London Fire Brigade spent £200,000 last year rescuing animals

London Fire Brigade spent £200,000 last year rescuing animals

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has revealed spending £16,500 a month rescuing animals. The brigade have been trying to shake off the image of saving cats from trees and while animals rescue calls are down 20 percent over the last four years, they still receive an animal related call every...

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Rent costs in London fall

Rent costs in London fall

The cost of renting in London has gone down for the first time in six years, but the number of people renting has increased nationally. Rents in London this July were recorded by researchers from Citywide letting agents to be 0.5 percent lower than in July last year, which is...

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Westminster youth project receives over £100,000 from BBC Children in Need

Westminster youth project receives over £100,000 from BBC Children in Need

Caxton Youth Organisation will use the grant to develop a programme aimed at addressing the specialist needs of disabled young people in Westminster.   £105,000 will be awarded over 3 years as part of a grant from BBC in Need, which last year reached its highest ever fundraising total, with...

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‘Boris Bikes’ free this weekend in celebration of six year anniversary

‘Boris Bikes’ free this weekend in celebration of six year anniversary

In celebration of six years of Boris bikes, Londoners will be given a free ride on the weekend of the 13th August. Prospective cyclist who enter the code “FREE2016” will be able to access the bicycles for up to 30 minutes without paying. The code (entered via the Santander cycle...

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Report it to stop it campaign proves success with TfL travellers

Report it to stop it campaign proves success with TfL travellers

There has been an increased number of reports of inappropriate sexual behaviour on London transport following a successful campaign from Transport for London. Transport for London’s Report it to stop it campaign was launched in April 2015 to raise awareness amongst passengers that any unwanted sexual behaviour should be reported...

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Air quality alerts at bus stop and tube stops across London

Air quality alerts at bus stop and tube stops across London

Air quality will be on display at 2,500 bus stops and all 270 tube stops across London from Monday announced the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. The digital reports will alert city goers when pollution levels are ‘moderate’, ‘high’ or ‘very high’ and will include recommendations to minimise harm. “I...

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Londoners are the most irresponsible drivers, according to new study

Londoners are the most irresponsible drivers, according to new study

A study of over 2000 drivers revealed that Londoners are more likely to succumb to distractions whilst driving, compared to the rest of the country. Motors.com developed an interactive driving distraction test, to gather data from across the country on the driving habits of different demographics and highlight driving practices...

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TfL gives new CS11 North-South cycle route the green light

TfL gives new CS11 North-South cycle route the green light

Transport for London (TfL), has given the new North-South Cycle Superhighway 11 (CS11) the go-ahead, providing cyclists with a continuous journey from Chalk Farm to the West End.  New Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said that the route “will play an important role improving the quality of our toxic...

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Mayor of London boosts affordable homes in Old Oak development

Mayor of London boosts affordable homes in Old Oak development

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved plans to boost the number of affordable homes in the major housing development at the Old Oak regeneration site in West London.  The Oaklands development, which will include over 600 new homes, will also include a nursery, health centre and commercial spaces....

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