LDN – London in Short

Get our weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Wednesday

Read by London’s opinion formers and decision makers; from journalists to politicians and planners to business professionals. Our weekly email will come straight to your inbox every Wednesday afternoon with what we consider to be the news you need to know from the seven days just gone, together with our specialist insider knowledge and insight.

To subscribe to this free newsletter, just scroll down to the bottom of this page or click here

LDN Weekly – Issue 137 – 12 August 2020

A (PLANNING) STORM IS COMING...

It is rare that we start LDN with LCA news. But last week we made it to 21 and so now have the keys to….well our office, as we re-opened to staff who want to come in to work (and use the AC)! As London, and central London especially, faces a difficult recovery, we certainly feel some sense of duty in unlocking our Covent Garden doors once again.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 136 – 29 July 2020

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

The ramifications of delaying May's Mayoral and London Assembly elections by a full year have once again made headlines, after Lib Dem Mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita stepped down for personal reasons.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 135 – 22 July 2020

TUBE TURBULENCE

A month or two ago, deep into crisis mode, we used this space to reflect on how difficult it was to plan ahead under such strange circumstances - noting that there would soon come a time when we would all need to start thinking beyond the ultra-short term once again.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 134 – 15 July 2020

A TENTATIVE RETURN

Today we have re-opened our office at Berkshire House. It’s a tentative start, with lots of safety measures in place. While it’s entirely voluntary, we know that many of the team are excited about being back at LCA Towers. Read more about this in today’s LDN and we hope to see many of you face to face in the weeks ahead.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 133 – 8 July 2020

RISHI MAKES IT RAIN

This week’s edition comes 15 years and two days after the enormous high of London winning the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and then the massive low, one day later, when 52 people lost their lives as a result of terrorist bombings on the transport system on 7/7.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 132 – 1 July 2020

FDR OR... FD-BLAH?

We don’t normally start LDN with an obituary, but this week we make an exception.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 131 – 24 June 2020

IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME

In the space of the last 24 hours, two famous London buildings and institutions have made the news, providing a fascinating contrast.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 130 – 17 June 2020

GETTING CLOSER 

Our commentary over the last few weeks has mainly and rightly been about how we all feel – whether about the empty streets of central London or Black Lives Matter.  Like many, we now feel it is time for action. 

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 129 – 10 June 2020

PROTESTS AMID A PANDEMIC

Last week I wrote about the shock of seeing London’s West End deserted on a sunny Saturday morning in late May.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 128 – 3 June 2020

A PHASE TWO SUMMER

With everyone keen to see the pandemic consigned to the past, the economy restarted and the achievement of a ‘new normal’ that is better than the old one, this has been a week of contradictions (and much political point-scoring).

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 127 – 27 May 2020

A CITY RUN BY COMMITTEE?

First comes the crisis, and then come the committees – or in this case we’ve got two new Boards, on top of a Group, a Partnership and a couple of Taskforces, all to tackle COVID-19 in London. Let’s hope some of the additional bureaucracy proves a boon to the wider economy and not just the market value of red tape.

Read More

LDN Weekly – Issue 126 – 20 May 2020

BITTER BAILOUT? ...

Today, no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in London. Tomorrow and the next day? Who knows. A crisis forces us to think in days and weeks rather than months and years.

Read More
Load more

LDN - London in Short

Already read by thousands of opinion formers, get our weekly email newsletter every Wednesday

Filled with what we consider to be the news you need to know from the seven days just gone, together with our specialist insider knowledge and insight.

Sign Me Up Read our online versions

LDN – London in Short

"...should be a must read for anyone who wants to be updated about London in a very short time. All councillors should make this their preferred read."

Cllr Manji Kara, Former Portfolio Holder for 
Community & Culture & Shadow Cabinet Member, Harrow Council

Read more online
Sign up now