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Months of bad delays as Victoria tube station goes step-free

There will be bad delays for commuters changing between the Victoria line and the Circle and District from this Sunday when works to put lifts in start

Feltham & Heston MP Seema Malhotra

Seema Malhotra MP: Urgent measures are needed to save the NHS

Recent crises in the local NHS are the results of decisions in Westminster, argues Feltham and Heston Labour MP Seema Malhotra in her latest column.

Blood donor sessions will be a venue near you soon.

West London venues where you can donate blood in support of next month's World Cancer Day

NHS Blood and Transplant say blood and platelets are often crucial in the treatment of the cancer patients

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Sacked borough commander cost the taxpayer up to quarter of a million

Ealing Borough Commander Andy Rowell was dismissed last week after being arrested almost two years ago in February 2013 after allegations of leaking information to a journalist were made against him.

MP for Southall meets with Governor of Louisiana

Mr Sharma met privately with Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana to discuss the Indian dispersion in both America and United Kingdom.

Concerns over care for the elderly

High risk of fall injuries for Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing pensioners

  • NHS

Figures have revealed the two boroughs are in the top 10 places in England for pensioners to suffer injuries from falls

Man jailed for killing mother-in-law with kitchen knife

Mohammed Abdul Qayyum, 36, had a fight with his wife and mother-in-law which ended up with him stabbing the elderly woman seven times in St Johns' Wood

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Claimants 'not coming off benefits' in UK's two richest boroughs

Nearly three quarters of benefit claimants in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea have been doing so for three or more out of four years

Man jailed for Notting Hill Carnival teen stabbing

Police are still searching for three more youths involved in the assault where an 18-year-old was stabbed seven times

Teenage kicks for Disney Channel star taking to stage in Notting Hill

Jordan Loughran, who starred iin the Disney Channel's Evermoor and is now appearing in The Chronicles of Kalki at the Gate Theatre, says she loves the freedom of playing adolescents

West Londoners are 'miserable' and 'less agreeable', according to a Cambridge University study

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Researchers from the university have created a map of the capital which shows that people with specific personality types flock to certain areas in a phenomenon dubbed ‘geographical clustering’.

Family and friends in shock after 'polite, intelligent and quiet' student fatally stabbed

Police will be in Salisbury Street, Marylebone this evening as they appeal for more information after Bilal Mirza, 18, of Queen's Park was fatally stabbed there

Westminster and K&C house prices increased more than anywhere in England and Wales over 20 years

Everybody knows house prices in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea are sky-high, but how much would you pay if prices from 20 years ago had only increased with inflation?

Boy, 16, in court over Bilal Mirza murder in Marylebone

Bilal Mirza, 18, of North Kensington, died on Thursday after being stabbed in the leg

Pair charged after kilo of cocaine thrown out of window during high-speed car chase

A multitude of drug packing equipment, a gun, £100,000 in cash and more cocaine was found after police chased a van through Pimlico

Revealed - the four west London hospitals that ran out of beds this week

  • NHS

Four hospitals comprising of three trusts had no spare beds this week as the NHS winter crisis continued to bite.

Boy, 16, arrested after teen fatally stabbed in Westminster

Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward after an 18-year-old male was stabbed multiple times in Salisbury Street, Lisson Grove last night (January 8)

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Revealed: London longest life or death ambulance waiting times in England

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London Ambulance Service was the best in the country however for getting back in contact with patients treated at the scene

Met Police reclaim £21m from criminals' illicit earnings

Police have reclaimed £21million from convicted criminals in the last year and say it shows that crime doesn't pay.

Kensington highest confidence in police in London

Those living in Kensington have the most confidence in the police than any other neighbourhood in the capital

Quarter of west London children living in overcrowded homes

The percentage of children living in too-small family homes in London can now be revealed thanks to census data.

Major west London hospital trust misses A&E target waiting times for 13th week

  • NHS

Imperial College NHS Trust has missed the four hour target for over two months while other west London trusts have also missed the target

Peabody parenting classes in Westminster

Parenting classes start this month for couples in Westminster

Housing provider Peabody is offering a 13-week parenting course for Westminster residents to help them build stronger and closer relationships.

Pupils sitting an exam

Hammersmith and Fulham biggest GCSE results gender gap in west London

The gap between boys and girls achieving good GCSE results was the largest in west London this year, and wider than the English average

Members of the English Civil War Society cross the Millennium Bridge to celebrate this week’s launch of Weekend Warriors

Cromwell's Roundheads return to London to celebrate new battle re-enactment TV show

A new TV series uncovering the world of battle re-enactment hobbyists brought Cromwell's Roundhead army back to the borough of Westminster.

View of the Thames and the city of London

World's architects invited to submit designs for new Thames bridge between Westminster and Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council has launched an international competition for someone to design a pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Thames to link Nine Elms with Pimlico.

Westminster Albanian money laundering gang jailed and deported

The four criminals were caught with £300,000 in cash by the NCA

Smokers are again being urged to kick the habit.

Anti-smoking campaign highlights how cigarettes 'rot the body from the inside'

Public Health England has launched a hard-hitting campaign to highlight how smoking damages the body.

St John Ambulance volunteers will be there for Londoners on New Year's Eve

St John Ambulance volunteers hit the streets to keep Londoners safe over New Year

With 250,000 people heading into London to usher in the New Year, St John Ambulance is deploying over 125 first aiders to keep revellers safe.

Apollo Theatre collapse, London

Apollo Theatre roof collapse findings out

Westminster City Council has concluded that the theatre company and the ceiling inspection firm should not be prosecuted, because they followed the current guidelines.


Westminster is home to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace attracting millions of visitors each year. The West End houses some of the UK’s most affluent residents, but pockets of high deprivation exist in Paddington and Pimlico. The Westminster Chronicle brings you news from Pimlico, Victoria, Paddington, Queen’s Park and Maida Vale.

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