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Plan to pedestrianise Oxford Street ‘will push traffic into residential roads’

Oxford Street

Plans have been unveiled to pedestrianise Oxford Street by 2020. The move has been welcomed by road safety campaigners but opposed by Westminster Council

It's Annie mania as young actors show off their talents in school leavers’ show

Essendine Primary School, Maida Vale

The audience clapped and cheered with approval during the performance of Annie at Essendine Primary School, Maida Vale

Essendine Primary School, Maida Vale

Published: 29 July, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Police warn of difficulties facing ‘bored’ youngsters who may be lured into summer crime

Queen’s Park ward officer PC David Hammond

Queen’s Park ward officer PC David Hammond: ‘We try and get away from criminalising people of young ages’

Woman whose life was saved at St Mary’s takes part in £16k charity walk for Paddington hospital

Some of those taking part in Sunday’s charity walk

Some of those who took part in Sunday’s charity walk. Below: Selina Norfolk in hospital

Selina Norfolk in hospital

Published: 29 July, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Eat up your greens! Could duckweed from Regent’s Canal be the latest super-food?

Tim Mulligan says some people say the duckweed looks like pea soup

Tim Mulligan clearing duckweed from the canal: ‘I see plenty of ducks tucking into it, so I guess it could be the next super-food craze’

Published: 29 July, 2016
by TOM FOOT

Berwick Street traders clash with council officials over plan to privatise Soho market

Berwick Street

Campaigners including Robin Smith (wearing hat) and Labour’s Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg (centre at the back) pictured after Tuesday’s meeting

Parent action group set up to tackle youth violence issues plea to find a new home

Angela Singhate

Angela Singhate: ‘It will be a real shame and a huge loss to community if we can’t find another space’

Published: 29 July, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: Aristotle and all that jazz

Director Agatha Kalisperas at the Hellenic Centre

Director Agatha Kalisperas at the Hellenic Centre

Published: 29 July, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Labour demand answers as Marylebone library is shelved over £6m shortfall

Paul Dimoldenberg

Paul Dimoldenberg: 'This monumental failure to start work on this long-delayed, major project demonstrates the council’s incompetence when it comes to rebuilding Westminster’s publi

The Xtra Diary: Stars of Secret Garden musical discover there’s no business like baking business

Christopher Biggins, left, Michael Ball and Dame Barbara Windsor, right, with th

Above: Christopher Biggins, left, Michael Ball and Dame Barbara Windsor, right, with the bakers; below: Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins sample the goodies

Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins sample the goodies

Published: 29 July, 2016

It turns out that the stars of The Secret Garden are not just talented on the stage, but a bit of a whizz in the kitchen too. 

The Xtra Diary: Giant Olympic swimmer spotted in The Serpentine

Sculpture of Rebecca Adlington in The Serpentine with the Olympic champion

Sculpture of Rebecca Adlington in The Serpentine with the Olympic champion

Published: 29 July, 2016

The Xtra Diary: Angora goat set to be a star attraction at the Tate's Robert Rauschenberg exhibition

Monogram, 1955-59

Monogram, 1955-59, 106.7 x 160.7 x 163.8cm, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, purhcased 1965 with contribution from Moderna Museets Vänner/Friends of Moderna Museet.

Girl’s killer who escaped justice for 34 years is given life sentence

James Warnock: ‘A grave risk to young women’.

James Warnock: ‘A grave risk to young women’. Above right: Yiannoulla: ‘I cry for her every day,’ said her sister. Below: Ankle chain, one of a number of pieces of broken ­jewellery found at Yiannoulla’s home

Ankle chain, one of a number of pieces of broken ­jewellery found

Published: 22 July, 2016
by WILLIAM McLENNAN

Volunteers take to the streets to ‘say hello’ to Westminster’s rough sleepers

WHAT and St Mungo’s volunteers before they headed out to the streets

WHAT and St Mungo’s volunteers before they headed out to the streets 

Published: 22 July, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA