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Sorry for the blackout, I’ve been feeling the earth move

I must apologise for my absence. For the past four weeks I have been in New Zealand. It was a holiday-of-a-lifetime sort of thing. I had always wanted to go. And I was in such a workaholic frenzy in the run-up, trying to leave everything neat and tidy in UKR, that I ran out of […]

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Loving your work

I am normally in Nottingham every Wednesday.  But this week I am there again today. Hurrah!  I am not allowed to comment (yet) but I will allow you to surmise from this that things are hotting up for UKR in the city, and I am hoping to make some jolly spiffing announcements very soon. Thanks […]

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Nottingham’s breathtaking arch is an inspiration

Wednesday is Nottingham day for UKR (most weeks anyway). Gill Marshall (UKR Head of Love and Laughter) and I clambered aboard the East Midlands line as usual yesterday morning for an action-packed field trip. It started with a cup of tea and a Twix, as usual (sold to us by Beverley) and culminated in a […]

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A humble approach and a warm welcome

It’s been a busy couple of days in UKR circles, with a lot going on. We had a great outing at the first Place East London conference on Wednesday, which showed the immense opportunity that still exists in the patch, and set out some key challenges for the East London regeneration community (several hundred of […]

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I’m a celebrity – get me on board

The news thatGeorge Clarke, the media campaigner against empty homes, is to advise CLG onsame, has predictably prompted some comment. Jamie Carpenter in a brilliantpiece in Planning goes so far as to ask whether the department should renameitself as the “Department of Celebrities and Local Government” citing this asthe last in a long line of […]

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Smoke and mirrors

I have hung rather a lot onto Greg Clark’s “General Power of Competence” for local authorities, due to become statute in the forthcoming Decentralisation Bill, and I would sincerely hope that I am not wrong to do so.  But only the other day in conversation a (very) leading property developer dismissed it as “smoke and […]

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Cathedral’s Clapham scheme shines out

Cathedral has just selected “world-renowned artist” Andrew Logan, who has been a “key figure of the London art scene since the 1970s”, to create two large-scale public works of art for the scheme.
Cathedral has just selected “world-renowned artist” Andrew Logan, who has been a “key figure of the London art scene since the 1970s”, to create two large-scale public works of art for the scheme.
Cathedral has just selected “world-renowned artist” Andrew Logan, who has been a “key figure of the London art scene since the 1970s”, to create two large-scale public works of art for the scheme.

Cathedral has just selected “world-renowned artist” Andrew Logan, who has been a “key figure of the London art scene since the 1970s”, to create two large-scale public works of art for the scheme.

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