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Light entertainment: the lantern festival at Chiswick House

This year’s Lantern Festival theme is the Silk Road

This year’s Lantern Festival theme is the Silk Road

Published: 27 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Building bridges between children and China

Children try their hand at Chinese calligraphy with the Mother’s Bridge of Love

Children try their hand at Chinese calligraphy with the Mother’s Bridge of Love charity. Photo: Lucy Edwards
Below right, Yintong Betser

Children try their hand at Chinese calligraphy with the Mother’s Bridge of Love

Published: 27 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Synchronised swimmers' deep commitment to charity’s woolly hat day

Members of the Seymour Synchro Swimming Club at Porchester Pool in Bayswater. PI

Members of the Seymour Synchro Swimming Club at Porchester Pool in Bayswater. PICTURE: ROBIN CONWAY

Published: 27 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Sister act! Women’s march sends out equality message

Thousands turned out to join the march through Westminster

Thousands turned out to join the march through Westminster

An appeal to the new First Lady from one of the marchers

An appeal to the new First Lady from one of the marchers

Published: 27 January, 2017

Wheels could come off street bike sheds plan over ‘design’ concerns

A Westminster cycle hangar similar to those that were propsosed for Ilbert Stree

A Westminster cycle hangar similar to those that were propsosed for Ilbert Street, in Queen’s Park

Published: 27 January, 2017
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Learning disabilities charity celebrates 40th anniversary of its specially-equipped residence

Royston cuts the cake at Alison House in Maida Vale, where around 60 guests join

Royston cuts the cake at Alison House in Maida Vale, where around 60 guests joined in the anniversary celebrations

Warning that change in law will hit the homeless as ‘spice’ drug users face arrest

Westminster Council leader Nickie Aiken

Westminster Council leader Nickie Aiken: 'Nobody wants to arrest the most vulnerable in our society. The last thing we need is these people in police cells. What they need is help'

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

LETTERS: The outlook for our communities in Westminster is bleak

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Demonstrations at the Jubilee Sport Centre in 2015

Demonstrations at the Jubilee Sport Centre in 2015

Published: 27 January, 2017

LETTERS: An insight into Brexit/Trump?

Published: 27 January, 2017

• A USEFUL insight into the Brexit/Trump world?