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Baroness: ‘I can’t serve in the Lords and lead the city council’

Philippa Roe

Philippa Roe is introduced in the Lords as Baroness Couttie, of Downe in the County of Kent

Published: 4 November, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

£30k prize for Soho homeless charity

The House of St Barnabas staff celebrating their win 

Published: 28 October, 2016

A SOHO-based charity has won the top prize at the London Homelessness Awards 2016.

Fast workers! Pupils are bowled over at Lord’s

Quintin Kynaston pupils at Lord’s

Quintin Kynaston pupils at Lord’s

Published: 28 October, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Sex assault on Leicester Square clubber

Published: 28 October, 2016

A MAN has pleaded guilty to a sex assault on a student at a Leicester Square nightclub. 

Pioneering St Mary’s medic in ‘more beds for kids’ plea

Dr Parviz Habibi

Dr Parviz Habibi, who opened the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at St Mary’s 25 years ago, with young patient Ethen

Price drop means traders will make a bid to run market for themselves

Berwick Street stallholders and campaigners

Berwick Street stallholders and campaigners with Labour councillor Paul Dimoldenberg

Published: 28 October, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Scare tactics! Children have spine-tingling fun at library

Sara

Sara makes no bones about Halloween. Below: Meryem (left) and Mila get crafty at Queen’s Park Library making skeletons

Meryem left, and Mila

Published: 28 October, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

SCARY monsters, ghoulies and ghosties came out to play as children got in the mood for Halloween.

Murder trial hears harrowing details of ‘attempt to dissolve body of policeman in bath’

PC Gordon Semple

PC Gordon Semple had been missing for nearly a week before his body was discovered at a Peabody Estate flat in April

The Xtra Diary: Ken Clarke and the theory of no compromise

Ken Clarke at Daunt Books

Ken Clarke at Daunt Books, Marylebone, promoting his latest, Kind of Blue: A Political Memoir, published by Pan Macmillan at £25

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: Man on a mission to share Soho’s history

Tony Shrimplin

Tony Shrimplin: ‘It’s a culturally and historically important part of London’. Picture: Peter Miles

Museum’s security tent is seen as an eyesore

Published: 28 October, 2016

THE British Museum’s new security tent has upset neighbours who say it ruins views of the historic building in Bloomsbury.

Sex workers’ fury over ‘disgusting and completely unacceptable’ police raids on suspected brothels

Toni Mac

Toni Mac, from the Sex Worker Open University campaign group, speaking out at a protest against police raids

This week’s protest took place outside the Home Office

This week’s protest took place outside the Home Office

Published: 28 October, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

MP Buck’s challenge over disabled man whose benefits have been stopped

Karen Buck

Karen Buck: ‘How can we have a system in which people are left in such a predicament?’

Published: 21 October, 2016
by TOM FOOT