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    1. July 27, 2015

      Cheers replace jeers for George Osborne the arch-survivor

      When George Osborne handed out medals to Paralympic athletes in 2012 he was booed, the jeers reverberating around...

    2. July 22, 2015

      David Cameron’s aviation committee omits Heathrow critics

      David Cameron has packed a new aviation committee with supporters of a third runway at Heathrow, signalling that...

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    1. July 21, 2015

      Boris Johnson seeks more devolved powers for London

      Boris Johnson is seeking a new devolution deal for London as he pushes for greater powers over skills, criminal...

    2. July 15, 2015

      Theresa May rejects police request to allow water cannon

      Theresa May has refused to authorise the use of water cannon on the UK mainland, in a rebuke to the mayor of London who...

    3. July 9, 2015

      Osborne scrounges from Ed for the Tory strivers’ charter

      George Osborne has delivered the first Conservative Budget in almost two decades — and, though the chancellor used the...

    4. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Osborne Toryism sprawls across political spectrum

      George Osborne called it a “Budget for working people” and a “one nation Budget” but there was another phrase which...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      July 7, 2015

      Remembering 7/7

      British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson during a ceremony at the memorial to the victims of...

    6. July 7, 2015

      George Osborne fights off Tory calls to cut top rate of tax

      George Osborne has rebuffed calls from senior Tories to cut the top rate of income tax from 45p to 40p, arguing that it...

    7. July 3, 2015

      Heathrow backers take hope: the expansion will be built

      Sir Howard Davies’s report on airport capacity this week is the third official recommendation of an extra runway at...

    8. July 3, 2015

      City Insider: Boris Johnson waxes lyrical

      Boris Johnson: Not so hippy Dippy Under the watchful gaze of “Dippy” the diplodocus, philanthropist Sir Michael...

    9. July 1, 2015

      A timeline of runways, reports and reversals for UK airports

      The Airports Commission is an independent body chaired by Sir Howard Davies with four other members. Its brief was to...

    10. June 28, 2015

      A Millennium Dome on stilts? No thanks

      As London seeks to entrench its position as one of the world’s leading cities, politicians and planners are always on...

    11. June 28, 2015

      The week: June 29

      • Pension funds and life assurers are in danger of failing to keep their promises to savers because of rock-bottom...

    12. June 25, 2015

      Johnson floats £10bn biotech fund for London

      Plans for a £10bn fund to boost investment in life sciences have been floated by Boris Johnson, London mayor, as part...

    13. June 23, 2015

      On your bike, Boris. Londoners need transport that works

      If you want a problem solved, beware politicians bearing gimmicks. For more than seven years, Boris Johnson has made...

    14. June 21, 2015

      Ignore hedgies wanting helipads, Boris Johnson advises successor

      Boris Johnson has one key piece of advice for his successor as London mayor: ignore claims from hedge fund managers...

    15. June 18, 2015

      London is too great a city for any politician to shape it

      Shakespeare, Chaucer, Newton, William Blake, TS Eliot, Ezra Pound. Peter Ackroyd has committed his life to the...

    16. June 17, 2015

      Goldsmith promises million protesters against bigger Heathrow

      A Conservative MP who wants to run for mayor of London denounced the expansion of Heathrow airport as “politically...

    17. June 16, 2015

      The Line: east London’s new art trail

      In the past few weeks, birdwatchers, cyclists and dog-walkers in London’s East End have been finding themselves face to...

    18. June 16, 2015

      London tech hubs evolve to challenge Silicon Roundabout

      The founder of Croydon Tech City reckons the borough has all it needs to become the Silicon Valley of south London....

    19. June 12, 2015

      Mayor needs asthmatic parakeets to thwart Heathrow runway

      If Boris Johnson really wants to block the expansion of Heathrow airport, instead of threatening to lie down on the...

    20. June 9, 2015

      East London site to provide 2,000 homes and new railway station

      The last main piece of London owned by City Hall is to be turned into 2,000 homes and a new railway station under plans...

    21. Westminster Blog

      June 8, 2015

      How Osborne uses Treasury support group to build MPs support

      George Osborne is encouraging new Conservative MPs to join a Treasury “support committee” as the chancellor looks to...

    22. June 5, 2015

      London considers options to tackle cab conundrum

      In an underground car park on Park Lane are red Ferraris, yellow Lamborghinis and Bentleys in British racing green....

    23. June 4, 2015

      London Garden Bridge faces thorny patch as critics step up attack

      The Garden Bridge, billed as a horticultural oasis in the heart of London, can boast Boris Johnson, the city’s mayor,...

    24. May 28, 2015

      Addison Lee founder helped Conservatives build election war chest

      A large sum from the founder of the Addison Lee cab company helped the Conservative party pull in 50 per cent more in...

    25. May 26, 2015

      Aerotropolis economic zones brace for take-off

      Air travel is the thread that stitches the modern world together. Airlines carry a total of about 3bn passengers a year...

    26. May 22, 2015

      Hopefuls ready London for life after celebrity mayors

      With only a year left to go as London mayor, Boris Johnson now likes to start meetings with his City Hall team by...

    27. May 22, 2015

      Addison Lee and Uber united against plans to cap private taxis

      London’s largest private taxi company has found rare common ground with Uber in opposing plans by mayor Boris Johnson...

    28. May 20, 2015

      Uber challenges London mayor Boris Johnson over cap on minicabs

      Uber will challenge plans by Boris Johnson to cap the number of minicabs operating across London, arguing that the move...

    29. May 15, 2015

      Boris Johnson seeks to curb number of London minicabs

      Boris Johnson wants to cap the number of minicabs operating across London, in an attempt to curb the rapid growth of...

    30. May 12, 2015

      Lack of brownfield data hampers London housebuilding, study says

      Half of London’s councils have little or no idea how much brownfield land they own, even though such sites could help...

    31. May 11, 2015

      David Cameron reshuffles with manifesto in hand

      Sajid Javid has been appointed business secretary and Amber Rudd becomes energy secretary as David Cameron reshuffles...

    32. May 8, 2015

      Boris Johnson secures return to Westminster with election win

      London mayor Boris Johnson will re-enter the House of Commons as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, after an assured...

    33. April 26, 2015

      Miliband rules out ‘confidence-and-supply’ agreement with SNP

      Ed Miliband has hardened his stance on a future deal between Labour and the Scottish nationalists by ruling out an...

    34. April 23, 2015

      Mayor of Tower Hamlets stripped of office by High Court

      The mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London has been found guilty of engaging in corrupt and illegal practices and...

    35. April 22, 2015

      Cameron teams up with Johnson to pep up Tory campaign

      David Cameron teamed up with Boris Johnson for their first joint public appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday,...

    36. April 21, 2015

      Boris unleashed to pep up Tory campaign

      Boris Johnson is fresh from a chaotic 90-minute walkabout in Ramsgate — a venture into the epicentre of Ukip election...

    37. April 21, 2015

      UK general election: Goldman enters campaign with Labour warning

      Goldman Sachs has warned that a Labour-led government is likely to spark a sell-off by investors, adding its voice to...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      April 21, 2015

      Boris enjoys an ice cream in Ramsgate

      Boris Johnson campaigns in Ramsgate, in the Thanet South constituency, on behalf of Conservative candidate, Craig...

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