New Journal Enterprises puts all its printed newspapers online

Front page of CNJ.

The publisher of the Camden New Journal, Westminster Extra, and the Islington Tribune is now putting the entire contents of the three printed, weekly newspapers online to read and download. Since last week New Journal Enterprises have produced an identical e-edition of their three local papers published on the same day as the printed editions, …

Taxis, media lies, and Tottenham Court Road

Taxi blockade.

For the sixth weekday evening in a row London Taxi drivers have blocked Tottenham Court Road between 4pm and 7pm, and brought the surrounding streets to a standstill. Many people have struggled to get home by public transport and many more are wondering what's going on. There have also been a number of incorrect statements …

CitiPark is actually undermining Westminster council’s efforts to discourage diesel

Times newspaper article.

The Times newspaper says that "Drivers of petrol and diesel cars will face higher charges to use private car parks under a plan to tackle pollution". The article by transport correspondent Graeme Paton goes on to say that car park operator CitiPark will "impose a levy on all but the most fuel-efficient vehicles as part …

Fitzrovia is the best place to live in London says The Sunday Times

Page from Sunday Times.

Christmas has come early for the property owners, developers and estate agents in Fitzrovia as The Sunday Times in its annual trawl of the best places to live in London named the neighbourhood as its first choice. Attractions according to its lifestyle editors include a number of sylish bars and cafes, and Exemplar's pile on the …

New television production firm delighted to be in Fitzrovia

Three men standing.

Watch out for programmes on Channel 4, BT Sports or BBC Worldwide credited to Nail On The Head Productions. They are a new company which opened at Percy Street in September by three media people all with local connections. The managing director is Damon Earnshaw, who has been an art director on many films, including Swept …

Editor says he is often left puzzled by pictures in news media

Letters page in NUJ magazne.

Local members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) would have likely recognised a picture of the editor of Fitzrovia News on the letters' page of the union's mag, which dropped through doors this week. Even if it wasn't captioned. The unmistakable Mike Pentelow had reached for his linotype machine to rattle off a comment to …

Connect with Fitzrovia News via email, rss and social media

Twitter screenshot.

Fitzrovia News has grown hugely since first going digital in 2009. We continue to improve our news site, and the ways readers and contributors can connect with us and keep up to date with what's going on in Fitzrovia. We strive to write informative, critical and entertaining news, features, and comment about life in Fitzrovia. All …

Lifestyle magazine celebrates fourth issue at Getty Images Gallery

Magazine cover preview.

The free quarterly culture and lifestyle magazine Fitzrovia Journal gets another outing this Wednesday evening with the launch of the fourth issue at the Getty Images Gallery. As well as copies of the latest issue entitled "Definition" to pick up there will be a preview screening of the forthcoming Fitzrovia Journal documentary made by Foliage Films. …

V1 death remembered, competition winners, and Lend Lease’s PR company. What the papers have been saying

Newspaper cutting.

The West End Extra has two stories in the latest issue about Fitzrovia. The paper reports on a memorial plaque to honour WPC Bertha Cleghorne who was killed on duty during an a World War 2 air raid. "WPC Gleghorn was killed, aged 33, when a V1 missile struck the rear of Tottenham Court Road police …

Time out for Dobbo and more. What the local papers have been saying this week

Mastheads of London newspapers.

Fitzrovia has new distribution points for weekly papers the Camden New Journal (Thursdays) and its Westminster sibling the West End Extra (Fridays). The CNJ can be collected from the corner of Goodge Street and Whitfield Street. It is also available outside the Fitzrovia Community Centre in Foley Street where you can also get the WEE, Time Out and Fitzrovia …

New publication opens doors into the neighbourhood

Pages from magazine.

Those of you who frequent some of Fitzrovia's many coffee shops may have noticed a new free publication propped up in the corner with the face of a familiar local resident on the cover staring rather seriously back at you. This new lifestyle magazine is to be produced quarterly with the first issue having been published in …

Evening Standard lost in time and space with Saatchi feature

Press cutting from Evening Standard with picture of Norman Cook.

The Evening Standard has got both geography and history mixed up with its article on Saatchi & Saatchi's forthcoming departure from Charlotte Street. In a feature on its business pages today Fitzrovia's most famous advertising agency is reported as about "to move east from Soho to a new landmark office on the former site of …

Freud Communications offices to become luxury flats

The PR firm Freud Communications looks set to say farewell to its long-time home on Newman Street after Westminster council gave permission for the office block to be converted into 23 luxury flats. A planning application submitted by Newman Street Ltd was approved at Tuesday's planning application committee which was chaired by deputy council leader Robert …

Fitzrovia BID acting like clowns on Twitter

Twitter screen shot.

When the London Evening Standard's Homes & Property editors called on locals to respond with their tips for great places in Fitzrovia to enjoy, a number of attractive suggestions were made. But the one suggestion made on Twitter which stood out head and shoulders above the rest was the recommendation put forward by the Fitzrovia …

Our readers tell us we are biased, opinionated and do a good job of it

By News Reporters During March and April this year we asked our readers to take part in a survey where we asked seven questions about the content of Fitzrovia News. The responses broadly supported our editorial coverage but offered some guidance about where there is room for improvement.  Rather than report less of anything respondents …

Editorial meeting, empty buildings, Spare Rib, shops, and waiting for expensive hotdogs

Readers and contributors We're having our regular monthly editorial and social evening at 7pm tonight (Tuesday 2 April) at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX. Come along and meet the neighbours and enjoy some food and drink. Please tell us what you think of Fitzrovia News: take a few minutes to complete our readers' survey https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2013/03/17/readers-survey-what-do-you-want-to-read-about-in-fitzrovia-news/ And here's a …

40 years of community newspapers in Fitzrovia

We are celebrating the 40th birthday of community news reporting in Fitzrovia by printing extra copies of the newspaper and putting together an archive of every issue since 1973. It was in March 1973 that the Tower community newpaper, forerunner to Fitzrovia News, was first published, making us possibly the longest known community newspaper in …

Man charged over Tottenham Court Road incident

By News Reporters Fitzrovia's streets were back to normal on Saturday with little evidence remaining of Friday's siege of Shropshire House on Tottenham Court Road. Only a broken window on the fifth floor of the building gave a hint to the events of Friday lunchtime. Any debris from the computer and office equipment which had …