Andrew Lupton

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Andrew Lupton is a B.C.-born journalist, father of two and a north London resident with a passion for politics, photography and baseball.

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Royal Bank the latest retailer to leave 'Richmond Low'

The Royal Bank location on Richmond Street in downtown London is now no more, raising questions about the overall health of the retail section in the city's downtown core.
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School board launches formal investigation into trustee Jake Skinner

Two months after a complaint was filed against a trustee by his colleague, the school board has launched a formal inquiry into whether Jake Skinner breached bylaws in his other role as co-owner of Blackridge Strategy.

Cyclist paralyzed in 2003 teaches students about road safety

Since she was paralyzed in a 2003 cycling accident, Larissa Gerow has spent time speaking to new drivers about road safety and the effect a life-altering injury can have on a family.

'Someone who does this should be thrown in jail': Trashed rental unit leaves landlord frustrated

A landlord says he's on the hook for about $20,000 in damage and unpaid rent after a tenant was evicted and her two dogs taken in by the local Humane Society.

Patient horrified after medical information left at curb outside London walk-in clinic

Ontario's information and privacy commissioner is investigating after a clear plastic bag containing documents with patient names and medication information was left at the curb outside a London walk-in clinic.

City committee won't probe Blackridge, Coun. Turner says he'll take it up with police

A city committee has ruled it does not have the jurisdiction to probe the actions of London public relations firm Blackridge Strategy and its co-owner Amir Farahi over two anonymous campaign smear websites that appeared during last fall's municipal election. 

Mother says Tristan Roby, 18, suffered life-altering injuries in hit-and-run collision

The mother of a London teen who was struck in a hit-and-run collision while riding his bike Sunday night says her son remains in intensive care after suffering life-altering injuries, including severe head trauma.

Province kicks in $103.5 million for local transit projects

The Ontario government has committed to contributing $103.5 million toward 10 local transit infrastructure projects, including the construction of the three approved legs of the Bus Rapid Transit plan.

What we know about 12 people arrested on immigration warrants in Old North

Government officials are being tight-lipped about a group of people arrested Saturday on outstanding immigration warrants.

Mould in portable highlights crowding problems at Lambeth Public School

Parents say the discovery of mould in a portable classroom at Lambeth Public School has highlighted a pressing overcapacity problem as the school struggles to keep pace with the area's rapid growth.

'Very disappointed': Expropriation plan inches closer on 75-year-old's heritage home

A 75-year-old Londoner who's lived at the corner of Stanley Street and Wharncliffe Road South for 30 years says she's disappointed by a city committee vote to move ahead with plans to expropriate her house. 

Election smear websites: What the law says

Were two websites that appeared during last fall's municipal election campaign illegal? A look at how the Municipal Elections Act could apply to the Blackridge Strategy controversy.

Province sounding more open to York Street location for drug consumption site

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott is sounding more open to considering 446 York St. as a location for a permanent drug consumption site in London.

London street preachers turned up in Port Stanley and it didn't go well

Two men notorious for spouting scripture and confronting women on the streets of downtown London showed up in Port Stanley last week, triggering complaints to the local municipality's bylaw enforcement office.

Blackridge doubles down, says campaign attack websites were justified

The London public relations firm linked to two websites that attacked council candidates in the last election has doubled down, saying in a statement that comments on those websites were justified and accurate.