Pod On The Block is a census of local voices from urban spaces. Focusing on London which is an ever-evolving city, episodes will explore how residents and businesses react to change and how it affects them.
#002: Martin Francis, London Local Elections special
Brent is pretty much a one party borough, with Labour having hold of it for the last 46 years! Labour control almost 90% of this London borough, which means it doesn’t have any real opposition and no one to hold it to account. I talk to Martin Francis and George Currie who represent the two Parties who can’t win Brent, and we discuss the effects of a one party state and why it's bad for democracy.
#001: Why a popular London market closed down
Wembley Sunday Market was a popular London street market which operated for over 40 years, it had successful entrepreneurs such as Lord Alan Sugar and Sir Richard Branson trade at the market early in their careers, find out why it was forced to close.
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