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Failed smash-and-grab by moped gang at Christian Dior

Six raiders fled the Christian Dior store in central London this morning on a moped after a failed smash-and-grab. The group broke windows and damaged the shutters but still couldn't get inside. They sped off from the shop on Conduit Street just after midnight.

Conduit Street in central London Credit: Google Street View

Last month watches worth £300,000 were stolen during a robbery at a hotel in Knightsbridge. And last year, Prada was targeted on Old Bond Street by a gang who made off on mopeds.


Exhibitions opens with unseen photos of Princess Diana

A new exhibition opens today featuring previously unseen photos of Princess Diana.

A young Lady Diana Spencer Credit: Cork Street Gathering
The pictures show a young Diana before she became world famous Credit: Cork Street Gathering

The Cork Street Gathering in Mayfair will feature pictures of a young Lady Diana Spencer at the Pimlico nursery where she used to work.

Lady Diana spent time working at a Pimlico nursery Credit: Cork Street Gathering

The pictures were taken by photographer John Minihan just as Lady Diana's budding relationship with Prince Charles was exposed in the media- marking a turning point for her future life in the spotlight.

The exhibition is held at 27 Cork Street and is free entry.


£130,000 bar bill: Nobody could quite believe it

Nobody could quite believe what was happening - the two clients seemed to be trying to outdo each other.

One ordered five bottles of champagne, so the next one upped it to six, then to seven, and so on.

It was incredible. The men didn't end up drinking that much of it themselves - it was mostly consumed by the lady friends they had met inside on the night.

– Embassy statement

Staff stunned as businessmen run up £130,000 bar bill

Bar staff in Mayfair have been left stunned after two Russian businessmen spent more than £130,000 during a staggering three-hour drinking session. The two men left staff at the Embassy nightspot in Mayfair with big tips after going head-to-head to see who could accrue the larger bar tab.

Embassy, in Mayfair, central London
Embassy, in Mayfair, central London Credit: Press Association

There was so much alcohol - including vintage champagne - that around one-third of the bar bill ended up being poured away when the men left at 3am today.

Police release photo of Mayfair murder victim

Roberto Charles Troyan died from head injuries. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for information about the murder of a 63 year-old man in Mayfair on Friday. Roberto Charles Troyan, commonly known as Robert, was found dead in a flat in Mount Street.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who knew Robert to come forward. He was a very well known character in Mayfair, whom friends describe as kind and extremely generous. There have been no arrests at present.

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