Lib Peck: London boroughs must work together and with partners to tackle knife crime

Lib Peck is leader of Lambeth Council and deputy chair and executive member for crime and public protection of London Councils. This article is a slightly edited version of a speech she gave at Wednesday’s knife […]


Grenfell Truths: the outstanding community of the Kensington Aldridge Academy

From the cold ashes of Grenfell, some heart-warming news. The Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA), a secondary school which opened right next to Grenfell Tower in 2014, has been graded “outstanding” by Ofsted inspectors and named […]


Southwark councillor demands public apology from Haringey cabinet member for ‘lying’ about estate regeneration plans

The credibility of the new and very different Labour administration running Haringey since the 3 May elections depends on its demonstrating a high degree of competence, both in the eyes of local residents and of fellow […]


London Labour: Corbynites collide in contest to eject Iain Duncan Smith from Chingford

If Conservatives in their totemic parliamentary seat of Chingford and Woodford Green have been fretting about the erosion of Iain Duncan Smith’s majority to less than 2,500 votes, they might be heartened by indications that […]


London Festival of Architecture: ULC Bartlett student show

The June-long London Festival of Architecture is now into its final week and since Saturday has included the Bartlett School of Architecture Summer Show at 22 Gordon Street, WC1. A philistine in the philosophy of spatial and building […]


Haringey: housing activists to lobby ‘Corbyn council’ over Broadwater Farm demolition plans

Housing campaigners who brought about the recent election of a Labour council in Haringey led by members of the Corbynite Momentum pressure group has announced that it will lobby the first meeting of the new council’s cabinet over its […]


Brexit or no Brexit, the nation needs London to remain strong

Yesterday’s march to Parliament Square for a “people’s vote” on the government’s Brexit deal, whenever and if ever it is struck, had the national focus you would expect. Not only was it held in the heart […]