City leaders often appear reluctant to discuss London’t role in growing levels of regional inequality.
Business bosses appear reluctant to take part in open debate about their firms’ contribution to growing regional inequalities.
Getting some fresh air has long been viewed as an important part of staying in good health.
Eighteenth-century writers worried about “infectious air,” so they opened windows and built ventilation systems to bring fresh air indoors.
A low-traffic neighbourhood in Waltham Forest, London.
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LTNs were introduced to UK cities to create a more pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists - but they’ve become controversial.
When a community is involved in how their spaces are developed, these can foster a sense of belonging and make diverse societies more cohesive.
London imagined from above by artist Claes Jansz. Visscher, in 1616.
Even in a time with limited alternatives, polluted waterways were not simply accepted without complaint.
Jeremy Corbyn speaks to constituents in 2017.
Newcomers have in fact proven much more successful at running as independents than big name politicians.
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Researchers took samples of the River Thames for two years to track levels of microplastics.
Pigeons are a key source of food for the peregrine falcon.
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Lockdown wasn’t good news for London’s peregrine falcons.
Conference attendees, from top left: Sir Syed Sultan Ahmed, Mahatma Gandhi, Sir Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner, Sarojini Naidu, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Radhabai Subbarayan, Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala, Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Dr BS Moonje, Jahan Ara Shahnawaz, J Ramsay MacDonald, Sir Jai Singh Prabhakar, Maharaja of Alwar.
Indian Round Table Conference,1930-31; Derso and Kelen Collection, MC205, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
Britain wanted to showcase its imperial power to the world, through official business in ancient palaces and socialising in the dazzling West End.
City of London bankers and executives at the annual Lord Mayor’s dinner in Mansion House, 2018.
My research suggests City firms’ efforts to deliver more equal representation at the top have not worked because they were never meant to.
Daily trading is worth around $3.7 trillion in London compared to $200 billion in Paris.
Although Paris’s capitalisation overtook London’s in late 2022, the City of London is still Europe’s leading financial centre. Understanding why will require that we look beyond stock indices.
Sam Bankman-Fried, once considered a star in the freewheeling world of cryptocurrency, has been charged with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering.
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In the Charitable Corporation Scandal, a group of politically connected directors leveraged the company’s altruistic image to attract investors – before raiding the funds to prop up other ventures.
In the city of London, security cameras can even be found in cemeteries. In 2021 the mayor’s office launched an effort to establish guidelines for research around emerging technology.
As states and nations struggle to regulate growing AI use, municipal authorities are often leading the way. An emerging paradigm known as AI Localism can help us better define the way forward.
London’s Piccadilly Circus on the first day of national mourning.
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An award-winning photographer reflects on iconic images of the late monarch and pictures a nation in mourning
Surfers Against Sewage
These maps have gone viral – here’s what they owe to 19th century cholera campaigns.
The move follows recent detections of poliovirus in London’s wastewater.
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This brainy feminist romp of a novel, loved by Rachel Cusk and Maria Semple, is often compared to Brideshead Revisited. But Carol Lefevre says it’s more like a sexy, sweary version of Nancy Mitford in 1960s London.
The party has long dominated but the scale of the lead raises questions about why the Conservatives are experiencing such unprecedented unpopularity.
The River Thames is one of the cleanest major world rivers.
Cleaning and reoxygenating the river Thames has helped its biodiversity surge, but there’s still more to be done to make it healthy.
Putting the Blues in the red, white and blue.
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The deadline for formal bids to buy Chelsea FC is March 18. Expect some very rich US businessmen to be in the running.