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Is the Whitechapel fatberg the ultimate symbol of our times?

The fatberg has officially become an emblem of our times. The smelly conglomeration of fat deposits, toilet waste and towelettes that clog the sewers...

Between failure and collapse is the best time to act

Events are happening so fast and a US presidency unravelling so quickly that Naomi Klein's new polemic – much like last night’s news – is in...

Who will shape the cities of the future?

If democratic authorities are cash-starved and paralysed, other forces will come into play, dramatically altering our perception of power The stress test of London’s democracy...

We ALL give Trump licence to wreck the environment

The new US President is looking to roll back work on climate change and put fossil fuels first. In this instance, he's just following...

Cycle bridge to Canary Wharf could empty 15 Tube trains

Feasibility study into a new link to Rotherhithe says a booming population needs more cross-river options A new cycle bridge between Canada Water and Canary...

Dispute over future of City Airport comes down to rival formula

Planning appeal over £200m airport expansion hears that Mayor Boris Johnson agrees with LCY on most things – except the calculation used to assess...

Residents look to challenge Enderby Wharf decision in High Court

Campaigners want to challenge Greenwich Council's decision in light of the impact on air quality of 'idling' ships on the Thames near the Isle...

Why Londoners are wild for BBC Countryfile

The BBC rural affairs programme Countryfile is an unexpected ratings winning, putting The X Factor to shame. So what is it about this nature...

5p for a bag? That’s just a drop in the ocean

As the Government imposes a 5p levy on single-use plastic bags to reduce waste and keep the rivers clean, we gauge the mood of...