Crossrail's Great Delay Shows We Need to Think Creatively to Keep London Moving

Syed Kamall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Crossrail was finally delivered mainly by Londoners for Londoners, with a democratically accountable Mayor at the helm and over 60% of its £14.8bn funding coming directly from Londoners and London's businesses. After Crossrail, it is clear that London's entrepreneurial citizens need to keep the initiative.

Gruesome Remains From 'Victims Of London's Most Notorious Killer' Unearthed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

A mass grave believed to contain 30 skeletons which could belong to victims of The Great Plague has been discovered by Crossrail excavators. Worker...

Business Rates Reform Should Give Firms of All Sizes a Fair Chance to Grow

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Regardless of who becomes Prime Minister in four weeks' time, the message to small business is clear - business rates will soon be reformed.

The Urbanisation of London - Who Is It for?

Tristen Lee | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

Not only are developers ruining London for the people who actually live here, the development of HS2 is going to destroy some of Britain's most idyllic countryside, all for a train line that many will not be able to afford to travel on.

3,000 Bodies From London's Bedlam Burial Ground To Be Unearthed

PA | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

Remains of a former lord mayor of London as well as those of a notorious criminal and political activists could be unearthed when excavation of an inf...

Crossrail: Stunning Images Show What Subterranean London Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

New images have been released as nearly 90% of London's Crossrail tunnels are completed, showing stunning views from underneath the streets of the cap...

Funding Crossrail 2 Requires Fresh Thinking and Bold Ideas, Not Another Hit on London's Businesses

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Our message to the Government is clear: extending the BRS in its current form will put the future of London BIDs and the success of its high street policy initiatives at risk. Whether this means offsetting it against BID levies or ensuring that landlords are on a more even footing, the BRS needs to be adapted to ensure that the short-to-medium term occupiers are not the ones that are penalised.

Mind the Gap: Could UK Infrastructure Be the Biggest Victim of Skills Shortage?

Alistair Cox | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Alistair Cox

HS2, Crossrail, Thameslink and the much-needed expansion of the UK's airport capacity. These are all projects which promise to transform our infrastructure landscape and drive a competitive, healthy and resilient UK economy for the future.

More Than a PR Campaign Is Needed to Address the Stark Gender Gap

Nisrine Chartouny | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Nisrine Chartouny

Huge progress has been made in recent years to address the gender disparity in the construction sector, admittedly from an extremely low starting point - but with just 8.5% of UK engineers women, much more needs to be done quickly to not only address the gender gap but to avert a skills shortage in the UK construction and engineering industry.

The Soul of Soho: Bar Italia Turns 65

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

You can still turn the corner into Frith Street from Shaftesbury Avenue and find a place where the world is at peace with itself. Bar Italia is a jewel set in the rusted London crown. It's the fruit of immigrant toil, a place that makes a laughing stock of Farage and his followers.

New Findings Cast Light On The Mystery Of The Black Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

The Black Death cost the lives of more than 1.5million Britons and up to 25million of our European ancestors – but new findings may be about to rewr...

London Crossrail Worker Dies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

A contractor on the Crossrail project in London has died in a shaft near Tottenham Court Road, becoming the first fatality in the £14.8 billion rail ...

'Don't Slam The Door On The Rich'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has urged George Osborne not to "slam the door" on wealthy foreigners buying property in the capital and to avoid treating them like "bl...

LOOK: 'Exceptional' Roman Sculpture

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Archaeologists have unveiled an "exceptional" Roman sculpture that was only just found hours before a dig was about to end in London. Experts have ...

Barcelona - A City That Could Teach London a Thing or Two About Access

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I have just returned from a holiday in the city of Barcelona. It is a wonderful holiday destination, and my wife and I love it so much we are looking into possibly relocating there. Part of the attraction for me is the wheelchair access.

Skulls From Roman Burial Ground Found In London

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Around 20 skulls washed from a Roman burial ground have been unearthed in London. The "unexpected and fascinating discovery" was made during excav...

Cross About Crossrail!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

On Thursday 29 August I attended the first event of a week of action by disabled people over the many issues currently facing our community. The protest I made my way to was over Crossrail and the fact that several stations along the route of this massive infrastructure project were not going to have step free access...

Chris York

London's Bedlam Burial Grounds | Chris York | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

If you ever walked down the London road linking Blomfield Street to Liverpool Street before 2011 it may perturb you to know you were walking on top of...

LOOK: New York's Massive Underground Caverns

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

While above ground New York's One World Trade Centre might be grabbing all the headlines, beneath the streets of the city there is an even bigger feat...

Workers Celebrate Four Years Of CrossRail Construction

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Crossrail workers have celebrated a full year of tunnelling by dedicating a birthday cake to one of their boring machines, Phyllis. The faithful ...

Crossrail Is Changing London

Gareth Johnson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Gareth Johnson

While additional traffic may be good news for businesses, for the gays and lesbians that form the foundation of Soho's sense of community there is a danger that in this commuter boom Soho could lose its sense of place and identity.

LOOK: 600 Year-Old Victims Of Black Death Excavated In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

Carefully laid out skeletons thought to be from a 14th century burial ground have been discovered during work on the London's Crossrail project. Tw...

What's 148m Long, 1,000 Tonnes And Under The Streets Of London?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson was at the Crossrail Tunnelling Academy in Ilford Essex on Monday, visiting apprentices and getting a lesson in how to spray concrete. ...

Labour To Call For Investigation Into 'Blacklisting' Of Construction Workers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is to call for an investigation into the blacklisting of workers by construction firms involved in major projects, including the Olympics and C...

London Trains Will Drive Themselves, Boris Pledges

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Politics

London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled his plans for London transport in “the biggest transformation since the Victorian age”. Speaking to Co...