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Tottenham Court Road tube station’s overhaul a threat to popular mosaics

Crossrail could mean the end of mosaics by artist Eduardo Paolozzi that have been at Tottenham Court Road tube station since 1982

 

Published: 23 January, 2015
by DAN CARRIER

Child obesity is above average in Westminster

Published: 23 January, 2015

NEARLY half of all primary school pupils in Westminster are overweight, according to the council.

Homes for former barracks under fire

Flashback to spring 2010 as the famous King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery paraded in Regent’s Park before their relocation to Woolwich.

Published: 23 January, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

Politicians renew pledge to combat the extremists

Cllr Philippa Roe: stressed importance of cohesion

Published: 23 January, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

Tenants ‘calling out for a say on state of renting’ – Labour proposes licensing of landlords

Cllr Vincenzo Rampulla and Cllr Daniel Astaire

Cllr Vincenzo Rampulla and Cllr Daniel Astaire

Published: 23 January, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

Businesses ‘in need of high-speed broadband’

Published: 23 January, 2015

ONLY 47 per cent of Westminster’s businesses are able to access superfast broadband, Westminster Council heard this week.

Security guards at the gates as George Eliot headteacher goes back to school after suspension

George Eliot headteacher Beatrix Simpson

Published: 23 January, 2015
by WILLIAM McLENNAN

It isn’t every day an air raid shelter comes up for sale – plans for a restaurant in £175,000 Soho bunker

Under ground: access to the Second World War bunker can be gained through the mock-Tudor structure. Picture: Emma Bull

The Xtra Diary: Chef’s signature is good enough for judge

Published: 23 January, 2015

GORDON Ramsay was given a greater reason to turn the air blue this week after a High Court decision over a Regent’s Park pub. 

The Xtra Diary: Cupboard doors to close after 45 years

The Linen Cupboard in the West End and, below, owner Gerald Green

Published: 23 January, 2015

The Xtra Diary: Trouble & Joy back from break

Journalist Joy Lo Dico

Published: 23 January, 2015

AFTER a brief hiatus, The Trouble Club is set to make its return to Carnaby Street next month. 

The Xtra Diary: Anniversary exhibition at Mayfair gallery

Julian Opie, The Gallery Staff, 2010, a series of five screenprints on glass in frames designed by the artist, framed size 57.5 x 93.5 x 6.5cm, editions of 20. Courtesy Julian Opie and Alan Cristea Gallery, London. www.alancristea.com

Published: 23 January, 2015

NEXT week sees the start of a birthday bash with a difference in Mayfair’s Cork Street.

Tube worker stabbed in the face at Lancaster Gate tube station

Lancaster Gate tube station [Photo: Helio Miguel]

Published: 23 January, 2015
By CAROLINE MORTIMER

A TUBE worker was stabbed in the face this morning at Lancaster Gate station.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was attacked around 10.30am in the ticket hall.

Mayor Boris’s ‘get tough’ action in bid to crack down on Westminster gangs problem

London Mayor Boris Johnson

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced the introduction of a 12-month pilot scheme called ‘Shield’

Suspended primary school headteacher’s return is delayed as parents are left in the dark again

George Eliot Primary School headteacher Beatrix Simpson

Published: 16 January, 2015
by WILLIAM McLENNAN