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Crossrail contractors to face court over tunnel death of worker hit by falling concrete

Rene Tkacik

Experienced construction worker Rene Tkacik died in 2014 when lumps of sprayed concrete fell on him from the top of the tunnel at Holborn

Olympic runner Perri hands out Active Westminster awards

Perri Active Westminster

Perri Shakes-Drayton at the awards ceremony. Below: Winner Jubilee Hall Trust chairman Steve Cabrera receiving his award

Steve Cabrera

Published: 9 December, 2016
by Zita Teresa Lanzara

Plaque unveiled to Clash frontman and west London boy Joe Strummer

Strummer plaque

Gaby Salter, Murad Qureshi, Crispin Chetwynd and Robert Gordon McHarg with the plaque to musician and wordsmith Strummer, below (PHOTO: JKATAJAM FROM FI)

Joe strummer

Published: 9 December, 2016
by Alina Polianskaya

Arsenal star Ozil surprises young footballers at Quintin Kynaston School

Ozil kickabout

Mesut Ozil enjoyed a kickabout with young footballers from Quintin Kynaston School, and even posed for a selfie. Photos: Markus Gilliar – GES/Daimler AG/Laureus

Ozil selfie at QK

Published: 9 December, 2016
by Tom Foot

Lights. Camera. Action: under-threat Curzon cinema to premiere Battle of Soho

Stephen Fry and Tim Arnold

Above: Stephen Fry and Tim Arnold in Battle of Soho. PHOTO: The Aro Krol Company.
Below: Executive producer Michael Peacock in his guise of Michaela. PHOTO: Peter Hacko

Michael Peacock in his guise of Michaela

Published: 9 December, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

The Xtra Diary: Art of royal portraits at the Queen’s Gallery

Attributed to Annibale Carracci, A Self-Portrait, c1575

Attributed to Annibale Carracci, A Self-Portrait, c1575. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

Published: 9 December, 2016

The Xtra Diary: School chorus steals the show as Joanna Lumley lights up the Save Soho campaign in Berwick Street

Carols by lantern light as the Soho Parish School choir

Carols by lantern light as the Soho Parish School choir entertains the crowd

Published: 9 December, 2016

Johnny Dennis: tributes to the voice of Lord’s

Johnny Dennis, the voice of Lord's Cricket Ground

Johnny Dennis, the voice of Lord's Cricket Ground. PHOTO: MCC

Published: 9 December, 2016

by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Ambulance access fury as controversial £775m ‘Cube’ development gets the go-ahead

How the Paddington ‘Cube’ could look

How the Paddington ‘Cube’ could look after the scheme was approved by Westminster City Council on Tuesday night 

Published: 9 December, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Gifts for sick hospital children are stolen by heartless thieves

Santa – in the missing suit – at a previous present-giving Christmas event

Santa – in the missing suit – at a previous present-giving Christmas event

Published: 2 December, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Soho Square singers in good voice for breast cancer charity

Soho Square singers

The Tenovus Cancer Care choir in Soho Square

Published: 2 December, 2016

A CHOIR of people who have been affected by cancer filled Soho Square with the sound of music.

The Xtra Diary: Abbey Road tiles up for grabs at auction

The Abbey Road tiles are expected to fetch around £10,000

The Abbey Road tiles are expected to fetch around £10,000

Published: 2 December, 2016

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: Why music lover Stuart only feels ‘at home’ in Soho

‘Anyone who works here is a music lover’ says Stuart Baker, boss of Soho’s Sound

‘Anyone who works here is a music lover’ says Stuart Baker, boss of Soho’s Sounds of the Universe

Decision-day nears for controversial 14-storey Paddington ‘Cube’ development

An illustration of how the 14-storey office building known as the ‘Cube’ could l

An illustration of how the 14-storey office building known as the ‘Cube’ could look

Published: 2 December, 2016

Soho housing office set for move to Marylebone

Published: 2 December, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

A HOUSING office that has been based in Soho for decades is moving to Marylebone.