Last year saw a 20 per cent rise in knife attacks involving injuries to victims, up from 3,663 to 4,415. That’s someone being injured every two hours. This year alone there has been 30 deaths – and 24 of the victims have been under 25 years of age.
I first heard about the Northern line’s extension to Battersea from a now retired senior manager on the line. He told me that, for the first time since he had been an apprentice 30 years before, he had had to fill in a timesheet. This was to account for every minute he spent in meetings […]
Some of the most contentious issues of our time involve local government; housing and social care being obvious examples. There is a seductive narrative that it is failing because of ‘cuts’. And while it is true that funding has been squeezed, this easy argument glosses over the real problem: the system itself is broken.
Conducted by Anthony Mayer, who headed City Hall under both Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson, the review considered the budget cuts and what they meant for the London Fire Brigade’s ability to protect London.
A review of the voting system gives us an opportunity to look at the boundaries of the 14 constituency GLA seats we have in the London Assembly as some have more 500,000 constituents like City & East London and North-East London and are spread across 3 local authorities and half a dozen parliamentary seats.