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Westminster Council’s housing policy: ‘Social mix is under threat,’ warns Mayor Sadiq

Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: ‘One of the joys of London is our social mix and if we are not careful one of the consequences of these policies is the hollowing out of London’

Nurse, the screens: St Mary’s goes on TV to share ‘highs, lows, opportunities and challenges with the public’

Staff from the trust appear in the new, six-part BBC documentary Hospital

Staff from the trust appear in the new, six-part BBC documentary Hospital

Published: 13 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Parkour practitioners jump for joy as it wins ‘sport’ status

Students with minister Tracey Crouch, Sebastien Foucan and Daniel Timms of Parko

Students with minister Tracey Crouch, Sebastien Foucan and Daniel Timms of Parkour UK

Published: 13 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Calls for Mayor Sadiq to scrap garden bridge plan as 'costs spiral'

garden bridge

London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon has warned that the costs of the garden bridge scheme are 'spiralling'

Published: 13 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Prickly situation! It’s HS2 against the hedgehogs

The future survival of the hedgehog population ‘unnecessarily compromised’. Phot

The future survival of the hedgehog population could be ‘unnecessarily compromised’. Photo: Penny Dixie/The Royal Parks Foundation

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: History at a rate of knots for yacht chandlers

Alasdair Flint: ‘We are trying to modernise the company but not lose its traditi

Alasdair Flint: ‘We are trying to modernise the company but not lose its traditions’

Published: 13 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

The Xtra Diary: Tweet success with students

Mahammed Bouabdallah

Mahammed Bouabdallah

Published: 13 January, 2017
by RUCHIRA SHARMA

The Xtra Diary: A Stradivarius in Soho…

Tim Arnold: his latest is a classical album with violin virtuoso Jonathan Hill

Tim Arnold: his latest is a classical album with violin virtuoso Jonathan Hill 

Published: 13 January, 2017
by RUCHIRA SHARMA

Rural retreat for Centre Point fountains that were forced to make way for rail project

One of the fountains in its new rustic home. Photo: Rolando Madrigal Torres

One of the fountains in its new rustic home. Photo: Rolando Madrigal Torres 

The pieces when they were beneath Centre Point

The pieces when they were beneath Centre Point

Published: 13 January, 2017
by DAN CARRIER

‘Night Czar’ Amy vows to maintain Soho’s unique character

Amy Lamé, second from the left, with members of the Soho Neighbourhood Forum

Amy Lamé, second from the left, with members of the Soho Neighbourhood Forum. Photo: @planforsoho

Published: 13 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Our students’ good! Talented youngsters showcase their skills

Upper school students from Portland Place School staged Our Country’s Good at Th

Upper school students from Portland Place School staged Our Country’s Good at Theatro Technis

Published: 13 January, 2017

NHS trust is warned over ‘face-down’ restraint of patients in mental health wards

Claire Murdoch

Claire Murdoch: ‘The best organisations are open about negatives as well as positives; showing good practice as well as solutions to problems’

Council tax bills to go up by 5% as Town Hall faces ‘massive pressure on budgets and services’

Islington Council leader Richard Watts

Islington Council leader Richard Watts: ‘There is nothing on this list [of savings] that keeps us awake at night’

The Xtra Diary: Drag queens, club owners and developers are on the frontline as Battle of Soho movie is launched

Campaigner Michael Peacock and friends

Campaigner Michael Peacock and friends

The Curzon’s Ally Clow and performer TeTe Bang

The Curzon’s Ally Clow and performer TeTe Bang

Published: 6 January, 2017