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    Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said that violent crime in London is “not on the up” despite recent high-profile incidents. The Commissioner told a meeting of the London Assembly’s police and crime committee there had been a “very significant reduction” in the number of violent...

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    London is not doing enough to meet the housing needs of older people, a new report from a leading think-tank has found. The report from Centre for London reveals that targets for the number of specialist homes for older people, such as retirement communities, are...

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    A new project has launched in the City of London giving residents the opportunity to measure local air quality, seven years after a similar study took place. The City of London Corporation, which governs the Square Mile, is running the...

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    An adventure playground founded amid the rubble of post-war south London is expanding a scheme which allows children to get their hands dirty and learn about where food comes from. The nature club at Triangle Adventure Playground – the oldest such facility in...

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    Four more days of strikes by London bus drivers are scheduled for early March, the Unite trade union has confirmed. Nearly 3,000 bus drivers who operate 80 routes in south-west and north-west London are currently on strike until Wednesday February 24. The drivers, who work for...

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    City of London Corporation policy chief Catherine McGuinness says the PM's plans to lift the UK out of lockdown provide clarity for moving forward. The country could be free of all legal limits on social contact by 21 June, with the final closed sectors of...

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    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has welcomed the Government’s roadmap to the gradual easing of restrictions but has stressed “this must be the final lockdown”. Following the announcement that some businesses can begin to reopen from April 12, the Mayor said “the health of individuals...

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    A new London-wide advertising campaign has launched encouraging drivers to turn off their engines when parked to cut air pollution. Led by the City of London Corporation and Camden Council, and funded by the Mayor of London, the ‘Engine Off, Every Stop’...

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    The Supreme Court’s decision to class Uber drivers as workers “will have consequences” for the private hire sector in London, according to the London Assembly. Uber had previously classed its drivers as self-employed but the ruling means that it must now classify them as employees,...

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    A ‘lifeline’ service which helps people with mental health issues get back to work and achieve their potential has received a £225,000 funding boost. Islington-based Hillside Clubhouse helps its members boost their employability, skills and confidence and offers practical and emotional support. Members...