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M&S hits back at Gove for “political grandstanding” over delay to Marble Arch redevelopment decision

Marks and Spencer accused Michael Gove of “grandstanding” after he announced the Marble Arch redevelopment would be subject to a public inquiry. The company, which has had a 90-year presence at its flagship location, said it was “bewildered and disappointed” at the Secretary of State’s decision to call in the application, and The programme was […]

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Map of celebrations in Westminster

Thousands are getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend. As well as the focal point of national celebrations of the Queen’s 70-year-reign, Westminster will also play to host to over 10 street parties, although the Council has refused to disclose the exact number. Over 2000 events are taking […]

Nickie Aiken

Nickie Aiken: Westminster MP calls on Boris Johnson to call vote of no confidence to “end speculation”

The MP for the Cities of London and Westminster has called on Boris Johnson to call a vote of no confidence in order to “end speculation” about his future. While believing his apology for Partygate to be “genuine”, Nickie Aiken acknowledged that scandal had “damaged the Government and the Conservative Party”. However she stopped short […]

Bird spikes Hanover Square

Bird spikes to be removed from trees after animal welfare backlash

Bird spikes will be removed from trees in Westminster, following a backlash from animal welfare groups. The use of the bird spikes was condemned after attention was drawn to some installed on trees in Hanover Square, Mayfair. Bird control spikes are used by several local authorities as a means of dispersing pigeons without intending to […]

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Marylebone Indian restaurant gets food hygiene rating of zero after mice droppings found in kitchen

An iconic Marylebone Indian restaurant has received a scathing food hygiene inspection. Mumtaz, on Park Road near the Regent’s Park, received a food hygiene rating of zero, the lowest possible score, after mice droppings were discovered in the kitchen and food handling procedures were deemed poor. The inspection, carried out on March 12, uncovered that […]

Marble Arch purple for Crossrail

Elizabeth Line: Crossrail in pictures

On Tuesday, the long awaited and much delayed central section of the Elizabeth Line started operating. Less than two weeks before it’s namesake celebrates 70 years on the throne, the swish new royal purple signed railway finally got on track. The Elizabeth Line or Crossrail as it was formerly known, was first conceived in its […]

Hamza Taouzzale

Hamza Taouzzale selected as new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Westminster will have its first BAME and Muslim Lord Mayor, to be elected in session next week. Councillor Hamza Taouzzale, who represents Queen’s Park ward, will replace Andrew Smith who held the post since September 2021. Taouzzale, 22, who is of Moroccan heritage, will not only be Westminster’s first BAME Lord Mayor, but also it’s […]

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