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By Tony Travers

it's the 12 months 1965. Mary Quant introduces the miniskirt to society in her store in Chelsea; the Dalek-style submit workplace Tower is opened; and the Beatles play their final ever reside united kingdom travel date. most significantly, on 1 April, a brand new procedure of urban govt is brought and London’s thirty-two boroughs are born, revolutionising the capital into where we all know today.New names needed to be selected, councillors elected and regulations shaped; those boroughs and the better London Council among them took keep watch over of housing, roads, making plans, faculties and social prone. part a century on and, although the GLC was once abolished in 1986, the boroughs survive, now operating along a brand new metropolitan executive headed via mayors Ken Livingstone and, considering the fact that 2008, Boris Johnson.In London’s Boroughs at 50, Tony Travers examines the governing approach that constructed along the growing to be city and, via selecting the original direction each one has taken through the years, tells the attention-grabbing tale of ways our remarkably assorted boroughs haven't merely survived, yet actively formed either town and the lives of its population of their striking fifty-year history.

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