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Rents consume over half average income in parts of west London

"It would be a scandal if teachers, nurses and other professionals were forced out of the constituency" due to rising renting costs

Cross-party rally says 'no' to third runway at Heathrow

Chairman of anti-expansion pressure group HACAN tells the government "build a new runway at your peril"

Man admits robbing frail pensioner for just £5

Solomon Bygraves, 29, admitted robbing 93-year-old Stanley Evans in Soho

Hundreds evacuated after fire at Mayfair hotel

Firefighters say no one was injured in the blaze, which broke out on scaffolding near the exclusive Nobu restaurant

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Woman charged with murder of man and child in Notting Hill

A man in his 40s and a four-year-old girl were found dead in a flat in Notting Hill on Friday

Row over Vince Cable's appearance at Heathrow rally

The Twickenham MP is listed as the headline speaker for the anti-expansion rally, but business leaders claim his original billing breached the ministerial code of conduct

Mohammed Emwazi's mother 'instantly recognised' son in gruesome ISIS video

Ghaneya Emwazi recognised her son's voice before she saw him in ISIS's first video in which American James Foley was beheaded by 'Jihadi John'

Mohammed Emwazi was 'quiet and hard-working', says ex-headteacher

Jo Shuter, former headteacher at Quentin Kynaston in St John's Wood, has said there was no indication at school Mohammed Emwazi would become someone like 'Jihadi John'

Community saves Sir Malcolm Rifkind's corner shop

Westminster Grocery, has been saved after a community's efforts prevented planning permission being granted for a new Sainsbury's

Mohammed Emwazi Maida Vale ex-classmates in disbelief as they say 'he was a normal kid'

West Londoner Mohammed Emwazi - also known as 'Jihadi John' - has been ousted as the Briton responsible for beheading journalists and aid workers for ISIS

It takes 32.5 years to buy your first home in Kensington and Chelsea

MP Tessa Jowelll releases research revealing the true impact of London's housing crisis

Mohammed Emwazi named as ISIS executioner Jihadi John

The Metropolitan Police and Downing Street have declined to confirm the identification of 'Jihadi John', which has been released by press in America

Thousands of firefighters protest in Westminster as part of strike

Firefighters from across London joined in the 24-hour strike over pension schemes and retirement age, with a rally held in Westminster

Met's biggest EVER drugs money haul to be spent on fighting crime

Four men were jailed after police seized £600,000 in cash and over 100kg of cannabis and cocaine in Barons Court and St John's Wood

Right to Buy sales soar across west London in 2014

The number of homes sold in Hounslow in 2014 were 10 times higher than the year before

First look at what new Thames pedestrian bridge to Pimlico could look like

Londoners are being asked to choose their favourite design for the bridge from Nine Elms in Battersea to Pimlico in Westminster

Care home admissions soar in Hammersmith and Fulham

However, west London has some of the lowest admission rates for older adults in England

See £250,000 McLaren supercar reduced to mangled wreck in Belgravia crash

The McLaren 650S Spider, which costs an eye-watering £250,000, was badly damaged in the Saturday night crash in Belgravia, Westminster

'Cyclists may hold vital information about fatal Victoria crash'

Police issue a fresh appeal for witnesses to the lorry collision which left 36-year-old Claire Hitier-Abadie dead

Tragic cyclist killed in Victoria lorry crash named by police

Police have identified the cyclist killed in a collision in Victoria this week as Claire Hitier-Abadie, a 36-year-old French national living in Marylebone, Westminster

Millions 'charged illegally' by private parking firms

In 2013 the RAC believes UK drivers were overcharged by £100 million and could be set to get a refund

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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal Victoria cyclist collision

A 36-year-old woman died on Thursday (February 19) after her bike was crushed by a lorry in Victoria

Paddington deaths: Post-mortems reveal how couple were killed

Zohra and Hassan Amrani were found dead at their home in Paddington a day after their son Ashraf, a convicted rapist, died in a suspected suicide

London estate agents rake in over a BILLION pounds

A study has revealed high street estate agents were rubbing their hands with glee as they earned £1.1 billion in 2014

Happy Chinese New Year! Thousands of Londoners celebrate Chinese New Year

Find out where to celebrate in London and what Chinese New Year is all about from our Hong Kong born and bred reporter Alix Culbertson

Mayor donates thousands to help St Mary's Hospital tackle youth violence

More than a third of young patients at the Paddington hospital's major trauma centre were injured as a result of stabbings, gunshot wounds or blunt instrument wounds

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Witnesses describe horror as cyclist killed in Victoria lorry collision

A cyclist - a woman in her 30s - was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision with a lorry, in Victoria, on Thursday morning

Police identify mentally-ill woman filmed trying to strangle baby in Boots

The woman, who reached inside a mother's pushchair and grabbed the one-year-old's throat, is in a mental health facility and has not been arrested.

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Man charged with £5 robbery of frail pensioner in Westminster

Solomon Bygraves, 29, is due to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the robbery of 93-year-old Stanley Evans

Shocking CCTV shows woman strangling BABY in Westminster Boots

The woman is reported to have said: 'That baby would rather be dead' after trying to strangle the one-year-old while the child laid in her pushchair in Boots

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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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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Steve Bax
News Editor, West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Goolistan Cooper
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter