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Naked protesters stop traffic outside pharmaceutical giant’s HQ as they call for better access to HIV drugs

Protesters removed their clothes inside the Gilead building to spell out their m

Protesters removed their clothes inside the Gilead building to spell out their message on Friday

Published: 8 April, 2016
by TOM FOOT and RACHEL PINNINGTON

LETTERS: Let’s have a ballot on the question of nuclear weapons

Published: 8 April, 2016

• THERE is a fevered debate ongoing as to whether or not we should remain in Europe.

LETTERS: What has religion to say about road deaths?

Published: 8 April, 2016

• IT is strange how religious concerns for justice seem never to be applied to road safety matters. 

LETTERS: HS2 bandwagon still on a roll…

Published: 8 April, 2016

• THE HS2 bandwagon was rolling, albeit more slowly, some years before Lord Adonis came on the scene.

LETTERS: Residents are cut off by closure of the West End

Published: 8 April, 2016

• EARLY in February Soho was cut in half by the closure of Broadwick Street between Berwick and Poland streets.

Scratched! Record Store Day street festival is cancelled due to West End roadworks

The Record Store Day street festival was a big hit in Soho last year

The Record Store Day street festival was a big hit in Soho last year

Published: 8 April, 2016
EXCLUSIVE by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Thousands sign petition started by former Pimlico teacher opposing plans to turn schools into academies

NUT picket line at Pimlico School

Bridget Chapman, below, at an NUT picket line at Pimlico School

Bridget Chapman

Published: 1 April, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

The Sex Pistols woz ’ere! Punk band’s Tin Pan Alley HQ gets upgraded protection

Campaigner Henry Scott-Irvine (right) standing in front of John Lydon’s graffiti

Campaigner Henry Scott-Irvine (right) standing in front of John Lydon’s graffiti with Sex Pistols bass player Glen Matlock (seated) and Rupert Orton of The Jim Jones Revue. Picture: David Gomes, Courtesy Of Rupert Orton. Below: No 6 Denmark Street. 

No 6 Denmark Street. Picture: David Gomes, Courtesy Of Rupert Orton

Published: 1 April, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A FORMER workshop that became the base for The Sex Pistols has been given special heritage status.

Objectors threaten High Court challenge as Lanark Road ‘monolith’ gets go-ahead

An artist’s impression of the development

An artist’s impression of the development. Below: Abi England: legal challenge. Thomas Crockett: critical of the process. Jon Gooding: much-needed housing

Abi England, Thomas Crockett, and Jon Gooding

Published: 1 April, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA