Mayor of London

Londoners Should Be Angry With Uber - Not TfL - Over Licence Ban, Says Sadiq Khan

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

Sadiq Khan has told Londoners they should be angry with Uber over the fact that the service has been banned from the capital - not Transport for Londo...

TfL Accused Of 'Endangering Women' Over Decision To Ban Uber From London

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

Londoners are accusing Transport for London of “endangering women” and other vulnerable people after it decided to pull Uber’s operating licence...

Last-Minute Shake-Up Avoids Sadiq Conference Snub - But Still No Slot For Andy Burnham

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Politics

Sadiq Khan will speak at Labour conference as part of a last-minute shake-up of the agenda - but his Manchester counterpart Andy Burnham will not. Se...

Soldiers To Protect Key Sites As Armed Police Patrol Streets After London Tube Attack

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK

Armed police and military personnel will be deployed over the weekend with the public asked to remain vigilant in the wake of the Parsons Green bomb a...

Sadiq Khan 'Absolutely Not Going To Go There' On Trump's Parsons Green Comments

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK

Sadiq Khan has said he is simply “not going to go there” when it comes to Donald Trump’s comments on a suspected terror attack in south-west Lon...

May Trashed Her Brand As Badly As Ratner - Tory Pollster

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s dire election campaign trashed her own “brand” as badly as Gerald Ratner ruined his family jewellery firm, a leading Tory pollster...

Notting Hill Carnival 2017 Dates, Route Map And How To Get There

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK

The Notting Hill Carnival - London’s bank holiday summer street party will be going ahead as planned this year on August 27-28. Held every August si...

Why Can't Pride Really Be For All Of Us? A Personal View

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Wardlaw

First though, some thanks are in order to the board. It is never easy to produce a report that is critical, especially for an event that is largely staffed by volunteers. However, Pride in London is the UK's headline Pride event, and the LGBT community would be doing itself a disservice were it not to review and look to improve.

More People Will Die In Fires If Urgent Safety Advice Not Put In Place, Says Fire Brigade

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK

More people will be needlessly killed in fires caused by faulty white goods if the government does not implement desperately-required safety recommend...

Khan And Burnham Facing Labour Conference Axe

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and his closest allies are to be given “starring” roles at the Labour party conference - but city mayors Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan...

Usain Bolt's Final Lap Of Honour Has Got Everyone Feeling Emotional

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK

Usain Bolt has hung up his running boots for good after bidding an emotional goodbye to athletics at the London Stadium. The Jamaican did a lap of hon...

This Is The Sound Of The Suburbs

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Wayne Hemingway

I have just been appointed as one of Mayor Sadiq Khan's Design Advocates' to help drive the Good Growth by Design project. I had been thinking about ...

The London Underground Will Get Full 4G Mobile Coverage By 2019

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today announced that the entire London Underground network will have continuous 4G mobile coverage by 2019. The announceme...

Notting Hill Carnival To Hold Minute's Silence In Memory Of Grenfell Victims

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

A minute’s silence will be held during this year’s Notting Hill Carnival to remember the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed the liv...

Black Students '50% More Likely To Drop Out Of University'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Black students are 50% more likely to drop out of university than their white and Asian classmates, new research has revealed. Social Market Foundati...

The Appalling Tsunami Of Acid Attacks On London's Motorcycling Community Is The Tip Of The Iceberg

Anton Shelupanov | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Anton Shelupanov

The Mayor must act now to ensure the safety of London's estimated quarter of a million motorcyclists. The acid attacks on five motorcyclists last Thu...

Delivery Drivers Too Scared To Work After Dark Because Of Acid Attacks

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

Delivery drivers are too scared to work after dark because of the rise in acid attacks, HuffPost UK was told today as hundreds of moped riders descend...

TfL Scraps 'Ladies And Gentleman' Tube Greeting In Bid To Become Gender Neutral

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK

Transport for London (TfL) has scrapped announcements addressing passengers as “ladies and gentlemen” in a bid to become more gender-neutral, it h...

Stormzy Shuts Down Minister Accused Of 'Using Grenfell' To Move Notting Hill Carnival

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Politics

Minister for London Greg Hands stands accused of “using the Grenfell tragedy” to try and shift the Notting Hill Carnival out of west London. Hand...

Green Party Activist Slams TfL As Gender-Specific Announcements Remain Ahead Of London Pride

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK

A Green Party activist has expressed disappointment that Transport for London (TfL) continues to use gendered language. It comes six months after Sad...

Outside Taskforce To Take Over Kensington Council Services

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics

Kensington and Chelsea council is to have key services taken over by a specialist “taskforce” following its heavily criticised response to the Gre...

Record Rough Sleeping Is A Scar On Our City - As Mayor I'm Determined To End It

Sadiq Khan | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

There are many reasons why people end up sleeping rough - from mental health issues to family break-ups and drug addiction. There is never going to be an instant silver bullet to fix the problem, which is why I have brought people and organisations together - through my new 'No Nights Sleeping Rough' taskforce - to tackle the root causes of rough sleeping with a number of new solutions.

Sajid Javid Says Government Will Keep 'Close Eye' On Council Over Grenfell Fire

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK

The Government will keep a “close eye” on Kensington and Chelsea council, Sajid Javid said, as pressure mounts for the troubled authority to be ta...

Grenfell Survivors Should Be Allowed To Remain in UK, Says London Mayor

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

Immigrants who survived the Grenfell fire must be granted the right to remain in the UK on “compassionate grounds”, Sadiq Khan has said. The Londo...

Sadiq Khan Warns May To Halt Police Cuts After Mosque Attack

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Politics

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned Theresa May to halt planned police cuts in the wake of the Finsbury Park attack and “a terrible few weeks for ...