Who is living in the Nine Elms homes?

The vast Nine Elms redevelopment scheme has become one of those London regeneration focal points for protest and consternation about “rich foreign investors” and “luxury flats” that are “left empty” and so on. It is a […]


Westminster: Labour pledges to extend planning protections to ‘unique’ Soho and Chinatown

Labour have intensified their message to Westminster voters concerned that property development in the Central London borough has got out of control by pledging to use the council’s planning powers to help protect “unique” and “iconic” areas […]


London’s future: forward to the ‘super city’ or back to the 1970s?

A document called London 2030 And Beyond was launched last week at City Hall’s top floor Living Room before an audience of wise and knowledgable London thinkers and doers. The document, a report compiled by […]


Vic Keegan’s Lost London 32: the remains of Thomas Cromwell’s garden

The photo shows all that remains of Thomas Cromwell’s garden, part of a two acre site he developed when Henry VIII’s chief of staff into one of the grandest private residences in London. Initially, he took a […]


Rokhsana Fiaz defeats Sir Robin Wales to become Labour candidate for Newham Mayor

Long-serving Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales has been defeated in a Labour Party selection contest that will almost certainly see him succeeded by London’s first female directly elected mayor in May. Sir Robin, 63, lost […]


Labour’s Newham mayor contest too close to call, both sides say

The outcome of the contest between Sir Robin Wales and Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz to become Labour’s mayoral candidate in Newham will end on Friday lunchtime and effectively decide who bosses the borough for the next four […]


Things you will not read in Croydon News

A website called Croydon News has recently appeared, advising its readers that Croydon’s Labour-run council is doing a terrible job: fly-tipping is rife, its planning policies are “hated” and the massive scheme to bring a […]


Labour hopes rise in Westminster as West End Tory stands down

Conservative anxieties about losing control of Westminster City Council to Labour are not being helped by intimations of ructions in their own ranks, with a number of councillors standing down. On Friday, the latest of these, […]


The politics of fair fares: from Livingstone to Khan

The tightening squeeze on Transport for London’s finances has generated a predictable political wrangle over Sadiq Khan’s fares policy, with opponents arguing that his partial freeze is to blame because it’s hitting TfL revenues. This […]