You may smile; how can this woman take such pride in providing a bin at a bus stop? Well, she does.
People who aspire to own their own homes move out of London to where property is cheaper.
Jack Airey: The planning process is burdensome and risky for developers – while imposing eyesores on our communities
Real estate investors can see that ugly and alienating buildings are no longer good economics. But beautiful ones are.
Successful schools would have to toe the line or be subject to the attentions of local democratic controllers. They could be destroyed without shutting them down.
Can we honestly say that a house with damp is acceptable? Or a home with poor insulation, when it costs an extra £650 per year to heat?
The Conservatives lost a seat to an independent in Basingstoke and Deane.
Tom McLaren: Labour’s Ilford South selection dispute shows the danger of a “strong leader” model for councils
I have seen the lack of accountability in Redbridge. The system needs to change.
The largest district council in the country is proving an effectve model of local government.
The image of large swathes of the north, as a post-industrial wasteland, filled with abandoned Victorian terraces, isn’t just wrong and offensive. It’s actively dangerous.
The individual beggars are often the victims of modern slavery. They account for their monies to their gang masters.
Despite the proven success of schools like Michaela, the Left’s policies are more destructive than ever.
The Lib Dems gained a seated from an independent in Somerset West & Taunton. The Conservatives held seats in Aberdeen, Cardiff and Charnwood.
There was a really good vibe at Party Conference – especially at lots of outstanding fringe events discussing how to give local communities greater powers.
An independent report has found that endless promises in City Hall are not backed up by action. 227 pledges on policing have proved completely meaningless.
Our task is to improve a system that is already very effective, albeit far from perfect.