New move to join up and devolve London’s criminal justice service

Sadiq Khan and the government have agreed to work out how best to integrate the capital’s diffuse criminal justice organisations and devolve more control over them to London with the aims of reducing reoffending and supporting victims of […]


Leonie Cooper: London is at fly-tipping tipping point

This is the very welcome debut piece for On London by Leonie Cooper AM, who represents Merton and Wandsworth on the London Assembly and chairs its environment committee. Ugly, costly and unnecessary: fly-tipping in London […]


Vic Keegan’s Lost London 33: Shakespeare’s Newington Butts

The words “Shakespeare” and “Elephant and Castle” are not normally found in the same sentence. That is a pity because one of the very earliest theatres of Shakespeare’s time, in which his plays were put on and […]


Merton’s estate regenerations: quieter than some

Merton is one of London’s quieter boroughs, despite the two biggest parties fighting close battles for control over it for many years. Perhaps that is why the council’s recent approval of three estate demolition and rebuild […]


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 […]