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Southwark to press ahead with Aylesbury estate plans after government backs out of legal challenge

Southwark Council will proceed with the compulsory purchase (CPO) of parts of the Aylesbury estate after communities secretary Sajid Javid withdrew from a legal dispute with the borough over his earlier refusal to authorise it. Javid said […]

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Election 2017: Ukip could stop Islam critic standing in Lewisham East

The candidate selected by Ukip members to contest the constituency of Lewisham East could be prevented from standing, according to the party’s leader Paul Nuttall, who has describing some of her past remarks about Islam as […]

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Q&A: Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe on improving Londoners’ skills training

London’s schools and universities are considered world class, but its provisions for equipping young people in particular with vocational skills have long been considered neglected, patchy and confusing. This has led to some of the capital’s […]

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Sadiq Khan announces new drive to improve Londoners’ skills training

A taskforce for helping unemployed and low paid Londoners benefit more from the city’s economic growth has been set up by London Mayor Sadiq, with particular emphasis on the young. Chaired by Khan’s deputy mayor for planning, […]

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Richmond Park Tories have shamed their party by backing Zac Goldsmith again

It was Theresa May who, 15 years ago, memorably advised her fellow Conservatives that people called them “the nasty party” and that this was doing them no good. By selecting Zac Goldsmith as their candidate to […]

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Election 2017: Tory marathon man hopes to at last chase down Labour in Eltham

Councillor Matt Hartley, Conservative group leader on Labour-run Greenwich Council, completed the London Marathon on Sunday. While still going downstairs sideways and being assailed by bizarre food cravings – well, that’s what’s happened to me for three days […]

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Lib Dems muster in Vauxhall to challenge Kate Hoey, but local Greens won’t stand aside to help

The Liberal Democrats have served notice that the Vauxhall constituency of Labour Brexit supporter Kate Hoey is likely to be a high profile target for them in London, but will have to overturn a huge […]

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Election 2017: Tories hope fear of ‘Corbyn chaos’ will help them take back Ilford North

Conservative Lee Scott, who represented ultra-marginal Ilford North from 2005 until 2015, would like to do so again. He seems pretty sure of who one of his biggest helpers will be in attempting to overturn the […]