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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

A Tube train departing from Earl's Court station in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (often abbreviated to RBKC) is a London borough in the west side of central London.

It is an urban area and was named in the 2001 census as the most densely populated local authority in the United Kingdom, with a population of 158,919 at 13,244 per square kilometre (the land area is approximately 12 square kilometres).

The borough is immediately to the west of the City of Westminster, which is at the heart of modern London, and itself contains a substantial number of city centre facilities such as major museums and universities (in "Albertopolis"), department stores like Harrods, and embassies. It also contains many of the most exclusive residential districts in London which are also some of the most exclusive residential districts in the world.

It was created in 1965 from the former boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea. Kensington's Royal Borough status was inherited by the new borough. The new borough was originally to be called just 'Kensington' - the inclusion of Chelsea was locally supported.

According to the 2001 census, the borough has a population of 158,919. It is 79% white, 4% Black African and 3% Black Caribbean. 44% of households are owner–occupiers. As of October 2004, statistics released by the Office for National Statistics show that life expectancy at birth for females in Kensington and Chelsea was 84.8 years in 2001-2003, the highest in the United Kingdom. Male life expectancy at birth for the same period was 79.8 years, third highest in the UK. The figures for Kensington and Chelsea during 1991-1993 were significantly lower: 73.0 years for males (ranking 301st in the nation) and 80.0 for females (ranking 129th).

Kensington & Chelsea's affluence is demonstrated by the fact that it has the largest number of high-earners (over £60,000) of any local government district in the country — 16.6% . It has the highest number of workers in the financial sector and the lowest number working in the retail sector.

In December 2006, Sport England published a survey which revealed that residents of Kensington and Chelsea were the 4th most active in England in sports and other fitness activities. 27.9% of the population participate at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes.

Originally two separate metropolitan boroughs with their own town halls and administrations, it has today a single united local government authority, the Kensington & Chelsea London Borough Council, based in Kensington. One of its more notable (and controversial) Leaders was Nicholas Freeman, who was Leader from 1977 until 1989. The present Leader of the Council is Merrick Cockell. He was elected in April 2000. Currently there are 51 conservative councillors and 9 Labour.

It is intended that the constituency be divided so that Kensington becomes independent of Chelsea while Chelsea joins Fulham.

It is also home to a small Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, several Mosques and the Sikh Central Gurudwara in Holland Park.

Libraries include the Kensington Central Library and the Notting Hill Library.

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Chelsea L.F.C.

Chelsea Ladies Football Club are an English women's football club affiliated with Chelsea F.C. They are currently in the top tier of women's football in England, the Premier League, having won promotion as champions from the Southern Division in 2004-05. They finished bottom of the league that season, but won a promotion/relegation play-off against Northern runner-ups Liverpool L.F.C. 4-1 on aggregate to stay up.

The team is funded by the Chelsea men's team and has recently been building to become a superpower in the Women's game. On 2 July Chelsea LFC signalled their ambitions by signing Lianne Sanderson and Anita Asante from Arsenal LFC. The squad also consists of World cup winner Lorrie Fair, who is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the women's game.

Chelsea introduced a new manager for the 2008/09 season, former Arsenal reserve team manager Steve Jones. His connections with the Arsenal is regarded as one the reasons as to how Chelsea LFC obtained the signatures of two high profile Arsenal players. Chelsea are looking to build and become like Arsenal in the Women's game, but haven't impressed Arsenal manager Vic Akers, who has described his former players as being disloyal.

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Royal Hospital Chelsea

Figure Court of Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a retirement home and nursing home for British soldiers who are unfit for further duty due to injury or old age, located in the Chelsea region of central London. There are just over 300 soldiers (310, as of 10 June 2004) resident in the Royal Hospital, referred to as "in-pensioners" (or more colloquially, as Chelsea pensioners).

The grounds of the Royal Hospital have been the site of the annual Chelsea Flower Show since 1913.

The Royal Hospital was founded by King Charles II, who issued a Royal Warrant authorising the building of the Hospital on 22 December 1681, in order to make provision for old or injured soldiers. Many of these soldiers, who were no longer fit for service, had been kept on regimental rolls so that they could continue to receive payment, because there was an inadequate provision of pensions for them.

Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to design and erect the building. His design was based on the Hôpital des Invalides in Paris.

The site for the Hospital was an area of Chelsea which held an incomplete building — "Chelsey College", a theological college founded by James I in 1610. The area had been donated by Charles II to the Royal Society in 1667, but since the Society had been unable to find a suitable use for the site, it was repurchased by the King in February 1682 to provide the site for the Hospital.

Construction took place at a rapid pace and by the time of Charles II's death, in 1685, the main hall and chapel of the Hospital had already been completed. The first patients included those injured at the Battle of Sedgemoor. In 1686, Wren expanded his original design to add two additional quadrangles to the east and west of the central court.

Work was completed in 1692, and the first in-pensioners were admitted in February 1692. By the end of March that year, the full capacity of 476 former soldiers were in residence.

In 1694 a Royal Charter was established for a direct naval equivalent to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Building began in 1696 on the Greenwich Hospital, and it opened in 1705.

Because of its elevation, from 1796 to 1816 the Royal Hospital Chelsea hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in Portsmouth.

In 1809, Sir John Soane designed and constructed a new infirmary building, with space for 80 patients, located to the west of the Hospital building on the site of the current National Army Museum. The infirmary was damaged by bombing in the Second World War and later demolished.

The first televised church service in the United Kingdom was broadcast from the Hospital Chapel in 1949.

In 2002, the Sovereign's Mace was presented to the Hospital — up until then, the Hospital had had no colours or distinctive device — the Mace is now carried at all the ceremonial events at the Hospital.

The Royal Hospital Founder's Day takes place close to 29 May each year — the birthday of Charles II, and the date of his restoration as King in 1660. It is also known as Oak Apple Day, as it commemorates the escape of the future King following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, when he hid in the Royal Oak to avoid capture by Parliamentary forces.

On Founder's Day, in-pensioners of the Royal Hospital are reviewed by a member of the British royal family. The statue of Charles II in the central court (or Figure Court) of the Hospital is shrouded in oak leaves, and all participants and spectators wear sprigs of oak leaves.

The 7' 6" (229 cm) statue of King Charles II which stands in the central court (the Figure Court) of the Hospital was cast in copper alloy by Grinling Gibbons in 1676, and originally stood in the precincts of Whitehall Palace.

Following the death of King Charles II, the statue was moved to the Royal Hospital, where it has stood since 1692. In 2002, the statue was regilded to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.

The great hall and the chapel, the Hospital's museum, and some of its courtyards are open to the public. The site of the 18th century pleasure gardens known as Ranelagh Gardens now forms part of the grounds of the Hospital, and is open to the public. The National Army Museum is adjacent to the Hospital.

The Hospital is run by a Governor, currently General The Lord Walker GCB CMG CBE. He is assisted by a Lieutenant-Governor, Major-General APN Currie CB. Both of these men are also retired, like the rest of the pensioners. They also sit on an eighteen-strong Board of Commissioners, who hold the Hospital in trust.

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Chelsea Brady

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Chelsea Brady (Prev. Benson, born Georgia Reed Brady) is a fictional character on the television drama Days of our Lives. Since her introduction into the show in 2004, Chelsea has been portrayed by Mandy Musgrave and Rachel Melvin.

Chelsea Brady was born onscreen as Georgia Reed Brady on May 22, 1998, in Louisiana. Chelsea is the long-lost daughter of Billie Reed and Bo Brady, who was initially buried in the bayou as Georgia Reed Brady in May 1998. The truth came out when Chelsea Benson's adopted parents were killed in a car accident and blood tests revealed her true lineage. Billie immediately stepped in to care for Chelsea, who opted to keep the last name Benson. Since 2006, Chelsea changed her last name to Brady, her biological father's last name.

As Abby Deveraux's best friend, Chelsea has been a bad influence. She's encouraged Abby to smoke, drink, and lie often to her mother. She's also had a few driving incidents, including having her license revoked. Of course, the most serious accident resulted in the death of Zack Brady - her half-brother, whom she hit while she was text messaging and driving simultaneously, thus incurring the wrath of Hope Brady and half-brother Shawn Brady.

Chelsea was involved with Max Brady, who kept Chelsea's secret about accidentally killing Zack. Chelsea's also been obsessed with older men including Patrick Lockhart, who was conveniently staying at Abby's house. Seeing Billie Reed as has her biggest competition, Chelsea hated her, that is, until she learned that Billie was actually her mother.

After all the bad things Chelsea did, she desperately wanted to change. While serving her community service at the hospital, a gloved hand leaves a file for Chelsea to discover. The file said that Claire Brady was not her cousin, the daughter of Philip Kiriakis, but actually her half-niece, Shawn's daughter. Thinking she was doing the right thing, Chelsea left the file in Shawn's cubicle for him to find while he lay unconscious from alcohol poisoning. She felt letting him know he was Claire's father will give him a reason to live.

Belle and Shawn discovered the file when he woke up and they thought the file was fraudulent because they did not remember sleeping together. The file was dusted for fingerprints and it was discovered that, apart from Shawn and Belle, Chelsea's were the only other fingerprints on the file. Bo arrested Chelsea, and Max blew up when he found out, immediately dumping her. Bo decided that the only way to prove that Chelsea was guilty was to run the DNA test on Shawn to see if he was Claire's biological father. The tests came back positive and, in this turn of events, the charges were dropped.

Chelsea then went on a quest to get Bo and Billie back together, and consulted her grandmother, Kate Roberts, who encouraged Chelsea to be driven and go after what she wanted. The stress of losing their child had torn apart Bo and Hope and when Hope sent e-mails to Bo expressing her desire for a divorce, Chelsea intercepted the emails and wrote back pretending to be Bo and agreed to the divorce even though Bo was trying to get back together with Hope. When her actions were discovered, Bo and Hope were completely enraged and Bo disowned Chelsea. After many weeks of feeling guilty she talked to her father and with the support of her mother, Billie, she was able to gain back her father's trust and he welcomed her back into his life.

Chelsea was then involved with a mystery lover online by the name of Dr. Shane Patten. She told him all her feelings and her deepest secrets thinking she could trust him. She even went so far as to plan their future together. She got so into him she wanted all the details about him so she got Abby's cousin, Nick Fallon, to find everything out for her. After giving up on Nick finding out information about Patten because Nick wouldn't talk to her, Chelsea finally learned that Dr. Patten was really Nick all along and he was just trying to get her to like him. She was upset and hurt at Nick's actions and completely ended their friendship, saying she could never trust him again.

Things became even worse between the two when Chelsea found out that Nick had slept with her mother when she was drunk and he was depressed over the loss of Chelsea's friendship. She refused to even be in the same room as Nick and moved out of her mother's house and moved in with her father and stepmother. Her mother desperately tried to repair their relationship, but there still remains some tension between the two.

Chelsea found even more problems when her father's house was set on fire. The fire was actually started by Willow Stark, a former prostitute and ex-girlfriend of Shawn Brady, who was hired by EJ Wells to break into the house. The fire was started unintentionally and Willow placed a hairbrush of Chelsea's in the house to try to frame her for the fire. Chelsea panicked at what her father would think considering her past troubles and under the pretense of wanting to rebuild their relationship she convinced Nick, a DNA assistant, to steal the brush in order to keep her father from finding out. Nick felt extremely guilty over his actions and was not completely sure if she was telling the truth about the fire and visited Willow in jail (she was arrested for stealing Hope's jewelry) to try to figure out which version of the fire story was true. Willow stole the hairbrush from Nick, which resulted in Nick trying to get the hairbrush back. Willow died struggling to get the hairbrush back from Nick. Afterwards, Chelsea admitted to her father that she asked Nick to steal the hairbrush from the lab.

It is believed that Chelsea truly does have romantic feelings for Nick, but due to past relationships she has trouble trusting people and has found it hard to forgive Nick, but Nick has stated that he is determined to prove to Chelsea he loves her no matter what it takes together. Chelsea and Nick bond after Chelsea was kidnapped on the campus of Salem University, with Max also stopping a bomb from going off that was strapped to her body in exchange for Atermis and DeMarquette.

Then, Chelsea went on to help have Ford Decker arrested for the rape of her two good friends Cordy and Morgan. Chelsea is not aware that Stephanie was also raped by Ford and has ignored Stephanie's pleas to let Ford be.

Chelsea and the girls created posters depicting Ford as a rapist and has been threatened by him on several occasions. The latest being at the Brady Pub where Nick was forced to defend her.

In November, Chelsea and Nick broke into Ford's dorm to obtain proof that he is indeed the campus rapist. They have pictures that were illegally obtained. Chelsea's father Bo and Stephanie's father Steve were forced to confront Ford. After being appalled by the university's unwillingness to do anything to Ford, the girls lured him into their sorotity house where Chelsea was to be interested in him. The girls drugged his drink but Ford switched the drinks and Chelsea ended up drugged. In a fight on the stairs Ford fell backwards and died. The girls, with the help of Max Brady, buried Ford in the basement of the house.

Most recently, Chelsea's father Bo Brady has been admitted to the hospital for pancreatic issues. Chelsea was found to be a match and was scheduled for a experimental operation to graft some of her pancreas to save Bo. Bo's handsome and earth-friendly doctor, Dr. Daniel Jonas, (who was brought in by Victor Kiriakis) performed the surgery. He and Chelsea have since grown to become friends although Chelsea has constant daydreams of a more intimate relationship.

Unfortunately for Chelsea, Kate Roberts and Dr. Jonas became involved as he treated her for lung cancer.

Lately, she has been defending Nick Fallon, her "first love" who was charged with Trent Robbins murder, and growing closer to her old flame, Max Brady who she recently kissed at New years dinner at Chez Rouge suggesting that they may get back together. Chelsea is also volunteering at the hospital, where she has established a connection with Abe & Lexie's son, Theo.

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Chelsea (band)

Chelsea are an English punk rock band, formed in London in 1976.

Three of the four original band members went on to help found Generation X. More than two decades after its release, ‘Right To Work’, Chelsea’s debut single, was included in Mojo magazine’s list of the best punk rock singles of all time.

The original line-up was front-man Gene October, Billy Idol (guitar), Tony James (bass) and John Towe (drums, who had come from London SS along with James). After a few gigs, the other three left October to form Generation X. October then recruited Carey Fortune (drums), Martin Stacy (guitar) and Bob Jessie (bass), with the last two soon replaced by Henry Daze and James Stevenson (who later joined Generation X). This rapid turnover of band-members was characteristic throughout Chelsea's existence, with October the only constant presence.

Their first single, "Right To Work", dealing with unemployment, was their most popular song. After spending 1977-78 touring in the UK and overseas, they released their first LP, Chelsea, in 1979. Their second LP, Alternative Hits, was released in 1980. At this time the band split and Gene put together a new lineup, including guitarist Nic Austin, which recorded the critically acclaimed album Evacuate. Gene October put out albums sporadically with various lineups throughout the 80s and 90s, including Rock Off, The Alternative and Traitors Gate. In 1999 the lineup from the first album reformed for the infamous "Social Chaos Tour" across North America. The live album Metallic F.O. was recorded at CBGBs in New Your during this tour. The band released their latest studio album, Faster, Cheaper and Better Looking in 2005, their first in over 25 years with original members James Stevenson, guitarist, and drummer Chris Bashford. The album was released in the US on TKO in February 2007. They continue to record and tour.Chelsea are currently recording new meterial to be used for a new album in early 2009.

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