The proposal has dropped the amount of 'affordable' housing to a derisory level
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Sunday 25 November 2012
Setting the patois among the pigeons
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Britain's top policeman tonight paid tribute to one of his officers who collapsed and died while chasing two phone thieves.
Monday 05 November 2012
Things have changed in the 10 years since I last sat behind the wheel of a car
Thursday 01 November 2012
An 84-year-old man has admitted killing his nephew after mistaking him for a burglar.
Three restaurants and a top nightclub in central London are shut after inspectors find cockroach eggs, rodent droppings, maggots and decomposing mice
Thursday 25 October 2012
Three restaurants and a top nightclub in central London have been shut after inspectors found a catalogue of food hygiene failings.
Saturday 06 October 2012
The story of 13-year-old Ghanian immigrant, Harri Opoku, whose new home is a gritty London estate and whose fate bears echoes of Damilola Taylor's murder, caused a publishing sensation and ended up on the Man Booker shortlist.
Sunday 30 September 2012
Sitting on my friend's sofa, drinking wine a couple of weeks ago. "Don't you sometimes wish," said my friend, her dog's head nestled happily on her knees as she gently frotted her stuffed rabbit (the dog, not my friend), "that you could just be a nice person's dog? That you didn't have to worry about being the nice person, but you could just rely on them being there to look after you? And not worry about them judging you if wanted to frot your teddy in public?"
Friday 28 September 2012
Tory majorities were slashed in the latest council by-elections which saw Labour go ahead over the month.
Mysterious Wisdom: The Life and Work of Samuel Palmer, By Rachel Campbell Johnston
Antwerp, By Roberto Bolaño (trs Natasha Wimmer)
The Ruins of Us, By Keija Parssinen
The Black Book, By Lawrence Durrell
The Prime Ministers Who Never Were, Edited by Francis Beckett
Sunday 26 August 2012
Paperback reviews of the week
Friday 17 August 2012
In 1991, a sculpture by Patricia Finch called Golders Hill Girl was unveiled in a north London park. Dressed in bronze flip-flops and hot pants, the work is arresting for its unusual mix of glamour and informality. The same might have been said of Helen Scott Lidgett, née Finch, who sat for the piece for her mother and has died of ovarian cancer at 63.
Saturday 30 June 2012
Saturday 09 June 2012
The Labour peer Andrew Adonis, aka Baron Adonis of Camden Town in the London Borough of Camden, was a Secretary of State for Transport who loved trains. He spent five days touring the country by train soon after his appointment. And he left behind a £33bn plan for a high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham, which survived the transition from a Labour to a Coalition government.
Friday 08 June 2012
A police officer has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following allegations over inaccuracies in crime reports.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'