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Campaigners hail college merger cancellation

A last-minute intervention from the Government’s Department for Education has halted the proposed merger between Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC), and Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College.

Golborne Road Festival 2018 – Sunday July 1
The 2018 Golborne Road Festival will be on Sunday, July 1. Last year we had some great weather and hordes of friendly adults and children came along to join in the party. Click on the link to see for yourself what the 2017 Festival was like!
2017 Golborne Road Festival

Latest art on Portobello Wall
The latest open-air art exhibition on the Portobello Road Wall, just opposite the Spanish School on the stretch between Cambridge Gardens and Golborne Road is a celebration of films made in the neighbourhood

Time to get on your bike?
Cycling is a great way to get around London while you benefit from some exercise. But a new bicycle can cost from £200 upwards, a hefty initial outlay. But a new scheme is offering bikes for around £20 per month to K&C residents

Friendship Bench commemorates Susie Parsons
Golborne Forum’s former chair, Susie Parsons is now commemorated at the corner of Golborne Road and Southam Street by a new Friendship Bench. Susie passed away in June 2015 and is much missed by her family, friends and colleagues

Focus on Business: Samadali Muradi - Rainbow News
There’s been a newsagent at 63 Golborne Road, on the corner of Wornington Road, for many years but it was in the summer of 2014 that current proprietor Samadali Muradi took over the business.

Is there a ‘Science District’ in Golborne?
Writing on the Library Time Machine blog, RBK&C local studies librarian Dave Walker freely admitted that he’d made up a neighbourhood in Golborne, the Science District. But there are (or were) actually four streets in the area named for scientists

Restaurant review: Flat Iron
Flat Iron at 46 Golborne Road is the latest Golborne restaurant opening. Number 46 has seen a number of restaurants over the years including TV chef Anthony Worrall Thompson in the late 1990s and, most recently, the short-lived John Doe

Focus on local business: The Cockney Jew Trattoria
Self-styled Cockney Jew Clint Bone is the man behind one of the food stalls on the passageway between Portobello Road and Acklam Road, just off the Portobello and Cambridge Gardens junction

Golborne’s Banksy on the move
Golborne’s very own Banksy, which appeared on the side of 274 Portobello Road back in 2007, is to be moved. But it’s not going far – just one storey up on the same building. Luxury property developers Enstar Capital are behind the scheme

The Eagle re-opens
The Eagle at 250 Ladbroke Grove has changed hands again, but the good news is that it’s still a proper local pub. The new owner is Hippo Inns, a small chain with eight pubs around London

Local history: St Joseph's Home for the Elderly
Golborne has seen many changes over the years, changes that continue with developments like the renewal of the Wornington Green Estate. One big change that happened in the 1980s was the demolition of St Joseph's Home for the Elderly

Goldfinger Factory
Goldfinger Factory is a social enterprise based in Trellick Tower that turns waste into gold by using discarded materials to build cutting-edge furniture and trains local people in craft skills

Focus on business: Green Endings
Green Endings, an independent funeral directors, has just opened at 42 Golborne Road. Founded in 2000, the company has branches in Tufnell Park and Twickenham and it aims to offer a wider choice of funeral arrangements

Wild West 10
Golborne Road film now online
Oral history documentary about Golborne Road, Wild West 10 – Golborne Stories of Struggle and Resistance, made by Year 5 children from Bevington Primary School and arts organisation Digital:Works is now available to watch here

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