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Rescue teams evacuate Charing Cross as train catches fire

Published: 24 November, 2014

THERE were dramatic scenes at Charing Cross station yesterday (Sunday) morning as emergency services were forced to evacuate the station to deal with a train on fire. 

More than 250 sign petition calling for ‘Maidens of Maida Vale’ mural to be saved

Splash 2 mural, also known as ‘Maidens of Maida Vale’

Westminster Council officials, who have described the artwork as ‘advertising’, have threatened to remove the Splash 2 mural, also known as ‘Maidens of Maida Vale’

Harvey’s Soho tells story of the West End through eyes of a ‘common man’

Still from a trailer for the film: Harvey Gould in Soho. Below: A toast to the success of the film at Molinare: Harvey Gould and producer Ken White


Published: 21 November, 2014

A NEW short film depicting life in Soho had its debut in Westminster this week. 

Man in hospital after being shot in leg in Pimlico

Published: 21 November, 2014

DETECTIVES are investigating after a man was shot in the leg on Wednesday night.

Man jailed for life after hammer attack on sisters at Marble Arch hotel

Philip Spence was given three life sentences for the attempted murder and aggravated burglary at the Cumberland Hotel

35 extra winter beds are brought in at St Mary’s Hospital

St Mary’s will receive extra funding to help it cope with increased admissions during the winter months

Published: 21 November, 2014

The Xtra Diary: Frame and fortune! Artist’s portraits of ‘trash and cash’

A piece by artist Dotmaster that features in his Marylebone exhibition

Published: 21 November, 2014

The Xtra Diary: This is one street that must be saved, says Engelbert

Engelbert Humperdinck spoke up for Denmark Street during his appearance on the BBC’s One Show

Published: 21 November, 2014

ILLTYD HARRINGTON: Ed Miliband’s opponents with a lean and hungry look

In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815, by Jenny Uglow (Faber and Faber, £25). 

HEALTH: ‘Vaping’ café aims to help smokers kick habit

Claire Riddington’s café in Somers Town has a selection of vaping flavours

Published: 21 November, 2014

Campaigners’ Oxford Street ‘funeral’ aims to drive home dangers of traffic

Protesters stage a ‘die-in’ at Marble Arch. Below: a horse-drawn funeral cortège was part of Saturday’s action

Published: 21 November, 2014

Students clash with cops in Parliament Square during tuition fees protest

Published: 21 November, 2014

PARLIAMENT Square was the scene of violent clashes between police and students protesting against tuition fees on Wednesday.

‘Mystery’ of stem cell failure that killed four children at Great Ormond Street Hospital

There were eight failed stem cell transplants in a row at the children’s hospital in Bloomsbury last year

HEALTH: Former postman who was hit by car says carer kids need more help

David Horn-Marquez was hit by a car in 2003

Published: 21 November, 2014

It’s a bright idea as hospital kids switch Christmas lights on

Members of The Fitzrovia Partnership at the Tottenham Court Road switch-on with youngsters from UCLH children’s ward

Published: 21 November, 2014

University of Westminster wins £620k grant for ‘simple, fast’ Ebola testing kits

Published: 21 November, 2014

THE University of Westminster has won a research funding boost to develop a portable Ebola testing kit.