By Mike Pentelow The new £1.5 million Fitzrovia Community Centre in Foley Street is due to open this spring. It takes up a corner of the ground floor and basement of John Astor House, owned by University College London Hospital (UCLH). Rooms are available for hire for a variety of community projects. The £1.5 million …
Students are occupying a university building at 11 Bedford Square in Bloomsbury, central London in protest against the government's cuts. The building will become an Anti-Cuts Space. A base to unite both students and workers in protest against the coalition government's cuts.
Angela Lovely has had a very long email about things going on in Fitzrovia.
Police and supporters of the Really Free School were called to the Black Horse in Rathbone Place at around 3.00 pm today after fears for the personal safety of those occupying the pub.
It seems The News of the World are really desperate for stories about the squatters who occupied Guy Ritchie’s house in Fitzrovia, writes Angela Lovely
The mainstream media have done the young people of the Really Free School and the people of Fitzrovia a disservice in their reporting of the occupation of Guy Ritchie's house.
Is there any point to social media? Linus Rees thinks he's found a use for it as voluntary sector organisations struggle against government cuts.
Some people start writing to follow a dream. For Juliet Ace, who went on to write for such national treasures as EastEnders and The Archers, it was to escape a nightmare.
More confusion for Bozza's cycle scheme
This terrible Australian flood disaster took on new meaning for myself and everyone associated with The Fitzroy Tavern when news came that it was the Fitzroy river that had burst its banks. I contacted Peter the manager of The Fitzroy Tavern who straight away agreed to support and help. Connections with Australia and The Fitzroy go back a long way.
There will be an Editorial and Social meeting at 7.30pm tonight (Tuesday) 1 February, at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, W1T 4RX. Come along and share some food and drink while discussing local news, reviews and features for Fitzrovia News.
Social media may bring people from the construction industry together in a virtual space, but face-to-face contact is still important. The construction industry still likes Fitzrovia's real meeting places, says Paul Wilkinson. The world's first awards for social media in the built environment will be held on 9 February 2011 at the Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
A decision on whether to list the former Georgian and Victorian workhouse in Cleveland Street as a building of special architectural or historic interest could be taken in a matter of weeks.
Community groups in Camden and Westminster found out last week how the government's cuts to local authority funding will affect them. Delegates at conferences were told that fewer community centres will receive funding, and many voluntary organisations will receive no funding at all. Camden will continue to offer annual revenue grants while Westminster have scrapped grants and introduced commissioning.
The office developer Derwent London has submitted plans to Camden Council to part-demolish and redevelop the Saatchi & Saatchi building on Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia.
Bloomsbury Area Action Group meeting: 7.00pm - 8.30pm, Monday 31 January 2011 (6.45pm – opportunity for an informal chat with ward councillors) Venue: Camden Town Hall , Committee rooms 1& 2, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE
A City of Westminster councillor has proposed a network of water fountains throughout the West End to provide free drinking water to the public. The initiative would cut down on the transportation of bottled water into central London and reduce the amount of litter created from discarded plastic water bottles.
The Black Horse pub in Rathbone Place has been closed and sold to an owner who wants to redevelop the residential accommodation above. London & Central Estates had acquired the 5,000 sq ft pub from Mitchells & Butlers for £1.95m.
By Linus Rees More events to raise awareness of London's murals will take place in 2011 say the London Mural Preservation Society (LMPS). There will be talks, walks and other events to inform people about where London's murals are and why they were painted. Many of London's murals are in danger of decaying and being …
By Linus Rees A parade of shops along Store Street remains mostly boarded up after landlord The Bedford Estates raised rents and refurbished the shop units over the past year. The Bedford Estates is however hopeful that the shops will be let over the next few months. A restaurant and offices will also be built …