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London Fire Brigade faces cuts

Plans for the closure of at least 17 of London’s 112 fire stations are contained in a proposal put forward by the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The project, which has not yet been finalised, i...
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London’s population rises

London’s population has hit a total of eight million according to the statistics for the 2011 census, 12 per cent over the previous census in 2001. This is considerably higher than the averag...
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Exhibition Road renewal opens

The new pedestrian and vehicle precinct around Exhibition Road in central London was officially opened on 1 February after three years
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Evening Standard goes free

Evening Standard goes free In a move that has allegedly taken its competitors by surprise, the London Evening Standard has announced that it is to become a free newspaper. From 12 October the newspap...
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London historical records go online.

The historical records of millions of Londoners from the last four centuries have gone online for the first time. The London Historical Records, whose documents are archived in the London Metropolitan...
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Public consultation on West London congestion zone.

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced a review of the controversial western extension to the congestion charging zone, with a five-week public consultation to be held from early September. Special...
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Child poverty highest in London.

London has the highest economic output per capita in the United Kingdom and the highest level of child poverty
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Flexible parking penalty charges for London.

As of 1 July a new two-tiered parking penalty scheme will be in operation in the British capital, with illegal parking carrying heavier fines. In inner London drivers who park at bus stops, on pedestr...
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Police treat Cutty Sark blaze as suspicious.

The fire which ravaged the 138-year-old tea clipper moored at Greenwich in the early hours of 21 May is being treated as suspicious by the Metropolitan police, who are examining CCTV footage from the...
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Nelson Mandela statue for Parliament Square.

A nine-foot sculpture of South African statesman Nelson Mandela is to be placed facing the British Parliament buildings in Parliament Square. Commissioned on behalf of the Mandela Statue Fund by South...
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New London

London mayor Ken Livingstone has announced that the
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Water works disrupt traffic in London’s Soho.

Works to replace the worn and leaky Victorian mains system in London
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Redevelopment for

Following Brent council
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London computer re-cycling project.

Waltham Forest council has joined forces with the non-profit computer recycling company Maxitech in a three-year scheme that will see 2,400 unwanted computers donated to voluntary groups across the bo...
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More homeless shelters by Christmas.

Crisis, the homelessness charity, is to set up seven Crisis Open Christmas centres across London which will be operating between 23-30 December. The Crisis team have already secured several buildings...
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Battersea power station project gets go-ahead.

Hong Kong businessman Victor Hwang and his Parkview International company have been given planning permission to start work on a
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London buses to run on Venezuelan oil.

Discount-price diesel from Venezuela may be used to fuel some of London's 8,000 buses under an agreement between the South American country's charismatic president Hugo Chavez and London mayor, Ken Li...
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Covent Garden sale heralds change.

The property group Capital and Counties has bought the seven-acre Covent Garden market for 421 million, announcing a change in focus for the famous tourist attraction in central London. Plans include...
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Giant incinerator for southeast London.

The government has given the go-ahead to plans for a waste incinerator to be built in Belvedere in southeast London. The decision to build the incinerator was made following a public inquiry into the...
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Nelsons Column to be restored.

Nelsons Column is to get a major overhaul for only the third time since being erected in Trafalgar Square in 1843 to celebrate Britains naval victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. The last major renovat...
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