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Life sentence for Met police officer’s addict killer

Victim PC Gordon Semple and Stefano Brizzi

Victim PC Gordon Semple, left, and Stefano Brizzi 

Published: 16 December, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Festive songs and shopping as Maida Vale switches on

Maida Vale switch-on

Youngsters enjoy the festive fun in Maida Vale, from left, Leonesa, Jamila and Noor; below: Mistletoe (Dee Andrews), Cllr Jan Prendergast, Miss Christmas (Donna Maria) and Snowflake the dog

Maida Vale switch-on2

Published: 16 December, 2016

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: ‘Homelessness can happen to anyone’ – why The Connection charity worker finds his job so rewarding

Neil Partridge of The Connection

Neil Partridge of The Connection charity offers help; below, with another outreach worker: 'It's my job to know who is sleeping rough'

Neil Partridge and outreach worker of The Connection

Published: 16 December, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA 

Arts charity for young people seeks new home in new year

Published: 16 December, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA 

AN arts charity has issued a desperate plea for a new home as it prepares to leave its building.

The Xtra Diary: Cézanne is due in town next yea

Self-Portrait in a Bowler Hat, 1885-86, by Paul Cézanne. © Ny Carlsberg Glyptote

Self-Portrait in a Bowler Hat, 1885-86, by Paul Cézanne. © Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Photo: Ole Haupt 

Published: 16 December, 2016

The Xtra Diary: War veteran Ron Simpson is a 'bit of a star' in a new photography exhibition

Ron Simpson

Photographs of Ron Simpson by Rebeca Taylor, pictured below

Rebeca Taylor

Published: 16 December, 2016

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

LETTERS: Let’s curb these noisy alarms

Published: 9 December, 2016

• FROM 5pm Monday until 1pm Tuesday this week, a Meard Street fire alarm howled and whined continuously.