Government presses ahead with extended Sunday trading, despite strong opposition

Controversial amendments to the Enterprise Bill could hand local authorities powers to liberalise Sunday trading from this Autumn.

Lambeth Palace.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Church has key role in London's future

Justin Welby was speaking alongside politicians, planners, theologians and developers at Lambeth Palace. The group had been brought together for the launch of From Battersea to the Barrier. The initiative seeks to use the "Church's history, lived experience and rootedness in community to bear" on the future of London – and particularly the riverside area in the heart of the city.