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BRICKS AND BREXIT
This week's edition of LDN drives home the point that any election in the next year, general or otherwise, is going to be about housing and Brexit and even when it’s about the NHS, it’s really about Brexit – see below for the story about the allocation of money for hospitals.
DELAYED BUT UNDAUNTED
Our normal publication schedule was interrupted yesterday by a "chemical incident" next door, which saw the entire LCA team evacuated from the office in a bit of a hurry. A bit of a bother, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Read all about it in the Camden New Journal.
BORIS IT IS (OK you didn't hear this first from us but...)
All eyes are turned to No 10 as Theresa May bows out (along with the Chancellor and a raft of other frontbenchers) and former London Mayor Boris Johnson steps up as Britain’s new Prime Minister. But Boris is just the ruffled blond tip of the iceberg in the news this week.
WHAT BOJO GETS UP TO IN HIS SPARE TIME
It's been one of those weeks where everything seems to be happening all at once. A flurry of activity in City Hall has been matched by furious electioneering and a great deal of news from the wider planning and development sector.
PLANES, PLANNING, PEOPLE - PROGRESS?
There’s been progress in one way or another this week, on lots of fronts, with Heathrow and other troubled infrastructure projects ploughing ahead against strong headwinds (though the potential future PM doesn’t seem too keen on at least two of...
LONDON AND BEYOND
It is almost two years since the Grenfell Tower tragedy and we look at what has happened since then. Meanwhile, new Mayoral initiatives to support the high street, boost the night-time economy, and make London’s streets safer and air cleaner offer hope that City Hall is on the ball. But lagging performance at the OPDC is generating concern.
...is the endearing nickname of Donald Trump’s bullet-proof limousine. If you live or work in central London, you are unlikely to have missed the armada of armoured cars and helicopters ferrying the US President and his sizeable entourage back and forth across the city.