn festival planned for this Sunday, packing in a feast of traditional festival celebrations and starting with a procession from the Imperial ... ...

When Ted sat on Maggie | News | The Times

When Ted sat on Maggie | News | The Times
... Maggie & Ted has its debut at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London, next week. McManus says that in the 11 years that Thatcher was prime ... ...

Sir Oliver Letwin: The Tory once tricked by burglars who could sink our best chance of Brexit today

Sir Oliver Letwin: The Tory once tricked by burglars who could sink our best chance of Brexit today
... ... Oliver is also known for another particularly embarrassing incident in his personal life. He let two men burgle his home in Kennington, South London in 2002. ...

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Do you have what it takes to play Mr Darcy - or even Bingley or Collins in the first ever Pride and Prejudice the Gay Panto? - Southwark News

Do you have what it takes to play Mr Darcy - or even Bingley or Collins in the first ever Pride and Prejudice the Gay Panto? - Southwark News
... The first ever gay panto adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is coming to Kennington this Christmas – and they are looking for a Mr Darcy. ...
... The panto is playing at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington from December  19 for eleven nights, through to January 4. ...

Sunday, 13 October 2019

New ITV series to follow Princes Charles around his Duchy estate - including Poundbury | Dorset Echo

New ITV series to follow Princes Charles around his Duchy estate - including Poundbury | Dorset Echo
... The estate is a private portfolio of land, financial investments and property - including the Oval cricket ground in Kennington and 67,000 acres of Dartmoor. ..

Tree of Hope Lighting and Blessing ceremony Friday 15th November 2019 6pm at Kennington Cross

Dear Neighbours, Companions and Friends
All are warmly invited to the Lighting and Blessing ceremony for our Tree of Hope at 6pm on Friday 15th November at Kennington Cross.
In the spirit of Community, we'd be thrilled if you could extend this Welcome through your own networks, friends, associations, organisations and other groups so that this gathering reflects the wonderful diversity of our Neighbourhood.
Thank you all so much
Looking forward to seeing you
Best wishes
Cathy

Monday, 30 September 2019

Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony - Friday 15th November at 6pm

Dear Companions

At last we have positive news about the lights in the Tree of Hope at Kennington Cross

Some of you know that when TfL pruned the tree, they cut the cables - into shreds!
however, after much beavering in the background by many Companions, we have good news!

You will remember that when the Community initially raised funds for lighting the tree,
mostly through the Village Fete in Cleaver Square, we called it the Tree of Hope,
thinking mostly about the young people who experience appalling violence in our City,
indeed even in our own neighbourhood.

That Hope has prevailed and we are very honoured that the father of Damilola Taylor, Richard,
has kindly agreed to switch on our Lights at a ceremony on Friday 15th November at 6pm.

It'll be cold in November so Kennington Tandoori will provide a warm snack.

We do hope you can join us. 

There is still a bit of fine tuning to do, such as a plaque to mark the occasion, transport from Peckham and back for Mr Taylor, funds to raise as a donation to the Damilola Taylor Trust by way of thanks, etc
If you fancy some 'beavering in the background', do please be in touch!

Many thanks to so many
Best wishes
Cathy

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Beefeater invests in new still at Kennington distillery - Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers

Beefeater invests in new still at Kennington distillery - Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers




... Pernod Ricard has invested in a new still for Beefeater Gin at its distillery in Kennington, London. ...

11 things you probably didn't know about the London Underground's Northern line - MyLondon

11 things you probably didn't know about the London Underground's Northern line - MyLondon




...

The Northern line goes in a loop

If you’re a regular Northern line commuter you probably already know about the loop.
The line goes in a loop around south of Kennington and comes back again to the same station setting off in a different direction. ...

Will Self: How Free trade and globalisation lead to innovation | Latest Brexit news and top stories | The New European

Will Self: How Free trade and globalisation lead to innovation | Latest Brexit news and top stories | The New European




... As we read through the entry, No.3 Son and I began to experience a certain bubbly frisson ourselves: Codd had been married in Holy Trinity on the Brompton Road, but he had a mineral water works on the Caledonian Road, then two further establishments solely producing the marbles - one in Camberwell, the other in, gulp!, Kennington. Yes, indeed, like a lemonade burp itself, what goes around comes around - and sitting in the Japonerie of Mr Taro's restaurant in the Oval, we felt a certain frisson as we realised its creator's revenant was zeroing in on us: Kennington is a half-mile off, and Codd had died, it transpired, at his house, 162 Brixton Road, a mere four hundred yards away! ...

Pernod Ricard Serves Up Beefeater Blackberry | KamCity

Pernod Ricard Serves Up Beefeater Blackberry | KamCity




... The purple gin is created by distilling the Beefeater London Dry Gin base, and then adding natural blackberry flavours. It is distilled at The Beefeater Distillery in Kennington in the brand’s famous London copper stills.   The 37.5% ABV gin (RRP £18.99) will be available for 12 months as a Tesco exclusive, starting 9 September. ...

Landlord bans beef from south London pub after Amazon fires | The Caterer

Landlord bans beef from south London pub after Amazon fires | The Caterer




... Richard Bell, landlord at the Three Stags in Kennington, said he could no longer stand by and condone an industry that is having such a negative ... ...

Friday, 30 August 2019

The Best Pubs And Bars For Watching Football In London | Londonist

The Best Pubs And Bars For Watching Football In London | Londonist
... The Pilgrim, Kennington
In the balmy days of the early season, watch the game on The Pilgrim's screens, nestled away in its cute beer garden. As the chills sets in, move inside, where big screen and sofas await. The Pilgrim, 247 Kennington Lane SE11 5QU ...

Evans Cycles shuts The Cut shop, ending 98 years of local history [13 August 2019]

Evans Cycles shuts The Cut shop, ending 98 years of local history [13 August 2019]
... Nearly a century after Frederick Evans opened his bicycle shop in Kennington Road, the successor to the first Evans Cycles shop - now in The Cut ... ...

'They're still alive!' Viewers watching Grand Designs anniversary episode coo over huf haus couple | Daily Mail Online

'They're still alive!' Viewers watching Grand Designs anniversary episode coo over huf haus couple | Daily Mail Online
... While Kevin called the Kennington Water Tower (pictured) an 'obscenely expensive' project, he praised Graham and Leigh for the restoration of the ten-floor ... ...

£3 cookery class for local residents at the Migration Museum

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Aldrin Carlos: Distraught Mum learns son's body is found after spotting ambulance at scene - Southwark News

Aldrin Carlos: Distraught Mum learns son's body is found after spotting ambulance at scene - Southwark News
... Aldrin, who was studying Fine Art at City and Guilds London Art School in Kennington, lived at home with Grace, a nurse, and was known for his creativity, love of yoga and martial arts and interest in Buddhism. ...

Millwall fans clap during 57th minute of Preston North End match in memory of fan who died suddenly | News Shopper

Millwall fans clap during 57th minute of Preston North End match in memory of fan who died suddenly | News Shopper
... Lifelong Millwall fan Steve Murrell died suddenly aged 57 on July 20 after collapsing in the street in Kennington, just around the corner from his house. A post-mortem found he had died from a blood clot caused by deep-vein thrombosis. ...

The 25 Best Young Players from South London Right Now

The 25 Best Young Players from South London Right Now
...

1. Jadon Sancho

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 19
Area: Kennington
Most recently nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award, Sancho is arguably the current torch bearer for young South London ballers. The Bundesliga starlet is reaping the benefits of leaving the UK nest, and 12 goals and 17 assists last season with Dortmund have made him one of the most coveted talents in world football. Sancho has become known for his distinctive dribbling style and elegant skill, which he learned in the local parks and cages of Kennington. ...

Policeman ‘stole bank card from dead man when called out to investigate his sudden death' | London Evening Standard

Policeman ‘stole bank card from dead man when called out to investigate his sudden death' | London Evening Standard
... It is said that Darby stashed the cards in a bag by his bed at his police lodgings in Kennington and that he also had three other bank cards not belonging to him when his room was searched.  ...
... During the search of Darby’s bedroom five days later at the Gilmour section house in Kennington, police discovered a Halifax Visa and Mastercard still attached to the original letters in a shoebox and a Barclays Visa card on a shelf.  ...

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Kennington’s house prices slip after rapid growth | Financial Times

Kennington’s house prices slip after rapid growth | Financial Times
... Lilian Baylis school, a comprehensive in Kennington, has transformed itself in recent years. Today, it is one of the highest regarded schools in south London, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, the education regulator. In 2003, when the school was located at nearby Lollard Street and only 6 per cent of its pupils achieved five or more GCSEs graded “C” or above, the then shadow home secretary and local resident Oliver Letwin said he would “go out on the streets and beg” to avoid sending his children there. ...
... “We don’t really do shops here,” says Priscilla Baines, head of Kennington Residents Association. “We do estate agents and coffee bars and that’s about it.” ...
For some, though, that sounds just the ticket. “People are drawn in by the village-y feel of the place,” says Tom Floyd, an estate agent at Winkworth. The appeal is that many families can buy larger Victorian and Georgian homes in Kennington that, north of the river, they might not be able to afford. On Kennington Road, Daniel Cobb is marketing a four-bedroom Georgian terraced house for £1.895m. A similar home in Islington, might be priced a £1m higher. On Pratt Walk, near the Imperial War Museum, Winkworth is selling an 18th-century townhouse with four bedrooms for £1.595m. A two-bedroom apartment on Stannary Street is for sale with Lauristons for £1.25m. ... 
Prices have been boosted in recent years by the huge Nine Elms project on the south bank of the Thames, says Robin Chatwin, head of south-west London at Savills. “Call it the Battersea effect, the Apple effect, whatever you want,” he says, referencing the fact that the US tech company is scheduled to locate its new headquarters in the redeveloped power station. “Being so close to all of these huge developments undoubtedly pushed up prices in places like Kennington and Oval.” ...
... Prices may have fallen, says Ian Boardman, an estate agent at Daniel Cobb, but he expects them to remain stable for the foreseeable future, kept afloat by steady demand. There is some evidence the downturn is slowing: the average reduction buyers achieved last year off a home’s initial asking price in Kennington peaked at 9.7 per cent, according to LonRes. In the first half of this year it was 5.8 per cent. Even if demand is steady, there is a lot of supply in the pipeline. Not only will the Nine Elms development bring about 20,000 or so new homes to the wider area by 2030, but other high-end new housing schemes are taking shape in Kennington itself. ...
... Near Oval station, Berkeley Homes is about to break ground on a development of more than 1,300 apartments called Oval Village. Its tag line is “it’s an Oval thing” but local residents like to point out that, looking at the plans, it is clearly “a rectangular thing”. Apartment prices in Phoenix Court, the only section of the development that has launched, will range from £632,000 for a 562 sq ft apartment to £979,000 for a two-bedroom flat with a balcony overlooking Kennington Lane. ...
... Buying guide The average price of a house in Kennington last year was £1.427m Kennington is in the London borough of Lambeth, where the council tax charge for a mid-level (band D) home is £1,445 per year What you can buy for . . . £400,000 A one-bedroom flat in an ex-local authority block £1m A three-bedroom terrace house near Oval tube station £1.8m A five-bedroom townhouse near Kennington Park ...

Police launch hunt for ‘posh man travelling with mother’ who punched fellow Tube passenger | The Independent

Police launch hunt for ‘posh man travelling with mother’ who punched fellow Tube passenger | The Independent
... Shocked travellers watched on as the attack took place on a packed Northern line train between Kennington and Stockwell at around 10.10pm on Thursday. ...
... A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers are currently investigating an assault on board a Northern Line train travelling between Kennington and Stockwell. ...

London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update – IanVisits

London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update – IanVisits
... Within Kennington Station, fit out works continue inside the hoarding followed by commissioning during engineering hours. ...
... Works are also continuing below ground at the two ventilation shafts at Kennington Green and Kennington Park. ...

FriendsFest Add Christmas-Themed Dates To 25th Anniversary UK Tour - Stereoboard

FriendsFest Add Christmas-Themed Dates To 25th Anniversary UK Tour - Stereoboard
...
Fri September 20 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Sat September 21 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Sun September 22 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Mon September 23 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Tue September 24 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Wed September 25 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Thu September 26 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Fri September 27 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Sat September 28 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park
Sun September 29 2019 - LONDON Kennington Park 
...

Man given life sentence for Camberwell New Year’s Day murder – South London News

Man given life sentence for Camberwell New Year’s Day murder – South London News
... Rolle was located at an address in Kennington on January 3 and arrested on suspicion of Charlotte’s murder. The bicycle he used on the night of the murder was located and found to have Charlotte’s blood on it. ...

Are segregated playgrounds the new 'poor doors'? | News | Archinect

Are segregated playgrounds the new 'poor doors'? | News | Archinect
... The case of segregated play areas in a housing estate in the London neighborhood of Kennington caused enough public outrage to trigger actual policy change from the Greater London Authority. ...
... The policy, part of the London Plan for developers and local authorities across the city, follows outrage across the political spectrum at the case of the Lilian Baylis estate in Kennington. [...] families living in the social housing side of the estate were not allowed to use the play area or any communal spaces on the development. — The Guardian ...

Mother loses battle to get apology for death of misdiagnosed daughter – South London News

Mother loses battle to get apology for death of misdiagnosed daughter – South London News
... Irene, from Kennington, only found out her late daughter’s records were missing when she started writing about Alexis’s battle against bowel cancer after she died in 2011. ...

Missing: Mum’s plea - have you seen Aldrin? - Southwark News

Missing: Mum’s plea - have you seen Aldrin? - Southwark News
... Aldrin, a Fine Art student at City and Guilds London Art School in Kennington, who has been living at home with Grace while studying, has never gone missing before. ...
... She describes Aldrin as a quiet young man who has never been in trouble: “He is an artist and is quiet, and likes quiet places. He does yoga and martial arts, and is a vegan, and cycles to Kennington every day in term time. ...
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Monday, 15 July 2019

Montford Place

Montford Place
... The site at Montford Place is currently being used to help facilitate the Northern Line Extension. The site is part of the Oval and Kennington Development Area and has been identified by the Council to deliver a mix of residential and commercial uses - once it is no longer needed by the Northern Line Extension project. ...

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Pop-star Jamelia heads on down to Kennington to visit young mothers - Southwark News

Pop-star Jamelia heads on down to Kennington to visit young mothers - Southwark News
... Pop star and presenter Jamelia joined a sports and mentoring programme for unemployed young women at Kennington Park on July 4, writes Joshua Mellor… ...

Exclusive: ‘Tell me where my daughter’s body is or die in prison’ - Southwark News

Exclusive: ‘Tell me where my daughter’s body is or die in prison’ - Southwark News
... In March 2009 they held a public march from Trafalgar Square to Kennington, demanding more time behind bars for convicted murders who stop families from laying their loved ones to rest. ...

The Cost of Cricket Property Investments

The Cost of Cricket Property Investments
... The biggest saving, when compared to the wider area, is unbelievably in London. While property surrounding the Oval costs an average of £518,214, the second highest after Lord’s, it is actually 28 per cent cheaper than Kennington as a whole – the biggest saving of all venues. ...

Saturday, 6 July 2019

2019 Councillors' Treasure Hunt - Saturday July 13th

Monday, 17 June 2019

Prince Harry and Anthony Joshua join launch of community sports project - ITV News

Prince Harry and Anthony Joshua join launch of community sports project - ITV News
... At the launch event, the duke stepped into a boxing gym to watch former heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua coaching youngsters in Kennington, south London, alongside flyweight fighter and double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams. ...

Beefeater gives London Garden a global roll-out

Beefeater gives London Garden a global roll-out
... This London gin was first created in 2014 to coincide with the opening of the distillery’s visitor centre in Kennington. Inspired by visits to the Apothecaries’ Garden, now known as the Chelsea Physic Garden, Beefeater’s master distiller created a herbaceous twist on Beefeater by adding lemon verbena and thyme to the nine botanicals that feature on Beefeater’s London Dry recipe. ...

Prince Harry: Investing in sport for disadvantaged youth would save 'hundreds of millions of pounds'

Prince Harry: Investing in sport for disadvantaged youth would save 'hundreds of millions of pounds'
... At the event, at the Black Prince Trust's Community Sports Hub in Kennington, London, the duke stepped into a boxing gym to watch former heavyweight world ... ...

Engineering train travels full length of the Northern Line Extension for the first time – IanVisits

Engineering train travels full length of the Northern Line Extension for the first time – IanVisits
... The train entered the new 3.2km tunnels at Kennington station, travelling through the newly-constructed step-plate junction that connects the existing Northern ... ...

The First Train Has Travelled Through The Northern Line Extension | Londonist

The First Train Has Travelled Through The Northern Line Extension | Londonist
... Entering the new 3.2km tunnels at Kennington station, the train continued to Nine Elms Station before terminating at the extension's second station, Battersea ... ...

Kennington Oval Cricket Ground - Kennington Oval London, Kennington Oval history, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 | CricketCountry

Kennington Oval Cricket Ground - Kennington Oval London, Kennington Oval history, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 | CricketCountry
... LONDON: Associated with the unmistakable giant gas holders that have buttressed its boundaries since 1853, The Oval, or Kennington Oval and Kia Oval as it is ... ...

Engineering train travels full length of Northern Line extension

Engineering train travels full length of Northern Line extension
... The train entered the new 3.2km tunnels at Kennington station, travelling through the newly-constructed step-plate junction that connects the existing Northern ... ...

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Custody comes to Ovalhouse | Brixton Blog

Custody comes to Ovalhouse | Brixton Blog
... Custody runs until 22 June in the Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, SE11 5SW ...

Pullens Yards Open Studios – independent creative artists and designers

Pullens Yards Open Studios – independent creative artists and designers

Spotlight on bumper summer of shows at Kennington's Ovalhouse Theatre - South West Londoner

Spotlight on bumper summer of shows at Kennington's Ovalhouse Theatre - South West Londoner
... Kennington’s independent theatre, pictured above, relocates to south-west London in October 2020, as part of the multi-million pound Somerleyton Road Project – which also includes more than 300 houses. ...
... Now in its penultimate summer in Kennington, Ovalhouse’s schedule is one of its busiest and most varied yet. ...

There were 7 major police incidents in 24 hours in London - MyLondon

There were 7 major police incidents in 24 hours in London - MyLondon
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Kennington

Police blocking Kennington Road after the bomb was discovered 
Police shut down Kennington Road in Lambeth after an unexploded Second Word War bomb was discovered.
The bomb was reported in Fitzalan Street just before 4pm and was analysed before being removed from the area by police.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman confirmed that the item was found near Kennington Road, forcing the A23 closed at the junction with Kennington Lane.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "We were called at 3.54pm to a suspected unexploded World War Two ordnance in Fitzalan Street.
"The device has been removed."
The road went on to reopen at around 5.30pm.
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Warwick Charlton: The local man who painstakingly recreated the Mayflower - and then donated it to the American people - Southwark News

Warwick Charlton: The local man who painstakingly recreated the Mayflower - and then donated it to the American people - Southwark News
... The physical ship that will be at the centre-piece of the anniversary celebrations will not be the original – but a replica, born out of a passion project from a Kennington man who from the experience of war became convinced that a ‘Mayflower II’ would help strengthen Anglo-American relations. ...
... That man, Warwick Charton, was born the son of a Fleet Street journalist in Chelsea, later living on Kennington Park Road, in 1918. ...

Croydon boy, 10, missing for three days and police are 'concerned for his wellbeing' - MyLondon

Croydon boy, 10, missing for three days and police are 'concerned for his wellbeing' - MyLondon
... Serani Stone was last seen in KenningtonLambeth, on Tuesday afternoon (June 4). ...

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Kennington Bethlehem Link : Quiz Night Fundraiser - 5 July 2019, 7.00pm

Six jailed for total of Seventy Seven years - UK News In Pictures News

Six jailed for total of Seventy Seven years - UK News In Pictures News
... Mishak Wright-Martin, 34 of Kennington Park Road, Kennington, SE11 was jailed for 11 years. On 12 December 2018 he was found guilty of conspiracy to sell or ... ...

South London firearms gang jailed for 77 years - Southwark News

South London firearms gang jailed for 77 years - Southwark News
... A firearms gang, including a man from Kennington, have been jailed for a total of 77-and-a-half years after one of the Met's largest ever weapons busts. ...

D-Day landings: Spitfire lands at London Bridge to mark 75th anniversary - Southwark News

D-Day landings: Spitfire lands at London Bridge to mark 75th anniversary - Southwark News
... The 75th anniversary of the landings is being marked across London with events at the Imperial War Museum in Kennington, HMS Belfast and Churchill War ... ...

Beefeater has a 'secret' gin flavour - and you can now buy it online!

Beefeater has a 'secret' gin flavour - and you can now buy it online!
... And while this may be news to some people, the gin has actually been around five years, coinciding with the opening of the distillery’s visitor centre in Kennington in 2014. ...