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The Ham&High Network
High road crime wave’snowfall and the use of grit has been blamed on the increase of potholes. One
High road crime wave’
The Ham&High Network / Posted 2 days ago
snowfall and the use of grit has been blamed on the increase of potholes. One particular road that is shared by Brent and Westminster councils is so bad that councillors from the latter authority are calling for urgent repairs to be carried... Read more
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Evening Standard
Drug dealer who stood for Labour is spared jail to follow legal careera chance to pursue his “career ambitions”. Firase Morgan, 25, of Marylebone, s
Drug dealer who stood for Labour is spared jail to follow legal career
Evening Standard / Posted 4 days ago
a chance to pursue his “career ambitions”. Firase Morgan, 25, of Marylebone, stood for Labour in Hyde Park ward in City of Westminster council elections two years ago, but was not elected. Morgan, who attends BPP University, was caught selling £40... Read more
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Evening Standard
Regent's Park cycle superhighway plans under fire from councilPlans for a controversial cycle superhighway through Regent’s Park have come un
Regent's Park cycle superhighway plans under fire from council
Evening Standard / Posted 4 days ago
Plans for a controversial cycle superhighway through Regent’s Park have come under fire from Westminster Council. Councillors believe CS11, which would run between Swiss Cottage and Oxford Circus via non-segregated paths on the Outer Circle of... Read more
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The Ham&High Network
Westminster Council is against the CS11 Cycle Superhighway Protest against Cycle Superhighway Regent's Park in March. Photo by Adam Tier
Westminster Council is against the CS11 Cycle Superhighway
The Ham&High Network / Posted 5 days ago
Protest against Cycle Superhighway Regent's Park in March. Photo by Adam Tiernan Thomas Campaigners against the proposed Cycle Superhighway 11 in Camden have welcomed a move by neighbouring... Read more
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Evening Standard
Woman ‘raped by relative of sports star after she left club'raised concerns about his relationship with the club, where it is alleged his f
Woman ‘raped by relative of sports star after she left club'
Evening Standard / Posted 5 days ago
raised concerns about his relationship with the club, where it is alleged his flatmate was then working. In a statement to Westminster council’s licensing department, seen by the Standard, Sergeant Paul Hoppe, the licensing sergeant for... Read more
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Evening Standard
Council criticised for £12k spend on lion sculpturesWestminster Council has come under fire for spending more than £12,000 on two c
Council criticised for £12k spend on lion sculptures
Evening Standard / Posted 6 days ago
Westminster Council has come under fire for spending more than £12,000 on two commemorative lion sculptures to celebrate the local authority's 50th anniversary. The lions are due to be unveiled on May 27 as part of the plans to celebrate the... Read more
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Mashable
'Homeless Jesus' sculpture banned from central Londonpraised by Pope Francis as a "beautiful piece of art," but a Homeless Jesus art
'Homeless Jesus' sculpture banned from central London
Mashable / Posted 7 days ago
praised by Pope Francis as a "beautiful piece of art," but a Homeless Jesus artwork isn't welcome in London, according to Westminster Council. The sculptures, casts of which have cropped up at several cities, has been blocked from appearing... Read more
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Evening Standard
Church to fight 'Homeless Jesus' statue snub near Houses of ParliamentFrancis and can be seen in The Vatican, Madrid and Washington DC but attempts t
Church to fight 'Homeless Jesus' statue snub near Houses of Parliament
Evening Standard / Posted 10 days ago
Francis and can be seen in The Vatican, Madrid and Washington DC but attempts to bring it to London have been thwarted. Westminster Council said the area is already saturated with statues with famous figures such as Sir Winston Churchill and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Lap dance boss who gave Tory MP tour investigated over 'no touching' rule breachwith these codes of conduct will (at the management's discretion) be asked to l
Lap dance boss who gave Tory MP tour investigated over 'no touching' rule breach
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
with these codes of conduct will (at the management's discretion) be asked to leave the premises.” Under byelaws Westminster Council has the power to both caution and close down Warr’s lap dancing club. This would be for alleged gross... Read more
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Evening Standard
Hotelier leads fight against Hyde Park mega-basementalso pointed out that other homes in the mews had been extended. Chartered surv
Hotelier leads fight against Hyde Park mega-basement
Evening Standard / Posted 11 days ago
also pointed out that other homes in the mews had been extended. Chartered surveyor Harry Neal, who lives nearby, has told Westminster council the work could “cause significant structural instability for neighbouring properties”. Mr Ahluwalia... Read more
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Evening Standard
Fury at plan to bring A-list club to Mayfair site of Beatles reunionformer chairman of the London Stock Exchange, said he and his wife were “extrem
Fury at plan to bring A-list club to Mayfair site of Beatles reunion
Evening Standard / Posted 13 days ago
former chairman of the London Stock Exchange, said he and his wife were “extremely concerned” by the plans. He wrote to Westminster council: “Despite some war damage, [Chesterfield Street] is one of the best preserved Georgian residential... Read more
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Evening Standard
Entertainment hub to replace theatre after eight-year battlegoing to see a West End play — have been approved. Property developer Laurence
Entertainment hub to replace theatre after eight-year battle
Evening Standard / Posted 13 days ago
going to see a West End play — have been approved. Property developer Laurence Kirschel has won an eight-year battle with Westminster council to build an entertainment hub in Covent Garden on the site of the 89-year-old Arts Theatre. Mr Kirschel... Read more
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Evening Standard
Arts Theatre to be replaced with entertainment complexgoing to see a West End play — have been approved. Property developer Laurence
Arts Theatre to be replaced with entertainment complex
Evening Standard / Posted 13 days ago
going to see a West End play — have been approved. Property developer Laurence Kirschel has won an eight-year battle with Westminster council to build an entertainment hub in Covent Garden on the site of the 89-year-old Arts Theatre. Mr Kirschel... Read more
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Londonist
'Paddington Pole' On Pausearound Paddington station, will go back to the drawing board after many objecti
'Paddington Pole' On Pause
Londonist / Posted 15 days ago
around Paddington station, will go back to the drawing board after many objections to its height. A statement from Westminster Council said there will be a "further review of elements of the proposed development including its height", a... Read more
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Londonist
Curvy Tower Block Approved For PaddingtonThis 30-storey residential block just got approved by Westminster Council. At 1
Curvy Tower Block Approved For Paddington
Londonist / Posted 15 days ago
This 30-storey residential block just got approved by Westminster Council. At 105 metres, the West End Green tower will dominate the skyline at the crossroads of Edgware Road and the Westway. The tower will be built on derelict land beside a cluster... Read more
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Evening Standard
Labour’s 1997 election base to be turned into luxury flatsgeneral election victories will now be converted into luxury flats. David and
Labour’s 1997 election base to be turned into luxury flats
Evening Standard / Posted 15 days ago
general election victories will now be converted into luxury flats. David and Simon Reuben won planning permission from Westminster council to develop the 32-storey Millbank Tower, that was once synonymous with Blairite “control freakery” and... Read more
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Daily Mail
Social worker accused of murdering PC Gordon Semple met him on Grindroriginally from Inverness, Scotland, had worked in banking before joining the M
Social worker accused of murdering PC Gordon Semple met him on Grindr
Daily Mail / Posted 20 days ago
originally from Inverness, Scotland, had worked in banking before joining the Metropolitan Police. He was attached to a Westminster Council anti-social behaviour unit. After the family announced his death on Facebook, his brother, Ronnie... Read more
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Evening Standard
The Arts Theatre in Covent Garden to move undergroundbe raised and lowered — will “massively impact on the ability of the theatre to
The Arts Theatre in Covent Garden to move underground
Evening Standard / Posted 22 days ago
be raised and lowered — will “massively impact on the ability of the theatre to stage productions”. In its submission to Westminster council the Covent Garden Community Association said: “Many theatre productions will no longer consider the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Lady thatcher's daughter blocks 300k statue as sculptor is missing handbagthe Iron Lady already stands in the House of Commons lobby - put up during her
Lady thatcher's daughter blocks 300k statue as sculptor is missing handbag
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 days ago
the Iron Lady already stands in the House of Commons lobby - put up during her lifetime - but statues in Parliament Square are generally only erected at least a decade after the person's death, unless Westminster Council decides to make an except... Read more
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Daily Star
Holland and Barrett shop in posh west London closed — because of vile mice infestationfrom Harrods in leafy west London “It was clear that there was an excessive am
Holland and Barrett shop in posh west London closed — because of vile mice infestation
Daily Star / Posted 26 days ago
from Harrods in leafy west London “It was clear that there was an excessive amount of mouse droppings” Kirsty Panton, of Westminster Council The firm was ordered to pay a whopping £4,313 in legal costs after Westminster Council issued a hygiene... Read more
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Evening Standard
Council approves fines of up to £1,000 for 'nuisance' pedicab driversGarden station. The Standard also revealed how a Dutch tourist was charged £60
Council approves fines of up to £1,000 for 'nuisance' pedicab drivers
Evening Standard / Posted 26 days ago
Garden station. The Standard also revealed how a Dutch tourist was charged £600 for a half hour ride in a rickshaw. Westminster Council has also raised concerns about pedicabs, and wants the Government to regulate the industry. Mayor Boris... Read more
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metro
Video shows scammers tricking London touristsdifficult to combat. ‘They tend to move around quickly so it’s hard to deal wi
Video shows scammers tricking London tourists
metro / Posted 29 days ago
difficult to combat. ‘They tend to move around quickly so it’s hard to deal with,’ he said. ‘They usually have a number of lookouts with them and when police approach they leave quickly’. Metro.co.uk has contacted Westminster council for a comme... Read more
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Evening Standard
US embassy in London to become luxury hotel in £1bn revampbe reborn as a 137-bedroom five-star hotel with a spa and ballroom for 1,000 gu
US embassy in London to become luxury hotel in £1bn revamp
Evening Standard / Posted 29 days ago
be reborn as a 137-bedroom five-star hotel with a spa and ballroom for 1,000 guests, according to plans to be submitted to Westminster council next month. There will also be six high-end shops and five restaurants. An artist's impression of the... Read more
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Evening Standard
Plans submitted for Orwell statue deemed 'too Left-wing' by BBC bossessculptor Martin Jennings, who created the statue of John Betjeman at St Pancras
Plans submitted for Orwell statue deemed 'too Left-wing' by BBC bosses
Evening Standard / Posted 29 days ago
sculptor Martin Jennings, who created the statue of John Betjeman at St Pancras Station. The proposal being submitted to Westminster council includes an inscription on the wall behind, bearing Orwell’s words: “If Liberty means anything at all it... Read more
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Evening Standard
'Nuisance' pedicab drivers could face £1,000 finesbe fun. And over Christmas the Standard revealed how a Dutch tourist was charg
'Nuisance' pedicab drivers could face £1,000 fines
Evening Standard / Posted 1 months ago
be fun. And over Christmas the Standard revealed how a Dutch tourist was charged £600 for a half hour ride in a rickshaw. Westminster Council has also raised concerns about pedicabs, and wants the Government to regulate the industry. Mayor Boris... Read more

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