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Art exhibition explores the cost of regeneration in Soho and Fitzrovia

La Giaconda Cafe

Above: La Giaconda Cafe, Denmark Street; below: The Intrepid Fox, Wardour Street

The Intrepid Fox, Wardour Street

Published: 21 August, 2015
by CHER THORNHILL

AN exhibition featuring some of the hidden gems of the West End are on display in Covent Garden.

Victory for pub campaigners as Clifton Hotel home plan is thrown out

The Clifton Hotel in St John’s Wood. Photo: Ewan Munro

The Clifton Hotel in St John’s Wood. Picture: Ewan Munro

Published: 21 August, 2015
by JANE CLINTON

High praise for students as GCSE results bring tears and smiles

The students at Quintin Kynaston

Proud results: the students at Quintin Kynaston ‘maintaining the school’s standards’ line up with an impressive set of grades. Below: Westminster Academy pupils’ delight: principal Smita Bora is thrilled at their ‘wonderful results’

Westminster Academy pupils’ delight

Published: 21 August, 2015
by WILLIAM McLENNAN

The Xtra Diary: Queen of carnival looking for dancers and volunteers

Pioneers and Their Offspring in action

Carnival time: Pioneers and Their Offspring in action, above, and founder Jean Bernard, pictured, below, in 2009 with trophies

Jean Bernard

Published: 21 August, 2015

The Xtra Diary: Sir Anthony van Dyck is on his way home

Sir Anthony van Dyck by Sir Anthony van Dyck, oil on canvas, circa 1640

Sir Anthony van Dyck by Sir Anthony van Dyck, oil on canvas, circa 1640. Picture: © National Portrait Gallery, London

Published: 21 August, 2015

‘All-out’ strike continues as union rep loses appeal against National Gallery sacking

Candy Udwin and Gabriele Finaldi in front of the gallery in Trafalgar Square

Face-to-face: Candy Udwin and Gabriele Finaldi in front of the gallery in Trafalgar Square

Published: 21 August, 2015
by JANE CLINTON

Nominate a carer: awards for unsung heroes of the community

John Saxby: 2014 award winner. Picture: Nick Isden

John Saxby: 2014 award winner. Picture: Nick Isden

Published: 21 August, 2015
by JANE CLINTON

Baker Street two-way traffic proposals ‘will see roads chaos’

Mid Baker Street looking north – an artist's impression of traffic changes

Mid Baker Street looking north – an artist's impression of proposed traffic changes.

The Xtra Diary: Girl group f(x) add Spice to London Korean Festival

Fun in the square at the London Korean Festival

Fun in the square at the London Korean Festival with f(x) on stage, below

 f(x) on stage

Published: 14 August, 2015

The Xtra Diary: Start a Collection – art at knock-down prices

This was the image on Mayfair dealers Messum’s website yesterday

Published: 14 August, 2015

IT’S not quite Wimbledon but a good London queue nevertheless. 

Westminster students celebrate top-grade A-level successes

Great results for A-level students at Paddington Academy

Great results for A-level students at Paddington Academy. Below: Students from record-breaking Quintin Kynaston check their results

Students from record-breaking Quintin Kynaston check their results

Published: 14 August, 2015
by MIRANDA LARBI

FORUM: The three key themes of ‘Corbynomics’

Jeremy Corbyn campaigning

Jeremy Corbyn campaigning: ‘Redistribution pays when you’re recovering from a recession’, says Richard Murphy, below

Richard Murphy

Published: 14 August, 2015
by RICHARD MURPHY