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The Xtra Diary: Owl bar organisers in flight from West End

Published: 20 March, 2015

AFTER much hype and controversy, the owls have flown the Soho nest. 

The Xtra Diary: Ex-Conservative now a candidate for ‘safe’ cannabis

Shane O’Donnell is standing for CISTA at the general election

Published: 20 March, 2015

The Xtra Diary: Pride of place for Gandhi bronze

Published: 20 March, 2015

DIGNITARIES were in Parliament Square on Saturday to mark the unveiling of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).

Facebook funeral gives music expert Stephen a fitting send-off

Friends at West London Crematorium for Stephen Doran’s funeral

Tuesday’s ceremony: friends at West London Crematorium for Stephen Doran’s funeral and, below, Theo Morgan holds up the West End Extra as Ray Johnston looks on

Theo Morgan holds up the West End Extra as Ray Johnston looks on

Published: 20 March, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

Striking National Gallery workers are ‘defiant’, despite threat by lawyers

Striking staff on the steps of the National Gallery

Striking staff on the steps of the National Gallery

Published: 20 March, 2015
by TOM FOOT

Pall Mall offices become ‘squat’ as protest group moves in

Signs placed in windows by squatters

Signs placed in windows and on the outside of the building by squatters at the old offices of the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall

Signs placed on the old offices of the Institute of Directors by squatters

Published: 20 March, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

Pressure builds on government as protesters call for more homes to be built

Campaigners call for politicians to tackle Britain’s housing shortage

Campaigners call for politicians to tackle Britain’s housing shortage at Tuesday’s Westminster rally

Campaigners call for politicians to tackle Britain’s housing shortage

Published: 20 March, 2015

Westminster Council loses Supreme Court case after trying to rehouse homeless mum in Milton Keynes

Supreme Court released its decision early [Photo: Shark Attacks]

Published: 20 March, 2015 
by CAROLINE MORTIMER 

WESTMINSTER Council has lost a supreme court battle against a homeless mother they tried to rehouse in Milton Keynes.

Soho leaders’ plea as 10th Chinatown betting shop looms

Leslie Hardcastle (left) and Rev Simon Buckley

Leslie Hardcastle (left) and Rev Simon Buckley

Published: 20 March, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

One year on, ‘justice’ plea for cyclist dad who died in collision with car

Anna Tatton-Brown with her father Michael Mason.

Anna Tatton-Brown with her father Michael Mason. Below: Cyclists protesting over the death of Mr Mason

Cyclists protesting over the death of Mr Mason

Published: 20 March, 2015
by CAROLINE MORTIMER

Ace from Skunk Anansie to teach guitar in Soho for Learn to Play Day

The guitarist will be at the Yamaha store in Soho tomorrow

Published: 20 March, 2015
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

HE was the lead guitarist in a rock band that filled venues with hordes of screaming fans rocking out to their punk sounds, but now he is heading to Soho to pass on his skills to a new generation.&

Sixty firefighters battle Marylebone blaze while residents shelter in fast food restaurant

It took firefighters more than two hours to put out the flames 

Published: 16 March, 2015
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

SIXTY firefighters evacuated over 50 people from a tower block in Marylebone last night as a blaze tore through the building. 

Controversial owl café no longer plans to open in Soho

Six resident owls were set to move into the café, which will now next month outside of Westminster [Photo: John Haslam]

Published: 16 March, 2015
By CAROLINE MORTIMER

AFTER so much hype and so much controversy, the owls have flown the Soho nest.