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Passengers are evacuated in train blaze drama at Charing Cross station

Pictures taken by a passenger show the dramatic scenes at Charing Cross Station after an electrical fault led to a train fire. Pictures: Vincenzo Minore


Published: 28 November, 2014

Lights fantastic as comedy actor Jessica Hynes brings festive glow to Marylebone at switch-on event

Marylebone was packed with festive revellers who turned out to see the Christmas lights switch-on


Published: 28 November, 2014

CROWDS packed the streets of Marylebone this week as the Christmas lights were switched on, casting a festive glow on all below. 

HEALTH: Testing time – Ant backs HIV message

Ant Babajee: ‘It is never going to feel OK getting an HIV diagnosis’. Picture: Terence Higgins Trust and Annabel Vere

FORUM: New-style health care helps children

Below: Dr Sarah Hewett

Published: 28 November, 2014

AS a junior doctor, my aspiration is for all children to have a happy and healthy childhood. 

The Xtra Diary: Soho pop-up show honours the late Mr Neon

The exhibition honouring Chris Bracey

Published: 28 November, 2014

A POP-UP exhibition honouring one of Soho’s most beloved neon artists has started this week in Brewer Street. 

Campaign to save Jubilee Sports Centre wins backing from anonymous donor

The Jubilee Sports Centree in Queen's Park

Published: 28 November, 2014

Guests flee after ‘gas leak’ blast at 5-star Marylebone hotel

‘Gas blast’: London Fire Brigade reported 11 people hurt – though it’s understood none of these was a guest

Police pay tribute to WPC who was killed in V1 missile attack on Tottenham Court Road police station

Above: Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick unveiled a plaque honouring WPC Bertha Gleghorn (below)


Published: 28 November, 2014

West End primary schools’ Christmas cards open the festive season

Pictured, from left, councillors Church and Roe with Soho Parish Primary head teacher Joffy Conolly

Patients join fight to save Westminster GP surgery facing closure due to rising rents

GP Shah Husain says he has received backing from MP Karen Buck (pictured)

Published: 28 November, 2014

‘Peace party’ protest as iconic Soho nightclub Madame JoJo’s is ordered to close

White Heat at Madame JoJo’s

Madame JoJo’s has been stripped of its licence by City Hall. Picture: White Heat