Private Eye steps into Marlborough School demolition controversy

The magazine criticises the actions of John Lewis, but the company says the magazine's report is "inaccurate"

A row of houses in Kensington

Revealed: Staggering amount of stamp duty paid by property buyers

The sums paid in some boroughs, and how it compares to the rest of the UK, is just astonishing

Revealed: Free WiFi spots in west London

Find out which buildings now have free access to public wireless internet

Final £5m council grant handed to opera house before K&C funding stops

The decision to stop funding Opera Holland Park has been welcomed, but critics aren't happy with the final grant

Top heart doctor fined £200,000 for dodging tax

Professor Raad Mohiaddin, from Royal Bromton Hospital, lied about his income from a private practice

Four kittens rescued from Willesden flat fire and revived by firefighters

Firefighters rescued and revived four kittens as they put out the blaze in what was described as 'arduous conditions'

Organisations and charities get boost from latest round of Westway Trust grants

The charity handed out £55 000 to 33 groups to support the community through funding

Sentencing delayed for gang which stabbed victims during £120 000 robbery spree

The six men were expected to be sentenced on Thursday, but will now face justice in November

London businesses suffering because of "painfully slow" broadband

The capital is lagging behind European capitals, warns council

Fly-tipped waste in Fairlawn Close, Hanworth, earlier this year

New figures reveal whether councils are winning battle against fly-tippers

The findings from eco-friendly rubbish removal company Junkwize make for interesting reading

Former street sleepers return to help homeless people in Westminster

The Street Buddies initiative ties in with World Homeless Day on October 10

Quicker internet for thousands after BT announce west London high-speed fibre broadband expansion

More than 20,000 homes and business can benefit in the next two years

Prolific London pickpocket jailed and banned from public transport

Pickpocket Warren Spencer stole phones and wallets from passengers on west London buses, police have said

Halloween: Are you brave enough for Kensington Palace's ghost tour?

Explore the darker side to the royal palace this Halloween and beyond

Audience cover entrance fees stolen by thief during church classical concert

The amazing act of generosity occurred during a new festival promoting the arts in west London

Company which asked surveyors to change bat report fined after demolishing protected roost

City and Westminster Developments Ltd had originally asked ecologists to change a report which stated there was a "high" possibility of bats roosting in the buildings

Firefighter put through 'ultimate hell' on BBC TV show

Dean Pounder, who is based at Wembley, was put through his paces by Navy Seals

Hounslow now happiest place in west London, new survey shows

Borough is among the UK's cheeriest neighbourhoods, figures suggest, having last month been named Britain's second most miserable place

Made in Chelsea star Stephanie Pratt rushed to hospital after spider bite

Reality TV's Stephanie Pratt was rushed to Bupa's Cromwell hospital, in South Kensington, after being bitten by a spider

Rogue trees cost west London councils more than £1m in compensation claims

Four councils in west London have paid out more than £1m in compensation for buildings damaged by tree subsidence

Woman fears Night Tube noise will make life 'complete misery'

Lubna Samara is already kept awake by Tube trains running between 5am and 1am - and knows it will only get worse when they go 24-hour

Kensington MP Rifkind cleared over cash-for-access row

Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who chose not to seek re-election as the row rumbled on, said the allegations had 'no substance and were unjustified'

Controversial school demolition underway despite planning fears

Campaigners say it's not too late to save Marlborough School though

NHS cash-injection gives hope for mental health crisis services

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Mental Health service provider CNWL will use the near-£2m investment for new Home Treatment Rapid Response Teams

Roald Dahl-ightful scenes as famous characters visit library

Some of Dahl's best-known characters dropped by Avonmore Library to entertain kids - including Willy Wonka and Mr Twit

Teenager jailed for eight years over fatal Marylebone stabbing

16-year-old Omar Majeed sentenced to eight years in jail for the manslaughter of 18-year-old Bilal Mirza in Marylebone in January

West London youngsters boosted by £140,000 creative industries grant

The money will go towards the #CultureMakers programme, which is open to young people aged between 16 and 25

Man jailed for attack on hospital staff trying to help him

Christopher Mortimer strangled a nurse and doctor while being treated at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Which west London road is the motorbike capital of Britain?

New figures from the Department for Transport have revealed the roads most used by bikers in England, Scotland and Wales

Stoptober roadshows to help people quit smoking for good

The roadshows roll into town during Stoptober as figures show one-in-five west Londoners smoke


Kensington has a rich mix of culture and upmarket shops, including Kensington High Street; one of London's busiest shopping destinations. South Kensington is home to Exhibition Road, famous for its museums such as the Natural History Museum, while other attractions include Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.

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