Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko spoke about Putin and Poirot and the poison standoff between his country and UK sounding serious and sarcastic all at once.
Are we about to see removal vans trundling up Britain’s most expensive street where average homes cost over £13.5m with diplomats forced to make ignominious exits? The Russian envoy since 2011, Vladimirovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary lives in the sumptuous grounds of number 13 assisted by 10 senior diplomatic staff.
Emeline Pankhurst’s home at 50 Clarendon Road in Holland Park, west London became the nerve centre for the struggle for equality. It became the bastion of resistance, disobedience, plotting and intrigue.
Harry Uzoka has been a fabric of urban London for almost a decade, fresh-faced, oozing street cred and cool. His face has stared down at you from one of the many ubiquitous ads on the underground, on your way up and down the escalators, from shop awnings and billboards, so ubiquitous that you’ve really never noticed he’d been there all along.
The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London in June is 71 after two women, a mother and her daughter were added to the list of the dead.
Far From the capital’s epicentre of luxury boutique smash and grabs and moped-enabled muggings, no flashing blue lights or armed detectives attended Abib Hussein’s burgled business address for over 24 hours even though £200,000 in cash had been stolen.
It was while working as a BBC cameraman in 1956 that late Michael Bond alighted on the idea of writing a book after spotting a small bear in a Paddington shop window. The Paddington movie franchise has since become an international blockbuster.
Emilio Guerrero-Sepulveda was a bespectacled, smartly-dressed and well-groomed middle-aged man who looked more like a businessman than a globetrotting criminal who wreaked havoc at airport arrival lounges, hotel lobbies, West End luxury boutiques and several west London suburbs.
Princess Diana could have had her pick of fashionable dining establishments in and around her Kensington Palace residence but she instead found her way to a tiny nondescript eatery in Notting Hill, west London.
Why You Won’t See Tonnes of Concrete Barriers at this year’s Notting Hill carnival as Police explore new forms of technology to track crime, prevent terrorism and keep Londoners including tourists safe.