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‘Let’s have Boris bikes extension’ – petition is launched in Queen’s Park

Published: 26 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A PETITION has been launched to bring Boris bikes to Queen’s Park.

Vintage Magazine Shop to go online as memorabilia ‘haven’ becomes Soho’s latest casualty

Photos, posters and badges have been a magnet to film fans for decades

Photos, posters and badges have been a magnet to film fans for decades

Tim Arnold, right, found a programme featuring his mother, left, in the shop

Tim Arnold, right, found a programme featuring his mother, left, in the shop

Published: 26 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Westminster schools celebrate top GCSE marks

Above, Quintin Kynaston; Year 11 students receiving their envelopes at the school yesterday (Thursday). Below, Paddington Academy: quite an achievement, from left, Max Khovansky, Lirak Krasniqi, and Amiin Barkhadle

Published: 26 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

The Xtra Diary: From Henry III to Brian Blessed

Demolition of Hungerford Market, 1862 (above) – now Charing Cross station. and (below) bomb damage to John Lewis in Oxford Street, 1940

Published: 26 August, 2016

After 40 years, sweet stall faces sour taste of eviction because kiosk is a few inches too big

stallholder Bobby Long

Above, stallholder Bobby Long: ‘It has been so stressful.’ Below, the kiosk that’s now considered too big

the kiosk that’s now considered too big

Published: 26 August, 2016
by RICHARD OSLEY

Your chance to have a say on designs for Paddington ‘Cube’

Artist’s impression of how the ‘Cube’ could look

Artist’s impression of how the ‘Cube’ could look

Published: 26 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANKSAYA

THE final proposals for a major new development in Paddington will go on public display in early September.

‘Really unwell’ lawyer had walked out of hospital just hours before train death

John Jones

John Jones had been given a ‘working diagnosis’ of bipolar disorder and anxiety

Published: 26 August, 2016
by WILLIAM McLENNAN

Ahead of all-night service extension, campaign group warns that residents ‘can’t live with noisy tube trains’

Tube

The Night Tube is due to open on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines in the autumn

Published: 26 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Film plans to tell the story of Tin Pan Alley

Skiffle legend Chas McDevitt, right, outside 6 Denmark Street in 1956. COURTESY OF CHAS MCDEVITT. Below: Henry Scott-Irvine in the stairwell of the Grade-II listed 17th-century building at 27 Denmark Street, now Hanks Guitars. PHOTO: COLIN O’BRIEN

Published: 19 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Hard work pays off as Westminster’s schools celebrate A-level results

Paddington Academy students celebrate by showing off their results: Ayman Ahmed, Ali Abo-Ragheef, Eman Rashidy, Samy Radwan, Proma Hussain and Zaki Abdul. Below: successes at QK for Sara Harb and Usama Yusuf with head Alex Atherton

Published: 19 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA & FATIMA OJEERALLY

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: ‘It gets in your blood,’ says pastor with a passion for Soho

Andrew Murray leads Sunday afternoon sessions at Hope Community Church

Andrew Murray leads Sunday afternoon sessions at Hope Community Church

Published: 19 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

The Xtra Diary: Cheeky runners’ zoo streak raises £25k

Zoo

Published: 19 August, 2016

TWO-hundred cheeky runners got in touch with their wild side, as they raced naked through London Zoo. 

The Xtra Diary: Lanre reveals how art can help to ‘open the door’

Lanre Olagoke in his Soho studio

Lanre Olagoke in his Soho studio. Picture: Gareth Lewis

Published: 19 August, 2016

‘Long live The Yard!’ Soho bar is saved as developer’s bid to build over historic venue is rejected

Members of staff celebrate outside the famous Yard bar

Members of staff celebrate outside the famous Yard bar

Published: 19 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Met to save £500k by moving out of its Victoria HQ earlier

How the Curtis Green building could look

How the Curtis Green building could look

Published: 19 August, 2016