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Live music, food, fun and charity at the Marylebone Summer Fayre

Despite overcast weather, thousands enjoyed the Marylebone Summer Fayre

Published: 27 June, 2014

IT was another roaring success for Marylebone Summer Fayre as thousands of people flocked to event.

Now’s a good time to organise a collection for foodbank, says charity

‘Food stocks get low’ says Westminster Foodbank manager Clare Gardner

Published: 27 June, 2014
by WILLIAM McLENNAN

Victims of Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse face 'lengthy' wait over criminal probe

Part of the Apollo's ceiling collapsed during a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time in December last year

Published: 27 June, 2014
by WILLIAM McLENNAN

OBITUARY: Jon Snow leads tributes to Oz publisher and poet Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis, who lived in Soho, has died aged 67

Published: 27 June, 2014
by DAN CARRIER

HEALTH: Health professionals and hospital staff join 50,000-strong anti-austerity march

Health professionals and hospital staff join 50,000-strong anti-austerity march

Published: 27 June, 2014

DOCTORS, midwives, nurses, radiographers and hospital staff joined more than 50,000 people on the anti-austerity march on Saturday.

HEALTH: Special role for nursing severely ill children

Published: 27 June, 2014

A NEW post has been set up at the Whittington Hospital to assist severely ill children and help them spend more time at home. 

The Xtra Diary: How women are 'cursed' or 'privileged' – and why work by Marylebone artist Afshin is turning heads

Artist Afshin Nahgouni, and, below, his piece showing a woman in a veil that sold for £12,000

Published: 27 June, 2014

HE has to prepare carefully before he starts work on a canvas.

The Xtra Diary: Brand's stand at a secret protest in Parliament Square

Russell Brand speaking at last weekend's Parliament Square protest

Published: 27 June, 2014

RUSSELL Brand tries hard but has found he cannot have it both ways.

Dramatic fall in applications for primary school places as families are forced out of Westminster

Westminster North MP Karen Buck: 'It raises quite serious questions about how we keep central London a lively, mixed community'

Published: 27 June, 2014
EXCLUSIVE by WILLIAM McLENNAN
william@westendextra.com

The Xtra Diary: Home truths about where Westminster families go when they face being out on the streets

No glass-fronted atrium for those families who are about to lose their homes – they are directed to a side street

Published: 20 June, 2014

The Xtra Diary: ‘City Hall leaflet aims to attract super-rich’

A council leaflet handed to developers at the London Real Estate Forum

Published: 20 June, 2014

Stars gear up for West End's Pride festival with ‘freedom’ message

Graham Norton on the Gay Pride festival bus

Published: 20 June, 2014

Gongs for gallery chief and jazz festival founder in Queen’s birthday honours list

London Jazz Festival founder John Cumming and, right, Brett Rogers, director of The Photo­graphers’ Gallery,

Published: 20 June, 2014

Charity and campaigners condemn new benches that make it tough for rough sleepers

Covent Garden: one of the controversial new benches - ‘The shape makes it hard to sleep’

Published: 20 June, 2014
by TOM FOOT

BENCHES designed to stop homeless people sleeping on them have been installed in Covent Garden.