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A man with a bloodied knife flees moments after a reveller is stabbed at the Notting Hill Carnival.

A call to arms for the radical chic of W11

Ann Treneman's Notebook

Go on, you'll like it when you get there

`Notting Hill', `The Phantom Menace', `Austin Powers II' - there's something for everyone this summer, but what if you end up at the wrong movie? We sent a lad to the chick flick, a girly to `Star Wars', a nerd to the lad pic...

Events: Pick Of The Week - City of London Festival Tue to 15 Jul

A few rays of sunshine and they're all at it - the steeliest of events organisers is full of the joys of summer. Which explains the wealth of festivals currently taking place. Swelling their ranks this week is the City of London Festival, which promises a three-week "international celebration of the arts" to enliven the capital's financial heartland. Classical concerts, literary events, free lunchtime performances of arts from around the world and late-night entertainment are all on offer. Highlights include the opening Brahms concert in St Paul's on Wednesday and two world premieres: John Tavener's Hypakoe (5 Jul) and the new work by the gogmagogs (above), gobbledygook. A blend of music and physical theatre, in collaboration with Django Bates and Caryl Churchill, it is at the Bridewell Theatre from 29 Jun to 3 Jul. Who needs Notting Hill?

MPs deadlocked over Mandelson

PETER MANDELSON'S hopes of a return to frontline politics have been clouded by deadlock among MPs investigating the former minister's pounds 373,000 home loan from Geoffrey Robinson, the former paymaster general.

How we met: David Huggins & Marc Quinn

David Huggins, 39, lives in Notting Hill. He worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for 10 years before becoming a writer. His first novel, 'The Big Kiss', won the 'Literary Review' Bad Sex Award. His second novel, 'Luxury Amnesia', is set in contemporary London and features washed-up pop stars and spoilt delinquents

The map: Locations, locations, locations

Where did Elizabeth really reign supreme, why is Ireland in the Isle of Man, and whatever happened to Sherwood Forest? A film buff's guide to Britain

American Times Los Angeles: Telephone hell in the City of Angels

IN LOS ANGELES, your telephone area code is who you are. A bit like postcodes in London, or arrondissement numbers in Paris, area codes have connotations far beyond the bureaucratic shorthand in which they were conceived.

The Critics: Every film-goer's dream

Notting Hill Director: Roger Michell Starring: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans (123 mins; 15)

Where shall we eat in W11?

What appeals to a Trustafarian? Why, other Trustafarians, of course, sitting around sniffing and talking about their art while spending their parents' cash on overpriced drinks. Oh, and they like decor: a place that looks like their homes would look if only they had the imagination.

Film: The Big Picture: First among sequels?

NOTTING HILL (15) DIRECTOR: ROGER MICHELL STARRING: HUGH GRANT, JULIA ROBERTS, RHYS IFANS 123 MINS

Cinema: It's a laughing shame

The Idiots

Monitor: `Notting Hill' premiere

Views on the sartorial choices of the actresses Liz Hurley and Julia Roberts

The Sitters Tale: Anita Roddick

New faces at the National Portrait Gallery: the creator of The Body Shop says that her family loves seeing her darker side uppermost - for once

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The Guest List 2014

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