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    1. January 27, 2016

      The Tories should pay heed to Labour leader’s London support base

      The battle to be the next Mayor of London is Jeremy Corbyn’s first major test as leader of the Labour party. After all,...

    2. January 21, 2016

      Jeremy Corbyn’s policy chief Neale Coleman quits

      Neale Coleman, who was seen as an experienced and pragmatic voice in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team, has walked out....

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      Exploring the global city, from ‘superdiversity’, the housing crisis and the capital’s...
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    1. January 15, 2016

      Sadiq Khan charms business leaders in race to be London mayor

      In the race to be mayor of London, one candidate seems to have a clear lead when it comes to courting the business...

    2. January 8, 2016

      London breaks 2016 air quality rules, 175 hours into new year

      London has broken European air-quality rules for the whole of 2016 — just 175 hours into the new year. EU rules state...

    3. January 5, 2016

      London mayoral candidates trade racism accusations

      The two main candidates in May’s election for London mayor have started the year by trading racism accusations. Zac...

    4. December 10, 2015

      How flip-flops and flights of fancy hit London airport growth

      David Cameron’s prevarication over London airport policy is hardly new: broken promises and political flip-flops are...

    5. November 19, 2015

      London mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan tells Muslims to wake up to extremism

      Sadiq Khan has called on fellow Muslims to stop “burying their heads in the sand” about the challenge of extremism in...

    6. November 19, 2015

      Tory chairman Lord Feldman unaware of ‘abhorrent’ bullying

      Lord Feldman, the Conservative party chairman, has denied that he knew until recently about allegations of what he...

    7. November 2, 2015

      Lambeth council to resume Garden Bridge talks

      The controversial Garden Bridge over the Thames river looks set for a last-minute reprieve after a council blocking the...

    8. October 14, 2015

      The race to succeed Boris Johnson as London mayor

      Boris Johnson, London’s idiosyncratic mayor, is in reflective mood. His second term in City Hall ends next May and he...

    9. October 4, 2015

      London’s Garden Bridge faces mounting opposition

      The Garden Bridge over the Thames is one project that everyone in London has an opinion on. Just weeks ago, the high...

    10. October 2, 2015

      Contrast between London mayoral candidates could not be greater

      By picking a wealthy scion of the Goldsmith dynasty who is married to banking heiress Alice Rothschild, the...

    11. October 2, 2015

      Billionaire’s scion fights bus driver’s son for London mayor

      Zac Goldsmith, a multimillionaire environmental campaigner, has been named as the Conservative candidate to succeed...

    12. October 2, 2015

      Tories field Zac Goldsmith as London mayor

      Zac Goldsmith has been chosen as the Conservative candidate to take on Labour’s Sadiq Khan in the London mayoral...

    13. September 18, 2015

      Sadiq Khan attacks shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s policies

      Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, has criticised the economic policies of John McDonnell, the new...

    14. September 11, 2015

      Labour party’s Sadiq Khan wins London mayor nomination

      Sadiq Khan has become the Labour party’s candidate in next year’s London mayoral contest after pulling ahead of the...

    15. August 24, 2015

      ‘Corbyn-mania’ lifts Sadiq Khan in London race

      The betting odds for Sadiq Khan to become Labour’s mayoral candidate have sharply narrowed after a huge influx of new...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. May 19, 2015

      Tessa Jowell’s bid to be London mayor focuses on homes

      Tessa Jowell, the former Labour minister, has made housing the centrepiece of her campaign to become London mayor,...

    19. May 9, 2015

      General election: London swings to the left

      Amid terrible results in the UK as a whole, Labour sought consolation in the party’s performance in London, where it...

    20. March 20, 2015

      London’s changing face benefits Labour campaign

      A phalanx of Labour activists in red cagoules works its way down a street near the Brent Cross shopping centre in north...

    21. March 20, 2015

      Candidates slug it out in south London ground war

      For those who like their election races close, Croydon Central promises to be a photo finish. Caravans of candidates...

    22. February 24, 2015

      Wrexham jail to be run by public sector

      The UK’s first “super prison” holding more than 2,000 inmates is to be run by the public sector, dashing the hopes of...

    23. October 29, 2014

      UK announces winners of privatised probation services contracts

      Two big UK outsourcing companies have won more than half the contracts to run probation services in England and Wales,...

    24. September 29, 2014

      Who will be the next mayor of London?

      Candidates for the next London mayor Only two people have held the post of elected London mayor since it was created in...

    25. June 13, 2014

      Overcrowded prisons ordered to take more inmates

      Prisons in England and Wales that are nearing full capacity have been ordered to take additional inmates because the...

    26. May 6, 2014

      Tougher penalties for drivers who cause death

      The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will toughen sentences for drivers who cause death when already banned from driving as...

    27. January 22, 2014

      Probation outsourcing plan sparks concern among MPs

      The UK justice secretary’s plans to outsource up to 70 per cent of probation services have prompted “major concerns”...

    28. January 9, 2014

      Labour seizes on New York poll to highlight London inequality

      Boris Johnson’s two election victories as London mayor have been a conspicuous success for a Conservative party facing...

    29. January 9, 2013

      Grayling to outsource probation work

      Companies and voluntary groups will be able to bid for a new tranche of justice contracts worth at least £400m a year,...

    30. October 3, 2012

      Labour would extend FOI laws

      A Labour government would extend freedom of information laws to cover private companies that deliver public services,...

    31. May 22, 2012

      Court rules prisoners have right to vote

      Prisoners in the UK must be given the right to vote but ministers will have some latitude in deciding which inmates...

    32. April 22, 2012

      Peers will get no pay-off under reforms

      The Tory minister in charge of a bill on reforming the House of Lords has said there will be no pay-offs for departing...

    33. April 17, 2012

      Clarke makes ‘formidable’ concessions on legal aid reform

      Ken Clarke has made what he calls “formidable” concessions on his plans to reform the legal aid system, announcing that...

    34. March 27, 2012

      Call to open probation service to competition

      Ken Clarke has proposed that the £820m-a-year probation service should be opened to competition from private and third...

    35. March 11, 2012

      Academic accuses Clarke over bill of rights

      A Conservative member of a group set up by the government to decide whether the UK should have a bill of rights has...

    36. October 26, 2011

      Clarke risks new row on knife crime

      Ken Clarke, justice secretary, has risked a new row with cabinet colleague Theresa May by slating her proposal to...

    37. September 13, 2011

      MPs count cost of boundary changes

      English MPs have reacted with a mixture of anger, frustration and relief after seeing the results of a wide-ranging...

    38. September 8, 2011

      May to hold summit on gang culture

      Theresa May, home secretary, is to host an international summit on how the country should deal with gangs, as part of...

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