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Fun in the sun at Marylebone summer fayre boosts hospital appeal

Hordes turned out to enjoy Marylebone Summer Fayre on Sunday

Hordes turned out to enjoy Marylebone Summer Fayre on Sunday. Pictures: Lloyd Sturdy

Hordes turned out to enjoy Marylebone Summer Fayre on Sunday

Published: 24 June, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Man stands trial at Old Bailey for 1982 schoolgirl murder

Yiannoulla Yianni

Yiannoulla Yianni

Published: 24 June, 2016
by WILLIAM McLENNAN

Family ‘lifeline’ support service seeks funding to stay afloat

Queen’s Park Families provides a safe place for children

Queen’s Park Families provides a safe place for children to play and sing and offers a network of support to parents

Mayor Khan snubs defenders of former bookshop that’s facing demolition

A protest last year against the eviction of traders and artists

A protest last year against the eviction of traders and artists from the old Foyles building in Charing Cross Road

Authority flying the flag for the armed forces

Authority flying the flag for the armed forces

Lord Mayor Steve Summers  spoke of the many ‘iconic symbols and images of our nation’ connected with Westminster

Published: 24 June, 2016

Arrivederci: the ‘King of Soho’ calls it a day

Azeb Michael, Tonino Asclone, Salvo di Betta and Aldo Mariotti outside Trattoria

Azeb Michael, Tonino Asclone, Salvo di Betta and Aldo Mariotti outside Trattoria da Aldo, Greek Street, now set to close

Flower power as community bands together at village fayre

Up for fun: Santos, Catalina, Salma and Sammy

Up for fun: Santos, Catalina, Salma and Sammy. Below: Lisa Pahne with her dog Laika

Lisa Pahne with her dog Laika

Published: 24 June, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

‘Crème de la crème’ of musical theatre as thousands enjoy West End Live

Crowds fill Trafalgar Square for the free event. Picture: Pamela Raith

Crowds fill Trafalgar Square for the free event. Picture: Pamela Raith

Published: 24 June, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

FORUM: Why Muhammad Ali was the greatest – and not just in sport

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali in 1966. Picture: Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO)

The Xtra Diary: Murad in the know as a top ‘tour guide’

Guided tour: ‘Joe Strummer lived here’

Guided tour: ‘Joe Strummer lived here’ – pointed out by Murad Qureshi and, below, the Burne House ‘eyesore’

The Burne House ‘eyesore’

Published: 24 June, 2016

Calls for show of unity as thousands are expected to turn out for Pride festival in West End

Pride parade

Police say a ‘proportionate policing plan’ will be in place for this weekend’s Pride celebrations

The Xtra Diary: Extravaganza is back in Trafalgar Square

Published: 17 June, 2016

THE time for jazz hands is upon us… a musical extravaganza is about to hit Trafalgar Square once more. 

The Xtra Diary: All ‘singing from the same song sheet’ down Tin Pan Alley way

Henry Scott-Irvine

Henry Scott-Irvine

Published: 17 June, 2016

DIARY was at a fiery round-table meeting in the Seven Dials Club about the future of Denmark Street. 

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: ‘Soho Hobo’ Tim – the music man with magic

Tim Arnold, left, with Iggy Pop

Tim Arnold, left, with Iggy Pop. Below: Early days: ‘The Soho Hobo’ Tim Arnold at a gig in 12 Bar Club. Picture: De Vere Photography

‘The Soho Hobo’ Tim Arnold at a gig in 12 Bar Club

Published: 17 June, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Campaigners’ ‘die-in’ vigil sends a message to the Mayor over cyclists and pedestrians killed on Westminster’s roads

Die-in by the Thames in front of City Hall on Friday

Die-in by the Thames in front of City Hall on Friday and, below, tributes to road victims

Tributes to road victims

Published: 17 June, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA