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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

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

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

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. 

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

‘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

As Robert De Niro’s luxury hotel gets go-ahead, theatre bosses tell of ‘serious concerns’ over disruption

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro said the new hotel in Covent Garden ‘makes perfect sense’

Published: 19 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Ed’s start! Seafood chef looks back on 20 years at his Soho restaurant

Ed Baines

Ed Baines opened Randall and Aubin in Brewer Street in 1996, along with friend Jamie Poulton

Published: 19 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Body discovery in park leads to murder probe

Published: 19 August, 2016

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a body was found in Hyde Park.

Police to destroy fingerprints that were taken from schoolboys in 1982 murder probe

Murad Qureshi

Former London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi was among the youngsters who had their fingerprints taken in 1982 during the investigation into the rape and murder of 17-year-old Yianni Yiannoulla

Bear necessities! Paddington author says it’s ‘brilliant’ to meet fans at hospital visit

Paddington Bear author Michael Bond

Paddington Bear author Michael Bond. Below: Malika at St Mary’s

Malika at St Mary’s

Published: 12 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

‘A crying shame’ as rent hike forces award-winning pub to close

Andrew Fishwick: ‘Exploring possibilities of two new sites’

Andrew Fishwick: ‘Exploring possibilities of two new sites’

Published: 12 August, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Neighbours object to cultural centre move

Published: 12 August, 2016

A PLANNING application to rubber-stamp the expansion of a community centre has received mixed reactions. 

Seventh duke inherits Mayfair, Belgravia and a £9bn fortune

Seventh duke inherits Mayfair, Belgravia and a £9bn fortune

Left: Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor (b1991), seventh duke. Right: Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (1951-2016), sixth duke. PICTURE: ALLAN WARREN

Oxford Circus lorry collision victim is named

Retired barrister Samuel Mtepuka

Retired barrister Samuel Mtepuka

Published: 12 August, 2016