Mayor ignores plea for safer crossing

Mayor Boris Johnson has refused to extend the pedestrian crossing time on the Marylebone Road, ignoring a petition signed by 318 people. Murad Qureshi AM, who lives locally, presented the…

BORIS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: WHEN WILL HE GET HIS ACT TOGETHER?

Oops – another environment report fails to appear on time Last week my office was informed that the Mayor’s draft Waste Management Strategy will not now be available for consultation…

WATCHING BORIS FROM THE RINGSIDE

As an Assembly Member I am accustomed to a close-up view of Boris at Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall, but I quite literally had a ringside seat for his appearance at the Mayor’s Cup boxing tournament…

MAIDA FLOODS: THAMES WATER HIDE BEHIND OFWAT

Over the past few years Maida Vale residents have suffered a spate of flooding in the W9 area. At the last Maida Vale Area Forum held in Paddington Academy on…

SAVE MONEY, SAVE THE PLANET

On the doorstep we often find that when climate change issues are brought up it goes over most people’s heads and they respond with glazed eyes. So it was with…

Murad Qureshi calls for Londonwide compost heap

Murad Qureshi AM, Labour’s environment spokesman on the London Assembly, has called for London’s autumn leaves to be used more strategically after it emerged that many of them are disposed…

Have the Mayor’s actions on air quality undermined Olympic bid?

Murad Qureshi, Labour’s environment spokesman on the London Assembly, has expressed concern that the city’s bid may have been undermined by Boris Johnson’s regressive environmental decisions. This follows comments from…

FOOTBALL THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

CLIMATE CHANGE AND BANGLADESH

On the evening of 29 October, l went to the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London’s East End to participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by the European Action Group on…

BACK TO THE EIGHTIES: UB40s FOR AMs?

Reading Tribune last week, l was intrigued to see that I could soon be out of a job (“Conservative government could scrap London Assembly”, October 16). According to ConservativeHome, in…