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Westminster City Council is stubbornly implementing charges for late evening, early night-time and Sunday parking in the West End, against the advice of residents, businesses, the entertainment industry, and churches.
Regardless of the result in the DRC, placing all parties under the spotlight of the international media before the result may be one of the only ways the international community can help protect the ordinary Congolese people. It might also remind some news producers why they got into the business in the first place.
Vladimir Putin’s reelection campaign has been hit by an unusual controversy. A slickly produced TV advert for the former
Yoshihiko Noda has become Japan's seventh prime minister in six years, inheriting a parliament racked by division, a sluggish
British voters want to control their representatives but don't want to make the effort to engage with them.
Miliband could build on his recent popularity and capture the economic debate now. Labour should shift the focus in the public domain from deficit to growth.
With nearly 4,500 young people unemployed in Brighton & Hove, high rents, rising prices and low wages the Brighton have many issues that need attention. The impact of zero growth, a Green Party manifesto commitment, can be seen in the number of empty shops in the city centre
Events of the past week don't mean Ed Miliband is suddenly a sure thing to win the next election. But they have given him an authority he previously lacked. It is he, not David Cameron, who looks like a leader today.
The 2011 local election results were understandably greeted with enthusiasm by Conservatives. Pundits predicted losses of up to 500 council seats, but in the end the Conservatives gained 80. The national voter share of 35% was almost equivalent to Labour's 37%. Not bad for a party that has had to take some tough economic decisions.
The Conservatives' struggled to regain the trust of the British public, going through 3 leaders before coming to the now Prime Minister, David Cameron. For Labour, this process is just beginning with projects such as Refounding Labour now underway. Despite the evidence of the previous two governments, this process is not inevitable. Coalitions may be the answer.