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Map of red kite sightings in London, May 2014

Could red kites be London's next big nature success story?

Red Kites are slowly coming back to London.

The map above shows places in the M25 where the bird was spotted in during May 2014, as...

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By Mike Pollitt     Monday, 1 September 2014 12:27 PM

Don't touch that dial: what's wrong with London Live

Welcome to London Live. Like the England team – it’s not doing very well at the moment. Launched in March as part of what the government hopes will be a chain of local TV stations, it was seen as the most lucrative television franchise since Channel 5 arrived in 1997. What went wrong?

By Darryl Chamberlain     Friday, 15 August 2014 8:04 AM

Doing Feminism: Chatting About the Unspeakable With Laurie Penny

On vile internet comments, the pros of perversion, and the bullyboys of the British press.

At 27, Laurie Penny spent a massive amount of time thinking and writing about the reasons hatred towards people who don’t conform is tolerated in the UK. Her articles appear in the New Statesman, Guardian, Independent, and Vice; her blog Penny Red was short-listed for the Orwell Prize and she tweets to over 93,000 followers. In conversation, she’s a charismatic person with a great sense of humour and a wealth of knowledge about the complexities gender, class and race in modern Britain.

By Christian Ledwell     Friday, 18 July 2014 1:46 PM

One Minute With Diego Quemada-Diez - Director of The Golden Dream

The Golden Dream is the debut feature from Diego Quemada-Diez, a documentary maker and former cinematographer for Ken Loach. A story of...

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By Gavin Mecaniques     Thursday, 10 July 2014 7:33 PM

Lost in Transmutation: Literature and film

University classes and glass-eyed professors have long pondered the significance and meaning of the word ‘literature’. The most forthcoming definition is that offered, as always, by the Oxford English Dictionary: “Written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.” But what can this definition reveal to us about film, and how much the form of literature has changed, especially when looking at the inception of the auteur’s contribution? Could a film be termed literature? Perhaps but perhaps not.

By Declan Tan     Tuesday, 24 June 2014 6:12 PM

Chart showing how Londoners get to work by mode, 2011 data

It seems remarkable how many Londoners still drive to work

I’ve lived in London for 5 years and always travelled to work by tube. The vast majority of people I know get to work by tube, bus, or...

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By Mike Pollitt     Tuesday, 24 June 2014 1:00 PM

Boris Johnson used to oppose the use of water cannon. What's changed?

London’s Police and Crime Commissioner Boris Johnson refused to comment today following reports that the Met have requested water cannon to use against protesters.

By Adam Bienkov     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 2:06 PM

Tories urge Boris to allow police to use 'sound weapons'

Boris Johnson was today urged to allow the police to use sound weapons capable of emitting “harmful, pain-inducing sounds,” against Londoners.

By Adam Bienkov     Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:00 PM

What does Boris Johnson really think of Nelson Mandela?

Boris Johnson has today been heaping praise on Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday.

He told the BBC that the...

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By Adam Bienkov     Friday, 6 December 2013 4:15 PM

Londoners drop out of Boris's bike hire scheme

Cycle hire use in London has plunged since Transport for London doubled charges to use the bikes.

There were around 7.6 million hires...

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By Adam Bienkov     Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:11 PM

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