September 2011 Archives
It was time to put the kettle on as friends, colleagues and community groups across Westminster took part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
The annual event, held today, raises millions of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support through events staged worldwide.
A young woman came under fire from a shotgun in Queen's Park last night, while holding her 11-month-old son.
The 18-year-old suffered neck injuries from the shotgun pellets and was taken to hospital with two other women, aged 17 and 19, following the attack in John Fearon Walk, off Dart Street.
WESTMINSTER: The RSPCA is taking part in a service to celebrate animals at Westminster Abbey - and there will be animals among the congregation.
A pony used for riding for the disabled, guide dogs, hearing dogs and other helping animals will be joining the service on Sunday at 6.30pm.
Three young women were injured during a shooting in Queen's Park last night.
The victims, aged 17, 18 and 19, were taken to hospital following the incident which took place in John Fearon Walk at around 7.15pm.
The 17-year-old has now been discharged from hospital, while the 18-year-old and the 19-year-old remain in a hospital in a stable condition.
Karen Buck, Labour MP for Westminster North, here discusses the reorganisation of the NHS in her monthly column for the Westminster Chronicle.
Reports that St Mary's Hospital is pencilled in for closure in order to realise the development potential of the prime central London site have been swiftly denied.
Westminster risks being over-run with illegal adverts during the Olympics unless local authorities are given greater powers to tackle opportunistic product placement.
That is the warning from Westminster Council, which this week has written to Bob Neil, the parliamentary under secretary of state for communities and local government, as well as Lord Coe, urging for a shake-up of existing laws.
More than 2,000 people are expected to attend a memorial service for Westminster Council's former leader Sir Simon Milton next month, writes Hermione Wright.
Sir Simon served as a councillor in Westminster for 20 years including eight as council leader, before joining the mayor of London's office as deputy mayor for policy and planning in 2008.
A nurse who sent sexually explicit text messages to an anorexia patient he was treating at a Pimlico clinic has been kicked out of the profession.
Joseph Kearney, who worked at the Vincent Square Clinic, in Osbert Street, admitted sending more than 100 messages to the woman, known as Patient A, between April and June 2008.
Westminster's mayor is used to dealing with political heavyweights but she was more than happy to square up to the boxing stars of the future at a Pimlico gym.
More than 40 members of the Churchill Gardens Boxing Club, on the Churchill Gardens Estate, gave Councillor Susie Burbridge a display of pad work, skipping and sparring in the ring.
They look like bins, they smell like bins but they certainly don't sound like bins.
Anyone throwing away litter at one of 25 rubbish bins soon to be installed across Westminster can expect a burst of song, the blast of a trombone or a celebrity congratulating them for waste disposal.