October 2011 Archives
The first narrowboat company to carry passengers along the Regent's Canal is celebrating its 60th birthday, even though its original owner did not expect it to survive for longer than a few months.
Shortly after Jason's Trip began running, canals were being made into railway lines and roads all over the country, but a resurgence in interest allowed the company to thrive for far longer than could have been imagined.
A group of homeless and ex-homeless artists based in Westminster presented their mobile studio at Tate Britain.
Around 15 to 20 members of the Seymour Art Collective spent an afternoon displaying and creating works using a variety of mediums.
Ten years after the murder of 25-year-old Nana Osei-Agyapong in Soho, officers are relaunching their appeal for witnesses and information about the incident in the hope of finally identifying whoever is responsible.
The reward for information now stands at £15,000, for information leading to the arrest, charge and prosecution of the culprit.
A dress made entirely of women's bras provided a welcome boost to shoppers at a Marylebone charity.
The bra dress, created by theatrical designer Nathifa Douet, lifted spirits at the Cancer Research UK shop in Marylebone High Street, when it was unveiled on Friday.
VICTORIA: A choir made up of 12 staff from the Diocese of Westminster has won the Last Choir Standing competition.
Glory! sang two songs to secure victory, starting off with Take That's Greatest Day followed by Praise You by Mary J Blige, beating off competition from other choirs in the area of between 10 and 25 members.
An lottery prize, from a ticket bought in the borough of Westminster in September, remains unclaimed.
The National Lottery is urging players to check their tickets to see if they have won £95,074.40.
A Czech military intelligence base in Bayswater, responsible for running one of the most daring and high-profile missions of the Second World War, has been honoured with a plaque.
Between 1940 and 1945, the sixth floor of a residential block in Bayswater Road, known as Porchester Gate, became the base for the Military Intelligence department of the Czechoslovak Army.
Detectives are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Marylebone.
A 38-year-old woman was walking along Chiltern Street, towards Baker Street tube station, when she was approached from behind by a man.
A dress made by a London-based designer is to be seen in cinemas worldwide after it was chosen by Madonna to feature in her upcoming film, W.E.
Ghanaian fashion designer Vesta Okyere-Yeboah was thrilled to find out that her vintage Audrey dress will be worn by actress Abbie Cornish, one of the film's two main characters, in three prominent scenes.
A brave Paddington police officer who saved the lives of 40 youngsters when a coach careered out of control on a busy motorway has been honoured for his bravery.
Michael Haughey, 25, was taking the 12 to 18-year-olds to camp in Wiltshire when the driver lost consciousness on the M3.