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My talk at the BAQ2016 in Busan, South Korea

Whats the government doing to drive us away from diesel?

With the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accusing VW of “wilful and systematic” use of emission cheating devices in their diesel cars; Australia also pursuing now a similar path this…

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What about permanent home for @Olympics ?

As your Big Read article suggests but does not quite conclude, the trouble with the Olympic Games is that they need a permanent home (“The high price of Olympic glory”,…

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Highest residential densities in the UK

Latest figures from Census 2011 calculated by my colleague Cllr David Boothroyd shows that that the City of Westminster has some of the most densely packed wards in the United…

At the Muhammad Ali Centre

Running to Ali

When my father passed away in 2009 ( late Cllr Mushtaq Qureshi), I said the only other funeral I would want to be at would be Muhammad Ali’s one. So,…

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Clean air for all -18th Sustainable Development Goal?

The new WHO data shed light on the severity of the air pollution problem globally is it not time to have an 18th sustainable development goal, clean air for all. …