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Change and discord in Kensington and Chelsea Tory candidate ranks as Labour aims for gains

Don’t expect the Conservatives to lose control of Kensington and Chelsea Council in May, for all the criticism they’ve received over the Grenfell Tower fire. Not only do they hold 37 of the royal borough’s 50 seats but […]

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Autumn budget 2017: cold comforts for London

Not everyone battered Wednesday’s budget as heartily as Sadiq Khan, who denounced chancellor Philip Hammond’s effort as “the most anti-London in a generation” and described his spending plans as showing “contempt for Londoners”. But quite a […]

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Haringey: more tales of two Labour Parties

Having failed to oust Haringey Council leader Claire Kober from her Seven Sisters seat last week, the Momentum wing of the Labour Party in Haringey secured a victory yesterday when Jeremy Corbyn supporter Ruth Gordon was chosen to […]

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Grenfell Truths: catastrophes don’t come in black and white

On Thursday, the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will formally open at the Connaught Rooms in Great Queen Street. Sir Martin Moore-Bick, a former Appeal Court judge, will make an opening statement and the […]

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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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Grenfell Tower: Kensington & Chelsea publishes rehousing policy, though other issues remain

On Friday, Kensington and Chelsea Council (RBKC) published its approach to permanently rehousing former residents of Grenfell Tower and the adjacent Grenfell Walk who lost their homes, their possessions and in some cases loved ones as […]