Boris Johnson launches plans for £1bn London house building scheme

Launching the £1bn draft housing strategy at Greenwich Square, Mr Johnson warned that the shortage of new homes was the biggest threat to London’s economy. The Mayor of London set a new target to build 42,000 homes a year over the next decade to address the capital’s housing supply crisis. Mr Johnson’s plans also include Read more about Boris Johnson launches plans for £1bn London house building scheme[…]

Mirren wins London theatre award for Queen Elizabeth II portrayal

By Michael RoddyLONDON Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:18pm GMT Cast member Helen Mirren poses at the premiere of the film ”Red 2” in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2013. The movie opens in the U.S. on July 19. Credit: Reuters/Mario AnzuoniLONDON (Reuters) – Helen Mirren was named best actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth Read more about Mirren wins London theatre award for Queen Elizabeth II portrayal[…]

Off-market property sales: the whisper spreading across London

London, 2013: a seller’s market if ever there was one. Agents hold routine bunfights over one-bedroom shoeboxes. Parents bribe, beg or steal to secure a perfect family home, or even a bearable one. Young people look at prices and weep in despair. Some owners might be raking it in, but there’s something rather unseemly about Read more about Off-market property sales: the whisper spreading across London[…]

Asda deal lets customers collect shopping at London Tube stations

LONDON Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:27am GMT A sign for the ASDA supermarket chain stands outside a store in London, January 23, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Finbarr O’ReillyLONDON (Reuters) – Asda, the British arm of U.S. grocer Wal-Mart Stores, has teamed up with Transport for London to enable customers to pick up shopping ordered online from six Read more about Asda deal lets customers collect shopping at London Tube stations[…]