Westminster City Council made £140 a minute in parking fines in 2020

Westminster City Council made £140 a minute in parking fines in 2020

Westminster City Council made £140-a-minute last year in parking fines, new research suggests. The Central London authority took in £74.4million from parking charges in 2019-20, the most of any council in England. A record £1.76 billion was made across England from parking fines and fees alone in the last 12...

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Universal credit rates double in Kensington and Chelsea as a result of the pandemic

Universal credit rates double in Kensington and Chelsea as a result of the pandemic

One of London’s richest boroughs has seen a huge spike in Universal Credit applications since the coronavirus pandemic. The number of people applying for Universal Credit in Kensington and Chelsea has doubled following the pandemic. In the royal borough, 4,263 residents had applied for the benefit before the start of...

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Hammersmith house prices rise £100,000 as office life returns

Hammersmith house prices rise £100,000 as office life returns

House prices in Hammersmith and Fulham have shot up by around £100,000. The value of property has risen by 15 per cent in the borough according to research from London estate agents, Benham and Reeves. Experts predict that Londoners are wanting to stay close enough to Zone 1 as they return...

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London to extend flood barriers in face of rising sea levels

London to extend flood barriers in face of rising sea levels

Flood barriers in the capital will be made up to a metre higher as London prepares for rising sea levels caused by climate change. The Thames Barrier protects parts of the City of London, but the impact of climate change on sea levels and more extreme weather events means that...

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£3 toll could be introduced on Hammersmith Bridge

£3 toll could be introduced on Hammersmith Bridge

Motorists could be charged £3 to cross Hammersmith Bridge in order to pay for its repair. The 134-year-old cast-iron bridge was closed to all users in August 2020 after cracks in its structure worsened during a heat wave. Hammersmith and Fulham Council have now suggested a toll should be introduced...

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New London restrictions ‘highly likely’

New London restrictions ‘highly likely’

New coronavirus restrictions in London are now “highly likely”, the Mayor of London has said. Sadiq Khan warned of further measures as Government ministers this morning finalised plans for a new three-tier local lockdown system. The capital is currently in what will be the first tier, classed as medium risk,...

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No drop in Tube use since new rules came in

No drop in Tube use since new rules came in

By LDRS Reporter Jessie Mathewson London commuters have not returned to home working in large numbers despite the risk of local lockdown  in the capital – with Tube and bus use yesterday broadly the same as last week. On Wednesday (September 23), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new national rules...

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Elections in the City of London could be postponed a year

Elections in the City of London could be postponed a year

Elections in the City of London are likely to be delayed from next year until 2022 because of the pandemic. The move comes as City bosses say there’s not enough time to update the electoral register this month, as not everyone has come back to the Square Mile after lockdown....

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City Hall were unaware of Crossrail delays days before announcement

City Hall were unaware of Crossrail delays days before announcement

Sadiq Khan did not appear to know the full extent of delays at Crossrail just days before further holdups were announced to the public. Before the railway is safe for passengers, engineers must carry out extensive safety testing with trains on the line, known as trial running. And a letter from...

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