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OTR column – a grand day out in west London

There’s a lot more to the annual Notting Hill Carnival than a string of headlines about crime

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Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 13:52


You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “Much has changed on the streets of west London in the 50 years since Carnival first paraded proudly this way and a lot of this has to do with property prices. When local activists and musicians first hatched plans for Carnival in the 1960s, it was about showcasing the Caribbean of the newcomers from the West Indies and improving community relations with the west London locals.”