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Q&A: Haringey leader Claire Kober on borough’s ‘development vehicle’ plans

Haringey Council’s decision to go into business with property giant Lendlease and redevelop numerous sites in Tottenham and Wood Green, including large housing estates, has attracted some strong opposition. On the other hand, a spokesperson […]

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News

Loss of London’s EU migrant labour poses ‘significant risk’ to UK economy, says report

Overseas European Union nationals living and working in London should be guaranteed the right to stay in the UK as matter of urgency in the national economic interest, according to a cross-party group of London politicians. A […]

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Sadiq Khan’s Salesman show sent a message the world needs to hear

Last night, Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi won an Oscar for his film The Salesman, but did not attend the 89th Academy Awards show to claim his prize. He stayed away in protest against President Trump’s […]

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Vauxhall Labour disassociates itself from MP Kate Hoey’s Brexit stance

The membership of Vauxhall constituency Labour party (CLP) has formally distanced itself from its own member of parliament over positions she has taken in relation to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, saying it […]

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Books

Peter Watts, Up In Smoke and how to ‘write London’

On Thursday, in a corner of an office in Brewhouse Yard, three people talked about “writing London”. The event, organised by the London Society, featured three panellists: Tom Bolton, author of London’s Lost Rivers – A […]

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Bashing London will not help Labour. Or Copeland. Or Stoke.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s insistence on the Today programme that Labour’s defeat by the Conservatives in the Copeland by-election and narrow holding of Stoke against a clown of a Ukip challenger demonstrate something other than the erosion […]

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Books

Theatre world mourns closure of legendary Samuel French Bookshop

People from across London and around the globe have been sharing their dismay that one of the capital’s most treasured bookshops has announced that it will close. The Samuel French Theatre Bookshop on Fitzroy Street, just […]

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Mayor and new Met chief must tell hard truths about policing and crime

In the nine years since I began writing about London, I have found no subject more maddening to cover than that of policing and crime. Knackered cliches, populist rhetoric and turgid tiffs about slippery statistics have filled too much […]

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Sadiq Khan and business groups urge Hammond rethink on London business rates hike

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan and an array of its business organisations have warned chancellor Philip Hammond that his plans for substantial increases in business rates in the capital could mean the closure of many of […]

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Leave voters don’t want to ‘become poorer’ says Sadiq Khan as he renews calls for special London Brexit deal

Sadiq Khan has again urged the government to secure London special access to the European single market and enable it to continue easily recruiting workers from EU countries as part of the Brexit negotiations. The London Mayor stressed […]