The London headquarters of the Czechoslovak Military Intelligence Unit, responsible for running one of the most daring and high profile missions in the Second World War, will be honoured with a City of Westminster Green Plaque today (Friday 28 October).
The plaque will be unveiled on the 70thanniversary of Operation Anthropoid, the unit’s most significant mission, which led to the assassination of the Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich who was infamously known as “The Butcher of Prague”. Heydrich oversaw the massacre of thousands of Jews, Polish leaders, communists and clergymen.
Westminster’s new Bessborough Centre was formally opened by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday (26 October) after the clinic and nursery underwent a £3.5m refurbishment.
Westminster City Council funded the extensive makeover of the Pimlico centre in partnership with the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) to create a central hub for children’s and family services in the area.
A £3m investment fund and incubator launches today for London’s world changing start-up businesses.
Hub Venture Labs, is Europe’s first incubator dedicated to supporting and nurturing the most promising social entrepreneurs in creating better, more sustainable businesses.
A high-profile campaign is to be launched by Westminster Council aimed at ridding the Edgware Road area from beggars who are disturbing residents and visitors.
The council will put up large posters in bus shelters and A4 versions on the back of doors in public conveniences in Shisha cafes.
Cllr Daniel Astaire, Westminster Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said:
"Our entire approach to homelessness and rough sleeping is about improving people’s lives and we believe that feeding people on the streets is not a civilised way to help people in the 21st century.