Westminster Council calls for help for rough sleepers in the scorching heat

Westminster Council calls for help for rough sleepers in the scorching heat

With the mercury set to rise to a punishing 34 degrees this weekend outreach workers will be handing out water bottles, energy drinks and sunscreen to help protect rough sleepers in central London. The move comes as Public Health England said hospital emergency departments saw an increase in people suffering...

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TfL launch free journey planning app

TfL launch free journey planning app

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new journey planning app – and it could make travel easier as commuters return to work in the capital. During coronavirus lockdown, Tube use fell 95 per cent and bus journeys were down 85 per cent in the capital. But as restrictions ease...

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A third of London’s youth clubs face closure

A third of London’s youth clubs face closure

By LDRS Reporter Jessie Mathewson Almost a third of London youth groups could shut their doors in the next six months because of financial pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey suggests. Nearly half the capital’s youth charities and community groups (47 per cent) have furloughed staff, according to polling...

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Tfl releases figures on fines for face coverings

Tfl releases figures on fines for face coverings

By LDRS reporter Owen Sheppard TfL has issued 127 fines to bus and rail passengers who failed to wear a face covering without an acceptable reason. The transport body confirmed the figure on July 21, but said 90 per cent of passengers are now wearing them on London’s transport network....

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Crossrail executives bosses admit that beleaguered line delayed before pandemic

Crossrail executives bosses admit that beleaguered line delayed before pandemic

Crossrail bosses are “not blaming” coronavirus for recently announced delays to the railway – admitting they were already behind schedule when the disease hit. But the virus has made it impossible to recover lost time, they claim – despite a six week blitz of 24-hour work due to start on...

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South Ken Station revamp put on hold due to TfL’s financial woes

South Ken Station revamp put on hold due to TfL’s financial woes

The revamp of South Kensington Station has been put on pause by Transport for London due to its funding problems that have arisen from the coronavirus pandemic. A report released  on July 24 by TfL said this was because the cost of the projects has “exceeded original project funding”. The...

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No coronavirus on the underground, claims Imperial College study

No coronavirus on the underground, claims Imperial College study

By LDRS Reporter Jessie Mathewson There is no evidence of Covid-19 on the Tube network, an Imperial College study has claimed. While coronavirus is often passed directly from person to person, it can also be picked up from contaminated surfaces – with busy spaces like the Underground a particular problem....

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Residents rail South Kensington Station redevelopment

Residents rail South Kensington Station redevelopment

Residents are railing against proposals to build “modernist” offices and 50 flats as part of a wider redevelopment of South Kensington Station. A joint venture between TfL and developer Native Land hopes to revamp the grade II-listed station’s platforms, ticket hall and arcade which millions of museum visitors pass through...

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Capital must not lose out in ‘levelling up’

Capital must not lose out in ‘levelling up’

London must not lose out to other regions in the Government’s ‘levelling up’ plans, a top Mayoral official has warned. Sadiq Khan’s chief of staff David Bellamy said ministers needed to invest in the capital. Boris Johnson unveiled a £5 billion cash boost to rebuild Britain’s economy in the wake...

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Richmond and Wandsworth avoid lockdown despite rise in infections

Richmond and Wandsworth avoid lockdown despite rise in infections

By LDRS Reporter Sian Bayley Richmond and Wandsworth are “not currently at risk of another lockdown,” despite fears there has been an increase in the number of new coronavirus cases in South West London. On June 30 a number of national newspapers included a list of 36 local authorities where...

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