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LONG HOT SUMMER
“Change never stops, especially in a city as large and multi-faceted as London. On the people front several well-known and well-respected leaders have announced they are stepping down."
FIVE YEARS ON
Each LDN story this week seems to contradict the next. Londoners are feeling the pinch when it comes to the cost of living – 43% are either struggling to make ends meet or ‘just about managing’ – but the capital remains at the forefront of global investment and innovation.
THE SHOW GOES ON
Our first two stories today tell the story of London. A London that leads the world in festivity, fashion, inclusivity, culture and fun but that is burdened, perhaps more so than ever, by discontent, inequality and an uncertain future.
LURB AND OTHER DRUGS
"I’m no expert but the economic outlook seems, well, not good."
WIN SOME, LOSE SOME
"Are you ready for my hot take on the outcome of the local elections?"
A TOWN PAINTED RED(DISH)?
Labour win Barnet, Wandsworth and, in the big surprise of the night, Westminster.
London goes to the polls in just over a week, bringing LCA’s intense ‘pre-election’ activity to a close.
"Back in 2006 Labour had a night to forget in the local elections. Their share of the vote across the capital collapsed to below 28% and they lost control of eight boroughs."
PICKLES IN A PICKLE
"It is hard to focus on LDN today when the media is mainly preoccupied with partygate fines, inflation and the awful events in Ukraine."