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Visit to the Fleet Sewer

As a guest of Thames Water, Mark descended into the 150 year old Fleet Sewer which covers the River Fleet and is one of London’s largest lost rivers running from Hampstead Heath to Blackfriars.

Mark visits Maggie’s Centre

This morning Mark visited Charing Cross Hospital to see how London’s first Maggie’s Centre is helping those in the capital who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Visit to the InterContinental London Westminster

I was very pleased to visit InterContinental’s newest hotel yesterday which is nearing the end of its £150 million transformation in the Westminster segment of my constituency.

Concerts in Hyde Park

Every year the programme of concerts in Hyde Park provokes a string of emails and letters to me from residents disturbed by noise and general disruption.

Parliament Square Encampment

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, which gained Royal Assent earlier this year, will prohibit people from camping in gardens and pavement in the middle of Parliament Square.

West End Parking Changes

Westminster City Council is set to abolish free parking on single yellow lines and in bays in the West End between 6.30pm and midnight from Monday to Saturday and 1pm and 6pm on Sundays. The Council advises that this decision has been made in order to ease congestion in W1.

Supporting St Mungo’s

Last Monday I helped launch an exhibition in the House of Commons to celebrate St Mungo’s fortieth anniversary and their latest project, Street Stories.

Visit to Crossrail HQ

At £17 billion Crossrail is a costly but necessary cog in the UK’s plan for economic growth for the decades ahead. Rather than continually tinkering at the edges, Crossrail is a visionary project aimed at tackling the Capital’s interconnected transport problems.

Mark opens Paxton & Whitfield

Mark visited artisan cheesemonger, Paxton & Whitfield, this morning to open their new flagship shop Jermyn Street, along with Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Susie Burbridge.

Gaby’s Deli

Gaby's Deli Since 1965, Londoners and visitors alike have savoured the salt beef and fluffy falafel served up by Gaby’s Deli on Charing Cross Road.