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Twin peeks at London's trendiest area

It Is a tale of two neighbourhoods. Last week the BBC World Service announced that it is to launch a twice-weekly soap opera, Westway, which will bring the events of a multi-cultural area of west London to a worldwide audience of 35 million listeners.

Property: Forget the price escalator. Find a place that rockets

There is nothing like spotting an up-and-coming area before it arrives. Early defensiveness turns to quiet triumphalism as rising prices prove your point. In London, a few areas have seen particularly startling increases. Penny Jackson reports on areas that are now in the Premier League

Carnival doesn't have to end today

At dusk tonight, the cacophony of tin whistles and calypso will fade to a murmur, marking the end of the 33rd Notting Hill Carnival. The steel drums will be packed up, the sound systems dismantled and the glittering costumes taken off to be mothballed.

Remaking the grade

Disappointing results can be challenged, but be prepared for more agony, writes Bethan Marshall

Law: A case for celebration

The Legal Action Group has achieved a lot in 25 years. But it still faces an uphill task. By Patricia Wynn Davies

Smith joins Labour's first estate

Baroness Smith, widow of the late Labour leader, opening a new street yesterday named after her husband.

'Crash' finds way round censor

The controversial film Crash will open in the West End of London despite being banned by Westminster City Council.

Letter: Happy town

White City has problems as you report: so do Avondale and Colville wards, the northern part of Notting Hill ("One motorway, two Britains", 11 May). In the late 1950s we had race riots here. Now local people, drawn from far more countries than you list, live side by side and get on with one another. Why not report these facts?

Strange how Alexander Fleming House has ceased to be a high-rise, concrete horror now that developers can make money from it

"A resistance worker who escaped from Nazi Germany just before the Second World War died when a fire raged through his studio house, an inquest heard today." I read this news story in a copy of last week's Camden New Journal. I was waiting for a deregulated London bus outside a forlorn housing estate and had picked the paper from a litter bin otherwise full of burger cartons. The death of 87-year-old Hans Aberbanell, "an antiquities expert", who worked underground with his wife from occupied Czechoslovakia helping fellow Jews to escape Hitler, did not make national news. By the end of his life, this man I do not know but like the sound of - "spirited and fascinating" according to neighbours - was frail and partially blind. He lived alone after the death of his wife. He felt the cold, and warmed his studio from the gas oven, the only source of heating, which he left on all-year round. It was the gas oven, more than a touch ironically, that did for him.

So what's so special about living in London W11?

The list of famous Notting Hill names goes on and on - just as the price of properties there goes up and up.

'Baddest boy in pop' jailed for stun-gun threat

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Dawn of new blue period

Margaret Thatcher's suits and Tory party billboards have robbed the colour blue of its innocence, according to a group of artists who want to reclaim the colour from 18 years of Conservative appropriation.

Letter: A man's comment on a woman's conduct

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