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TfL posters celebrate 50th anniversary of Pride

Tottenham Court Road. TfL says everyone has the right to travel and feel safe on public transport. Image: TfL. London’s public transport network will be host to a series of specially curated photographs and posters celebrating the LGBT+ community as TfL marks the 50th anniversary of Pride. The capital’s Pride parade on Saturday 2 July […]

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Camden seeks residents’ views on Charlotte Street ‘streatery’ extension to May 2024

Charlotte Street looking south. Photo: Fitzrovia News Camden Council is seeking residents’ views on the Charlotte Street “streatery” which it plans to extend for another 18 months to May 2024. The council says it want its streets to have “more safe space for everyone to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from […]

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Public urged to check vaccine status after poliovirus found in sewage

Public health officials are urging people to check their polio vaccine status is up-to-date after poliovirus was detected in sewage samples collected in London. The UK Heath Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) found poliovirus in sewage samples collected from the London Beckton Sewage Treatment Works between February and […]

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Fitzrovia business group to hold ballot for another five-year BID term

The Fitzrovia Partnership promises a cleaner Fitzrovia. Photo: Fitzrovia News. The Fitzrovia Partnership will hold a ballot in July to secure another five-year term for its business improvement district, backed by a business plan that presents more-of-the-same and little in the way of change or imagination. Ballot papers will be sent out this month to […]

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London is being ‘hollowed out’ by short-term holiday lets – Nickie Aiken MP

Short-term letting has created problems of noise nuisance and dumping of rubbish, says Nickie Aiken MP. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Playing Monopoly may be the only way to buy a house in Central London, an MP has warned. Cities of London and Westminster MP Nickie Aiken has cautioned London is being “hollowed out” by short-term holiday […]

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Undercover reporter investigates private health company running GP surgeries

The New Cavendish Street building where Operose Health is based. Photo: Fitzrovia News. BBC’s Panorama has broadcast its investigation into Britain’s biggest GP network, US-owned Operose Health, part of Centene Corporation. Operose runs 70 surgeries from Leeds to London and more than half a million registered NHS patients. It is based in New Cavendish Street, […]

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Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, June 2022

Westminster Council validated 10 planning applications in the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association amenity society area during June 2022. Included among the monthly list is an application for: alterations at 93 Mortimer Street; a roof extension at Malvern House 15-16 Nassau Street; roof alterations at 29 Foley Street; air conditioning units at 12 Great Portland Street. There […]

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia East, June 2022

Camden Council registered 38 planning applications in Bloomsbury ward, which includes Fitzrovia East, during June 2022. Among the monthly list is: an extension at second and fourth floor levels to Central London Police Station 16-24 Whitfield Street; variation of conditions applied to planning permission at 67 Whitfield Street, and 74A Charlotte Street; a pavement licence […]

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Mayor of London wants you to have your say on short-term lettings

The number of homes rented out to tourists and business visitors in London is increasing as the capital recovers from the pandemic. Homeowners and landlords rent out rooms and entire homes through platforms like Airbnb, Booking.com and SpareRoom. These short-term lettings often have a very negative impact on London neighbourhoods like Fitzrovia. They can turn […]