Empowering others

Anita Choudhrie is the matriarch of an eminent Indian family based in the UK. Her charity is helping female disabled athletes get to the Tokyo Olympics.

Singing from the heart

Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery became the oldest ever winner of Britain’s Got Talent last year. Here he talks about the sudden change in his life at the age of 89.

John Simpson’s Chelsea

Renowned world affairs broadcaster John Simpson tells us his favourite haunts in Chelsea, from places to eat and drink to shops.

Sail of the century

Sailor Sir Ben Ainslie has 5 Olympic medals but one prize has escaped him – the America’s Cup. Now he is determined to make history and win it for the UK.

A lion in Chelsea

John Rendall bought a lion cub from Harrods in the 1960s and brought him to live in Chelsea. He still lives in the area today.

Sixties it girl

Paulene Stone was a Vogue cover girl in the Sixties, but, aged 78, she still has it. Her life has been full of colour, glamour and tragedy.

The gift of giving

Christmas is the time for giving. Meet some of the UK’s biggest givers – the multi-millionaire and billionaire philanthropists who give back.

Scout’s honour

Marcus Wolfgang-Hall leads the 9th Chelsea Scouts, a voluntary role he puts his heart and soul into.

Historic newsstand

Haines of Sloane Square is London’s oldest newsstand. Meet Alex Bailey, running the business his grandad started and meeting hundreds of residents and commuters every day.

Historic Lord Mayor

History was made this year when Councillor Ruth Bush donned her robes and chain of office as Westminster’s first ever Labour Lord Mayor.

Inspired by Mother Teresa

Meera Gandhi met Mother Teresa as a teenager. It inspired her to devote her life to charity, helping the poor and working to give all girls an education.

The good doctor

The Chelsea-based surgeon behind the David Nott Foundation trains local doctors in war zones and natural disaster areas to save lives.