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Houses of Parliament release rare artworks to mark 50th anniversary Sir Winston Churchill's funeral

Painting of Westminster Hall the day of Sir Winston's funeral [Images: Houses of Parliament]

Published: 30 January, 2015

THE Houses of Parliament have released images of rare artworks depicting the funeral of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill 50 years ago this week.

Protesters’ focus is on arms and oil as they ‘occupy’ Parliament Square

Protests: Occupy London by parliament and, below, the demonstration at the Ministry of Defence 


Published: 30 January, 2015

OCCUPY London took over Parliament Square again on Saturday – their fourth visit since they were ejected in October. 

National Gallery staff set for five-day walkout over privatisation plan and London living wage row

Published: 30 January, 2015

WORKERS at the National Gallery have announced a five-day walkout over plans to privatise security and visitor services.

Tin Pan Alley squatters are given their marching orders as court grants eviction order

Protesters Dominic Loki, left, and Daniel Gardiner outside 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street

Published: 30 January, 2015

Fresh call for crackdown on pedicabs that are ‘absolute nuisance’ to West End residents

Three pedicabs that were seized and immobilised in the West End last year

Published: 30 January, 2015

Westminster councillor to fight for parliamentary seat in Leicestershire

Ed Argar was elected to represent Westminster’s Warwick ward in 2006. He has been selected as the Conservatives’  parliamentary candidate for the Charnwood constituency

Site visit is agreed as plans for renovation of ‘Soho’s only courtyard bar’ are put on hold

‘A little bit of Soho that is tucked away’ – bar owner Andy Jones

Published: 30 January, 2015

The Xtra Diary: More supporters join campaign to stop Soho becoming ‘an upmarket housing estate’

Flashback to December protest: campaigners gathered to fight against moves to ‘sanitise’ Soho. Picture: Maciej Wasilewski

The Xtra Diary: Frank speaking on Right to Buy

Labour MP Frank Dobson spoke out about Right To Buy on the London Live TV channel

Published: 30 January, 2015

The Xtra Diary: Abbey Abdullah tribute ‘craven’

Published: 30 January, 2015

WESTMINSTER Abbey raised eyebrows over a lowered flag this week.

£750k revamp for Covent Garden’s historic indoor market

Covent Garden’s Jubilee Market will remain open during a major upgrade project

Published: 30 January, 2015

Tube station closed after transport worker was stabbed in the face in ticket hall

Published: 30 January, 2015

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

Warning over ‘hotel’ council homes as investigation reveals holiday website adverts that feature properties owned by local authority

MP Karen Buck told a debate at Westminster Hall earlier this month that ‘neighbourhoods increasingly resemble an extension of the hospitality industry’