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In this issue: important information on the coronavirus pandemic, editorial meeting on Zoom, the latest news, Angela Lovely has been shopping, an announcement, planning and licensing applications.

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Please follow the latest NHS advice. If you live or work in the London Borough of Camden please visit Camden Council's coronavirus web page. If you live or work in the City of Westminster please see Westminster Council's coronavirus web page. If you are a private renter, please read the latest Renters' Rights London newsletter for important information. 

Editorial meeting on Zoom

We are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting tonight to discuss the forthcoming printed issue of Fitzrovia News which is due out at the beginning of June.

Topic: Fitzrovia News editorial
Time: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 822 3151 6210

(Our apologies for giving the wrong meeting date in the previous newsletter)

The latest news on our website...

Floral rainbow at UCH Euston Road to thank and reassure the public that the NHS is here for all patients


A giant floral display in the colours and shape of a rainbow is on display outside University College Hospital, Euston Road, to say thanks and reassure the public that the NHS is open to all patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Muted excitement as Lidl opens its new store on Tottenham Court Road

There was somewhat muted excitement for shoppers on Thursday morning as German supermarket chain Lidl opened its first central London store on Tottenham Court Road, during a pandemic.

A tribute to Beethoven leads a fundraiser for the NHS and musicians

A Fitzrovia playwright and an oboe soloist will both join a cast of the many this week to produce a tribute to Beethoven, and fundraise for the NHS and musicians affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

Labour councillors in Westminster want local government to have the power to stop noisy demolition and construction work during lockdown

Labour councillors in Westminster have called on the government to give local councils the power to stop non-urgent, noisy demolition and construction work during lockdown.


In memoriam: Dave Ferris (1942-2020)

We are saddened to hear of the death of Dave Ferris.

Planning and licensing applications

Camden planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

Westminster planning applications in Fitzrovia

Licensing application: Riding House Cafe, 43 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PQ

Fitzrovia News printed newspaper

Due to most premises being shut the latest printed issue of Fitzrovia News (March) is only available from the following location:
  • Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL.
All our printed papers are available to view online and download here:

The deadline for the next paper is 6pm Friday 15 May 2020.

Please also see the Camden New Journal and the West End Extra for the latest news. Both these papers are available every Friday from outside Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street.
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