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John Lewis is a chain of upmarket department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom. The chain is owned by the John Lewis Partnership, which was created alongside the first store in the mid-1800s. The first John Lewis store was opened in 1864 in Oxford Street, London. The chain's slogan is "Never Knowingly Undersold" which has been in use since 1925.There are 46 stores throughout England, Scotland and Wales, including 12 "At Home" stores, and "flexible format" stores in Exeter and York.On 1 January 2008, the Oxford Street store was awarded a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen as: "suppliers of haberdashery and household goods". John Lewis Reading is also the holder of a Royal Warrant from the Queen in 2007 as suppliers of household and fancy goods. Peter Jones, located in Sloane Square, Chelsea, is the holder of a Royal Warrant to both HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as draper and furnisher.HistoryEarly historyThe flagship store on Oxford Street began as a drapery shop, opened by John Lewis in 1864. In 1905 Lewis acquired a second store, Peter Jones in Sloane Square, London. His son, John Spedan Lewis, founded the John Lewis Partnership in 1920 after thinking up the idea during his days in charge of Peter Jones. John Spedan Lewis also thought up the idea of the Gazette, the partnership's in-house magazine, first published in 1918.
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The Embassy of Lithuania in London is the diplomatic mission of Lithuania in the United Kingdom.Originally based in Gloucester Place in Marylebone, the Embassy moved to its current location in Bessborough Gardens, Pimlico in 2011. In May 2016 Lithuania also opened a honorary consulate situated in the historic building of Ingress Abbey, Greenhithe, Kent.
Opened in 1968, The Chelsea Drugstore was a sleek modern glass and aluminium fronted building on the northwest corner of Royal Avenue and the Kings Road, in west London. Modelled on Le Drugstore on Boulevard St Germain in Paris, the Chelsea Drugstore was arranged over three floors and on most days remained open for up to 16 hours. Inside customers would find bars, a chemist, newsstands, record stores and other concessions. A popular service was the 'flying squad' delivery option run by the store. Those who used this service would have their purchases delivered by hand by young ladies adorned in purple catsuits arriving on flashy motorcycles.In popular cultureThe store is notably mentioned in The Rolling Stones song "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Chelsea Drugstore is also the title of a 2012 EP by UK band The Jetsonics as well as it being a film location in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. The store became a wine bar and then a McDonald's. Both pub and retail shops below were open until the late 1980s.
The Embassy of Albania in London is the diplomatic mission of Albania in the United Kingdom.A protest was held outside the embassy in 2013 following the proposal to destroy the chemical weapons of Syria in Albania.
Millbank Tower is a 118m high skyscraper in the City of Westminster at Millbank, by the River Thames in London.HistoryThe tower was constructed in 1963 for Vickers and was originally known as the Vickers Tower. It was designed by Ronald Ward and Partners and built by John Mowlem & Co. It is a landmark on the London skyline, standing beside the River Thames, half a mile upstream from the Palace of Westminster. The tower has been owned by David and Simon Reuben since 2002, while still being managed by its former owner Tishman Speyer Properties. It is a Grade II listed building.The 2003 edition of the Pevsner architectural guide says that the Millbank Tower is "one of the few London office towers to have won affection", and contrasts it with the "boxy structure" of the Shell Tower at Waterloo.OccupantsThroughout its history, the Millbank Tower has been home to many high-profile political and other organisations. From 1995 the Labour Party rented two floors in the base at the south of the site, for use as a general election campaign centre. Labour ran its 1997 General Election campaign from these offices; after the election, the party vacated its headquarters at John Smith House, Walworth Road SE17, to move to Millbank. Just five years later, however, the £1 million per annum rent forced the party to vacate the tower and take out a mortgage of £5.5 million to relocate to 16-18 Old Queen Street, overlooking St James's Park, which had 11,200 square feet of open plan premises.
The Security Service, also MI5, is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service, Government Communications Headquarters and Defence Intelligence . MI5 is directed by the Joint Intelligence Committee, and the service is bound by the Security Service Act 1989. The service is directed to protect British parliamentary democracy and economic interests, and counter terrorism and espionage within the UK.Within the civil service community the service is colloquially known as Box 500 .The service has had a national headquarters at Thames House on Millbank in London since 1995, drawing together personnel from a number of locations into a single HQ facility. Thames House was, until March 2013, shared with the Northern Ireland Office and is also home to the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, a subordinate organisation to the Security Service. The service has offices across the United Kingdom including an HQ in Northern Ireland.
The Department for Transport is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have not been devolved. The department is run by the Secretary of State for Transport, currently Chris Grayling.HistoryGovernment control of transport and diverse associated matters has been reorganised a number of times in modern history, being the responsibility of:2002 - present: Department for Transport2001 - 2002: Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions1997 - 2001: Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions1976 - 1997: Department of Transport1970 - 1976: Department for the Environment1959 - 1970: Ministry of Transport1953 - 1959: Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation1946 - 1953: Ministry of Transport1941 - 1946: Ministry of War Transport - after absorption of Ministry of Shipping1919 - 1941: Ministry of Transport The name "Ministry of Transport" lives on in the annual MOT test, a test of vehicle safety, roadworthiness, and exhaust emissions, which most vehicles used on public roads in the UK are required to pass annually once they reach three years old (four years for vehicles in Northern Ireland).
The City of Westminster Magistrates' Court was a magistrates' court located at 70 Horseferry Road, in the City of Westminster, London. It was originally called Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court, after the road in which it was sited. However, it was renamed in July 2006 following the closure of Bow Street Magistrates' Court. It served as the court where the Chief Magistrate of England and Wales sat, and all extradition and terrorism-related cases passed through the court. The court closed permanently on 22 September 2011, and was replaced on 27 September 2011 with Westminster Magistrates' Court, built on the site of Marylebone Magistrates' Court at 181 Marylebone Road.The court pictured has since been demolished, and replaced with a development of flats.HistoryThe court building, designed by C. A. Legerton and opened in 1974, was functional and "of minimal personality and minimal expression of function and purpose", according to Pevsner. It was opened as one of a series of three larger court houses, with the others at Camberwell Green and Highbury Corner. It had four courtrooms as opened and a further two were later added. The central location and proximity to New Scotland Yard caused the court to be involved in a number of high-profile cases.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Concordats set out agreed frameworks for co-operation between it and the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive, which have devolved responsibilities for these matters in their respective nations. Defra also leads for Britain at the EU on agricultural, fisheries and environment matters and in other international negotiations on sustainable development and climate change, although a new Department of Energy and Climate Change was created on 3 October 2008 to take over the last responsibility.CreationIt was formed in June 2001 under the leadership of Margaret Beckett, when the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) was merged with part of the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and with a small part of the Home Office. The department was created after the perceived failure of MAFF to deal adequately with an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. The Department had about 9,000 core personnel,. The Department's main building is Nobel House on Smith Square, SW1.
Marsham Street is a street in the City of Westminster in London, England. It is approximately a mile in length and runs south from Great Peter Street, near Victoria Street and Parliament Square.DescriptionMarsham Street bisects Horseferry Road and backs on to Smith Square which was home to the Conservative Party. Like many streets in the area, it has long been the location to offices of the Government of the United Kingdom and is currently home to the Home Office and the Department for Transport and the Department for Communities and Local Government. The offices include those designed by Robert Atkinson just before his death, but they are not well regarded. Along with Great Smith Street to the north, and John Islip Street to the south, it is designated the B326 in the Great Britain road numbering scheme.Marsham Street has been subject to a number of high end residential developments formed out of what used to be Westminster Hospital and associated former nursing accommodation. These developments were completed in the period 2005-2007 and are now attracting purchasers who traditionally would have sought out accommodation in Chelsea and Knightsbridge but are attracted by high specification buildings and attractive pricing by developers.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of WestminsterDistance: 0.2 miTourist Information Ambrosden Avenue, Westminster, London SW1P 1QJ, England, Great Britain London, SW1P 1 020 7798 9033
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in England, historically however it has always been styled the Diocese of Westminster. The archdiocese consists of all of London north of the River Thames and west of the River Lea, together with the borough of Spelthorne and the county of Hertfordshire, which lies immediately to London's north.The diocese is led by the Archbishop of Westminster, who serves as pastor of the mother church, Westminster Cathedral, as well as the metropolitan bishop of the Metropolitan Province of Westminster. Since the re-establishment of the English Catholic dioceses in 1850 each Archbishop of Westminster, including the incumbent, Archbishop Vincent Gerard Nichols, has been created a cardinal by the Pope in consistory, often as the only cardinal in England. It is also customary for the Archbishop of Westminster to be elected President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales providing a degree of a formal direction for the other English bishops and archbishops. However he is not formally a primate, though has special privileges conferred by the Papal Bull Si qua es. The diocese is one of the smallest dioceses in England and Wales in geographical area, but the largest in terms of Catholic population and priests. It is legally established as a diocese, though canonically an archdiocese.
Cadogan Place is a street in Belgravia, London. It is named after Earl Cadogan and runs parallel to the lower half of Sloane Street. It gives its names to the extensive Cadogan Place Gardens (not open to the public).Literary referencesCharles Dickens writes of it in Nicholas Nickleby:Cadogan Place is the home of Fanny and Robert Assingham in Henry James's late novel The Golden Bowl.Notable residents 44 Cadogan Place was home to William Wilberforce for the last two years of his life and a blue plaque records his death there in 1833. 52 Cadogan Place was the London birthplace, childhood and family home of Harold Macmillan (1894–1986), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1957–1963). 79 Cadogan Place is the former home of Lord and Lady Colin Campbell who provided Victorian London with a sensational divorce trial in 1886.
Cardinal Place is a retail and office development in London, near Victoria Station and opposite Westminster Cathedral. The site consists of three buildings covering over a million square feet on Victoria Street next door to Portland House, and was designed by EPR Architects and built by Sir Robert McAlpine.The topping out ceremony was held in December 2004, and performed by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Lord McAlpine, and Ian J. Henderson, outgoing chief executive of the site's developers Land Securities.The £200m development was built directly over the District & Circle line Underground tunnels which actually pass through the basement. The buildings rest on rubber shock absorbers to prevent vibrations from the passing trains. The project includes 550000sqft of office space and 100000sqft of retail.Tenants include Experian.
So you’ve met your soul mate, you’ve said yes and decided to tie the knot? Congratulations!By now you’ve probably phoned, texted, emailed, Facebooked, tweeted, and even blogged the news to everyone you know! We’re guessing you might be feeling a little frazzled with everything you have to do now, and you may have begun to wonder, ‘So, where do I go from here?’ Well, we’re here to help.
We are a highly experienced group of professionals working in a range of different wedding related services. Between us, we have something like 50 years of wedding experience, so we have worked with literally hundreds of brides and grooms. Whatever your needs are, we are here to help. We can simply point you in the right direction of trusted, experienced and high quality wedding suppliers that work in your area, or we can support and guide you in making the decisions you want in terms of the look, feel and style of your own special day.
We provide a friendly, flexible and professional service, offering:
Make-up, semi-permanent eyelash extensions, eyebrow shaping, Airbase foundation air brushing
Hair & nails
It’s all bespoke – tailored exactly to the individual’s needs – whether you want more or less of what we offer. Because that’s how your wedding should be – exactly how you always imagined it would be, whatever your taste or budget.
We come as a team, or as individual services – it’s entirely up to you. We are based in Mid Wales, but cover a wide range of locations, including the Shropshire borders, the Midlands and the North West of England. We also cater for civil ceremonies, whether you’re a ‘Mrs’ or ‘Mr’.
The team consists of:
Tina Jones - photographer at Alive and Clicking (on 07525 027941)
"Hi, I'm Tina! I'm a mum, photographer and massive Crowded House fan. I was born in Washington, D.C. forty something years ago, was transplanted to Munich, Germany at a young age, got an education there and moved back to the US. My love of photography was handed down to me by my Dad, and was ignited in high school, where I learned the magic of the darkroom! I decided to learn the craft from the bottom up, worked in a family run studio and learned about developing film, printing fine art photographs, retouching the old school way with a tiny brush all while photographing everything around me. I have worked in mini labs, taken "Old Time, Victorian Photos" in San Diego, have completed an apprenticeship in a picture agency, and completed another apprenticeship as a camera operator working for the esteemed ZDF, the German television channel equivalent to the BBC here in the UK. Fast forward to the digital age, and today I take pride in making my own photographs shine with the help of my Photoshop skills. I live in beautiful Mid Wales, and photograph the landscape, the people, and all kinds of special events and occasions."
Heather Jones – special event hair stylist at London House Salon (on 07752 854999 or 01654 702130)
Heather has been hairdressing for 12 years, and specialising in bridal and special event styling for 10. She has worked at salons and events across Mid Wales, including the Richard Lloyd Salon in Aberystwyth. She is now based in the London House Salon in Machynlleth. Heather can turn her hand to absolutely any style - from traditional up-do to experimental and inventive catwalk styles. So whether your wedding is classic or contemporary, she can quickly create exactly the right style to suit your look.
Leah Sims – Makeup Artist (on 0781 7403414)
Leah is a highly experienced and London College of Fashion trained. Providing a wide range of makeup and beauty services for all ages and skin tones for the past 10 years.
Services include: bridal and special occasion makeup services, makeup lessons, makeover photoshoots, Lash Perfect semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions, eyebrow shaping, Airbase foundation airbrushing, fashion, editorial and theatrical makeup.
Mobile, home or studio based service offered. Based in Machynlleth, Mid Wales, but a wide range of locations covered including: Wales, Shropshire Borders, and North West England.
Rhian Watt – nail technician, for manicures, pedicures, acrylic & fibreglass nail extensions (on 07966 000775)
Battersea Park is a suburban railway station in the London Borough of Wandsworth, formerly York Road. It is at the junction of the South London Line and the Brighton Main Line between Victoria and. It is close to Battersea Park, and not far from Battersea Power Station.DescriptionThe station has a polychrome brick Venetian Gothic facade. It is a Grade 2 listed building. Access to the five platforms is via steep wooden staircases, which are unusable by infirm or physically disabled passengers. Platform 1 is made completely from wood and ceased to be used from December 2012. Platform 1 has had its tracks removed and its future is uncertain. Platform 5 is rarely used, usually during engineering works or congestion problems in London Victoria with services passing towards Clapham Junction.The station will be within short walking distance of Battersea tube station, an extension of the Northern line to Battersea Power Station expected to open in 2020.HistoryThe London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a high-level line between Pouparts Junction and Battersea Pier Junction on 1 May 1867 as a means of reducing congestion at Stewarts Lane. York Road (Battersea) station opened at this time. The station was renamed Battersea Park and York Road 1 January 1877 and Battersea Park on 1 June 1885.
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