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Police appeal launched to find missing woman last seen at Westminster restaurant

Myriam O'Carroll has been missing since she was last seen at a Westminster restaurant on Tuesday evening (August 30)

Firefighters called to Costa Coffee in Westminster after staff smell smoke from flat fire

A fire broke out in a flat above the Costa near Edgware Road, with customers at the coffee shop evacuated

Property owners told to pay a whopping £93k after tearing roof and walls off Grade II listed building

Three defendants destroyed the 'historic fabric' of the Grade II listed Georgian building despite being told they could not do so

Licensing officers seize nitrous oxide with a street value of £150,000 at Notting Hill Carnival

A large canister of nitrous oxide worth £150,000 was seized from Notting Hill Carnival on Monday, along with illegally traded beer


Hounslow is home to the most dangerous roundabout in west London

Hounslow, Westminster, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hillingdon have some of the worst records for roundabout accidents

Woman assaulted outside Soho bar after challenging man who 'racially insulted friend'

A woman was struck over the back of the head after she challenged a man who is believed to have racially insulted her friend, who is black

Boy, 13, robbed at knifepoint on Tube at Oxford Circus after asking man for directions

Detectives want to speak to the man pictured in connection with the robbery, which they said had left the 13-year-old 'shaken and traumatised'

Willesden man becomes fourth Brent resident to be arrested for terrorism offences after he may have 'tried to flee to Syria'

Patrick Kabele was arrested on suspected terrorism offences on Wednesday (August 24)

GCSE results: Pupils 'stoked' as they surprise even themselves with top grades

Pupils at Hammersmith Academy gave us their thoughts after years of hard work finally paid off

What's going on in west London this weekend, including the annual Notting Hill Carnival

The annual Caribbean festival Notting Hill Carnival is coming to west London this weekend, along with a host of other activities and events

Buddhist temple in Westminster becomes first ever to get heritage lottery funding - and will now get £209k revamp

The London Fo Guang Shan (FGS) temple in Westminster is the first Buddhist temple to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

What's going on in west London this week, including everyone's favourite musical, Legally Blonde!

International award-winning musical Legally Blonde is coming to west London this week, along with a host of other activities and events

Missing elderly man with dementia and schizophrenia may be in Kensington or Westminster, police say

Shirley Smith suffers from dementia, diabetes and schizophrenia and left hospital without his medication earlier on Thursday (August 18)

21-year-old man charged with Hyde Park murder of Jairo Medina from Chelsea

Jairo Medina was found dead in the park in the early hours of Friday August 12 and police have arrested and charged a 21-year-old man in connection

What's going on in west London this weekend, including comedian Isy Suttie as she comes to Soho Theatre

Hilarious comedian Isy Suttie is bringing her new show The Actual One to west London this weekend; enjoy this along with a host of other activities and events

Robert De Niro gets green light to open 'highest quality' Westminster hotel

The film legend has been given the go ahead by Westminster City Council planners for a new Covent Garden boutique hotel


Animal charity shells out on award for Westminster Council after tortoise rescue

PETA read about Zuma the tortoise's adventure on getwestlondon, and awarded the council for going the extra mile to save him

Police appeal for help finding Tube hero who jumped on lives rails in London Underground to rescue sick commuter

A man was hauled off the tracks to the safety of the platform after collapsing at Tottenham Court Road on Tuesday

Police watchdog called in after man dies following disturbance call in Feltham

The police watchdog has launched an independent investigation after a 29-year-old man died while police dealt with a disturbance

New rules to crack down on Westminster's mega basement boom

Developments will be limited to one storey and cannot be built underneath more than half of the garden area

What's going on in west London this week, including a gorgeous outdoor screening of The Breakfast Club

A stunning outdoor screening of The Breakfast Club is coming to west London this week, along with a host of other activities and events

Hyde Park murder: victim named as 62-year-man from Chelsea

The victim, named as a 62-year-old from Chelsea, was found dead by a member of public in Hyde Park on Friday morning (August 12)

Most and least photographed areas in London on Instagram

Find out if west Londoners are too posh to post, as the number one most photographed area in London is revealed

Hyde Park body: Detectives launch murder investigation after man found was 'victim of an assault'

The body of a man was discovered in Hyde Park in the early hours of Friday morning and police are investigating a potential murder

Hyde Park body: police working to identify man in 'suspicious death'

The body of a man was discovered by a member of the public in the early hours of Friday morning in Hyde Park

Scammers who tricked house hunters sentenced after Westminster council uncovered nationwide fraud

Tenants were asked to pay six months rent up front after being shown around properties, but this was pocketed by the criminals

Blow job café prospects ruled out by Westminster City Council

Founder of fellatio café in Switzerland sets his sights on opening controversial shop in Paddington - but council gives him a mouthful in response

Starbucks fined for leaving rubbish on Piccadilly street and accused of showing 'complete disregard' to neighbours

The coffee shop chain in Piccadilly was told to pay up £160,000 by a judge, who also criticised its behaviour

Owners of popular Maida Vale pub leave goodbye notice on door explaining sudden closure

Concerns The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale will be turned into expensive homes after it closed when rent leapt from £75,000 to £250,000 a year

Man who died in Regent Street lorry crash was 86-year-old retired barrister

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after Samuel Mtepuka died following the collision near Oxford Circus


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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Amita Joshi
Chief Reporter
Salina Patel
David Rivers
Goolistan Cooper
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Robert Cumber
Emily Chudy
What's On Reporter
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Tom Moore
Sports Reporter
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter