Police make arrest following appeal for public help

A 27-year-old woman is in custody following an incident at a highly restricted area in Westminster

Westminster Council leader Philippa Roe

London mayor disappointment for Westminster leader

Philippa Roe failed to get the nod, but former Hammersmith & Fulham leader Stephen Greenhalgh is on the four-man Tory shortlist

Police seek woman after 'suspicious' behaviour trying to access 'highly restricted area'

The woman was seen in Westminster and is believed to have left two knives, wrapped in a scarf, near a 'highly restricted' area

National Parks Week: Best green spots in west London for picnic

This week is National Parks Week! Head to one of these lovely green spots near you and enjoy nature

CCTV camera

Traders call for CCTV cameras to return to antiques district

They say cameras were first placed there to protect their customers, and that antisocial behaviour has risen since they were removed

Police appeal to find vulnerable missing Marylebone man

Andrew Richards, 35, was last seen at his home in Marylebone on Monday

Police continue to hunt convicted violent robber released from prison in error

Anyone who sees Ryan Byrne is advised not to approach him but to call 999, and anyone assisting him is reminded that they would be liable to criminal proceedings

Find out the vainest area of west London

Can you guess which borough is the vainest? We can tell you!

Prudential RideLondon: Best places to watch the races

Here are the best places to watch the famous RideLondon races on August 1 and 2

Number of children injured on west London roads rises

Which boroughs saw the most kids hurt in road accidents last year?

Scheme launched using hens to alleviate loneliness among old people

It will be used at two homes in Hammersmith and Westminster following a successful trial in the North East

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace grand entrance to open to tourists this summer

A Royal Welcome exhibition will give paying guests the chance to experience what it is like to receive an invite to the palace, as well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the preparations

Calls for Nine Elms river crossing to be scrapped as shortlisted designs unveiled

Three Westminster councillors call on Wandsworth to ditch £43m river crossing, just as the council whittles down designs to four

One in 10 teachers working in west London NOT qualified

Figures reveal 12.2% of teachers working in Westminster's state schools are unqualified whereas Ealing had the highest levels of qualified teachers in west London


Police hunt prisoner 'released in error'

Police in Hammersmith and Fulham are trying to trace Ryan Byrne, who is wanted on recall to prison

Cause of Soho restaurant fire under investigation

London Fire Brigade is investigating the cause of the restaurant fire, which started in the basement kitchen

Honour for Westminster First World War hero

Leonard Keysor threw back enemy bombs when fighting in Gallipoli

Prudential RideLondon: Laura Trott to go head-to-head with Georgia Bronzini

The double-Olympic champion for Great Britain will be going head-to-head with Italy's Georgia Bronzini in the RideLondon Grand Prix

Rise in fly-tipping prompts council to fight back

Westminster vow to do more to tackle the scourge, as annoyed MP takes to Twitter

Starting new business? Better move to west London

Westminster was the star performer in West London with 9,984 businesses starting-up at a rate of 428 per 10,000 of the population - the second highest in the UK

A victim of domestic violence. Picture posed by a model

New service to help victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence

Angelou is a new partnership which will also help women affected by harmful and cultural practices, stalking and harassment, trafficking and prostitution, sexual exploitation, and child sexual exploitation

Arrest made in connection with Tom Borwick attack

The son of Kensington MP Victoria Borwick was attacked in central London in June

New figures reveal scale of gambling problems in west London

More than £25m lost in slot machines in Westminster alone

Fox hunting: What's your MP's views on the ban?

Want to know if your MP supports the fox hunting ban or wants to see it repealed? Use our gadget to find out their views on the controversial subject

Prudential RideLondon 2015: What's going on and when

Prudential RideLondon will see over 95,000 cyclists riding through London this summer... But what's going on, and when?

Trio wanted over savage attack on Kensington MP Victoria Borwick's son

The 27-year-old was allegedly kicked as he lay unconscious after first being attacked in Leicester Square

Westminster councillor Audrey Lewis dies

Council leader Philippa Roe paid tribute: "Westminster is left without one of the most talented and hard-working councillors I have had the privilege to work with"

Protesters to march on Parliament over fox hunting

A rally is to be staged in Westminster on Tuesday (July 14) just a day before MPs will vote on whether to let a pack of dogs “flush out” foxes

New online map to connect couples with children waiting for adoption

Around 85 children in west London are waiting to be adopted - and this new map could help them find homes

Air pollution: Which areas of west London emit most pollution?

Find out which boroughs are the greenest - and which are the worst - when it comes to CO2 emissions


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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