Crowded platforms on the London Underground (Image: Getty)

Why Sadiq Khan has to put a lid on the Tube

There is no money tree. You rob Peter to pay Paul. That’s what London Mayor Sadiq Khan knows. At least now he does. He’s having to square his Tube fares freeze with his plans for expansion and coming up short.

Giles BroadbentWhy Sadiq Khan has to put a lid on the Tube
The River Thames at high tide in east London, breaking the banks

Thames Barrier closes after coastal surge

The Thames Barrier has been closed for most of today (Thursday, October 5) after a coastal surge put riverside communities on alert.

Giles BroadbentThames Barrier closes after coastal surge
Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch urges Londoners to dive in the dock

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to a freezing soak – he undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge six times – and now he’s urging Londoners to plunge into east London’s docks for charity.

Giles BroadbentBenedict Cumberbatch urges Londoners to dive in the dock

Travel the full Elizabeth line – virtually

The Elizabeth line, connecting East London to West is now complete – allowing for construction trains to travel from one end to the other. VIPs, including Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, helped set the final rail clips in place at the new Whitechapel station on Thursday (September 14). With the track fully laid, the £14.8billion project has entered …

Giles BroadbentTravel the full Elizabeth line – virtually
Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs

Has the curse of Tower Hamlets struck Mayor John Biggs?

Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs thought he was free and clear of oversight when he bade farewell to the post-Rahman government inspectors. They gave the council a clean bill of health in areas where the former disgraced mayor had meddled, mostly in the fields of financial propriety and grant-giving. But now the troubled council needs a helping hand with its …

Giles BroadbentHas the curse of Tower Hamlets struck Mayor John Biggs?