The Mayor of London has the power to make a profound and lasting difference to the lives of millions of Londoners, and I've made no secret that I've been preparing my plan. But my fervent belief is that London’s best hope for a better future is a Labour Government, so all of my campaigning energy is directed towards helping our Labour candidates in marginal seats win in 2015.
Applications to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London don’t open until after the election, so that is the appropriate time for a formal declaration. I’m standing down as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood so that I can fully prepare for meeting that challenge, and I intend to bring a plan for London that will be bold, ambitious, and will meet the aspirations of all Londoners
The British pop artist who designed the Beatles's album cover for Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club is backing a campaign to support the UK'S small businesses. Sir Peter Blake has created a new piece called High Street Heroes for 'Small Business Saturday,' which takes place on December 6th. The artwork is free to download online.
Dull, grey and cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of rain coming in this afternoon. The weekend is looking gloomy and overcast, but temperatures are staying mild.
Misty start to Thursday with plenty of low cloud, but it should be remaining dry. A very settled picture for the next couple of days, but rain to come at the weekend.
A new Government-backed scheme is providing digital skills courses from University College London and Cambridge University for free online.
The Digital Business Academy will give those who sign up access to eight existing courses that focus on the digital side of business including business development, marketing and finance. Each course will take between three and six weeks to complete.
Plenty of cloud around today, but staying largely dry with only a chance of a shower this afternoon. Temperatures up in double figures reaching up to 11C.
A pretty dull and overcast start to Tuesday with one or two bright breaks in the cloud. Temperatures relatively mild for November reaching 11C.
Animal rescuers who found a dark black kitten stuck in an oil barrel cleaned him up to discover he was bright ginger.Read the full story ›
Manali Lukha has the Friday evening forecast for London