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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Culture Secretary questioned about future UK-EU relationship on the creative industries

Culture Secretary questioned about future UK-EU relationship on the creative industries

The House of Lords EU Services Sub-Committee has written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport asking for a comprehensive update on the Government’s efforts to secure an agreement with the EU that supports the UK’s creative industries. The letter also emphasises the overall importance of...

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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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Kensington and Chelsea roads to be remodeled with £500,000 TfL package

Kensington and Chelsea roads to be remodeled with £500,000 TfL package

By LDRS Reporter Julia Gregory NEW bike lanes and a 20mph speed limit are part of a £500,000 package to encourage people to get out and about in Kensington and Chelsea.  It means pavements in some of the area’s most iconic shopping streets in Notting Hill Gate, High Street Kensington...

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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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The Westminster Foundation invests £1.5m to support new Youth Hubs across Westminster

The Westminster Foundation invests £1.5m to support new Youth Hubs across Westminster

The organisation, led by the Duke of Westminster, partners with prominent youth organisations to keep young people connected to safe spaces and youth workers in their local communities The Westminster Foundation, which represents the charitable activity of the Duke of Westminster and Grosvenor businesses, has partnered with the Young Westminster Foundation,...

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Sofa donation directory

Sofa donation directory

BBC News suggests each year thousands of tonnes of perfectly good sofas are thrown away. Sofas are by far the UK’s most purchased item of furniture, but currently only 17% of replaced sofas are re-used. Sofas By Saxon have created a sofa donation directory detailing a number of charities across the...

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Beating Covid: local lockdowns make sense, but the NHS needs more help

Beating Covid: local lockdowns make sense, but the NHS needs more help

NHS services across the London will be preparing to face what will undoubtedly be one of the toughest winters in the history of our health service. Come the winter our NHS will need to tackle a backlog of care, treat Covid patients, deal with the seasonal flu and prepare for further...

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Imperial College announce scholarship scheme in memory of professor Jackie de Belleroche

Imperial College announce scholarship scheme in memory of professor Jackie de Belleroche

Imperial college unveil new scholarships for neuroscience postgraduate students named after Professor Jackie de Belleroche, who passed away in 2019. Professor de Belleroche, was an pioneering figure who helped to shape the universities neuroscience department. Alongside her teaching work, she undertook significant work in the fight against Motor Neurones Disease...

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