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Christmas on Portobello

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Two more Notting Hill names close

Two more independent shops, that have been in Notting Hill as long as I have, are closing. The Dispensary was there last weekend – I bought some beautiful vintage clothes there for £20/£30 a piece and some kids T-shirts for … Continue reading

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Help find a donor for baby Margot

We can all help – and  here is how: On Saturday we went along to the Tabernacle on Powis Square for what was supposed to be 10 minutes  – but turned into two hours. We normally go there for my … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela RIP

I danced at the Free Mandela concert as a teenager, our JCR at University was named after him, but that was a lifetime ago, before he was freed and remarkably went on to become President of the country that jailed … Continue reading

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Calling all dog lovers

Here’s how you can  walk your dog this weekend and raise some money for charity. The fantastic Les at Nuline is supporting this as he does many worthy local causes. Find out more at the best paw forward website – … Continue reading

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Fire at the Electric

The Electric Cinema, the club and the Brasserie on Portobello in Notting Hill have been closed over the weekend after a kitchen fire in the Electric Brasserie on Saturday afternoon. It’s not yet known when it will re-open for business. … Continue reading

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May pole dancing at Notting Hill May Fair

This year’s Notting Hill May Fair is coming up in a couple of weeks  on Saturday 26th between 1pm and 5pm. The fair has been going for more than 20 years and is something I always take the kids along … Continue reading

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Notting Hill Gate road closed

This is the reason – the shop was already being refitted, but the scaffolding couldn’t withstand the stormy weather! The whole of Notting Hill Gate at the junction with Kensington Park Road is closed. Best avoided today. The tubes are … Continue reading

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Free Nativity Puppet Show – Notting Hill

I can’t believe how quickly the year has come round. But in less than a week it will be time for the Christmas Puppet show at St John’s Church on Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill. The show is aimed at children … Continue reading

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Health and safety gone mad, what are the rules in your local pool

This is what they say about the benefits of swimming: PLAYTIME: When kids swim they feel like they’re playing – they don’t even realise they’re taking exercise. – THE FITNESS HABIT: Swimming is an investment in their future fitness – … Continue reading

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Travel bookshop reopening – but not as you know it

It seems that half the site that was the Travel Bookshop is to reopen today or tomorrow as a bookshop – after the Book Warehouse took on the lease. There’s no connection with the previous owners and it will be … Continue reading

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Notting Hill’s Travel Bookshop – yes that one – has closed

I was shocked to see this sign in the window of the Travel Bookshop last week. The Travel bookshop has been in Blenheim Crescent for 30 years. It’s one of the best known businesses in the area – both locally … Continue reading

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