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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

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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

London's first nudist bar terrace opens to target 'no strings' generation

Visitors can enjoy views of Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament whilst lounging around or bouncing on the trampoline - in the nude of course

Owner tracks down tortoise after shell-shocked pet gets accidentally thrown out with the rubbish

A massive rescue mission was launched when Sarah Joiner realised her 90-year-old pet had been mistakenly binned in Westminster

Charity bike ride in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox will stop in Uxbridge

Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death in West Yorkshire earlier this year after a constituency meeting

Fun outdoor cinema events to enjoy in west London this summer

There are loads of fun outdoor cinema events to enjoy all over west London this summer... So grab a blanket and enjoy some classic cinema under the stars

Man 'unlawfully killed' his parents before taking his own life in Westminster, inquest rules

Mohammed Achraf Amrani Marrakchi 'unlawfully' killed his parents on February 12 last year before taking his own life, an inquest ruled

Thames Clippers now stopping at Westminster Pier after £3.2million extension

Services between Westminster and Woolwich and St George Wharf and Bankside will now stop at the pier after it was extended by 32 metres

Great British Beer Festival and much more in west London this week

The annual beer festival is coming to west London this week, along with a host of other activities and events

Who are west London's biggest workaholics?

Staff in some London boroughs are more than twice as likely to work a 45-hour week as those in others

Teen to appear at Old Bailey charged with Russell Square murder

Zakaria Bulhan is accused of murdering American tourist Darlene Horton and attempting to murder five other people

Teenager charged with murder of American tourist in Russell Square attack

Zakaria Bulhan, who is also accused of five counts of attempted murder, is due to appear in court on Saturday (August 6)

Man dies after being struck by a van in Regent Street

Detectives appeal for information and witnesses in the moments leading up to the crash

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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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