|Blossom in the Bush|
Friday, 26 March 2021
Thursday, 25 March 2021
|John Lewis to re-open at Westfield|
This will be reassuring to those who had feared that the flagship store might be on the list of post-Lockdown closures; John Lewis lost over £500m in the last financial year.Westfield, which is currently almost deserted, will again become Europe's biggest shopping mall once it re-opens after Lockdown ends. At its heart is the £33 million John Lewis store, which first opened in 2018.
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Woody is eight years old, lives in Shepherd's Bush and attends the same school as my own children. He is a little bit different from the other kids; he has autism, and today, Woody's unique way of viewing the world has led to a new line of Lockdown art, including greetings cards, which feature Woody's unique take on life under Lockdown. To see more, and feel a genuine sense of inspiration about the ways in which special needs can indeed lead to special gifts, watch the BBC video above. To support Woody and buy his art, go the official site at www.woodism.co.uk.
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
|Scaffolding goes up at St Stephen's|
It has taken the best part of a decade to raise the money, largely through the dogged efforts of Juliet Byford, chair of the St Stephen's Roof Committee.
St Stephen's is an inclusive church that welcomes people from many different backgrounds, a place where diverse communities come together.
Monday, 22 March 2021
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Knowing the problem of bicycle theft in London, my solution has always been to own an ancient bike that no-one in their right mind would bother to steal; in my case, an ancient Raleigh ladies bike of uncertain vintage.
Monday, 15 March 2021
The new market site is St Mary's Catholic Primary School, 40 Masbro Rd, Brook Green, W14 0LT, and takes place every Saturday as usual from 9.30am until 3pm.
The old Addison Road site will also, from this coming Saturday 20th March, play host to a new market, branded as the "Urban Street Food Fest" (see poster on left).
Saturday, 13 March 2021
Traffic traveling along the south side of the Shepherd's Bush Green cannot turn North, at least until the works are complete.
Saturday, 6 March 2021
|Edwardian loo, later Ginglik nightclub, now derelict|
Friday, 5 March 2021
Brook Green Market is moving to a new, bigger site, down the road at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, 40 Masbro Rd, Brook Green, W14 0LT.
Thursday, 4 March 2021
|Spot the real Mr Twit|
On World Book Day, every child in full-time education is given a voucher to be spent on books; the event was first celebrated in the UK in 1995.
Local primary school St Stephen's Head Teacher Michael Schumm got into the spirit, leading the dressing-up as a very plausible Mr Twit from Roald Dahl's classic children's tale "The Twits".