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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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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Sadiq Khan announces bold plans to clean up London’s air

Commenting on a report published by The British Lung Foundation, Sadiq Khan has revealed that air pollution levels in London require ‘urgent action’ in order to meet “legal requirements”. Last month, the Mayor of London accused Boris Johnson of failing to announce a major report of 433 schools in the capital exceeding...

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Mayor of London asks artists to brighten up Thames bridges

Mayor of London asks artists to brighten up Thames bridges

One of Sadiq Khan’s first major cultural works since being elected as the Mayor of London will be commissioning artists to “brighten up” London’s bridges.   Calling on “the world’s brightest minds”, Khan will be asking artists “to come up with ideas to create a permanent light art installation” which...

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Fuller’s hand-drawn map for all of London

Fuller’s hand-drawn map for all of London

  British Artist, Gareth John Wood, aka ‘Fuller,’ has meticulously hand drawn a map of London presenting the capital as a chaotic, pulsating, ever-changing city of landmarks.   Copies of the map entitled, London Town have been acquired by The Museum of London and the British Library for the nation....

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Why are London Schools so good?

The success stories of London’s schools are now being shared widely – but what is the secret to the capital’s school’s sudden and dramatic improvement in fortunes?   London is a city synonymous with success. But 14 years ago, it appeared grim for poorer London schoolchildren. The inner city schools...

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Builders Merchants’ Federation supports “build up” London

In a recent consultation, the Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) say that they support plans to “build up” London in order to reduce the pressure to “build out” onto the Green Belt.   The BMF claim that new-build housing cannot provide enough homes to overcome today’s housing crisis and that adding...

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Digital for Londoners

  Towards the end of November, I was late to a meeting of FISP at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall. I had been an invited member, or ‘guru’ as we were known by, by this august group of technologists with over 500 years of industry wide experience...

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Greenpeace scaling London’s “dirty air” problem

On Monday two Greenpeace activists climbed up Nelson’s column, which sits 52 meters above Trafalgar Square, to put a face mask on the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson.   Other statues throughout London were targeted including; Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, Queen Victoria opposite Buckingham Palace and Eros at Piccadilly...

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Get on your bike to support mental health charities

On Saturday 25 April anyone with a bicycle can peddle through the borough’s streets to raise money for local mental health charities. Organised by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, the event is open to anyone who can ride a bike and starts...

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