Drinking bans, football and headlines

The new Mayor’s first move in office was to ban the drinking of alcohol on board London’s tube trains. At first this would seem an attractive move in a culture…

‘Grave situation’ for London’s playing fields continues at Motspur Park

Newly-re-elected Labour London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi has expressed his literally grave concern over the future of London’s playing fields as a council proposes turning one field into a cemetery….

Lost the battle but not the war

It was a sad scene on the night of the 2nd of May, seeing Ken leaving the institution he did so much to give a profile and such energy too….

It’s the Economy, Stupid

There is undoubtedly heightened tension about the state of the economy in London with the credit crunch as a result of sub-prime mortgage market collapse in the US, on the…

Ken, London’s champion

The GLA election period finally kicked off proper on Tuesday [18th March] with the formal launch of the Mayor’s re-election campaign at the Royal Festival Hall. As well as describing…

What do Londoners really care about?

It’s been an eventful week again. After months of allegations which have distracted everyone from the real issues facing London this May, Lee Jasper, the Mayor’s race and equalities adviser…

From fascists in Chelsea to Heathrow activists

On the campaign trail this last week I saw the dark ugly face of British facism alive and well; going to the main rally of the ‘Stop the Heathrow expansion’…

Murad launches survey on Post Office Closures in West Central London

Post Office Limited are currently consulting on proposals to close 12 post offices in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. There is a six week consultation period ending…

Murad calls on Local Youth Groups to bid for Ken’s £5million

Murad Qureshi, Labour London Wide Assembly Member, is urging local voluntary and community groups working with young people to bid for a share of £5million of new funding for young…

Defending livelihoods & chilling out at Paddington Rec

The big issue last week came from the hugely disappointing announcement from the Post Office proposing to close up to 1 in 5 of London’s local branches. Clearly this will…