Mayor of London Boris Johnson: has used his power to ‘call in’ Shoreditch project. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is to rule on planning permission for a €1 billion commercial development in London involving John Mulryan’s Ba(...)

Shaker Aamer: said he was originally seized by bounty hunters while working as a charity worker in Afghanistan in 2001 shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay, is to be released after more than 13 years in detention without charge. T(...)

Many variables  exercised Westminster over the summer, one or perhaps two years before the referendum. Photograph:  Parliament TV/Reuters

Until Britons finally vote on whether to stay in the EU, their political class will scrutinise every passing event for its impact on the result. Londo(...)

Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn  in north London, Britain. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has predicted his now assumed election as Labour leader today will prompt a coming-together of the party, as he prepares to change polit(...)

‘I watched the recent Newsnight interview with Yvette Cooper in amazement. How many people was she out to alienate?’ Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Who is really powerful in the British Labour party? Who wins votes, decides policies, commands budgets, doles out jobs? Who knows how to run something(...)

Lord Sewel has been suspended from the Labour Party following allegations that he took drugs with prostitutes. Photographs: PA

Lord Sewel has been suspended from the British Labour Party following allegations that he took drugs with prostitutes. The peer remained a member of t(...)

London City Island: Ballymore Group plans to transform a 12-acre spit of wasteland into a new living quarter with the relocated home of the English National Ballet as its centrepiece

Coffee table books featuring images of imagined not-yet-built residential schemes, with computer generated people going about their non-existent li(...)

Londoners queue for buses during a Tube drivers strike. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Sometimes, companies are given an open door and, yet, they can fail to walk through it, judging by the different attitudes adopted by Uber and a small(...)

Commuters try to board buses at Victoria Station in London as tube services shut down. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA.

Millions of Londoners faced misery as they tried to get to work on Thursday as a 24-hour strike by staff and drivers brought the British capital’s (...)

Tottenham fans walk past   a fence displaying an image of the club’s  new stadium, which will stage two NFL games per season for 10 years when  it opens in 2018. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The NFL signed a deal to play a minimum of two games a season for 10 years in London at the new stadium being built for Tottenham Hotspur, which is se(...)