Monday, 10 August 2020
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London cyclists targeted.

London mayor Ken Livingstons proposal to register cyclists and their bikes has infuriated cycling groups, who claim the law would go against the development of a more cycle-friendly urban environment....
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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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London forges new climate alliance.

A new partnership between the Large Cities Climate Leadership Group,(LCCLG), representing the mayors of 22 of the worlds biggest cities, and former US president Bill Clinton has been launched in Los...
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Higher congestion charge for polluting vehicles.

London mayor Ken Livingston has announced plans for a differentiated congestion charge in central and western London, favouring vehicles with low CO2 emissions and punishing high-polluting cars like t...
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Thames fleet gets two new boats.

Londons Leisure River Services now have two new boats operating hop-on hop-off cruises along the Thames between Westminster and St Katharines Pier. The identical Dutch-built boats are owned by two sep...
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Cooling London's Underground.

Victoria Underground station is to be the first to benefit from trials of an environmentally friendly groundwater cooling system involving the pumping of cold water through heat exchange units install...
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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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Roundhouse Theatre reopens.

Londons historic Roundhouse Theatre has reopened following a 29.7million revamp financed by English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Torquil Norman, the inventor of Polly Pocket dolls, who boug...
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London policing priorities.

The London Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) has invited Londoners to take part online in consultations to decide community policing priorities for 2007/8. Phase 1 of the online consultation process...
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Heathrow night flights freeze.

The government has backed down on its proposal to increase the limit on the number of night flights landing at Heathrow following a campaign by residents, local MPs and pressure group Hacan Clearskies...
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Conservatives gain local votes.

On 4 May, 176 English local authorities went to the polls, including all 32 London boroughs and 14 councils on the borders of Greater London. Of the 46 London councils, 24 are now controlled by the Co...
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Tube stations refurbished.

Ten tube stations on the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern lines have been refurbished as part of Transport for Londons five-year 10 billion upgrading scheme for the London Underground. The stations no...
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Safe cycling for youngsters.

Transport for London (TfL) has organized a competition to promote safe cycling among children. The Cycle Safer Challenge is divided into three categories: designing a piece of cycle safety equipment,...
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Thames tunnel for DLR.

As part of Transport for Londons 2012 Olympics expansion programme, a tunnel is being built under the River Thames linking Docklands Light Railway (DLR) King George V station to Woolwich town centre....
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Hospital cuts beds and jobs.

The Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust has announced plans to lose 100 beds and 480 jobs in an attempt to save 25 million from next years budget, a figure representing seven percent of the hospitals annua...
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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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Tube to get overhaul.

5 billion are to be spent over the next year on improvements to the London Underground network. Around 50 stations, including Baker Street, Earls Court, Embankment, Kings Cross and Blackfriars station...
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Historic swimming baths saved.

The Forest Hill Pools on Dartmouth Road are to be given a 4 million revamp as the result of a decision by Lewisham Council following a public consultation with residents. The pools, which serve the Fo...
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Council tax increase.

The mayor of Londons council tax increase of 33.80 per year, a 13.3 per cent increase in his share of the unpopular tax, has been approved by the London Assembly. For a Band D household this will mean...
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Redevelopment plans for Waterloo.

London mayor Ken Livingstone has announced proposals for a major redevelopment project in Waterloo. Plans include improving access to and expanding the national rail station and creating a town square...

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