Conservatives will not contest Jo Cox MP by-election

As a mark of respect for the murdered Labour MP, Jo Cox, the Conservative party have promised not to contest the triggered Batley and Spen by-election.   A Conservative party spokesperson has said that “following the tragic killing of Labour MP Jo Cox, the party has decided not to contest...

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Westminster Council to scrap CCTV network

Westminster Council plans to end support for its ageing CTTV network this September. The planned switch off will cover several of London’s busiest areas, including the West End.   The council has  justified the controversial decision not to renew the CCTV network, citing funding pressures and research showing it is...

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Eurexiting and Euremaining

Eurexiting and Euremaining

Britain has always been one of the least European countries in Europe, and maintained a reputation for harbouring the strongest eurosceptic traditions.   However, in a recent survey by the Pew Research Centre, the so called “British question” appears to have spread across the channel and onto the continent. With...

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Eat your words at the LIB-RARY

Eat your words at the LIB-RARY

St Luke’s Kitchen can be found under the relatively newly opened LIB-RARY on St Martin’s Lane; as the seeming random ‘-’ in LIB-RARY probably tells you, there are a few differences to be found to the council-run variety. A private members club complete with a fully stocked bar and jumping...

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Mayor of London shines a spotlight on local theatres

London is a city that is world renowned for its theatre. There are over 200 performance spaces in the capital, generating well over £600 million in revenue each year. They are a key part of the capital’s cultural economy, however, 85% of all of London’s box office receipts are taken at...

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‘Mum’s taxi’ Gets a Break as OneLane Launches

The launch of the new OneLane service is aimed at parents who are rushed off their feet in the morning with the school run. The ‘family ride-and-care’ service offers safe transportation for children to and from school, as well as for after school and weekend activities. The drivers, dubbed ‘Guardians’,...

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Half of Met Police don’t actually live in London

Half of Met Police don’t actually live in London

Green Assembly member and former candidate for London Mayor, Sian Berry, has today released a report highlighting the fact that half of London’s police officers do not actually live in the city.   The report, which includes a borough-by-borough breakdown, reveals that despite recent initiatives to recruit more officers from...

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