Great day of filming in and around Westminster yesterday with the ultra slick BMW I8 hybrid supercar making a special appearance.
If you can’t remember the last time you read a book, don’t worry: you’re not alone. Whichever way you look, the reality is that reading across the developed world has been on a steady decline across the last 40 years. It’s a phenomenon that’s been with us since the mass popularity of TV, and it’s a decline that has accelerated with the growth of online. Only 16% of web users read every word on a screen, while website designers have found that using bullets increases reading by 50%, and halving text has a similar positive impact on message penetration.
What does a high-energy protein bar made from ground up insects, leasing instead of buying jeans, and waterless toilets in the slums of South America have in common with parking a car in the middle of London?
When it comes to how a modern urban centre performs, there are many different ways to measure progress and success. New amenities… more public and private investment… the enhancement of green spaces; all these priorities and many, many others are on the agenda as towns seek to deliver an increasingly positive experience for residents, businesses and visitors.
As many guys who grew up as a second son will tell you, living with a bigger brother close by can often create challenges. It’s occasionally difficult to be seen in your own light and get your voice heard.