Why having more firefighters can kill more people than having fewer.

Matt Wrack, leader of the Fire Brigades Union, stood tall at the Labour Party conference yesterday giving an impassioned plea to stop the ‘30%, and up to 50%, cuts in the fire services across the country’. He warned it was threatening lives. He described how the cuts were making the arrival at 999 calls later…

Has the BBC commissioned a third series of Life on Mars?

Remember Gene Hunt and Sam Tyler from Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes? The two season drama set first in the 70’s and then in the 80’s? Lots of nostalgia, politically incorrect language, fast cars and dreams of a halcyon era. It appears that whilst the BBC may not be bringing the series back,…

Just who, and by how much, did West Ham benefit from the new stadium?

It sounds a parochial issue, but now that the seemingly interminable Brazilian Olympics has finally, but finally, come to a whimpering close, who gets the most out of the 2012 London Olympics stadium legacy has national connotations. Lets start with a few details. The 2005 bid win for the London Olympic proposals set out a…