TfL launch London’s first designated walking route in almost 20 years

Transport for London have launched their first designated London walking route in almost 20 years. Called the Green Link Walk, it’s a 15 mile route from Peckham to Epping Forest, connecting communities along it to over 40 green spaces. It’s been introduced to meet demand, with a 10% increase in leisure walking in the capital […]

Plans approved for new City of London Police base on Aldgate housing estate

A new police base has been approved in an area where documents showed there was a “significant” demand for policing. The new eastern base for the City of London Police has been approved to be situated on an Aldgate housing estate. The base will not act as a front desk for the force, but will […]

London’s Year in Transport 2023

Click here to view the full programme on the London Live website   This ‘year in review’ programme of London’s transport network focused on the biggest headlines and most-compelling interviews covered on London Live throughout 2023. After getting the programme’s title signed off, I had entire editorial control for the content – and as well […]

Battersea charity celebrates 100th anniversary with a royal visit

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Edinburgh, paid a visit to a charity here in the capital. Sophie visited the ‘Katherine Low Settlement’ in Battersea to find out about the work they do to reduce poverty and isolation by bringing the community together. I secured this filming opportunity exclusively for London Live, having previously interviewed […]

Selection of social media content

Notting Hill Carnival Bedbugs Liz Truss launches PopCons MSG withdraws plans for ‘Vegas-style’ sphere in London Trafalgar Square Christmas tree ‘saved by branch transplant’ London ‘officially ranked’ as one of the world’s safest cities May December red carpet shoot (behind camera) Greggs gaffe Ken […]

London’s Weekend (Sunday 5th November)

Presenting London’s Weekend on London Live – cut down to only include my links, plus one pre-record interview of mine too. At present, I present this programme every other week on average.

‘Reusing our stuff’: How Londoners fare at recycling and repurposing waste materials

In this special report, London Live’s Paul Harrison has been investigating the capital’s relationship with the stuff we use and dispose of – and he met a couple of Londoners turning ‘one man’s trash’ into ‘another man’s treasure’. Michael Connell, from Catford, has built a garden shed made entirely from waste materials. Meanwhile Robi Walters […]

Londoner tackling four ultramarathons for Movember

November for many people means Movember – with moustaches grown all in the name of men’s health. Movember are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, but the issues surrounding the mental health of the male population remain as stark as ever, with 3 in 4 suicides male. One Londoner who’s hoping to raise awareness and […]

2:22 A Ghost Story – interviews with cast

A three time WhatsOnStage award winner and three time Olivier nominated supernatural thriller is continuing its successful time in the West End with a new run at the Apollo Theatre. 2:22 A Ghost Story is a play about a woman who believes their new home is haunted, much to the frustration of her husband. Together, […]

Gaza Sunbirds: The paracyclists distributing aid in Gaza

Hundreds of cyclists from London, as well as hundreds more from five other UK cities, recently took part in the Big Ride for Palestine. It’s an event not only showing support for Palestinian people, but also fundraising for the Gaza Sunbirds. The Sunbirds are a group of para-cyclists, many of whom lost limbs after being […]

Guardian Football Weekly podcast releases first book – presenter-led interview

It’s one of the most popular football podcasts about – and the team behind the Guardian’s ‘Football Weekly’ are now putting pen to paper with their very own book. They’re looking to create a modern day version of the classic football annuals they read growing up – and it’s full of the podcast’s trademark humour. […]

Capturing the true spirit of the London Marathon

With 45,000 runners participating in the 2023 London Marathon, it’s an event that draws huge crowds to the capital’s streets – and millions more on TV. I will be taking part this year, raising funds for Blood Cancer UK – and have been digging to discover the true spirit of the race and what the […]

Locked Up in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the Mental Health Act

Paul Harrison · Locked Up in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the Mental Health Act Lockdown saw all of us losing freedoms we’d previously taken for granted. But patients detained under the Mental Health Act had experience of this already. From March, patients were limited to almost zero contact with the outside world, as care providers attempted […]