Libyan assets in the UK, frozen as part of measures against Col Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, amount to just under £9.5billion, the Treasury has confirmed.
The year is 2008. The banking system has laid waste to the world economy. The resolute banks are the only signs of life in a barren landscape. Customers are cynical and disenchanted with traditional financial models. The field is clear for a “Cambrian explosion” of innovation.
Four of the main candidates for the mayoralty give their views on one of the most divisive and important issues in east London, river crossings
Mayor John Biggs on the Commissioners, the culture of the council, Isle of Dogs planning, balancing the books and economic regeneration
Industrial fortress has withstood bombs, explosions and changing fortunes, now it will embrace the digital age as a startup tech hub
The frontline in the battle over Silvertown Tunnel will be barely visible beneath clouds of toxic fulminations.
The idea of a devolved “eastern powerhouse” as portrayed by its most persuasive advocate Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales is one that deserves attention.