Category Archives: News

Old “Hero of Maida” pub – signage please

There has been a lot of developments in this bit of the Edgware Rd where the old Hero of Maida pub use to be with the Parson House car park…

1971 Apple film review – “….the year that music changed everything”

The year 1971 was a fateful year for my family. What l did not realised was how momentous the year was musically and that Bangladesh was hip then. So l…

Community fund raising for Bangladesh Floods

With all the talk of aid assistance for flood victims around the world, let us not forget community fund raising by their diaspora communities.  A case in point is the…

Supporting the posties strike at Crown POs

In my part of Westminster, we are still fortunate to have a few Crown Post Offices in service still like on Baker St & Praed St but they need protecting…

Utter incompetence of Mountbatten exposed at Partition

In the run-up to the Indian subcontinents’s 75th anniversary of independence from British rule this week, Channel 4 screened their two part documentary, India 1947 Partition in Colour, which tells…

Lets not forget, Urban Heat Island effect in London

As London experiences hotter and drier summers these are further impacted by the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI). The UHI can cause London to be up to 10’C warmer than…

Heatwave of the summer 1976 to be surpassed soon….

Can anyone remember the heatwave of summer of 1976 in London ? – it was the hottest summer we had in living memory! The extent to which its very likely…

“Big Table” building needs protecting

I was very sorry to see the Big Table business run by Kim and Steve for so long close in May 2022, after it had been saved by the local…

Exodus from Central London?

So the initial figures released by ONS of total population in Greater London by borough via the 2021 Census during the COVID lockdown on-line, may well suggest that Central London…

205 bus route changes does away with integrated transport

Incredibly the 205 proposed bus route changes along the Euston & Marylebone Rd does away with its links between four rail terminuses of KIng’s Cross, Euston, Marylebone, Paddington ( as…