Sleeping rough in London

Sleeping rough in London

“You never forget your first night,” said a homeless man in criticism to Ben Judah in the book “This is London”. The book was a work of reportage on London’s down and out population published in January of 2016. “The first night is the worst night,” said one homeless man...

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Grenfell: Proposals to keep police station open amid London counter closures

Grenfell: Proposals to keep police station open amid London counter closures

Over half of London’s police front counters will close, leaving one 24-hour police counter in each borough, Mayor Sadiq Khan announced today. The decision was made in order to save £8 million, the equivalent of the cost of 140 police constables. The cuts are part of an effort to maintain...

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New TfL app enables passengers to top up their Oyster card ‘on the go’

New TfL app enables passengers to top up their Oyster card ‘on the go’

Oyster card users can now check their pay as you go balance and top up their card with just a few quick taps of their smartphone after Transport for London (TfL) launched its new app on September 7th. The new app, which was designed by TfL and developed by Cubic...

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Independent Grenfell taskforce announced

Independent Grenfell taskforce announced

A new taskforce that will head up the recovery from the Grenfell Tower disaster has been announced today, 26th July. The independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce will take over from Gold Command, which spearheaded the initial emergency recovery operations. Working alongside RBKC council, the new team will move on to longer-term...

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Sadiq: Carnival to stay in the streets of Notting Hill

Sadiq: Carnival to stay in the streets of Notting Hill

Sadiq Khan has pledged that Notting Hill Carnival will not be relocated in the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy. The mayor had been approached by Tory MPs about the safety and containment of Notting Hill Carnival this year. Greg Hands, Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, queried if it ‘...

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Huge fire engulfs west London Grenfell Tower block

Huge fire engulfs west London Grenfell Tower block

A huge blaze ripped through a tower block close to Westfield shopping centre in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with many residents trapped within the building as the fire spread rapidly. More than 200 firefighters and 40 fire engines battled the inferno in Grenfell Tower, as witnesses reported seeing...

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Dame Margaret Hodge Garden Bridge review findings published

Dame Margaret Hodge Garden Bridge review findings published

Dame Margaret Hodge MP’s Garden Bridge report has revealed the project to be financially unsustainable. Dame Margaret found that the project did not secure value taxpayers’ money, and urged Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, not to sign any further guarantees until the Garden Bridge Trust can confirm private investment. The...

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Housing partnership sees 20,000 new homes for London

Housing partnership sees 20,000 new homes for London

  The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new partnership that will see 20,000 new homes built in London, 12,000 of which are to be affordable. This is the first agreement under the new £3.15bn affordable housing deal that aims to start building on 90,000 new affordable homes...

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Candlelit vigil in Trafalgar Square pays respect to victims of Westminster attack

Candlelit vigil in Trafalgar Square pays respect to victims of Westminster attack

On the invitation of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, crowds of Londoners gathered in Trafalgar Square in a candlelit vigil to pay tribute to the 40 injured and 4 killed in the Westminster terror attack the day before. The Mayor joined by Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Metropolitan Police Deputy...

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New campaign aims to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London transport

New campaign aims to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London transport

  A new hard-hitting campaign to encourage people to report unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport has been launched by Transport for London. The campaign forms part of a programme of policing activity to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London’s transport network. Building on the ground breaking 2015 ‘Report it...

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