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More people want Jeremy Corbyn rather than Theresa May as Prime Minister, says poll
Jeremy Corbyn is the voters' choice for Prime Minister after taking his first lead in the polls ahead of Theresa May.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-makes-first-poll-lead-as-voters-favourite-for-prime-minister-a3571401.html
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Warren Street: Victoria line Tube station evacuated and fire brigade called after 'smell of smoke'
Passengers were evacuated from a busy Victoria line station on Friday afternoon after reports of a fire.

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23 Jun 2017
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Charing Cross delays: Signal problem causes Southeastern rush hour meltdown on hottest day of the year
Commuters faced evening rush hour travel chaos on Wednesday as signalling problems sent the system into meltdown and frustrated passengers were left sweltering in the heat.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/charing-cross-delays-signal-problem-causes-rush-hour-meltdown-on-hottest-day-of-the-year-a3570266.html
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23 Jun 2017
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Bayern target Alexis Sanchez can play for 'any team'... but Shkodran Mustafi hopes he stays at Arsenal
Shkodran Mustafi claims Alexis Sanchez would have his pick of elite clubs if the forward were to leave Arsenal this summer, but has pleaded with the Gunners star to stay.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/bayern-target-alexis-sanchez-could-play-for-any-team-shkodran-mustafi-hopes-for-arsenal-a3570516.html
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22 Jun 2017
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Theresa May's plans to axe free school meals ditched from Queen's speech
Theresa May's plan to axe universal free school meals for four- to seven-year-olds has been dumped from the Queen's Speech.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-mays-plans-to-axe-free-school-meals-ditched-from-queens-speech-a3568931.html
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22 Jun 2017
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QPR fixtures 2017-18: Every Championship match as full schedule is released
QPR's 2017-18 Championship fixtures are out with Rangers looking to banish the memories of last season's dire run-in.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/qpr-fixtures-201718-every-championship-match-as-full-schedule-is-released-a3569271.html
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21 Jun 2017
16:17
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Phew, hot weather is set to keep us sizzling all week
Phew, hot weather is set to keep us sizzling all week

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Chelsea shouldn't look at anyone other than Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero, says Joe Cole
Chelsea should only be considering Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez or Sergio Aguero as their striking targets this summer, according to former Blues midfielder Joe Cole.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-shouldnt-look-at-anyone-other-than-romelu-lukaku-alexis-sanchez-and-sergio-aguero-says-joe-a3568231.html
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20 Jun 2017
22:54
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20 Jun 2017
22:54
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Age divided UK in General Election more than any vote since 1970s
Age divided the UK at the General Election more than in any other vote since the 1970s, a study has found.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/age-divided-uk-in-general-election-more-than-any-vote-since-1970s-a3568666.html
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20 Jun 2017
22:05
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19 Jun 2017
20:21
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Pictured: Hundreds unite by for emotional candlelit vigil in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster
Heartbreaking images show the moment devastated mourners united by candlelight in memory of at least 30 people killed in the Grenfell Tower blaze.

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19 Jun 2017
20:02
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Everton 'waiting' for Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku to decide future, says Alan Stubbs
Everton are "waiting" for Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku to decide his future, according to Alan Stubbs.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/everton-waiting-for-chelsea-target-romelu-lukaku-to-decide-future-says-alan-stubbs-a3567011.html
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19 Jun 2017
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London fire victims named: 'Kind and charitable' Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali killed in Grenfell Tower
Tributes have been paid to a "kind and charitable" refugee who was named as one of the first victims of the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/kind-and-charitable-syrian-refugee-mohammed-alhajali-named-as-victim-killed-in-grenfell-tower-fire-a3566121.html
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19 Jun 2017
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Tottenham's Kieran Trippier thought of parents who have 'done so much' during England debut
Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier has admitted that he was thinking of his parents, who were in the crowd, during his international debut as England lost 3-2 to France in Paris.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenhams-kieran-trippier-thought-of-parents-who-have-done-so-much-during-england-debut-a3565976.html

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VIEW THE PIMLICO AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE PIMLICO AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE PIMLICO AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE PIMLICO AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE PIMLICO AREA IN THE 1900s
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Pimlico is known for its garden squares and Regency architecture.

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Manor of Ebury was divided up and leased by the Crown to servants or favourites. In 1623, James I sold the freehold of Ebury for £1,151 and 15 shillings. The land was sold on several more times, until it came into the hands of heiress Mary Davies in 1666.

Mary's dowry not only included modern-day Pimlico and Belgravia, but also most of what is now Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Understandably, she was much pursued but in 1677, at the age of twelve, married Sir Thomas Grosvenor. The Grosvenors were a family of Norman descent long seated at Eaton Hall in Cheshire who until this auspicious marriage were but of local consequence in their native county of Cheshire. Through the development and good management of this land the Grosvenors acquired enormous wealth.

At some point in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century, the area ceased to be known as Ebury or 'The Five Fields' and gained the name by which it is now known. According to tradition, it received its name from Ben Pimlico, famous for his nut-brown ale. His tea-gardens, however, were near Hoxton, and the road to them was termed Pimlico Path, so that what is now called Pimlico was so named from the popularity of the Hoxton resort.

By the nineteenth century, and as a result of an increase in demand for property in the previously unfashionable West End of London following the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London, Pimlico had become ripe for development. In 1825, Thomas Cubitt was contracted by Lord Grosvenor to develop Pimlico. The land up to this time had been marshy but was reclaimed using soil excavated during the construction of St Katharine Docks.

Cubitt developed Pimlico as a grid of handsome white stucco terraces. The largest and most opulent houses were built along St George's Drive and Belgrave Road, the two principal streets, and Eccleston, Warwick and St George's Squares. Lupus Street contained similarly grand houses, as well as shops and, until the early twentieth century, a hospital for women and children. Smaller-scale properties, typically of three storeys, line the side streets. An 1877 newspaper article described Pimlico as "genteel, sacred to professional men… not rich enough to luxuriate in Belgravia proper, but rich enough to live in private houses." Its inhabitants were "more lively than in Kensington… and yet a cut above Chelsea, which is only commercial."

Although the area was dominated by the well-to-do middle and upper-middle classes as late as Booth's 1889 Map of London Poverty, parts of Pimlico are said to have declined significantly by the 1890s. When Rev Gerald Olivier moved to the neighbourhood in 1912 with his family, including the young Laurence Olivier, to minister to the parishioners of St Saviour, it was part of a venture to west London 'slums' that had previously taken the family to the depths of Notting Hill.

Through the late nineteenth century, Pimlico saw the construction of several Peabody Estates, charitable housing projects designed to provide affordable, quality homes.

Proximity to the Houses of Parliament made Pimlico a centre of political activity. Prior to 1928, the Labour Party and Trades Union Congress shared offices on Eccleston Square, and it was here in 1926 that the General Strike was organised.

In the mid-1930s Pimlico saw a second wave of development with the construction of Dolphin Square, a self-contained 'city' of 1250 up-market flats built on the site formerly occupied by Cubitt's building works. Completed in 1937, it quickly became popular with MPs and public servants. It was home to fascist Oswald Mosley until his arrest in 1940, and the headquarters of the Free French for much of the Second World War.

Pimlico survived the war with its essential character intact, although parts sustained significant bomb damage. Through the 1950s these areas were the focus of large-scale redevelopment as the Churchill Gardens and Lillington and Longmoore Gardens estates, and many of the larger Victorian houses were converted to hotels and other uses.

To provide affordable and efficient heating to the residents of the new post-war developments, Pimlico became one of the few places in the UK to have a district heating system installed.

In 1953, the Second Duke of Westminster sold the part of the Grosvenor estate on which Pimlico is built.

Pimlico was connected to the underground in 1972 as a late addition to the Victoria Line. Following the designation of a conservation area in 1968 (extended in 1973 and again in 1990), the area has seen extensive regeneration. Successive waves of development have given Pimlico an interesting social mix, combining exclusive restaurants and residences with Westminster City Council run facilities.

Notable residents of Pimlico have included politician Winston Churchill, designer Laura Ashley, philosopher Swami Vivekananda, actor Laurence Olivier, illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley, Kenyan nationalist Jomo Kenyatta and inventor of lawn tennis Major Walter Wingfield.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Garden Museum:   The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of gardening.
Pimlico:   Pimlico is known for its garden squares and Regency architecture.
Tate Britain:   Tate Britain (known from 1897 to 1932 as the National Gallery of British Art and from 1932 to 2000 as the Tate Gallery) is an art gallery situated on Millbank in London.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Beet Court (1910):   Photograph of Beet Court aka Lemon Court, in 1910.
Gunner's Cottages (1910):   Gunner’s Cottages, off Salamanca Street, Lambeth 1910.
Lambeth Bridge (1865):   Lambeth Bridge is on the site of a horse ferry between the Palace of Westminster and Lambeth Palace on the south bank.
Lambeth High Street (1860):   This photograph of the Windmill inn, Lambeth High Street, dates from 1860
Old Red Cow:   The Old Red Cow (right of picture)
York Wharf:   York Wharf, photographed in 1866.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Embankment, SE1 · Albert Enbankment, SE1 · Aylesford Street, SW1V · Barton Street, SW1P · Belgrave Road, SW1V · Bessborough Place, SW1V · Bessborough Street, SW1V · Black Prince Road, SE1 · Bloomberg Street, SW1V · Bloomburg Street, SW1V · Carey Place, SW1V · Causton Street, SW1P · Chapter Chambers, SW1P · Chapter Street, SW1P · Charlwood Street, SW1V · Chichester Street, SW1V · Churchill Gardens, SW1V · Churchill Gardens, W5 · Churton Street, SW1V · Citadel Place, SE11 · Clarendon Street, SW1V · Claverton Street, SW1V · Cowley Street, SW1P · Dalkeith Court, SW1P · Dean Bradley House, SW1P · Dean Stanley Street, SW1P · Dean Trench Street, SW1P · Dells Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Place, SW1V · Denbigh Street, SW1V · Dolphin Square, SW1V · Drummond Gate, SW1V · Duncan House, SW1V · Egerton House, SW1V · Erasmus Street, SW1P · Fellmongers Path, SE1 · Frobisher House, SW1V · Garden Terrace, SW1V · Gayfere Street, SW1P · Glasshouse Walk, SE11 · Great College Street, SW1P · Great Peter Street, SW1P · Great Smith Street, SW1P · Grosvenor Road, SW1V · Horseferry Road, SW1P · John Islip Street, SW1P · Joseph Conrad House, SW1V · Keyes House, SW1V · Lambeth High Street, SE1 · Lambeth Pier, SE1 · Little College Street, SW1P · Lord North Street, SW1P · Lupus Street, SW1V · Lutyens House, SW1V · Marsham Street, SW1P · Millbank Tower, SW1P · Millbank, SW1P · Moreton Street, SW1V · Neate House, SW1V · Nelson House, SW1V · North Court, SW1P · Page Street, SW1P · Ponsonby Place, SW1P · Ponsonby Terrace, SW1P · Rampayne Street, SW1V · Randall Road, SE11 · Ranelagh Road, SW1V · Regency Street, SW1P · Rivermill, SW1V · Romney Street, SW1P · Smith Square, SW1P · St Georges Drive, SW1V · St Georges Square, SW1V · St Saviours Hall, SW1V · Tachbrook Street, SW1V · The Arcade, SW1V · Tinworth Street, SE11 · Tufton Street, SW1P · Victoria Island, SW1V · Vincent Street, SW1P · Warwick Square, SW1V · Warwick Way, SW1V · Westminster Mansions, SW1P · Westmoreland Terrace, SW1V ·


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