Analysis

Westminster 2018: Labour looks for a big swing in Little Venice

From the On London Borough Elections Guide 2018: Little Venice has been Labour in the past but the Conservatives have not been seriously challenged since 1990. It is south of Maida Vale, covering the canal junction […]

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Barnet 2018: Labour gains could be undermined by taint of antisemitism

High Barnet ward is at the high end of Barnet borough: villagey, churchy and sharing a border with Hertfordshire. It returned three Conservative councillors in 2014, and you would think it had a soul of solid […]

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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 […]