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…

TFL PLAN FOR CIRCLE LINE WELCOME – NOW LET’S IMPROVE EDGWARE ROAD TUBE STATION

Those of us who use Edgware Road tube station to travel west regularly will know full well how unreliable the Circle Line is. More often than not in order to…

TAXI RANKS GETTING LONGER?

Has anyone noticed how much longer the lines of taxis are getting on taxi ranks at rail stations? Passing through Marylebone station on a daily basis as l do, l…

MUTINY IN BANGLADESH

When “mutiny” is mentioned in the UK, the word usually conjures up images like the mutiny on the Bounty on the high seas. On the Indian sub-continent it is usually…

BORIS – BUSY FOOL ON AIR QUALITY IN LONDON

At Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall yesterday I questioned Boris Johnson on the issue of air quality and its impact on public health, which is a major issue for…

MONEY TRANSFERS MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND

A hobby horse of mine in international development matters has been the lack of focus on or coverage of remittance flows to the developing world – that is, the money…

Driver ID also needed to stop illegal touting

Murad Qureshi AM has praised the work of the Metropolitan Police and the Public Carriage Office in cracking down on illegal taxis in London. Speaking after he went out with…