Inner London Boroughs

Councils make £600m profit from parking tickets

Councils across England have been accused of implementing “an unacceptable mass ticketing culture” after the release of figures showing that car parking charges have generated £600m of surplus profit in the past year.

Abu Qatada asks Archbishop of Canterbury for prison meeting

The radical cleric Abu Qatada has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking for a private meeting at Belmarsh prison. Abu Qatada is understood to have written to the Most Rev Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace recently, to ask him for a personal visit, even providing him with a prison visiting order.

Independent Voices Poll: Chancellor George Osborne will order £5bn cut from Whitehall

Chancellor George Osborne will order £5bn worth of cuts from within Whitehall to cover an ambitious range of projects across the country in Wednesday's Autumn Statement. Evidently, this won't win Mr Osborne friends among Civil Service mandarins - but voters may approve of funds being redirected from the corridors of power to the outside world.

Never mind Barcelona, first watch out for in-form Fulham

"Bring on Barça" is the headline in the newsletter Chelsea send out to their junior members, but for now the Catalan conquistadors can wait. Having salvaged a fortuitous 2-1 victory against Wigan Athletic on Saturday, Roberto Di Matteo's charges must now withstand an ebullient Fulham in tonight's west London derby.

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