Boris Johnson: budget time at City Hall zoo
The London mayor's budget claims complement his ambition to lead the Conservative party, but he remains a high risk contender
Recent national media coverage of Boris Johnson has focussed on a prank call he made to Nick Clegg on a radio phone-in - terrific jape, what?...
How social enterprise can reduce gang violence
From unleashing potential through sport to raising aspirations, social enterprise solutions have significant impact on youth crime
Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, recently questioned the Government's Big Society policy for ignoring charities as a...
Boris police targets 'designed to grab headlines', says crime expert
They were all very polite but there was no mistaking the critical verdict of three leading criminologists on the London mayor's proposals for fighting crime in the capital
Boris Johnson's draft police and crime plan, the first such document in the land, summarises his goals as...
A huge job - but also a huge opportunity
The challenges are immense and the process has been flawed; but good candidates can make a real difference, says Rory Geoghegan of Policy Exchange
Last week Policy Exchange held a one day conference in Birmingham for Police & Crime Commissioner candidates. The aim was...
Success of Westminster anti-gangs strategy threatened by funding cuts
A central London Tory council and a local Labour MP are concerned for the future of a promising strategy against serious youth violence
Early last month the Met announced that, "Stabbings and shootings among young people have fallen since the launch of the Trident Gang...
A London audience with Bernard Hogan-Howe
The Met commissioner has been to post-Olympic Stratford to explained his vision of "total policing" including a new approach to stop and search
It's nearly a year since Bernard Hogan-Howe took over as Metropolitan Police commissioner to the swooning approval of law-and-order politicians and press. Crime...
Does Boris Johnson's policing deputy have what it takes?
Tory grassroots darling Stephen Greenhalgh might have some of the strengths he needs, but his personal style might require attention
The debut public performance of Tory grassroots darling Stephen Greenhalgh as Boris Johnson's new policing deputy was so petulant and inept that even Conservative assembly...
Why aren't more Met police on the "frontline"?
Figures showing that more officers have been assigned to "support" roles puts the home secretary's praise for Boris Johnson into context
Promoting the forthcoming elections for police commissioners outside the capital, home secretary Theresa May sings Boris Johnson's praises for his work in the London...
Police officers to march on London | Sandra Laville
Rank and file officers protest over "cuts and privatisation" in strongest show of defiance available to the police
Up to 20,000 rank and file police officers will march in London on Thursday in a protest at the cuts and "privatisation" of the service.
The demonstration is the...
The failures of Boris Johnson on serious youth violence
I reported on Monday that the now former senior Greater London Authority officer who drew up Boris Johnson's initial Time for Action proposals for London's youth has described the Conservative mayor as having achieved "virtually nothing" in the struggle against serious youth violence....