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Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42353206
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Top barrister stars in grime video after defending rapper at Old Bailey
A top barrister has starred in a grime music video after defending a rapper at the Old Bailey.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/top-barrister-stars-in-grime-video-after-defending-rapper-at-old-bailey-a3719811.html
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New football programme provides ’exciting’ opportunities for girls
A new football programme for girls run in partnership with a sixth form college aims to build a bridge between sports coaching and academic courses.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15773135.New_football_programme_provides___39_exciting__39__opportunities_for_girls/?ref=rss
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Late night ’revolting attack’ on trans person in Deptford leaves police searching for answers
Late night ’revolting attack’ on trans person in Deptford leaves police searching for answers

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15774355.Late_night___39_revolting_attack__39__on_trans_person_in_Deptford_leaves_police_searching_for_answers/?ref=rss
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Campaigners line London route to promote bike lane safety
A campaign group lines a London cycle lane calling for better safety conditions for road users

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42338306
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Wanted man calls police to his home - what could possibly go wrong?
If you are wanted by police, it might not be a good idea to call the force to your own home.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15770579.Wanted_man_calls_police_to_his_home___what_could_possibly_go_wrong_/?ref=rss
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Pupils from a school in Wimbledon bring Christmas cheer to residents of a care home
Pupils from a school in Wimbledon have raised funds to bring Christmas cheer to residents of two local care homes.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15770775.Pupils_from_a_school_in_Wimbledon_bring_Christmas_cheer_to_residents_of_a_care_home/?ref=rss
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Millwall exploring new sites away from Bermondsey amid fears they will be forced out of The Den
Millwall are reconsidering leaving Bermondsey because they fear Lewisham council still wants to sell land around The Den to property developers.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/millwall-exploring-new-sites-away-from-bermondsey-amid-fears-they-will-be-forced-out-of-the-den-a3718651.html
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Woman ’just left to die’ in Tulse Hill hit-and-run
The 29-year-old was hit by four vehicles on a pedestrian crossing and none of the drivers stopped.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42322526
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This new ’Snoozeliner’ bus is fitted with beds so you can have a sleep on your way home
Bleary-eyed commuters could soon be ferried home at the end of a long day on an ultra-luxurious bus - fitted with BEDS.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15722586.This_new__Snoozeliner__bus_is_fitted_with_beds_so_you_can_have_a_sleep_on_your_way_home/?ref=rss
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How Chelsea could line up against Huddersfield in the Premier League
How Chelsea could line up against Huddersfield in the Premier League

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/how-chelsea-could-line-up-against-huddersfield-in-the-premier-league-a3717766.html
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Tulse Hill hit-and-run: Woman dies after being hit by four vehicles
The woman was struck by four vehicles while using a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42310180
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A motion to reduce the minimum council tax payable in Richmond after a damning report showed it targets the most vulnerable residents was denied at the full council meeting last month.
A motion to reduce the minimum council tax payable in Richmond after a damning report showed it targets the most vulnerable residents was denied at the full council meeting last month.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15714607.Damning_report_shows_tripling_of_minimum_council_tax_contribution_targets____most_vulnerable____in_Richmond/?ref=rss
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1860s
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Westminster

Westminster - heart of government.

Westminster lies on the north bank of the River Thames, southwest of the City of London. It has a large concentration of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

Historically part of the parish of St Margaret in the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex, the name Westminster was the ancient description for the area around Westminster Abbey – the West Minster, or monastery church, that gave the area its name – which has been the seat of the government of England (and later the British government) for almost a thousand years.

Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The area has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. Westminster is thus often used as a metonym for Parliament and the political community of the United Kingdom generally. The civil service is similarly referred to by the area it inhabits, Whitehall, and Westminster is consequently also used in reference to the Westminster System, the parliamentary model of democratic government that has evolved in the United Kingdom.

The term Westminster Village, sometimes used in the context of British politics, does not refer to a geographical area at all; employed especially in the phrase Westminster Village gossip, it denotes a supposedly close social circle of Members of Parliament, political journalists, so-called spin doctors and others connected to events in the Palace of Westminster.

The historic core of Westminster is the former Thorney Island on which Westminster Abbey was built. The Abbey became the traditional venue of the coronation of the kings and queens of England. The nearby Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England. It can be said that London thus has developed two distinct focal points: an economic one in the City of London; and a political and cultural one in Westminster, where the Royal Court had its home. This division is still very apparent today.

The monarchy later moved to the Palace of Whitehall a little towards the north-east. The law courts have since moved to the Royal Courts of Justice, close to the border of the City of London.

The Westminster area formed part of the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex. The ancient parish was St Margaret; after 1727 split into the parishes of St Margaret and St John. The area around Westminster Abbey formed the extra-parochial Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter surrounded by—but not part of—either parish. Until 1900 the local authority was the combined vestry of St Margaret and St John (also known as the Westminster District Board of Works from 1855 to 1887), which was based at Westminster City Hall on Caxton Street from 1883. The Liberty of Westminster, governed by the Westminster Court of Burgesses, also included St Martin in the Fields and several other parishes and places. Westminster had its own quarter sessions, but the Middlesex sessions also had jurisdiction. The area was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London in 1889 and the local government of Westminster was reformed in 1900 when the court of burgesses and parish vestries were abolished, to be replaced with a metropolitan borough council. The council was given city status, allowing it to be known as Westminster City Council.

The underground station was opened as Westminster Bridge on 24 December 1868 by the steam-operated Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) (now the District line) when the railway opened the first section of its line from South Kensington. It was originally the eastern terminus of the MDR and the station cutting ended at a concrete wall buffered by timber sleepers. The approach to the station from the west runs in cut and cover tunnel under the roadway of Broad Sanctuary and diagonally under Parliament Square. In Broad Sanctuary the tunnel is close to Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's church and care was required to avoid undermining their foundations when excavating in the poor ground found there.

The station was completely rebuilt to incorporate new deep-level platforms for the Jubilee line when it was extended to the London Docklands in the 1990s. During the works, the level of the sub-surface platforms was lowered to enable ground level access to Portcullis House. This was achieved in small increments carried out when the line was closed at night.









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Ackermann’s:   Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Stollberg, Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.
Apollo Victoria Theatre:   The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a West End theatre, across from London Victoria Station.
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Goring Hotel:   The Goring Hotel is a 5-star hotel in London, England.
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
On This Day in London: 1 November:   The first day of November was an important day for two London notables: William Shakespeare and W.H. Smith
Royal Mews:   The Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family.
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
Victoria Palace Theatre:   Victoria Palace Theatre stands opposite Victoria Station.
Westminster:   Westminster - heart of government.
Westminster Abbey:   Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is one of the world’s greatest churches.
Westminster Cathedral:   The ’Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ is the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Westminster Cathedral Choir School:   Westminster Cathedral Choir School is a boarding and day preparatory school for boys in Victoria.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Parker Street looking east (1905):   Before being renamed to Matthew Parker Street, old Parker Street was a Westminster slum.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Orchard Street, SW1P · Abingdon Street, SW1P · Adam Street, WC2N · Archway Mall, N19 · Barton Street, SW1P · Bennett’s Yard, SW1P · Bridge Street, SW1A · Broad Sanctuary, SW1H · Broad Sanctuary, SW1P · Cannon Street, WC2N · Canon Row, SW1A · Carlton House Terrace, SW1A · Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y · Carting Lane, WC2R · Charing Cross, SW1A · Chubb Court, SW20 · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Cowley Street, SW1P · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Dartmouth Street, SW1H · Dean Farrar Street, SW1H · Dean Stanley Street, SW1P · Dean Trench Street, SW1P · Deans Yard, SW1P · Derby Gate, SW1A · Downing Street, SW1A · Duck Island Cottage, SW1A · Duke Street, SW1Y · Embankment Place, WC2N · Exeter Street, WC2R · Gayfere Street, SW1P · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Great College Street, SW1P · Great George Street, SW1P · Great Peter Street, SW1P · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Great Smith Street, SW1P · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Horse Guards Parade, SW1A · Horse Guards Road, SW1A · Horseferry Road, SW1P · Hyde Park, SW1A · King Charles Street, SW1A · Kinnaird House, SW1Y · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Little Cloisters, SW1P · Little College Street, SW1P · Little Deans Yard, SW1P · Little George Street, SW1P · Lord North Street, SW1P · Marsham Street, SW1P · Matthew Parker Street, SW1H · Millbank, SE1 · New Zealand House, SW1Y · Norman Shaw Building North, SW1A · North Court, SW1P · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Old Palace Yard, SW1P · Old Queen Street, SW1H · Page Street, SW1P · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Parliament Square, SW1A · Parliament Square, SW1P · Parliament Street, SW1A · Plymouth Devonport Constituency, SW1A · Queens Gardens, SW1A · Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A · Richmond Terrace, SW1A · Rochford Southend East, SW1A · Romney Street, SW1P · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Hill, WC2R · Savoy Street, WC2E · Savoy Street, WC2R · Savoy Way, WC2R · Showing every photo/image so far featured, SW1W · Smith Square, SW1P · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y · St Jamess Park, SW1A · St Margaret Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1P · St Vincents Centre, SW1P · St. Margaret Street, SW1P · Storeys Gate, SW1H · Storeys Gate, SW1P · Strand Underpass, WC2R · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Suffolk Place, SE2 · The Arches, WC2N · The Mall, SW1E · The Mall, SW1Y · The Sanctuary, SW1P · The Strand, WC2N · The Terrace, SW1A · The Terrace, SW1P · Tothill Street, SW1H · Trafalgar Square, WC2N · Tufton Street, SW1P · Victoria Chambers, SW1P · Victoria Embankment, SW1A · Villiers Street, WC2N · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Westminster Bridge, SE1 · Westminster Bridge, SW1A · Westminster Central Hall, SW1H · Westminster Mansions, SW1P · Westminster Pier, SW1A · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A ·


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Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
John Cary

John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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