Culture

The London of Till Death Us Do Part

The death of actor Tony Booth inevitably brought back memories of Till Death Us Do Part, the legendary sitcom of the late 1960s and early 1970s set mostly in an East End living room. Booth played […]

Analysis

How will London’s High Streets change and grow?

It is easy to take London’s High Streets for granted: there they are, just round the corner, providing bread, milk and bus stops. They never go away. But their constancy can give rise to complacency: […]

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Analysis

Haringey Unite campaigners back setting illegal council budgets

Haringey is the London borough where Labour Party members strongly supportive of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership have been making the biggest inroads into local party structures. Earlier this month, candidates backed by Momentum won clean sweeps […]

Hard Times

London Assembly calls for more action on ‘hidden homelessness’

Around 12,500 people endure “hidden homelessness” every night in London, according to estimates in a new report by the London Assembly’s housing committee, a figure 13 times the size of the number sleeping rough. Young people, […]

Comment

With goodwill and good sense, Uber and TfL can work it out

A lot has happened since Friday, when some hoped and many feared that Transport for London was on the point of running Uber out of town. That was never going to happen in the short term and almost certainly […]

Culture

Vic Keegan’s Lost London 8: hidden history of Holborn Viaduct

Amazon’s swanky new London office at 60 Holborn Viaduct is built adjacent to the site of the world’s first coal-fired power station and also on the site of the oldest pub in London, The Three Tuns, the remains of […]

Comment

Guest article: Lib Dem Caroline Pidgeon makes the case for Crossrail 2

Caroline Pidgeon has been a Liberal Democrat member of the London Assembly since 2008, commanding cross-party respect, not least for her grasp of transport issues. She is a past chair of the Assembly’s transport  committee and […]

Comment

Sadiq Khan has been in crowd-pleasing mode at Labour conference

Sadiq Khan is noted for his steely communications style, which exasperates opponents and provides audiences with messages he wants them to hear. His contributions to Labour’s conference week so far suggest that life in City Hall has robbed the […]

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