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Seabrook on...Good winners will strengthen Chelsea

Seabrook on...Good winners will strengthen Chelsea

Awards are strengthened by stiff competition and good winners.

Hewson On ... It's time to reform Sunday trading

Hewson On ... It's time to reform Sunday trading

I don't know about you but Sundays in our house are 'free days', in that we rest-up and steer well clear of anything much beyond tucking in to a decent lunch.

Horticulture at the city's heart

Horticulture at the city's heart

Two of the hottest trends in urban horticulture feature in this issue - firstly the proliferation of roof gardens across the capital, and second, the introduction of sustainable closed-crop growing systems.

According to Farrer...Delivering homes to the electorate

According to Farrer...Delivering homes to the electorate

According to recent figures, the UK needs to build 180,000 new homes every year between now and 2020 - a target that we can see is being fulfilled with nondescript houses popping up across our neighbourhoods.

Enabling green development

Enabling green development

With housebuilding running at about half that required to meet the housing shortage, it is no surprise to see politicians of every hue embrace the garden city concept in the hope it can kick-start larger-scale development with a green vision that will counter local fears of characterless urban sprawl.

Seabrook On ... Talk to one another to stay well informed

Seabrook On ... Talk to one another to stay well informed

We live in the age of communication yet most of us appear to be less well informed than ever. When I started work we had no electricity at home and no telephone, we wrote letters and to make a call meant riding your bike to the village telephone box.

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