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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. March 12, 2014

    Boris Johnson to sell London land for rented housing development

    Boris Johnson is to use publicly owned land and institutional investors’ cash to build new rented homes, as figures show he...

  11. March 12, 2014

    Tall building boom to radically reshape London skyline

    There are an astonishing 236 towers in the pipeline or under construction in London, according to a report released by...

  12. March 11, 2014

    Charismatic union leader with a quick wit

    Bob Crow, the RMT transport union leader who has died aged 52, was the stand out figure of the UK’s trade union movement; a...

  13. March 9, 2014

    Old vinyl factory in west London gets back in the groove

    A derelict complex of buildings in west London where the records of Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix were pressed...

  14. March 6, 2014

    Crossrail a shot in the arm for London property developers

    London’s Crossrail scheme is galvanising property development along the route of the new £14.8bn east-west line, with nearly...

  15. March 3, 2014

    Boris Johnson denies Osborne has asked him to stand as MP

    Boris Johnson has denied that he has been lobbied by chancellor George Osborne to return to Westminster, but has left open...

  16. February 26, 2014

    Boris Johnson signals the end of London’s gyratory systems

    Some of London’s “biggest and nastiest” traffic black spots are to be swept away in a £300m scheme that signals the death...

  17. February 10, 2014

    Buffett-backed BYD behind first all-electric London cab fleet

    Warren Buffett-backed Chinese carmaker BYD will launch London’s first ever all-electric taxi fleet on Tuesday, pulling ahead...

  18. February 10, 2014

    Barking deal expands Sigma’s rented portfolio in UK

    Listed investment fund Sigma Capital is to build 318 new rented homes in east London’s Barking Riverside regeneration zone,...

  19. February 9, 2014

    Lessons in success from Eton and the Tiger Mother

    Ten days ago my husband went to a reunion at Eton College for the leavers of 1974. About 150 men crowded into the...

  20. February 9, 2014

    Are London Tube strikes end of line for Boris Johnson’s popularity?

    At the peak of Boris Johnson’s popularity during the 2012 London Olympics, rapturous crowds chanted his name in Hyde Park....

  21. February 8, 2014

    Study offers funding boost to Crossrail 2

    Funding for a proposed new north-south railway under London could be raised with less than half the cost coming from central...

  22. February 7, 2014

    Thumbs up for David Shrigley and Hans Haacke sculptures in London

    Monumental bronze sculptures of a skeletal, riderless horse and a “thumbs-up” sign will take their place on Trafalgar...

  23. FT Data

    February 5, 2014

    Tube strike factoids: 10 things to know

    (c) Getty Images By Henry Foy Ten things to know about the 48 hour London tube strike that began last night: 1. 3.4m people...

  24. FT Alphaville

    February 5, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Not All Forms of Wealth Are Equally Pernicious: The future does not belong to high...

  25. February 5, 2014

    UK coalition row over 45p tax deepens

    Danny Alexander has ruled out further cuts in the 45p top rate of tax, even as Boris Johnson, the Conservative mayor of...

  26. February 5, 2014

    Londoners struggle to work through Tube strike

    Most Londoners appear to have made it to work on the first day of a 48-hour Tube strike, according to Transport for London...

  27. Westminster Blog

    February 5, 2014

    Commuters channel London tube strike feelings through social media

    By Emily Cadman and Henry Foy Commuters in London are facing chaos on the way to work as RMT and TSSA unions strike against...

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 5, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets’ half-hearted efforts at a relief rally soon fizzled out as investors remain cautious and fleeting...

  29. February 4, 2014

    London Underground workers begin 48-hour strike

    London commuters are to face two days of travel chaos after last-minute efforts to head off a strike by London Underground...

  30. January 30, 2014

    London politicians wary over water cannon plan

    Boris Johnson has faced pressure in the London Assembly over Scotland Yard’s plan to bring water cannon on to the capital’s...

  31. January 29, 2014

    Tesco and Waitrose expand into London Underground stations

    A wave of supermarket services will open in London Underground stations after the capital’s transport authority announced...

  32. January 29, 2014

    London mayor urged to set up corporation to build homes directly

    Boris Johnson should fix London’s “broken housing market” by setting up a City Hall-run corporation to build homes directly,...

  33. January 27, 2014

    London commuters face co-ordinated Tube strike

    London’s Underground system is facing severe disruption next week after two transport unions said they would co-ordinate...

  34. January 23, 2014

    London mayor’s £30m for garden bridge draws criticism

    Boris Johnson has agreed to put £30m towards construction of a garden bridge across the Thames, sparking criticism that the...

  35. January 17, 2014

    Cameron’s bald cheek lights up revival of correspondents’ dinner

    “The last time I was at a dinner this posh,” David Cameron told the black-tie clad hordes of Westminster correspondents on...

  36. January 17, 2014

    Boris Johnson warns against moves to limit foreign housebuyers

    Boris Johnson has warned against any measures that would “slam the door” on foreign buyers of London housing. Wealthy...

  37. January 16, 2014

    Boris Johnson adviser attacks Airports Commission

    The London mayor’s aviation adviser has launched a scathing attack on the independent body tasked with identifying the...

  38. January 12, 2014

    London mayor demands serious study of estuary airport plan

    London’s mayor is demanding that the body investigating where to build new runways study plans for a new Thames estuary...

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