August 2011 Archives
A Westbourne Park man who grew up in children's homes died just months after reuniting with his siblings, an inquest heard.
Fred Rutland, 76, was found dead at his home in Westbourne Park Road after a concerned neighbour called police.
NORTH PADDINGTON: Police from the Harrow Road safer neighbourhood team are holding drop-in sessions at Maida Hill market, in Harrow Road.
Officers will be available to answer questions or discuss issues relating to local crime, from 11am to 12pm on September 7, from 7pm to 8pm on September 14 and from 6pm to 7pm on September 24.
WESTMINSTER: An apprenticeship scheme run by fast-food chain McDonald's has been completed by 35 employees in Westminster.
They are amonst around 4,000 staff across the country to complete the qualification since it launched in 2009.
A further 8,000 are working towards completing the course.
A teenager has been charged with grievous bodily harm following a stabbing at the end of the Notting Hill Carnival.
The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is from Hammersmith, and appeared at West London Youth Court on Wednesday morning accused of GBH with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.
The search is on to find the owner of an unclaimed winning lottery ticket worth £199,438, which was bought within the borough of Westminster.
The ticket matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the draw on Saturday, August 13.
VICTORIA: Budding photographers who live or work within the Pimlico, Victoria or Belgravia areas of SW1 are invited to enter a competition.
From September 19 until October 17, entrants can send in images under the themes 'picturing SW1', which capture the essence of the area, or 'bright sparks', which use light as the main subject of the picture.
Two men certainly didn't have that sinking feeling as they completed an epic 186-mile canoe trip.
Gaz Bailey and Andy Armstrong began their challenge from Paddington Basin on Thursday last week.
They crossed the finishing line at Stoke Bottom Lock earlier this afternoon.
MAIDA VALE: A new free weekly running club is starting up at Paddington Recreation Ground at the end of September.
Runners of all ages and abilities can sign up on the Park Run website, then turn up and complete a 5km run at 9am every Sunday.
The number of Westminster students achieving top GCSE results has increased for the 18th year running.
An impressive 86.4 per cent of year 11 pupils were awarded five or more A* to C grades, up from 83.9 per cent last year.
A man stabbed during Notting Hill Carnival has been named as university student Rio Andre, writes Emma Heseltine.
Messages of support have been posted all over social networking website Twitter, with friends wishing him well after he was stabbed in the abdomen and hand.