Yemenis – what have they done to us?

l agree with your editorial in the Evening Standard (1st of March 2020) “Don’t cut Yemen Aid” but they  neglect to mention the government maintaining its arms sales in the…

Bus dispute on the Bush

  You should have noticed bus routes 70, 72, C1, 24-hour routes 94 and 148 and night route N72, have not been operating in West Central for the last three…

Celebrating London’s linguistic diversity – 21st February

I agree with the sentiment of Melanie McDonagh that “Languages mustn’t become the preserve of the rich” (4th Feb 2021) in the Evening Standard recently but the reality is many more…

Myanmar coup an existential threat to the Rohingya’s

While we all support the return of democracy in Myanmar, condemn the military coup on the 1st of February and stand with those resisting the military action on the streets,…

How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr – Book Review

This is a book l have been meaning to read since it was published last March in hardback and is now available in paperback. And after reading the 22 brisk…

Birds of a feather in Central London

In recent times it has become not unusual to see seagulls and parakeets in the sky’s of Central London feeding off the goodies available. In Hyde Park when people offer…

Maida Vale Tube exit not opening during COVID pandemic

During the second lockdown l renewed calls for Transport for London (TfL) to re-open a long-closed exit at Maida Vale Tube in order to allow for increased social distancing at…

A bridge too far…..

The Hammersmith bridge saga, makes you wonder who owns and runs all the bridges in London. Well there are 25 Thames bridges crossings that are the responsibility of TfL and…

Carnage of foxes in the Cities?

Last Thursday morning as locals made their way along to Warwick Avenue tube station, they will have seen the shocking sight of a pair of foxes dead on the Clifton…

SEBRA column for Autumn 2020 (100th edition)

As we enter a second lockdown in the capital, it is crucial that we all closely follow the new and stricter rules, so we can contain the virus as swiftly…