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Quack march! Ducks get their own lane on Little Venice canal towpath

Published: 22 May, 2015

THERE is room for all along the canal – even ducks. 

Heritage campaigners’ joy as college’s Strand demolition plan is put on hold

the Strand buildings petitioners want to see kept for use by King’s College

Historic: above, the Strand buildings petitioners want to see kept for use by King’s College London and, below, an existing sign above an old door for the college’s Faculty of Music

the Strand buildings petitioners want to see kept for use by King’s College

Published: 22 May, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

OBITUARY: How ‘Ugly Sister’ Lee’s glamour dazzled a prince

Lee Stevens during his later years working in radio

Lee Stevens during his later years working in radio and, below, performing on stage as a hugely popular female impersonator

Lee Stevens performing on stage as a hugely popular female impersonator

Published: 22 May, 2015

The Xtra Diary: They’re Bob’s from Brazil

Favela Villa Broncos by Bob Dylan

Favela Villa Broncos by Bob Dylan

Published: 22 May, 2015

The Xtra Diary: Revenge is tweet…

Published: 22 May, 2015

MANY people say local government is a thankless task and this week West End councillor Glenys Roberts would be inclined to agree. 

Mayor-making no place for prayer, says Labour man

The new Lord Mayor Christabel Flight

Let us pray? The new Lord Mayor Christabel Flight and critic David Boothroyd

 critic David Boothroyd

Published: 22 May, 2015

Leader of Labour group says he’ll ‘still be a thorn in Tories’ side’ as he steps down after 11 years

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, who will remain as ward councillor for Queen’s Park, is credited with helping to expose the disgraced former council leader Dame Shirley Porter

Published: 22 May, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

THE leader of Westminster’s Labour group is stepping down after 11 years at the helm.

The London to Paris stage! Phantom stars go on a charity ride to France in memory of former colleague

Ryan O’Gorman, Tim Laurenti, Tim Morgan, Richard Munday and Simon Cheney

Cyclists Ryan O’Gorman, Tim Laurenti, Tim Morgan, Richard Munday and Simon Cheney

Published: 22 May, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

Evacuation as blaze hits Bayswater restaurant

Published: 22 May, 2015

THIRTY-FIVE firefighters rushed to a blaze at a restaurant in Bayswater this week after a fire broke out in the kitchen. 

Candy supporters’ fury as National Gallery activist is sacked

Protesters burst into the National Gallery

Protesters burst into the National Gallery on Friday to make their message about Ms Udwin clear. Below: Candy Udwin (centre) with two of her supporters during a recent protest outside the National Gallery

Candy Udwin (centre) with two of her supporters during a recent protest

Published: 22 May, 2015
by TOM FOOT

PROTESTERS stormed the National Gallery on Friday after its bosses sacked union rep and well-known activist Candy Udwin.

Fitzrovia apartments plan is put on hold after ‘late objections’

Published: 22 May, 2015

PLANS for 10 storeys of luxury apartments in Fitzrovia are on hold – again. 

‘Clerical error’ leaves couple and their three children in ‘dangerously overcrowded’ flat

Sam and Kevin Mullins

Sam and Kevin Mullins live with their three primary-age children and Kevin’s parents and brother in a four-bedroom Covent Garden flat

Award-winning gay police officer faces drug possession charges

Chief Inspector Paul Cahill has been charged with possession of Class A, B and C drugs

Published: 21 May, 2015
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A CHIEF inspector, who received an MBE for his work following the Soho nail bombing, has been charged with drug possession offences.