Before its gentrification, The Warwick Castle in Notting Hill was a hotbed of both characters and character. Regular Ray Jones, who photographed its glory days, raises a glass
Shelley Christopher was mentally ill when she stabbed Richard Brown and daughter Sophia before inserting wooden objects into their bodies
A man with a bloodied knife flees moments after a reveller is stabbed at the Notting Hill Carnival.
More than 6,500 police officers were patrolling the streets for the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival today as Scotland Yard continued its unprecedented security operation just weeks after the riots.
With the attention of the British press and public concentrated on the committee hearings at Portcullis House over the phone-hacking scandal, Downing Street chose yesterday to publish the salaries of ministerial special advisers.
Stay put? Over-55s development? Or equity release? Chiara Cavaglieri looks at the options, and their pitfalls, for homeowning retirees
Twenty thousand people handed out a record number of tomes across the country for the first World Book Night
For many years Frank Critchlow played a central role in the Notting Hill's black community. He set up the Mangrove Restaurant, the first black restaurant in "the Grove". This apparently innocuous activity set him on a collision course with the local police, who equated black radicalism with criminality. Police persecution of the Mangrove became emblematic of the experience of the black community at large, and Critchlow's struggle brought the British Black Power movement its first major victory.
Selling your home by open house is more popular then ever. But some critics say it only attracts time wasters. Oliver Bennett drops in on a viewing
Party's supporters favour an alliance with Labour in any hung parliament
Bright outlook for the rain man
The message is that leadership by tiny clique, besides poor, is wildly unpopular
From its dystopian underpasses to the leafy avenues of Notting Hill, London has always offered evocative backdrops for film. But must we keep seeing the same old places?
The Independent's film critic selects his favourite films ever made
Disused car parks and empty shops might not sound like ideal homes, but a new scheme is making use of empty council space. Jenny Knight reports
In February Noel Clarke made a little bit of history. Beating off stiff competition from the likes of Rebecca Hall and Juno geek Michael Cera, he became the fourth winner of the Bafta Rising Star award. He also became the first black British male in the 62-year history of the awards to take home one of the coveted golden masks. Striding up to the stage, past Brangelina and the assembled cinematic elite, cool as a cat in a white cravat, he delivered a brief and quietly inspiring acceptance speech, ending with the words, "yes we can".