Samaritan Hospital for Women – whats going on?

Its almost 20 years now since the Samaritan Hospital for Women was closed on the Marylebone Road  and you have to ask what the hell is going on? In 1948…

Air pollution audits for Primary schools

With the Mayor of London’s new “air quality” audit to protect thousands of school kids, l trust he will be focused on the primary schools in City of Westminster. As 6…

More enforcement on AirBnB properties

The FT are right to highlight the tax advantage to Airbnb rent properties in your in comparison to Hotels in your editorial of the 4th January 2017 (Airbnb is a…

No two-ways about it on Baker Street!

The Baker Street and Gloucester Place gyratory is unlike any other one in London, as it has a substantial residential population in and around it, where tenants and residents are very much…

Lagarde gives globalisation an even worse stink

I can not disagree more with the sentiments of FT editorial of the 20th of December that the IMF has good reason to stick with Lagarde. Christine Lagarde is part…

The fate of two Beehives in Marylebone

Recently l was asked whether l knew that the Beehive pub in Marylebone was closing on twitter?  The one l know well was to the best of my knowledge being…

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…