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London mayoral election 2016: Could football play a part?

London mayoral election 2016: Could football play a part?

Politics, Sport
London's upcoming mayoral election in May might not be as close-run a thing as first thought, but it could be that football fans will have the final say. Politics and Football: A History Football has long been a bastion of English pride. From celebrities to your average man in the pub, all corners of society gleefully grasp at the pride and respect that supporting a club can bring you. Being a fan means more than just following a team. It is an unequivocal and unwavering belief in seemingly pointless weekly rituals. And it is this faith that makes announcing your allegiance so inviting to politicians. From Tony Blair's love of Newcastle to Alastair Campbell's vociferous following of Burnley, it is hard to resist the temptation football provides. Unfortunately, this desperate need to
A closer look at London’s future super streets

A closer look at London’s future super streets

News, Transport
Walking or cycling along the streets of London is set to become a greener, more peaceful experience, following the launch of Transport for London's new future streets projects. Four street-improvement projects addressing congestion, noise pollution and air quality in London have been awarded grants from Transport for London's (TfL's) Future Streets Incubator Fund, it was revealed today. The new projects include plans to collect kinetic energy from shoppers off Oxford Street to improve air quality, and a pedestrian boulevard in Southwark to transform the 'rat race' into a pleasant stroll or cycle to work. The projects will be trialled in Southwark, Oxford Street, Blackwall Tunnel and Holborn as part of the  Mayor's £4bn Road Modernisation Plan. Intelligent Oxford Street An

On the campaign trail with Sadiq Khan – London Mayoral elections 2016

Harrow, Politics, Student
Labour are fighting to win back City Hall in May's Mayoral elections. Westminster World took to the streets of Harrow, to see their candidate in action. It's about 10 O'Clock  when the Labour activists are finally assembled for a day's doorstepping. Outside the entrance to Harrow-on-the-Hill station, activists young and old carry large leaflets, with Labour party stickers on their lapels. Across the country, people very similar to them are carrying out a co-ordinated campaign to spread Labour's message. This specific doorstepping campaign in Harrow is particularly important though. In amongst them is an MP who hopes to become Mayor of one of the most-populated cities in Europe. Fog begins to descend on the high street, as Sadiq Khan starts to address his activists. Dressed in a lo