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Berwick Street to host mini music festival

Berwick Street in Soho will be transformed into a mini music festival today for Record Store Day.

Artists such as 80's punk pop star Adam Ant will play live performances for the public from midday.

The Museum of Soho on 26 Berwick Street will also be projecting 1967 performances from "live from the Marquee Club", including The Smoke, Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

Two cyclists fighting for life after separate crashes

Two cyclists have been seriously injured after being knocked off their bikes in two separate crashes. A man in his 60s was taken to hospital in a critical condition after colliding with a car in Regent Street on Tuesday evening.

Just hours earlier, a cyclist in his 20s was hit by a bus in Battersea. Speaking to the Evening Standard, eyewitness Franco Romeo said:

"He was on the stretcher. They kept him there for a long time. I felt very bad because he was not moving at all. He looked in very bad shape. It was very serious."

Police say the drivers in both incidents stopped at the scene, and no one has been arrested.

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'Brazen' crack-dealing pensioner wore flamboyant hats

Police say Alvin Ricketts was "truly brazen", wearing a variety of flamboyant hats and dinner scarves around Soho.

Alvin Ricketts caught on CCTV in Soho Credit: Metropolitan Police

The senior officer leading the operation, Detective Chief Superintendent Kevin Southworth said:

"Alvin Ricketts was one of a group of drug dealers arrested as part of Operation Rense who congregated in Soho. Ricketts was truly brazen in his offending, wearing a variety of quite flamboyant hats, dinner scarves and other outfits that made him stand out.

"The 74-year-old would regularly travel from his sheltered housing accommodation to sell class A drugs in the heart of the West End."

Alvin Ricketts seen in a distinctive hat in Soho while dealing crack Credit: Metropolitan Police
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