Councils oppose 24-storey block in Ladbroke Grove

Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea councils have objected to proposals to build a 24-storey tower block in Scrubs Lane. The plans for more than 200 flats, on an area of warehouses beside the grade I-listed St Mary’s Cemetery, were submitted by City and Docklands Ltd. The company calls the development the North Kensington Gate.

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Hammersmith and Fulham council leader says capital at critical moment in fight against coronavirus

The next two weeks are crucial to stop coronavirus and its potential to kill, a senior west London politician has warned. Hammersmith and Fulham council leader Stephen Cowan issued the stark warning after a London-wide emergency meeting discussing what the next steps in the capital might be.

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Self-isolating students at Royal College of Music given instruments to pass fortnight trapped in halls

Students who were quarantined in their halls of residence were given musical instruments by their university to help the two weeks go by. Fifty students self-isolated after an outbreak at the Royal College of Music’s halls in Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith, which was the first reported outbreak at a London university.

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London hospitals to create “hubs” to deal with elective surgery if they are again swamped with Covid patients

A senior NHS chief has explained a new strategy London hospitals will use to keep patients safe, even if the capital sees a huge second surge of Covid-19. Professor Tim Orchard, chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, said hospitals across London were looking to create dedicated “hubs”, where non-Covid patients will receive routine, “elective” treatments and operations.

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£1m-a-year gangs unit set up in Hammersmith and Fulham to keep youngsters away from crime

Initiative between council and police one of the first of its kind – all paid for by outside developers. A new gangs unit which will cost almost £1m a year to run is to be set up to keep young people out of a life of crime. Youngsters at risk of getting groomed and ensnared in gangs will be offered a way out in the move – which will see police and Hammersmith and Fulham council working closely together.

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Kids will be sent home from school on “daily, if not weekly basis” with coronavirus symptoms, says Hammersmith and Fulham council’s education chief

By Julia Gregory, Local Democracy Reporter
It is likely to become normal to have a handful of pupils sent home after testing positive for coronavirus, according to a west London council’s education head. Jan Parnell said one Year 10 child and three primary school pupils had recently tested positive at Hammersmith and Fulham schools.

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