London council trials Verify-based digital ID scheme for vulnerable citizens  ComputerWeekly.com

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is leading a trial that aims to provide online identification and better access to public services for vulnerable citizens who ...


Council budgets down by a fifth  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Council budgets across London have dropped by nearly a fifth since 2010, despite a two per cent rise this year, according to research.


London council budgets slashed 17% over last decade  Transport Network

London's local authority budgets have dropped by nearly a fifth - or 17% - per head over the last eight years, a new study has revealed. The think tank Centre for ...


Council make £200m bid to seize Earl’s Court land for affordable housing development  Evening Standard

More than £200 million is set to be raised by a council to fund one of the biggest compulsory purchase orders seen in the capital in recent years. Leaders at ...


East London council claims victory with deal on NatWest loans  The Guardian

Newham council is claiming victory after striking a deal with NatWest over £150m in high-cost bank loans that it says will save millions of pounds and enable it to ...


'A terrible shock': council hands flat owner £146,000 bill  The Guardian

Nurse faces losing his property after council demands gigantic sum for refurbishment of block.


Reform council tax to ease burden on poor, says think-tank  Financial Times

London's least well off pay 8.1% of household income, against 1.3% for top earners.


Council tax 'starting to look like poll tax'  Public Finance

Council tax increasingly resembles poll tax - hitting the poor hardest - for Londoners and must be reformed, a think-tank has said.


Deputy city council leader praises Extinction Rebellion and ‘wants to work with them’ in the future  West Bridgford Wire

The deputy leader of Nottingham City Council has heaped praise on the Extinction Rebellion protestors, who blocked roads last month in protest at what they ...


Restoration Of Historic EMD Cinema In Waltham Forest to be Integral Part of London Borough Of Culture  Broadway World

The purchase of the former EMD Cinema - previously Granada Cinema - on Hoe Street, Walthamstow, comes a third into Waltham Forest's year as the Mayor's ...


London council's housing allocations policy is discriminatory, rules Court of Appeal  Inside Housing

A west London council has been told by the Court of Appeal that its housing allocations policy is unlawful.


Green Space Development Manager job with Camden London Borough Council | 132383  LocalGov

Join us to help shape and improve Camden's Green Infrastructure. The Green Space Development Manager will lead on green space development for the ...


London council 'unlikely to support' plans for Boris Nemtsov Way  The Guardian

Council criticised for not getting behind plan to name path at Russian embassy after murdered Putin critic.


Record-breaking response to controversial clean air toll plans  Chronicle Live

A staggering 19000 people responded to the controversial clean air plans.


News - Council to demolish Ronan Point-style blocks  Inside Housing

Inside Housing, news, analysis, and comment about the social housing sector in the UK.


Council Tax has become new poll tax for poorest Londoners, says IPPR  Ekklesia

London's poorest households are being hit by a tax which increasingly resembles the poll tax, according to a new report by the Institute for Public Policy ...


London to build seven-mile ‘bee corridor’ to boost dwindling numbers of pollinators  The Independent

A London council is growing a seven-mile long “bee corridor” of wildflowers in an effort to boost the numbers of pollinating insects this summer. Brent Council in ...


Head of Area Regeneration (3 roles) job with London Borough of Waltham Forest | 132403  LocalGov

Head of Area Regeneration (3 roles) in Full time, £60000 - £69999, Head of *Service*, Corporate Services with London Borough of Waltham Forest. Apply Today.


London ice cream van vendors hit back at council ban  Evening Standard

A London ice cream vendor said he will defy a ban on trading in a council crackdown on air pollution and simply pay a £90 fine each day instead. Camden ...


Four councils in the London region switch away from Conservative to no overall control  ITV News

Four councils in areas of Essex and and Hertfordshire are no longer Conservative controlled following local council elections. Basildon, St Albans, Welwyn ...


Late-night levies branded “a complete misstep” as BBPA and UKH respond to consultations  MorningAdvertiser.co.uk

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and UKHospitality (UKH) have slammed the possible introduction of late-night levies in response to consultations by ...


Ice cream vans banned by London councils over environmental concerns  The Independent

Ice cream vans are being banned from parts of London because they pump out “harmful” chemicals that damage people's health and are toxic for the ...


Council seeks to deregister Durham common land in so it can build new HQ  The Northern Echo

A LOCAL authority is trying to deregister an area of common land because it wants to build a civic centre on it.


Council moves to protect Victorian mineral water bottling works  London SE1

A former mineral water and ginger beer bottling works just off the Old Kent Road has been protected by Southwark Council from the risk of demolition.


Council rolls out £4.5m ‘smart’ cameras to monitor toxic air and trigger vehicle fines  Evening Standard

Scores of “smart” traffic cameras capable of monitoring air pollution and catching “banned” lorries are to be rolled out in Islington to fight toxic air. It is understood ...


Council tax is the new poll tax. It's time for reform  CityMetric

Rummage around in the “too difficult to touch box” of policy issues and somewhere near the bottom you'll find a slip marked “council tax reform”. But as that tax is ...


Peabody signs deal with London council for 500-home scheme  Inside Housing

Peabody and Ealing Council have signed an agreement to deliver around 500 homes over the next five years in Southall, west London. Linked In Twitter ...


London Bridge attack inquests: US tourist 'flatlined twice' after being stabbed  BBC News

A tourist says doctors "did great things putting me back together" after the London Bridge attack.


Monorail plans drawn up by London borough | News  New Civil Engineer

Plans for a monorail system are being drawn up by Havering Council in East London, to improve north-south connectivity in the borough.


Lewisham Council accepts 20 affordable housing at Conington Rd inquiry  News Shopper

Lewisham Council accepted Myer Homes can only afford to build 20 per cent affordable housing as part of its 365-flat and workspace development on…


Why East London Isn't Getting A Monorail  Londonist

For more transport chat, join our popular Facebook group, Londonist Roundel Ramblings. Photo: Shutterstock. Monorail! Monorail! Monorail! But as catchy as ...


Hackney's diagnosed depression rates highest of any London borough  Hackney Citizen

Hackney has the highest rates of diagnosed depression of any London borough, with 9.6 per cent of the population diagnosed in 2017-18. While the reasons for ...


London borough to crack down on buskers following resident complaints  The Stage

Street performers in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will be required to obey a code of conduct, which limits their performances to 45 minutes, ...


We Asked People What Abandoned London Train Station They'd Like To See Reopen  Londonist

For more transport chat, join our popular Facebook group, Londonist Roundel Ramblings. Aldwych Station Photo: Shutterstock. London is littered with the ...


Children join Extinction Rebellion weedkiller protest – in pictures  The Guardian

The Hackney families branch of Extinction Rebellion went to their town hall to demand that the east London council stop using glyphosate weedkiller in parks, ...


Fights break out outside party at Airbnb holiday let  The Argus

VIOLENCE erupted and police were called when fights started outside a party at a house hired out through the Airbnb website .


City councils and operators lock legal horns over 5G infrastructure  SmartCitiesWorld

A growing number of disputes about the installation of 5G equipment risks delaying 5G's roll-out in the UK, a new report has claimed. City leaders and legal ...


The Standard hotel's London outpost aims to turn Seventies council office block into a 'cultural crossroads'  The Telegraph

The upcoming Standard London hotel will bring 266 rooms, three restaurants and vibrant style to King's Cross.


Brexit Blues Hit House Prices in Almost Every London Borough  Bloomberg

The weakness of London's property market was further exposed on Monday, with reports of sellers under pressure and realtors warning of difficult conditions.


EU elections: European Council President Donald Tusk urges voters to back Change UK  Sky News

The top Brussels official claims the party's London candidate Jan Vincent-Rostowski - his friend - would make a "great MEP".


Director of Public Health job with Hounslow London Borough Council | 132256  LocalGov

We have bold ambitions for public health in Hounslow and, by joining us as our new Director, you will personally drive forward our prevention work and lead on ...


Head of Employment and Skills job with Ealing London Borough Council | 132367  LocalGov

Imagine a better future for Ealing – and all its residents. We want Ealing's residents to prosper and have the best chance in life. To enjoy rewarding jobs and the ...


Families hit out at London gasworks redevelopment  The Guardian

Parents claim lack of pollution regulation at a new brownfield development in Southall is putting children's health at risk.


London Bridge attack inquests: Doctor left bar on lockdown to help victims  BBC News

An off-duty doctor begged to be let out of a restaurant on lockdown during the London Bridge attacks so that he could help injured victims, an inquest heard.


Council set to decide on increasing capacity for gigs at Roundhay Park to 80,000  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds council will today decide whether or not to increase the capacity of events in Roundhay Park to 80000.


South London council wins POCA order  The Planner

Southwark Council has won over £1 million under a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) order against a landlord who converted three flats into two cramped studios ...


Cuts leave England's museums outside London on 'cliff edge'  The Guardian

Austerity cuts imposed by central government have caused a “crisis” in England's cultural sector outside London with regional museums increasingly opening ...


Council to DNA-test dog poo to prosecute irresponsible owners who don’t clear up mess  The Sun

THE DNA tests work in a similar way to forensic testing on criminals, by taking a swab from the dog that can then be matched with a sample of dog dirt.


East London council will give their care workers the London Living Wage | Latest Newham News  Newham Recorder

Care workers in Newham will see an almost 30 percent rise in their salaries this year after the council passed plans to pay them the London Living Wage.


London Councils welcome drug dealers being jailed in 'landmark' slavery case  LocalGov

Three 'county lines' drug dealers have been sent to prison in a landmark case using the Modern Slavery Act. The three gang members have been sentenced to ...


London council eyeing replacement for collapsed Lakehouse on primary school job  Building

Bromley council appointed the failed contractor last July.


Director of Children's Services job with Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council | 132365  LocalGov

We want Hammersmith & Fulham to be the best place anywhere to be a Children's Services Director. We believe our children and families deserve to have a ...


Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is 'champion provider' of electric car charging points  London News Online

BY YANN TEAR yann@londonweeklynews.online. Hammersmith and Fulham is leading the way in providing battery charging points for electric cars in London ...


Council worker who drove dangerously through Enfield level crossing is sentenced  ITV News

A council employee who drove a bus dangerously through a level crossing in north London has been sentenced. Police have released footage of the moment ...


British Fashion Council reveals 2019 grant recipients | News  Drapers

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has named the seven designers that will split a £400000 grant as part of its annual Fashion Trust grant and mentoring support ...


Developers Are Planning To Demolish This 18th Century East End Building  Londonist

"Unbelievable!" That's how Charlie from Huguenots of Spitalfields describes the decision to demolish the house at 3-5 Club Row — built in the 1760s, and ...


'Prompt action' on child protection shortcomings helps London borough retain 'good' Ofsted rating  Communitycare.co.uk

Ofsted has highlighted a London borough's "prompt action" to deal with child protection staffing issues, in a positive inspection report.


Hackney publish 'School Streets' toolkit for UK councils  AirQualityNews

Hackney Council is sending a free 'School Streets' toolkit to every council in the country, giving advice on how to replicate its successful initiative which bans ...


Twelve Of London's Largest Hotel Suites Are In The Former Headquarters Of The County Council  Forbes

This former government building, now hotel, offers twelve luxurious suites overlooking the river Thames and the largest rooftop swimming pool in London.


Travellers’ challenge to ban on camping on public land succeeds  The Guardian

A high court judge has refused to grant a final injunction banning Travellers from stopping on vast swathes of public land, in a ruling that could have major ...


Wandsworth Council's budget one of the hardest hit in London, new analysis says  Wandsworth Guardian

New figures have revealed that Wandsworth Council's budget has been one of the hardest hit over the past eight years.


London councils tee up £40m deal for modular temporary housing  Building

Extraspace Solutions will provide 200 new units by 2021 in scheme that mirrors RSHP's Y:Cube project.


Morning Briefing: firefighters warn of complacency over high-rise fires  Inside Housing

Unions warn that most fire brigades only plan to send a handful of pumps to high-rise fires, despite 40 being used at Grenfell, plus other news from across the ...


Concerns over future of Ealing's bin service as cost of waste shake-up increases  MyLondon

But the council says it's getting a much better handle on the situation.


STOCKWATCH: Thomas Cook takeover talk | Pokemon boosts London firms  This is Money

The last thing Thomas Cook needed after Wednesday's profit warning was a broker's note telling investors that the tour operator's shares were worthless.


Sadiq Khan accused of falling short on trees pledge  Evening Standard

Sadiq Khan was today criticised for falling short of promises to plant two million trees in his first term. The Mayor of London has only planted 175000 trees ...


Hammersmith Bridge Could Become A Toll Bridge, To Fund Repairs  Londonist

For more transport chat, join our popular Facebook group, Londonist Roundel Ramblings. Image: Shutterstock. Hammersmith Bridge could become a toll bridge ...


Revealed: 5G rollout is being stalled by rows over lampposts  The Guardian

The rollout of the 5G telecommunications network is being stalled by at least two years over legal wrangling about the control of millions of lampposts, the ...


Careline Support Officer job with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth | 132307  LocalGov

The Role. We currently have a vacancy for one fixed term full time role and two casual roles, please indicate on your application which role you are interested in.


Now scarce social housing is being flogged off at auction by councils desperate to stay afloat  The Independent

If hospitals deliberately spread disease, it would be a scandal. But with an acute housing crisis, local councils, housing associations and other public bodies are ...


Quiz: Can you guess the London borough from its shape alone?  MyLondon

This fiendishly difficult quiz will test your geographical knowledge of the city.


England round-up: Improvements being delivered at Planning Portal; South London council wins POCA order  The Planner

Architect and broadcaster George Clarke has used the Town & Country Planning Association's (TCPA) annual Frederic J Osborn lecture to call for a major ...


Reporters ready! Young Storymakers kick off training in London | The Social Enterprise Magazine  Pioneers Post

The very first DICE Young Storymakers programme – a joint initiative of Pioneers Post and the British Council – kicked off on Saturday, with 14 young journalists ...


Vice Provost joins UK Government's AI Council | Imperial News  Imperial College London

Professor Nick Jennings, Imperial's Vice Provost (Research and Enterprise), has been appointed to the UK's Artificial Intelligence Council. The independent ...


Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend In London: 25-27 May 2019  Londonist

Things to do this weekend is sponsored by Opera Holland Park. All weekend. Feria de Londres comes to South Bank. HALF TERM: Plan the whole of the half ...


East London Borough Reveals Plans For New Rail Line | Infrastructure  Built Environment Networking

Havering Council is working up plans for a fixed rail link in a bid to improve north-south links in the east London borough >


Experts call for pollution to be recognised as an occupational health hazard  AirQualityNews

Safety experts have called for air pollution to be recognised as an occupational health hazard. A new report by the British Safety Council calls for ambient air ...


Get your festival fix for free at All Points East's In the Neighbourhood  Time Out

If you're a Londoner with your finger on the pulse, you'll already know about All Points East. If you don't, hey, no judging. It's only east London's newest, co.


Independent Member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee job with Camden London Borough Council | 132353  LocalGov

At Camden we are committed to excellence in how we deliver our services. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do – that is something we pride ...


Fiancé of British Council worker jailed in Iran begs for her release  Evening Standard

The fiancé of a British Council employee sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran today issued an emotional plea for her release. Iranian national Aras Amiri, 33, ...


Consultant Social Worker job with London Borough of Bexley | 132332  LocalGov

Consultant Social Worker in Full time, £40000 - £49999, Social Worker, Health and Social Care with London Borough of Bexley. Apply Today.


Camden supports self-funding registration system for short term lets  Camden Council

Councillor Georgia Gould, leader of Camden Council, along with several other London Council's representing a cross party view have co-signed a letter from the ...


London Bridge inquest: Nurse killed as she helped other victim  BBC News

A young woman was killed in the London Bridge attack after she ran to the aid of another victim, telling her friends, "I'm a nurse, I have to go and help", ...


Seagull wars: councils spending scarce resources in effort to banish birds  The Guardian

It's not just your chips that are threatened by seagulls at the British seaside: increasingly, the gull menace is hitting taxpayers in their pockets too, as research ...


Edinburgh+commits+to+become+%27net%2Dzero%27+carbon+city+by+2030  edie.net

Edinburgh City Council (ECC) has pledged to ensure that the city operates on a "net-zero" carbon basis by 2030 - 15 years before Scotland's national net-zero ...


London councils hand out £40m modular homes contract for homeless  Inside Housing

A group of London boroughs aiming to provide modular homes for the capital's homeless have handed out a £40m contract to a supplier. Linked In Twitter ...


Blue Borough Youth Summit to be held at Goldsmiths University  News Shopper

Children and teenagers are being invited to join artists, recruiters and music producers at a free session at Goldsmiths University this bank…


Lambeth is the worst borough in central London for action on air pollution, according to Mayor’s report  BrixtonBuzz

Lambeth is among the worst boroughs for action on air pollution. According to the Mayor's annual survey of London, Lambeth is breaking legal air pollution limits ...


Finance Business Partner (Property Management & Resident Safety) job with Camden London Borough Council | 132234  LocalGov

The Role. Camden has a proud, rebellious spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems, and to bring about real ...


Busker crackdown in London borough following complaints  ArtsProfessional

Street performers will be limited to 45-minute performances with a “full and varied repertoire” and will be unable to perform in the same location twice in one day, ...


Imperial College London's Vice Provost joins UK Government's AI Council  Science Business

The independent expert committee, appointed by the UK Government, has been created to boost the development the UK's AI sector and promote the adoption ...


Data Scientist job with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth | 132179  LocalGov

The Role. If you love data, analysing it to solve complex problem, are naturally curious and want to make real local impact, you should consider working for us.


These are all of London's delayed transport projects  City A.M.

Last year was a particularly trying year for transport. The botched May timetable change caused widespread disruption across the country, prompting infuriated ...


Cllr Maryam Eslamdoust named new Mayor of Camden  Camden Council

Camden's Mayor for 2019-2020 was appointed at the annual Mayor-making ceremony on Wednesday evening. Councillor Maryam Eslamdoust succeeds ...


Resourcing and Recruitment Manager job with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth | 132343  LocalGov

Resourcing and Recruitment Manager in Full time, £40000 - £49999, Manager, Corporate Services with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and ...


London Bridge attack: inquest told of 'high and terrible drama'  The Guardian

Eight killed and 48 badly injured within 10 minutes in 2017 attack, coroner tells Old Bailey.


East London council to review how it pays for care | Health  Barking and Dagenham Post

The council is reviewing how it pays for care after a woman was overcharged when her mother moved into a home for the elderly.


Project Manager job with London Borough of Bexley | 132336  LocalGov

The Role. We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to support the Council's emerging transformation programme. The Council faces tough ...


KPMG Fights `Gargantuan' $16 Million Fine Sought Over BNY Mellon  Bloomberg

Accounting giant KPMG should be fined 12.5 million pounds ($15.9 million) or more for misconduct over reports on Bank of New York Mellon Corp., a U.K. ...


Redbridge second most crowded borough in London, figures show  Ilford Recorder

Redbridge is the second most crowded borough in London according to figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Picture: ...