Kensington West, W14

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Keith Whitehouse: Manhunt for escaped convict jailed for brutal rape and killing in 1991
Police are searching for a man jailed for the brutal rape and killing of a woman in 1991 after he absconded from prison.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/keith-whitehouse-manhunt-for-escaped-convict-jailed-for-brutal-rape-and-killing-a3769431.html
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Promise Nkenda stabbing: Two charged over Newham death
The 17-year-old victim was stabbed in Canning Town, east London, on Valentine’s Day.

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Don’t feed the fatberg! What a slice of oily sewage says about modern life
Don’t feed the fatberg! What a slice of oily sewage says about modern life

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Thirteen Russians charged over US election meddling
Thirteen Russians have been charged with meddling in the US 2016 election, a major breakthrough in the FBI investigation has revealed.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/thirteen-russians-charged-over-us-election-meddling-a3768971.html
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'Let's take back control of our futures': Young campaigner Femi Oluwole's plan to overturn Brexit
'Let's take back control of our futures': Young campaigner Femi Oluwole's plan to overturn Brexit

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Great Portland Street fire: Crews tackle building site blaze
A fire breaks out in a building which is being redeveloped on Great Portland Street, central London.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43097234
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A guilt tax for the UK’s super-rich might not be such a bad idea | Gaby Hinsliff
A guilt tax for the UK’s super-rich might not be such a bad idea | Gaby Hinsliff

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Huddersfield vs Manchester United LIVE latest score: FA Cup 2017-18 goal updates, TV and how to follow online, team news and line-ups
Can Terriers replicate shock home win?

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Horsham collision: Teen and grandfather killed as train strikes car at level crossing
A teen and his grandfather have been killed after a train struck a car at a level crossing in Horsham, West Sussex.

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Why hasn’t the UK banned this far-right purveyor of hate speech? | Rupa Huq
Why hasn’t the UK banned this far-right purveyor of hate speech? | Rupa Huq

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Uber to open 24-hour hotline for reporting 'bad experiences'
Uber is setting up an "open all hours" telephone hotline for passengers who want to make a complaint after a journey booked through the cab hailing app.

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TfL calls for women-only Ubers in London under new safety improvement proposals
Uber is being urged to offer women-only cars in the capital as part of a new policy plan from Transport for London.

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Jury in allotment murder trial fails to reach a verdict
Man who allegedly killed elderly woman with lawnmower flex in north London to be retriedA jury has failed to agree a verdict in the trial of a man accused of strangling an elderly woman at an allotment.Rahim Mohammadi, 41, allegedly killed Lea Adri-Soejoko, 80, with a lawnmower flex and hid her body at Colindale allotments in north London last February. Continue reading...

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’People care for five minutes’: homeless man’s death is wake-up call, says charity
Homeless charity says sustained austerity and cuts to vital services is leading to more deaths on the streetsOn an unremarkable evening last November, the congregation of St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square listened quietly as the names of 141 people were read out. Each had died that year without a home they could call their own; for many of them, it was the only funeral they had.Nobody knows yet how many people will have to be memorialised this year. But on Wednesday, another name was added to the list. A Portuguese former model, a lover of singing and yoga, was found dead in Westminster tube station, just a few steps from the underground entrance to the Houses of Parliament. The man, believed to be in his 40s, is one of four rough s

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VIEW THE NORTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE NORTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE NORTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE NORTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1860s
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North Kensington

North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.

North Kensington was rural until the 19th century when it was developed as an suburb with quite large homes. By the 1880s, too many houses had been built for the upper-middle class towards whom the area was aimed. Large houses were divided into low cost flats which often degenerated into slums, as documented in the photographs of Roger Mayne.

During the 1980s, the area started to be gentrified although areas in the north west of the district at Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park remain deprived and run down to this day.

Waves of immigrants have arrived for at least a century including, but certainly not limited to, the Spanish, the Irish, the Jews, the West Indians, the Portuguese, the Moroccans and many from the Horn of Africa and Eastern Europe. This constant renewal of the population makes the area one of the most cosmopolitan in London.

The Notting Hill carnival was first staged in 1964 as a way for the local Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. After some rough times in the 1970s and 1980s when it became associated with social protest, violence and huge controversy over policing tactics, this is now Europe’s largest carnival/festival event and a major event in the London calendar. It is staged every August over the Bank holiday weekend.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A seminal gig:   Once upon a time in 1979, Joy Division, OMD and A Certain Ratio were on the same bill - and all for £1.50.
Acklam Hall:   Acklam Hall became a community centre for the post-Westway Acklam Road
Admiral Blake (The Cowshed):   The Admiral Blake was situated at the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Barlby Road.
Barlby Road Primary School:   Barlby Road Primary School has long served the children of North Kensington.
Bassett House School:   Bassett House School is a preparatory school for children aged 3 to 11 years old based in North Kensington.
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity:   Convent in North Kensington
Color Printing Works:   Color (sic) Printing Works featured on the 1900 map of North Kensington.
Dissenters’ Chapel:   The Dissenters’ Chapel is a redundant chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery, recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
Gas Light and Coke Company:   The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.
I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet:   I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet was a clothing boutique which achieved fame in 1960s "Swinging London" by promoting antique military uniforms as fashion items.
Long Water:   The Long Water is a recreational lake in Kensington Gardens, created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline.
Nokes Estate:   Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
North Kensington:   North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.
Notting Hill Barn Farm:   Notting Barns Farm was one of two farms in the North Kensington area.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: St. Charles’s Ward:   Chapter 10 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Portobello Farm:   Portobello Farm House was approached along Turnpike Lane, sometimes referred to as Green’s Lane, a track leading from Kensington Gravel Pits towards a wooden bridge over the canal.
Portobello Green:   Portobello Green features a shopping arcade under the Westway along Thorpe Close, an open-air market under the canopy, and community gardens.
Princess Louise Hospital:   The Princess Louise Hospital for Children was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1928. It had 42 beds, an Out-Patients Department and Dispensary for Sick Women.
Queen Victoria/Narrow Boat:   The 'Vic' was the first building on the right when crossing the canal going north along Ladbroke Grove.
Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School:   Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School is in St Charles Square.
St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College:   St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College is a Roman Catholic sixth form college.
St Charles Hospital:   The St Marylebone workhouse infirmary was opened in 1881 on Rackham Street, North Kensington and received a congratulatory letter from Florence Nightingale.
St Martins Mission:   Saint Martin's Mission was originally known as Rackham Hall as it was situated on Rackham Street.
St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs:   St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs - two spellings missing from the modern map.
St. Joseph's Home:   St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.
The Eagle:   The Eagle, on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Telford Road.
The Mitre:   The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Corner of Rackham Street, Ladbroke Grove (1950):   The bombing of the Second World War meant that some whole streets were wiped off the future map. Rackham Street, in London W10, was one of them.
Exmoor Street (1950):   Photographed just after the Second World War, looking north along Exmoor Street.
Golborne Road bridge (1960s):   We think that this photo dates from the late 1960s, according to fashions and car registrations.
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Kids in Acklam Road:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Ladbroke Grove looking north (1900):   This early 1900s image was taken just south of the junction of Ladbroke Grove and Treverton Street.
Ladbroke Grove looking north (1950):   Ladbroke Grove on the corner of St Charles Sqaure taken outside the Eagle public house, looking north, just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.
Ladbroke Grove railway bridge:   Looking north over Bartle Bridge in the 1950s
Rackham Street, eastern end (1950):   The bombing of the Second World War meant that some whole streets were wiped off the future map. Rackham Street, in London W10, was one of them.
Rackham Street, western end (1950):   A bombed-out Rackham Street, looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.
St Charles Square after bombing (1950):   A corner of St Charles Square looking north, just after the Second World War
St Charles Square ready for redevelopment (1951):   Photographed in 1951, the corner of St Charles Square and Ladbroke Grove looking northwest just after the Second World War.
St Charles’ Square Training College (1908):   St Charles’ Square Training College/Carmelite Convent.
St Quintin Park Cricket Ground (1890s):   Before the turn of the 20th century, west of present day North Kensington lay fields - the future Barlby Road was the site of the St Quintin Park Cricket Ground.
The Victoria (1920s):   The Victoria later became the Narrow Boat before it ’conveniently burned down’.
Under westway (1977):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acklam Road, W10 · Admiral Mews, W10 · Albert Court East Block, SW7 · Albert Court West Block, SW7 · Albert Court, SW7 · Albert Hall Mansions, SW7 · Archway Close, W10 · Athlone Gate, W10 · Balliol Road, W10 · Barlby Gardens, W10 · Barlby Road, W10 · Bassett Road, W10 · Bevington Road, W10 · Blake Close, W10 · Bonchurch Road, W10 · Bracewell Road, W10 · Branstone Street, W10 · Bremner Road, SW7 · Brewster Gardens, W10 · Bruce Close, W10 · Budge’s Walk, SW7 · Calverley Street, W10 · Canal Close, W10 · Canal Way, W10 · Chesterton Road, W10 · Colbeck Mews, SW7 · Corporate Communications Macmillan House, W2 · Dalgarno Gardens, W10 · Dalgarno Way, W10 · Edgware Road Subway, W2 · Elkstone Road, W9 · Ennismore Gardens, SW7 · Entrance Macmillan House, W2 · Exmoor Street, W10 · Eynham Road, W12 · Faraday Road, W10 · Finstock Road, W10 · Flower Walk, SW7 · Flower Walk, W2 · Glenroy Street, W12 · Golborne Mews, W10 · Golborne Road, W10 · Hewer Street, W10 · Highlever Road, W10 · Hill Farm Road, W10 · Humber Drive, W10 · Ivebury Court, W10 · Jay Mews, SW7 · Kelfield Gardens, W10 · Kelfield Mews, W10 · Kensington Gardens, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W8 · Kensington Gore, SW7 · Kensington Road, SW7 · Kensington West, W14 · Kingsbridge Road, W10 · Kingston House North, SW7 · Ladbroke Grove, W10 · Latimer Place, W10 · Lavie Mews, W10 · Lionel Mews, W10 · Malton Mews, W10 · Manchester Drive, W10 · Manchester Road, W10 · Matthew Close, W10 · Maxilla Walk, W10 · Methwold Road, W10 · Millwood Street, W10 · Mitre Way, W10 · Moncorvo Close, SW7 · Montrose Court, SW7 · Morgan Road, W10 · Munro Mews, W10 · Nascot Street, W12 · New Ride, SW7 · Norburn Street, W10 · North Pole Road, W10 · North Pole Road, W12 · North Terrace, SW7 · Nursery Lane, W10 · Oakworth Road, W10 · Orchard Close, W10 · Oxford Gardens, W10 · Pamber Street, W10 · Pangbourne Avenue, W10 · Porlock Street, W10 · Portobello Road, W10 · Prince Consort Road, SW7 · Princes Gardens, SW7 · Princes Gate, SW7 · Rackham Street, W10 · Raddington Road, W10 · Raymede Street, W10 · Rootes Drive, W10 · Rosary Gardens, SW7 · Rotten Row, SW7 · Saint Charles Place, W10 · Saint Charles Square, W10 · Saint Ervans Road, W10 · Saint Helens Gardens, W10 · Saint Josephs Close, W10 · Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 · Saint Mark’s Road, W10 · Saint Marks Road, W10 · Saint Michaels Gardens, W10 · Saint Quintin Avenue, W10 · Saint Quintin Gardens, W10 · Salters Road, W10 · Scampston Mews, W10 · Scrubs Lane, W12 · Serpentine Bridge, W2 · Serpentine Road, SW1X · Serpentine Road, SW7 · Serpentine Road, W1J · Serpentine Road, W1K · Serpentine Road, W2 · Shinfield Street, W12 · Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y · Shrewsbury Street, W10 · Silchester Street, W10 · Snarsgate Street, W10 · South Carriage Drive, SW7 · Southam Street, W10 · St Charles Place, W10 · St Charles Square, W10 · St Ervans Road, W10 · St Helens Gardens, W10 · St Johns Terrace, W10 · St Lawrence Terrace, W10 · St Marks Road, W10 · St Mark’s Road, W10 · St Quintin Avenue, W10 · St Quintin Gardens, W10 · St. Mark’s Road, W10 · St. Mark’s Road, W10 · Sunbeam Crescent, W10 · Sutton Way, W10 · Telford Road, W10 · Thorpe Close, W10 · Tigris House Fourth Floor, W2 · Treverton Street, W10 · Wallingford Avenue, W10 · Walmer Road, W10 · Webb Close, W10 · West Carriage Drive, SW7 · West Carriage Drive, W2 · Westview Close, W10 · Westway, W11 · Wheatstone Road, W10 · Wornington Road, W10 ·


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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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