London fringe festival at disused sites ‘could help reverse music venue closures’

– Report finds 35% of London’s grass roots music venues have closed since 2007 – Disused stations, railway arches and buildings could host gigs – Calls for Mayor to boost pop-up culture with celebratory fringe festival The Mayor of London should co-ordinate a London fringe festival at disused sites to encourage the creation of pop-up music and comedy venues across the capital, according to a…

Sutton Tram Extension: Mayor pulls plug on £100m funding

– TfL Business Plan withdraws cash committed by Boris – Puts future of transport project in doubt The Mayor of London has withdrawn £100million of funding for the proposed Sutton Tram extension, dealing a devastating blow to commuters. Publishing his business plan for TfL for the next five years, the Mayor said the cash would be reallocated but refused to concede the project was dead.…