Cricket boost to London tourism

London best placed to help Cricket’s Indian Premier League Twenty20

INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE COMING TO LONDON?

Because of security concerns following the terror attack against the Sir Lankan cricket team in Lahore last month, one of the most lucrative sports franchises, the Indian Premier League (IPL)…

THE AGE OF STUPID: A FILM FOR OUR TIME

Last night l attended a showing of The Age of Stupid at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn. The film comes out at an important time – before the G20 Summit in…

Unhealthy private airport monopoly ended around London

Londonwide Assembly Member and London Assembly representative on the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee (HACC) Murad Qureshi, has welcomed today’s announcement from the Competition Commission compelling BAA to sell off both…

CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE VITAL FOR ASIA

Painting by Lakshmi Shree, India Asian countries have an important stake in this year’s climate change negotiations and, as a result, a critical part to play in the negotiations. Climate…

Assembly calls on Mayor to reinstate LEZ plans

The London Assembly today expressed concern at Mayor Boris Johnson’s recent decision not to proceed with stage three of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Assembly Members called on the Mayor…

Murad tells Olympic officials where to go – on the bus lanes

Murad Qureshi AM, vice-chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee has called on Olympic officials to use bus lanes for their official vehicles during the Olympic games in 2012. Speaking…

Plans for playing fields echo Assembly findings

There are reports today that the government is planning to introduce rules to make it harder to sell playing fields to property developers.  Deputy Chair of the London Assembly Environment…

AMNESTY FOR IRREGULAR MIGRANTS: I’M BACKING BORIS!

Normally l’m knocking Boris on this blog, but I fully back the position he has taken over the issue of irregular migrants in London, as outlined in his interview on…

NOW WHAT FOR BROADLEY GARDENS?

Murad outside a boarded-up Broadley Gardens Mayor Boris Johnson has now told Londoners which parks he will be funding to improve the local environment. But Broadley Gardens, on the south…