LDN – London in Short
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PLUS ÇA CHANGE…
If there’s a theme in this edition, it’s that sometimes it can be really, really hard to effect change. The sheer power of political inertia is borne out by our stories on TfL funding, planning decisions (read: refusals) and planning reform (or lack thereof).
ARE YOU ULEZ READY?
"Much has been written about the terrible killing of Sir David Amess MP last Friday whilst conducting a constituency surgery. The decision to give Southend city status is an especially fitting tribute to a man who had campaigned for years to make this happen."
Central London is on our minds this week in LDN – though we do at least start with a story about Croydon. The very centre of the capital of the world (we’re not biased) is certainly at a moment of existential exploration – to put it kindly.