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LDN Weekly – Issue 157 – 20 January 2021

BUDGET SEASON

The latest poll suggests that incumbent Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan retains a substantial lead over Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey. No huge surprise there, but an interesting question is begged. 

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LDN Weekly – Issue 156 – 13 January 2021

CARS, CALL-INS AND CLADDING

As our dear city faces a state of emergency, the usual January horizon-scanning takes on a somewhat more desperate tone, with every prediction accompanied by a monumental shrug of the shoulders. Who knows what this year will hold? No seriously, who knows? Can they get in touch?

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LDN Weekly – Issue 155 – 6 January 2021

GROUNDHOG DAY

It may not feel like it for those of us (still) working from home, but it is a New Year – and with it come new challenges and opportunities.

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LDN Weekly – Issue 154 – 16 December 2020

TIER 3 FOR LDN, R3 FOR LHR

Anyone who assumed a quiet run up to Christmas could not be further from the mark. This last edition of LDN in 2020 doesn’t even mention the words 'Brexit' or 'deadline' or 'fish', yet it is still packed with news.

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LDN Weekly – Issue 153 – 9 December 2020

CAPITAL UNCERTAINTY

This week's LDN weaves together some important issues relating to the future of the capital's infrastructure, at a time when the new London Plan has still not been formally adopted.

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LDN Weekly – Issue 152 – 2 December 2020

BACK TO BUSINESS (SORT OF)

The welcome news that London’s shops have re-opened (there was certainly a long queue at TK Maxx in Ealing at 10:30 this morning) has to be set against the backdrop of the Arcadia and Debenhams news, especially for the thousands of employees whose job prospects appear bleak.

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LDN Weekly – Issue 151 – 25 November 2020

NO TRAINS, NO PLANES

Today’s spending review is not great for London; our infrastructure projects are stuck, some of our key industries for jobs and growth are badly hurt and our local authorities are struggling. It’s tough out there right now, and the Government has its sights trained on fixing, well, anywhere but here.

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LDN Weekly – Issue 150 – 18 November 2020

BUDGETS, BALLOTS AND BICYCLES

Sometimes it is good to focus on smaller stories and this week some thoughts on LTNs and BIDs (if initial reaction is WTF, then those are Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and Business Improvement Districts respectively).

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LDN Weekly – Issue 149 – 11 November 2020

THERE IS HOPE

I owe my fellow Board director, Jenna Goldberg, a profuse apology (rest assured, we do occasionally communicate more directly than through LDN editorials). She was clearly well-informed when she hinted at brighter days ahead.

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LDN Weekly – Issue 148 – 4 November 2020

LOCKED DOWN, BAILED OUT, MOVING EAST

Last week my fellow Board Director, Jenna Goldberg, clearly tempted fate in her LDN foreword by suggesting brighter days might be ahead and noting all the cultural activity that London still had to offer. So, personally, I blame her for this second lockdown. 

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LDN Weekly – Issue 147 – 28 October 2020

TO BRIGHTER DAYS

Writing this from home, on a grey and gloomy day, having been up since 5am because the kids don’t understand that the clocks have changed, I’d rather not dwell on the transport rows over tubes and airports, or the political rows over planning reform and I certainly haven’t the head for funding rows over the future of beleaguered local authorities.

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LDN Weekly – Issue 146 – 21 October 2020

BAILOUT BUST-UP?

The news that the leader of Hillingdon is standing down after 20 years running the Council marks the fourth change at the top for London's boroughs in as many months, following the change of leadership at Southwark, Croydon and Merton. 

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