Fare terms for TfL and Sadiq Khan?

Fare terms for TfL and Sadiq Khan?

It is estimated that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s commitment to freeze Transport for London (TfL) fares for four years will cost a reported £640 million. Cuts to government funding for TfL will see a £2.8 billion gap in the company’s finances between 2015 and 2021, which TfL say...

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£12.4 billion worth of empty homes in London

£12.4 billion worth of empty homes in London

More than 200,000 properties in England, estimated to be valued at £38 billion, are sitting vacant, according to new research by crowdfunding platform Property Partner. There are a reported 203,596 homes throughout England which are deemed to be vacant long-term. With nearly 21,000 homes which have been vacant for over...

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Peabody CEO Stephen Howlett

Peabody CEO Stephen Howlett

London appears to be growing ungainly tusks, as each week a new ivory tower erupts into our skyline. A constant cause of controversy and debate, construction in London is one of the capital’s most vital, and all encapsulating industries, affecting everyone who lives here. For the vast majority, homes in...

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Mayor backs twenty crowdfunded projects across London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is helping to crowdfund 20 ‘citizen-led’ projects aimed at improving local communities across the capital.   Crowdfunding is a method of financing projects through the small donations of a large number of people. For the third round of the scheme, 60 projects applied to...

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Sadiq Khan Unveils Plan to Tackle London’s Toxic Pollution

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, unveiled yesterday (5th July) a hard-hitting action plan to reduce air pollution across the city. Proposed strategies for the Clean Air Action Plan include a £10 Emissions Surcharge from 2017 for heavily polluting vehicles, on top of the Congestion Charge, and an early launch...

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Peabody offers £5,000 to fund charitable projects in London

Peabody, a London-based housing association, is offering £5,000 per charitable project to support local community organizations.   These groups and charities have less than a month to apply for a share of £100,000 from the Peabody Community Fund (PCF) as the fast-approaching deadline for applications is the 22nd July.  ...

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Sadiq Khan: London must “take back control”

Sadiq Khan: London must “take back control”

When the capital voted in the recent referendum, it did so clearly in favour of remaining within the EU. Over 59% (2.26 million) of people in London’s 33 boroughs, including the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, voted against Brexit.   It is, therefore, unsurprising that Mayor of London, Sadiq...

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London celebrates International Day of Yoga

Between the 19th – 21st June, London celebrated the International Day of Yoga 2016, gathering a the cities yoga devotees to pay tribute to the ancient Indian discipline. In a series of three-day events, guests were invited by The High Commission of India to bring their mat along and unite...

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London gay men’s chorus to release charity single for victims of Orlando

The  London   Gay   Men’s   Chorus   (LGMC)   will   release   their charity single cover version   of   Simon   &   Garfunkel’s   ‘Bridge  Over   Troubled   Water’   on   Friday,   24   June   2016,  with proceeds to   be   split   equally   between   the   Orlando   Victims  Fund,   organised   by   Equality   Florida   and   Galop,   a   London­based   charity   that   works   to   reduce ...

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£12.4 billion worth of empty homes in London

More than 200,000 properties in England, estimated to be valued at £38 billion, are sitting vacant, according to new research by crowdfunding platform Property Partner.   There are a reported 203,596 homes throughout England which are deemed to be vacant long-term. With nearly 21,000 homes which have been vacant for...

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