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…

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”,…