Grenfell Inquiry In Recess after ‘merry-go-round of buck-passing’

Grenfell Inquiry In Recess after ‘merry-go-round of buck-passing’

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry went into recess on August 2nd and resumes again on September 3rd. The latest evidence and testimony has only served to raise more questions than it has answered while we wait for the Inquiry to resume and hopefully deliver answers to the many lingering questions. Dr....

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TFL: RideLondon transport rundown

TFL: RideLondon transport rundown

Over 100,000 cyclists are participating in Prudential RideLondon events this weekend. TFL have advised those attending to check their journeys before they travel. Prudential RideLondon is the world’s largest mass participation festival of cycling, entering into its sixth year. A range of different events will take place across the two...

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£2 billion raised in government buildings overhaul

£2 billion raised in government buildings overhaul

£2 billion has been raised in government building sales and a further £300 million per year saved for taxpayers in operating costs since 2014, according to the Government’s Estate Strategy, Last week’s report outlined new commitments free up housing, boost growth and create new jobs. Through smart property management and...

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Royal Parks photo in celebration of Brompton Cemetery restoration

Royal Parks photo in celebration of Brompton Cemetery restoration

The Royal Parks photo, suitably labelled “Victorian hearse being pulled by decorated horses,” marks the completion of the £6.2 million National Lottery-funded restoration of the Brompton Cemetery in West London this week. The restoration project, which has lasted 4 years, received a £4.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)...

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Albertopolis: London’s Cultural Quarter

Albertopolis: London’s Cultural Quarter

In 1851, Prince Albert and inventor Henry Cole organised The Great Exhibition, the first event of the World’s Fairs. Held at the opulent Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, The Great Exhibition showcased a gamut of technological innovations ranging from Frederick Bakewell’s precursor to the fax machine to the ‘tempest prognosticator’,...

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Sleeping rough in London

Sleeping rough in London

“You never forget your first night,” said a homeless man in criticism to Ben Judah in the book “This is London”. The book was a work of reportage on London’s down and out population published in January of 2016. “The first night is the worst night,” said one homeless man...

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Proud to be a Londoner at Pride 2018

Proud to be a Londoner at Pride 2018

Pride London has happened every summer since 1972, and has remained a popular event. Pride 2018 was no exception, with approximately 1,000,000 people attending. The Pride parade on July 7th, from 12-5, celebrated the LGBT community in the best way possible. The message of Pride is to be accepting of...

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Runway Casualty: Greg Hands MP

Runway Casualty: Greg Hands MP

PARLIAMENT has a habit of drawing together unlikely bedfellows. On June 26th, an old-school Thatcherite and a socialist who lists one of his hobbies as “fermenting the overthrow of capitalism” were two of the 119 MPs opposed to the motion to build a third runway at Heathrow. Unfortunately for Greg...

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Largest Anti-Brexit Demonstration Since 2016

Largest Anti-Brexit Demonstration Since 2016

June 23rd, 2018 saw the largest anti-brexit demonstration since the initial referendum on June 23rd, 2016 with an estimated 100,000 people taking part. The demand was for a ‘people’s vote’ on the final Brexit deal. Demonstrators say that the people of the UK should have the final say on the...

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and the Weston Tower at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and the Weston Tower at Westminster Abbey

Much like it’s next door neighbour the Palace of Westminster (or Parliament if you want to be colloquial) Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of the Capital’s public life for over a thousand years. So many of the great cultural figures of our history are buried or memorialised there...

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