With eight days to go until London choses its next Mayor, one of the largest public hustings has taken place in Central London
My flat in Bow overlooks the Olympic Park. I can see the Olympic Stadium and Westfield Shopping centre from my kitchen window. Thinking about the Olympic legacy for Londoners is a daily agitation for me, not least because I know my premium on rent.
As the Occupy Wall Street movement begins to focus its concerns and demands into concrete issues, it may be that it can learn something from the experience of those facing similar issues in London.
Britain’s biggest public sector union has called for a "substantial increase" in the minimum wage by next autumn, ahead of