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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Crossrail delayed till 2022

Crossrail delayed till 2022

London’s long-delayed Crossrail line will not open until 2022, project chiefs confirmed today (Friday August 21). The summer 2021 opening date for the central section of the line was scrapped last month – and it now faces up to a year of further hold ups. The project could now cost...

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Plans to move City Hall attacked over ‘misleading figures’

Plans to move City Hall attacked over ‘misleading figures’

  Moving City Hall to east London could save the taxpayer 50 per cent less than the Mayor has claimed, according to London Assembly Conservatives. Sadiq Khan plans to move his Mayoral base – which is also home to the London Assembly – to the Royal Docks, in Newham. He...

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Public inquiry over controversial Tulip skyscraper to begin this autumn

Public inquiry over controversial Tulip skyscraper to begin this autumn

THE battle over the controversial Tulip skyscraper which could be the tallest building in the Square Mile  is going to a public inquiry this autumn. The plan for the 305m high viewing platform and classroom in the sky was approved by the City of London corporation in April 2019. The...

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London Assembly urge Met Policeto reconsider facial recognition

London Assembly urge Met Policeto reconsider facial recognition

The Metropolitan Police should reconsider their use of facial recognition technology in light of a landmark judgement from the Court of Appeal, London Assembly members have said. On August 11 the court ruled that South Wales Police, which also uses the controversial software, breached privacy rights and equality laws. Now...

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Kensington MP joins local opposition to South Kensington Station redevelopment

Kensington MP joins local opposition to South Kensington Station redevelopment

The company hoping to build flats and offices around South Kensington Station has hit back after the local MP took the side of residents who are campaigning against it. Kensington MP Felicity Buchan said she is “joining local residents in opposing” the planning application submitted in June by a Joint...

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West End seeing low footfall even with looser lockdown

West End seeing low footfall even with looser lockdown

The Government should consider making face masks mandatory in busy public places, the Mayor of London has said. Sadiq Khan claimed coronavirus fears are stopping people returning to central London. The city’s central districts are packed with restaurants, shops and theatres that rely on visitors from across the capital and far...

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New poll puts Sadiq Khan as clear favorite for 2021 Mayoral Election

New poll puts Sadiq Khan as clear favorite for 2021 Mayoral Election

Sadiq Khan is on track for a comfortable win in next year’s London Mayoral election, according to the latest poll. Almost half (49 per cent) of Londoners plan to give the current Mayor their first preference vote next May, according to a survey by pollsters Redfield and Wilton released yesterday...

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1 in 12 Londoners behind on their rent

1 in 12 Londoners behind on their rent

One in 12 London tenants has fallen behind on their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey suggests. Some 30 per cent of residents in the capital – more than 2 million people – rent their homes. And 180,000 have built up arrears during the Covid-19 outbreak, according to...

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