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  1. July 24, 2014

    £1bn docklands plan receives go ahead

    A £1bn plan to create an Asian business district in a rundown part of east London’s docklands will go ahead after the local...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Drones and homes replace runways in ‘Heathrow City’ plans

    Futuristic ‘Heathrow City’ visions unveiled Architects have unveiled their futuristic visions of what Heathrow could look...

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  1. July 15, 2014

    Boris Johnson set for public sector land grab

    London mayor Boris Johnson is set to be given the power to acquire land owned by all public bodies in the capital in order...

  2. July 11, 2014

    David Cameron clears way for motor races on public roads

    Formula One and other motorsports events could be held on public roads after David Cameron announced plans to change the law...

  3. July 3, 2014

    Tories raise cash and laughs, but Labour’s not smiling

    The chance to play doubles tennis with David Cameron and Boris Johnson fetched £160,000 at this year’s Conservative summer...

  4. June 24, 2014

    Boris Johnson fights to keep Thames estuary airport plans alive

    Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is fighting to keep alive his proposal for a Thames estuary airport by publishing a...

  5. June 23, 2014

    Polish ministerial ally of Cameron embarrasses PM on EU

    David Cameron’s problem in finding allies in Europe has been graphically summed up by Poland’s foreign minister, who claimed...

  6. June 17, 2014

    Academia and business join forces to improve innovation

    “We need to get away from the stereotype that Britain is full of clever boffins who aren’t very good at business,” says...

  7. June 13, 2014

    Lloyds backs housebuilder Pocket Living

    Lloyds Banking Group has joined London mayor Boris Johnson in backing a small housebuilder with an innovative, low-cost...

  8. Westminster Blog

    June 12, 2014

    Is this the moment Osborne admits there is a London housing bubble?

    Tonight is the annual speech by George Osborne to a City audience at Mansion House. We revealed this morning that the...

  9. June 12, 2014

    George Osborne plans to clean up ‘brownfield’ sites for homes

    George Osborne will set out plans to speed up development of disused industrial sites, in his latest attempt to stop housing...

  10. June 11, 2014

    London purchase of water cannon causes Tory tensions

    Boris Johnson’s decision to buy water cannon to tackle rioters in London has fuelled tensions among Conservatives, with the...

  11. June 10, 2014

    London mayor to pay for land clean-up in housing drive

    Boris Johnson is to pay for the costs of decontaminating swaths of land in the latest attempt by London’s mayor to encourage...

  12. June 10, 2014

    Spikes add to London’s architecture of deterrence

    London Mayor Boris Johnson has criticised the installation of spikes on the ground outside the entrance of an apartment...

  13. FT Alphaville

    June 6, 2014

    Let's nationalise the Green Belt

    Or London’s Green Belt, at any rate. For the uninitiated it is the giant girdle of farmland that forces the UK metropolis to...

  14. May 23, 2014

    Ukip takes the saloon vote – other parties should look elsewhere

    What just happened? There is a simple way to describe the local election results. Labour sweeps London. The UK Independence...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    May 21, 2014

    David Cameron and Boris Johnson wait for a train

    Stefan Rousseau/Getty British prime minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson wait for a train at Newark station...

  16. May 20, 2014

    Ballymore seeks partner for £2bn London sites

    Irish developer Ballymore is seeking a joint venture partner to finance London residential projects including City Island –...

  17. May 19, 2014

    The world’s cities reach for the sky

    “I don’t know what London’s coming to – the higher the buildings the lower the morals.” (Noël Coward, actor and playwright,...

  18. May 16, 2014

    Chelsea Flower Show: the rise of urban farming

    Globalisation and advances in industrial agriculture may have increased food production over the past century, but they have...

  19. May 12, 2014

    Boris Johnson touts £30bn under-ring-road for London

    Boris Johnson has added a £30bn underground ring road to his wish list of transport projects for London as he set out the...

  20. May 9, 2014

    Cameron eyes threshold on union ballots in future Tory government

    A future Conservative government would introduce a threshold on union ballots for strikes in essential services, forcing...

  21. May 8, 2014

    Record numbers of tourists visited UK in 2013, says ONS

    Overseas residents made more visits to the UK in 2013 than in any other year since records began, the latest data has shown....

  22. FT Alphaville

    May 6, 2014

    About that AstraZeneca bid defence ...

    The nationalistic bluster around AstraPfizica remains blustery. Here, for example, is London Mayor Boris Johnson: It would...

  23. May 4, 2014

    Last-ditch talks over Tube strike

    Fresh hopes for a break to the deadlock between the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and London Underground were raised on...

  24. April 30, 2014

    Johnson is no born leader – but London turned him into one

    There is next to no doubt that Boris Johnson will run for parliament at next May’s general election. Some in the Labour...

  25. April 29, 2014

    RMT Tube strike disrupts Londoners’ commute

    Transport for London said half of Tube services were running and two-thirds of stations were open on Tuesday, the first full...

  26. April 28, 2014

    Boris Johnson attacks ‘deceit’ on Europe

    Boris Johnson has made a veiled attack on David Cameron’s plan to cut net migration to the “tens of thousands”, claiming...

  27. April 28, 2014

    Boris should stick to running London

    Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has long been one of Britain’s most flamboyant politicians. Blond, voluble, ambitious,...

  28. April 8, 2014

    Boris Johnson launches MedCity to boost UK life sciences

    Boris Johnson says London and the southeast can become the world’s life sciences capital after launching a body to help the...

  29. March 31, 2014

    London’s mayor steps up fight for estuary airport

    Boris Johnson has said London should seize a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to create thousands of homes and jobs as he...

  30. March 27, 2014

    Crossrail route to be extended to Reading

    Train passengers will be able to travel direct from Reading to the City and Canary Wharf after ministers said the £14.8bn...

  31. March 27, 2014

    London mayor criticises cost of HS2

    Boris Johnson has reopened the political debate about HS2 by claiming that there are many better ways to spend the money...

  32. March 25, 2014

    London’s tech start-up competition flops

    A competition to attract tech start-ups to London has been quietly shut down after the organisers failed to find any...

  33. March 23, 2014

    More state land must be used for homes, says Sir John Ritblat

    More needs to be done to free up land for housebuilding if the government is to reduce the risk of a bubble in the...

  34. March 21, 2014

    David Cameron wants Boris Johnson back in parliament

    Boris Johnson has sidestepped a call by David Cameron for him to stand as an MP in 2015, after the prime minister said he...

  35. March 19, 2014

    Boris Johnson backs plan for water cannon on London streets

    Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with proposals to bring water cannon on to the streets of London this summer, following a...

  36. March 17, 2014

    Boris Johnson should be allowed to stand as leader, says father

    Boris Johnson should be allowed to stand as Conservative leader, even if he is not an MP, his father has said. The comments...

  37. March 17, 2014

    The sun never sets on Eton’s empire

    In class-conscious Britain no word has such resonance as “Eton”. Old Etonian actor Dominic West, star of US television...

  38. March 14, 2014

    Gove takes aim at Cameron’s Etonians

    Michael Gove, education secretary, has described as “ridiculous” and “preposterous” the concentration of Old Etonians in...

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