Bell St, NW1 – Ground zero for Punk rock

As part of Punk.London, the year-long festival commemorating forty years of punk in London, Seymour Housing Co-op Ltd unveiled a plaque last week on one of its properties, 33 Daventry…

Competition all the way to Oxford by Rail

Today we see for the first time in my life time certainly and something unheard of on the rail system, competition between two of London’s rail terminals for the lucrative…

Should l stay or should l go?

As reported in the West End Extra, a blue plaque is being put up at the epicentre of punk where Joe Strummer of the Clash once squatted on this coming…

Barmy Army not as barmy as they make out?

As England tour of Bangladesh begins with the first ODI today, on the 7th of October, l’m watching the stands in Mirpur stadium, Dhaka as much as the play on…

Increase diesel taxes to help save lives

While Justine Thornton QC ( Why Brexit poses a serious threat to the health of our children – 6th September 2016 ) may argue for a new Clear Air Act…

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…

Landmark Air Quality conference addresses global air pollution crisis

With air pollution now a global environmental and health crisis, experts from around the world meet in Busan, South Korea recently in a joint meeting of two of the leading…

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”,…

NIGHT TUBE – Noise complaints around the tube

Last night at a consultation meeting with residents of Baker Street tube station & TfL took place at their offices behind the station, to discuss tube noise issues. The above…

Air pollution crisis at City of Westminster schools

In the Mayor’s of London lists of 440 schools breaching EU toxic air limits, City of Westminster schools feature strongly with 6 of the top 10 primary schools with the…