Every few months representatives from the emergency services, local authorities, health services and other emergency responders in London gather at City Hall to review the risk of emergencies. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places duties on emergency responders to carry out and publish risk assessment; in London this is coordinated by the London Resilience Team.
Tim Long, Curator of Fashion & Decorative Arts at the Museum of London offers a brief history of men’s fashion in London.
Walk around London today and you’d be hard pressed not to find a man in a suit. But men’s fashion here is not only about business and suits. Scratch the surface and you’ll find over 2,000 years of fashionable history, right under your feet.
Mark Ball, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of LIFT festival, talks about art in the Middle East and working with Shubbak
Our weekly advice on preparing for emergencies and the work of the London Resilience Team - this week, latest information on Operation Hemingway, protest activity and the London Resilience Forum
You may have noticed us tweeting about the London Resilience Forum meeting this week - we thought it may be useful to explain what the London Resilience Forum is and its role in preparing for emergencies in London.
On Tuesday 11 June the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, unveiled his 2020 Vision, showcasing his ambitions for London’s future. As part of the Vision, we put together an animation to show the Vision in bite size chunks. We caught up with animators, Christos and Alex, to take a behind the scenes look at how it was made.
On 21st May the annual Adult Learners’ Week Awards ceremony for London was held at the Museum of London. Adult Learners’ Week celebrates the benefits of lifelong learning and recognises the achievements of individuals and learning projects. This year, two London-based projects won ESF Project Awards; Balance Community Interest Company, in partnership with Mind in Kingston, and Stitches in Time. Both these projects are co-financed by London Councils and match funded by the Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets respectively.
Our weekly advice on preparing for emergencies and the work of the London Resilience Team - this week we've met our colleagues from the Power Industry and it's the start of the Heat-Health Watch season.
Information on events, demonstrations and marches this weekend, the start of the Heat-Health Watch system, and lots of partnership meetings! Find out more in this week's Duty Officer Blog...
Veronica Wadley is the Mayor's Senior Advisor for Team London volunteering. She explains why it's never been easier for Londoners to do something great for their city.
Volunteers played a huge part in the success of the London 2012 Games. Through the Mayor’s Team London volunteering programme, we will build on that success. We want to harness the fantastic goodwill shown last year and make volunteering a way of life here in London.