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WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: Andrew’s quest for evolution

Andrew Wong. Picture: John Carey

Andrew Wong. Picture: John Carey

Published: 27 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

The Xtra Diary: Soho gets new plaque to a man of true vision

The new plaque at Bar Soho

The new plaque at Bar Soho, with Nino Polledri, left, and Iain Logie Baird. Right: John Logie Baird in 1917. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The new plaque at Bar Soho

Published: 27 January, 2017

New council leader urges Mayor Sadiq to rethink Westminster police merger

Councillor Nickie Aiken

Councillor Nickie Aiken: ‘I am very, very concerned to read that there may be plans to turn us into a tri-borough police command unit’

Going up? Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth contenders are unveiled

High Way by Damián Ortega, and The End by Heather Phillipson. IMAGES: JAMES O JE

High Way by Damián Ortega, and The End by Heather Phillipson. IMAGES: JAMES O JENKINS

Published: 20 January, 2017
by TOM FOOT

Christmas Day flood destroys art space

Karen Turner

Karen Turner and, below, part of Cave that was damaged by a flood on Christmas Day

part of Cave that was damaged by a flood on Christmas Day

Published: 20 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Mayor Sadiq: Sorry for tube station closure short notice

London Mayor Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: ‘The process of Lancaster Gate took longer than it should and I therefore apologise on behalf of myself and TfL to those customers who use the station for the late no

'A perfect storm for Westminster residents' - families could be moved to the Midlands

Westminster North MP Karen Buck

Westminster North MP Karen Buck: 'Is Westminster City Council right to expect other local authorities across the South-east and as far as the Midlands to take on the responsibility of housing as well as providing education and social care for London’s people in housing need?'

Published: 20 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Archive gets Lottery boost to research Waterloo veteran

Archives assistant Michelle Cook flanked by volunteers Victoria Kurtz and Thea R

Archives assistant Michelle Cook flanked by volunteers Victoria Kurtz and Thea Rogerson

Published: 20 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

‘Dirty air is a public health emergency,’ says Mayor

Published: 20 January, 2017
by TOM FOOT

THE Mayor of London has declared a public health emergency in Westminster over heavy pollution.

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: Cave girl Karen gets creative

Karen Turner

Karen Turner

Published: 20 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

DNA match sees Regent Street armed robber jailed

Rimantas Borisovas

Rimantas Borisovas was part of a group who launched an armed raid on jewellery store Mappin and Webb

Published: 20 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Westminster’s Youth MP candidates step up to the plate

Esah Bannister, Ella von Baeyer and Aseel Al-nakib

Esah Bannister, Ella von Baeyer and Aseel Al-nakib

Gabriel Walsh, Hamza Taouzzale and Isobel Preece

Gabriel Walsh, Hamza Taouzzale and Isobel Preece

Published: 20 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

The Xtra Diary: Urban gardeners look up to Wendy

e vivid colours in Wendy Shillam’s rooftop garden in Fitzrovia

Some of the vivid colours in Wendy Shillam’s rooftop garden in Fitzrovia

Wendy Shillam is set to hold a series of workshops

Wendy is set to hold a series of workshops

Published: 20 January, 2017

Westminster Council’s housing policy: ‘Social mix is under threat,’ warns Mayor Sadiq

Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: ‘One of the joys of London is our social mix and if we are not careful one of the consequences of these policies is the hollowing out of London’

Nurse, the screens: St Mary’s goes on TV to share ‘highs, lows, opportunities and challenges with the public’

Staff from the trust appear in the new, six-part BBC documentary Hospital

Staff from the trust appear in the new, six-part BBC documentary Hospital

Published: 13 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA