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West London council invites residents to fund environmental projects for guaranteed money back

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is hoping to raise a total of £5million via its Green Investment

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Crowds gather in UK to mark second anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Commemorations began with an interfaith prayer service at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Mayfair

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New calculator shows how much your council tax is going up by in every London borough

You can see how much bills will be increasing in your area

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The cheapest London boroughs for renting a room or a studio named

Despite the promise of saving some money, in some parts of London renting a room or studio can still be incredibly expensive

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New laws on 'ABBA-blasting' pedicabs called 'accident waiting to happen' could be in force by summer

A bill to regulate pedicabs in London is making its way Parliament and could be law by July, one MP has said

Westminster – South London News

Return of De Hems – a little slice of the Netherlands in the West End

De Hems Café Bar, part of the M&B Castle brand, officially reopened this month following a significant upgrade in facilities and decoration, while keeping its traditional look and feel inside.

Westminster Times

Man jailed for 11 years for importing over 500 litres of Class B drug

A man has been sentenced to 11 years in jail for importing over 500 litres of a Class B drug. Afshin Alikhani, 43, was found to be distributing ‘industrial’ quantities of Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL), a drug related to Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid or GHB, a court heard. A search of his home on Abbey R...

Westminster – South London News

Importer of harmful drug associated with sex gets 11-year jail sentence

Afshin Alikhani, 43, of Abbey Road, St John's Wood, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for offences including importing more than 500 litres of the drug GBL (gamma-Butyrolactone) in a landmark case at the Old Bailey.

Westminster Times

Police release picture of man’s tattoo who collapsed on a street in Queen’s Park in appeal to find his family

Police have launched an appeal to find the family of a man who collapsed on a street in Queen’s Park last year. The man, who is yet to be identified, described as white, in his 40s, of slim build and between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 10ins tall, died in hospital after he was found on […] The post Police ...

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200 London schools to get new air filters installed to target pollution

London's most polluted schools will have their air quality improved

Westminster Times

Short-term lets to require planning permission under new rules

Short term lets will require planning permission under a new law, the Government confirmed. Owners wishing to let out property for under three months will need to apply for permission under the new rules designed to curb the number of AirBnB-style lets. It comes amid concerns that communities are be...

My London - Westminster

Major short-term let change hailed for 'tackling fly-tipping, brothels and illegal raves' in Westminster

These changes are part of a long-term initiative to stop the 'hollowing out' of communities and addressing anti-social behaviour

Westminster – South London News

Westminster is latest council to contemplate big council tax rise

Councillor David Boothroyd, who oversees the budget, said the move depended on whether the government reduces funding for the borough, which has seen its population drop.

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London council already ‘considering’ council tax hike next year to plug £48m budget blackhole

The council needs to find £38m to cover its temporary accommodation bill

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TfL wants to take on National Rail lines and turn them into London Overground routes

Sadiq Khan says he would like to see those key commuter routes devolved to TfL's control

Westminster – South London News

Family share sense of loss as brutal killer gets life

Mrs Koppel's son Javier Rios, said: "It is not easy for me to relive the saddest moment of my life after 29 years. I am convinced that my mum had a lot of life to live still, it was not her time and this is very painful - it tears my very soul.

Westminster – South London News

Tens of thousands take to the streets for pro-Palestine march

The march was the first protest to go near the Israeli embassy since October. 

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London's worst shoplifting areas with really rich place way worse than anywhere else

In first place is a pretty expensive place to be

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Best places for afternoon tea in London from budget options to luxury treats

From The Shard and The Savoy to cosy independent tea houses, these are the places that you can either grab a bargain or indulge in style

Westminster – South London News

Court date for homeowner accused of having unsanctioned loft extension

Susan Okaikoi has been accused of breaching the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 after allegedly adding an extension to her second floor flat along Great Western Road, just north west of Hyde Park, without planning permission from Westminster City council.