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You might have to pay to go to Notting Hill Carnival next year

| blog, L&B World, Notting Hill Carnival, UK | December 16, 2015

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Notting Hill Carnival might charge for entry for the first time ever, it emerged today.

The August Bank Holiday Monday event, which has taken place every year since 1966, is one of the largest street festivals in the world and attracts around 1million people annually. In that time, it has never charged for entry, but that might soon change.

Victoria Borwick, Conservative MP for Kensington, will ask local households in the New Year whether they would support an entry fee and increased security following a record 407 arrests at this year’s event. Notting Hill residents will also be asked if they would be in favour of moving the event from Monday to… Read the full story

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Man suffers ‘life-threatening injuries’ after being stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival

| blog, L&B World, Notting Hill Carnival, UK | August 31, 2015

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX Shutterstock (5016771r).. A row of police officers stand guard at a street leading to the Notting Hill Carnival... Notting Hill Carnival, London, Britain - 31 August 2015.. ..
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A man is has been rushed to hospital with ‘life-threatening injuries’ after being stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival.

Three 18-year-old males were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after the incident in London’s street festival today.

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, presented himself to a London Ambulance Service treatment centre near Ladbroke Grove, before being rushed to hospital.

His condition has since been upgraded to ‘serious but stable’.

The arrest of the three teenagers brings the total number of people arrested at this year’s carnival to 200.

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