London Spy: News & Links From The Week Gone By
In the London News This Week…
POLITICS: Diplomatic Minefield of Diana’s Funeral – The Guardian
FOOD: London’s Only French Halal Restaurant – East London Guardian
LOCAL: Focus on West Hampstead – Metro
FOOTBALL: West Ham Return to Roots – Docklands & East London Advertiser
BUILT ENVIRONMENT: More Tower Blocks For London? – BBC
Best of the London Blogs This Week
Dave Hill’s London Blog for The Guardian newspaper is a must read for all Londoners. If you are scratching your head about the complexities of London issues such as built environment and travel, Mr Hill offers clear analysis with a healthy dose of iconoclasm mixed in. Read him here: www.theguardian.com/uk/davehillblog
Ian Visits – www.ianvisits.co.uk – is a fixture on The Daily Constitutional’s reading list. His remit is broad, but he's particularly strong on travel issues and events. He’s often more grumpy than Mr Hill (above), but it is this directness that makes him the perfect London commentator. We’re particularly fond of his rants against PR types who spam him to write about their latest trinkets. His most recent post on that topic can be read here. He also compiles the best London travel roundup in town. Bookmark him now. Just don't ask him to publicise your tat.
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