Saturday, 28 February 2015

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

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

Poster against Chatsworth Rd market in London

Anger at Chatsworth Rd market shows confusion about what, and who, London's street markets are for

Bargains have no place at weekend street markets

By Mike Pollitt     Tuesday, 3 December 2013 12:50 PM

One Minute With Kim Sung Su - Director of The Flu

The Flu is South Korea’s first viral epidemic blockbuster, set to sweep across the UK this month. A chillingly and gleefully told story...

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By Gavin Mecaniques     Tuesday, 19 November 2013 1:00 PM

Stay on the Job Uncle Sam poster

Six stages of being aspirationally unemployed in London

If you find yourself young and unemployed in London, here, from bitter personal experience, is how the job search might go.

By Christian Ledwell     Monday, 18 November 2013 12:31 PM

One Minute With Destin Daniel Cretton - Director of Short Term 12

Critically acclaimed and winner of two SXSW awards – Short Term 12 – is Destin Daniel Cretton’s...

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By Gavin Mecaniques     Wednesday, 6 November 2013 3:02 PM

The five emotional stages of becoming a Londoner. What stage are you at?

The Kübler-Ross model for facing the reality of death holds that someone diagnosed with a terminal illness will experience five stages of emotional reaction: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Ever since Homer Simpson ran through all five stages in 10 seconds flat, this serious, scientific model has misused in idiotic, ill-informed pop culture parodies by unoriginal, second-rate humour pedlars.

So without further ado, let me introduce you to Snipe’s wholly original, rigorously researched, five stages of becoming a Londoner model!

By Mike Pollitt     Monday, 4 November 2013 8:39 AM

London borough population changes 2011-2012

The "hollowing out" of inner London isn't quite what it seems

The city is getting fuller, not hollowing out, almost everywhere.

By Mike Pollitt     Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:23 AM

Call this a storm? The London tornado of 1091, that was a storm

922 years ago to the week, we had a biggie.

By Mike Pollitt     Monday, 28 October 2013 9:16 AM

London median rent chart 2013

London housing data and comment bulletin - October 2013

Pulling together up-to-date data, news and comment about housing and planning in London.

By Mike Pollitt     Monday, 21 October 2013 2:36 PM


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