Rubbish bins in central London are set to sing back to anyone who deposits rubbish in them, congratulating them for waste disposal. Anyone throwing away garbage will hear a burst of the Hallelujah Chorus, "I'm singing in the bin" or a blast of trombone. As part of Love Where You Live's Bin Thinking, 25 talking rubbish bins will soon be installed across Westminster Council with additional bins being trialled in Liverpool. The...
Westminster City Council is
offering young people an opportunity to try out Olympic sports for free
this summer. Held at Westminster Boating Base in the heart of the
capital, free taster sessions in sailing, kayaking and canoeing are on
offer to all young Londoners from 25-28 July. Kayaking,
sailing and canoeing are just some of the river-based sports available,
while young people looking for something away from the water can...
Westminster Council is looking
to introduce a raft of new measures as part of the biggest shake up of
parking in central London for a decade. A number of
recommendations have been put to the council's cabinet for consideration
next week (Monday 1 August) that could see major changes to the way
parking is regulated and managed across the city. The
nine proposals address a number of complex issues including managing
Millions of pounds are to be saved by new innovative green street lights in the first major scheme of its kind in the country. The
"Smart Lights" project which allows lights to be automatically dimmed
or turned up is aimed at reducing the Westminster City Council's public
lighting energy bill, and lower t heir associated carbon footprint. It
is estimated that £8million could be saved over the 20 year life span of
A huge swathe of London's
children are being offered a range of summer activities in the capital
in one of the first example of joined-up services between three
boroughs. Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and
Fulham councils are offering play schemes, sports and arts activities
to children from all three boroughs meaning young people have a chance
to enjoy a much wider range of activities while keeping fit,...
GARY LINEKER has decided to leave Twitter, saying it was because "it tends to take over". As frequent user of Twitter, the football presenter said he wanted to go back to life without the distraction of the popular website. "I left Twitter because it tends to take over and I thought I would try life without it. There is absolutely nothing sinister about the decision at all," the Match Of The Day host told The Sun....
CASH-strapped councillors are breathing a sigh of relief after a priceless piece of 18th century civic silverware crashed to the ground during a meeting. The historic Great Mace, which dates from 1776, is a symbol of the Lord Mayor of Hull's powers. By tradition, it is carried into the Guildhall council chamber and placed on a special wooden cradle before the start of monthly full council meetings, which are chaired by the Lord...
The Beaconsfield School has also just announced it will only open for students sitting public exams. They join St Mary's and Beaconsfield High on the list of closures. No word yet from Butler's Court but please go HERE for the latest updates.
A MOTHER says her 11-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he was horrifically burnt when playing with a lighter and an aerosol. The can blew up causing 45 per cent burns to Owen Shepherd's face, arms, hands and legs. Now he must undergo skin grafts to repair some of the damage. Speaking to the Mail from her son's bedside in hospital, Hayley Shepherd said he was saved only by the quick actions of a passerby, who rolled him in...
HULL KR coach Craig Sandercock admits yesterday's 28-18 derby win over Hull FC was soured by injuries to three key players. Centre Kris Welham and second rowers Con Mika and Cory Paterson are all now doubtful for the Super League season opener against Catalan on February 3. Vice-captain Welham, who has only just returned from seven months out with a broken ankle, was taken to hospital for x-rays, having suffered a suspected broken...