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Andrew Adonis renews ‘stop Brexit’ plea and calls for transport and housing investment drive

The political heart of the UK does not lift the spirits just now. That is not only because national affairs are in what Andrew Adonis, chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, described yesterday afternoon as a […]

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London 2012 Olympic Park: landscape of dispersal and renewal

We’ve just passed the fifth anniversary of the London 2012 Olympics, with all its sweat, glory and pride. The event sold Britain in the most positive image of its capital: a thriving, enterprising, multi-ethnic, multicultural […]

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Grenfell Truths: survivors meet the luxury of Kensington Row

In the north of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) stands what’s left of Grenfell Tower, looming, gloating, cruel. Meanwhile, to the south, at the Olympia end of Kensington High Street, 68 new flats await […]

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Earl’s Court: the changing London of Duggie Fields

Into the pockets of grey post-war London where the 1960s swung stepped a young man called Duggie Fields. Originally from Tidworth, a village at the edge of Salisbury Plain, he had considered moving to Liverpool but […]

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Millwall & New Bermondsey: Willow Winston gives evidence to FoI tribunal

In a cramped meeting room on Bloomsbury’s elegant Alfred Place, artist Willow Winston, characterised elsewhere as the “unlikely hero in the fight to save Millwall Football Club” from “aggressive redevelopment”, painted a broader background canvas. She […]

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Guest article: Kat Hanna on the Mile End pub that time has passed by – until now

Kat Hanna is research manager at the Centre for London think tank, a valued friend of this site. Her extensive knowledge of the city embraces, in particular, housing, technology and places of innovation. This is […]

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Millwall & New Bermondsey: ‘Club is not the voice of the people,’ tribunal hears

As Lord Dyson continues his inquiry into Lewisham Council’s handling of the proposed redevelopment of South Bermondsey around Millwall Football Club, an appeal against Lewisham’s refusal to release certain documents relating to the scheme sought through a Freedom […]

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The beauty of a London primary school’s Democracy Week

It has been hard to see beauty in this city recently, but I discovered some thanks to Millfields Community School‘s Democracy Week. Children from the Hackney primary formed parties, wrote manifestos, conducted campaigns, took part in hustings and finally voted […]

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Labour eurosceptic donor John Mills: ‘the City always says the roof will fall in’

Labour Brexiters are relatively rare and therefore sometimes thought exotic. It’s difficult not to see businessman John Mills, who has been giving large sums of money to the party currently led by Jeremy Corbyn for […]