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In Conversation with Nickie Aiken

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Join me, Nickie Aiken MP, on the issues important to people living and working in the Two Cities, the Cities of London and Westminster.

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Policing and crime in Westminster

September 11th, 2023


Superintendent Beth Pirie joined the Met recently from Hampshire Police, and now leads Westminster's Neighbourhood Policing. I caught up with her on …

Talking HIV and Hepatitis C with Philip Baldwin

June 21st, 2023


For Pride Month, I caught up with human rights and LGBTQ+ campaigner Philip Baldwin in Soho. Philip also campaigns and raises awareness of HIV. He was diagnosed with HIV during a routine check-up and he was later …

Meet Two Cities Hero Jens Jakobsen

June 14th, 2023


For the latest in my Two Cities Heroes series, I speak to Jens Jakobsen — a local florist and the most amazing urban gardener. He has the most …

Fertility in the workplace at Zurich

May 5th, 2023


Zurich Insurance were one of the first companies to sign up to my recently launched Fertility Workplace Pledge — the idea behind it is to get employers of all shapes and sizes to sign up to a set of basic principles …

Meet Two Cities Hero Hamza Taouzzale

April 20th, 2023


Meet Hamza Taouzzale — Hamza was born in Westminster, and is now our First Citizen. He has broken the mould by becoming the youngest Lord Mayor and …

Meet Two Cities Hero Caz Gandy-Brown

February 28th, 2023


In the next of my Two Cities Heroes series, I went to The Abbey Centre, run by the fantastic Caz Gandy-Brown. It’s an incredible hub serving our Westminster community which hosts activity groups, a social supermarket …

Two Cities Heroes — Meet Rabbi Morris

October 3rd, 2022


For the latest in my Two Cities Heroes conversations series, I met up with Rabbi Morris at Bevis Marks. If you haven’t been, Bevis Marks is situated in the heart of our City and is believed to be the longest …

Better workplace support for people undergoing IVF

July 19th, 2022


I’m pushing a Bill through try and get better workplace support for people going through IVF. Infertility affects 3.5 million people in the UK, it affects people of all backgrounds and ethnicities, and did you know it …

Two Cities Heroes - Meet Jeremy Goring

July 15th, 2022


Meet Jeremy Goring - a member of the Goring family, who owns the Goring Hotel in Victoria, and they are helping people who have been homeless into careers in hospitality. They provide work experience, mentoring and …

Two Cities Heroes - Meet Christabel Flight

June 8th, 2022


I talk to Christabel Flight for the next episode in my Two Cities Heroes series. Christabel is an old people's champion, a former Councillor, and a …

Two Cities May digest

June 6th, 2022


Acoustic cameras to deal with supercars; better support for people juggling IVF treatment and careers; and regulating pedicabs — here's a round-up of …

Two Cities Heroes - Meet John Fletcher

May 20th, 2022


Meet John Fletcher - he's a Common Councillor and he has done some incredible work for the local community over many years. I met him at Aldgate Square for the latest in my Two Cities Heroes conversations.

Two Cities Heroes - Meet Jane Buttigieg

April 29th, 2022


MEET THE TWO CITIES HEROES! This year marks my 25th year of living in the Two Cities, and to celebrate this special anniversary, I am beginning a series of conversations with the local people who are doing incredible …

Improving IVF support in the workplace

April 1st, 2022


Did you know 1 in 6 couples are affected by infertility and it cuts through all socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities? Undergoing IVF treatment while juggling a career is tough - over 36% of staff undergoing …

Online scams

December 9th, 2021


We have got to take our online safety as seriously as our physical safety. I’m working with colleagues in government to make sure scams are included …

Making short term lets work for the community

August 13th, 2021


Short term lets on sites like, Tripadvisor and Airbnb have a big impact on our neighbourhoods in Westminster. I was joined by Cllr Ian Adams from Westminster City Council, and we got together some residents …

Looking after your pets after lockdown

July 6th, 2021


If you’re worried about returning back to the office post-pandemic and leaving your pet at home alone then this podcast is essential listening! Pleased to be joined by Ryan Neile from Blue Cross animal hospital and Kit …

Ending the taboo on menopause

May 24th, 2021


Did you know 12 million women in the UK are currently going through the menopause, I am one of them, and it can be very tough. We need much better awareness and support in society - especially in our workplaces. I got …

Q&A with Hampden Gurney primary school

April 1st, 2021


Schools are now thankfully back in action, but I want to take a moment to thank every single teacher in The Two Cities who have done an amazing job …

Get reading for World Book Day

March 2nd, 2021


This Thursday (4th March 2021) is World Book Day - which is all about encouraging children (and adults) to read. In this episode I'm joined by Cassie …

Vaccine discussion with the Bengali community

January 22nd, 2021


The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) recently published a report that found 57% of black, Asian and minority ethnic people said they would take …

Pressure on the Capital's hospitals

January 15th, 2021


London’s hospitals are under a lot of pressure from Covid right now. One of the Capital's hospitals for instance normally has 44 intensive care beds - today they are ventilating over 120 patients. Jeremy Cordingley, a …

Coming back to the office

September 8th, 2020


Central London is struggling without its office workers supporting their coffee shops, sandwich bars, pubs and theatres. People need to feel safe using public transport and we need to encourage them back to work even if …

Reviving the central London economy

August 4th, 2020


Our fantastic and vibrant city of London needs all the support it can get from visitors and returning workers as it gradually recovers. Joining me to discuss the Central London economy are: Sir Nick Kenyon from the …

West End - Open for Businesses

June 1st, 2020


Covid has put our theatres and cultural venues in a perilous position. As things stand, 70 per cent of theatres and cultural venues will run out of …

Coronavirus community information: City of London Corporation

May 5th, 2020


Did you know 98 per cent of businesses in the City are small and medium sized firms? They, along with the banks and larger companies, are going to be …

Coronavirus community information: Westminster Council

April 9th, 2020


I’m proud to see Westminster pulling together to look after vulnerable and isolated people as we get through this horrific COVID-19 crisis. I’m …

Screening our newborn babies

February 26th, 2020


Did you know we only test our newborn babies for 9 diseases in the UK, compared to 30, 40 or even 50 diseases in countries like Italy, Portugal and America? We are lagging behind - and if we don't act now, we risk our …

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