Luxury Kensington complex will have just five affordable homes

Borough where 14 Grenfell families remain in hotels backs plan for retirement complex including £12m houses

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has approved plans for a half-billion pound luxury retirement complex that includes just five affordable homes at a time when 14 families who survived the Grenfell Tower fire are still living in hotels 18 months on.

The Conservative controlled council granted consent for the scheme on a prime site in the south of the borough that includes 142 homes, some of which will be let for up to £10,000 a month.

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Anthony Lester quits House of Lords, citing health toll of sexual misconduct claims

Lib Dem, who denies offering woman a peerage for sex, will step down immediately, reports say

The peer accused of groping a woman and promising her a peerage in exchange for sex has resigned from the House of Lords, it has been reported.

Anthony Lester of Herne Hill told the Times he will step down with immediate effect, adding the investigation into his alleged conduct has “taken a serious toll” on his health.

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Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ becomes the most-streamed 20th-century song

Queen’s iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has become the most-streamed 20th-century song. Knocking Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ off the top spot, the British band’s 1975 classic has now been streamed 1.6 billion times globally.

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