by Steve Sweeney
Thursday 15th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan is to sell three “redundant” water cannon bought by his predecessor Boris Johnson that cost nearly £175,000 to maintain.
The unused vehicles, which were bought second-hand by Mr Johnson from Germany, have already cost Londoners £322,834...
MINISTERS have “abandoned” passengers on Southern, Britain’s worst performing railway, London Mayor Sadiq Khan blasted yesterday.
Mr Khan said the Tory government was guilty of “washing their hands” of the ongoing chaos on south-east commuter service.
Saturday 10th Dec 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
HUNDREDS of London private-hire drivers are expected to demonstrate today against a new scheme forcing them to pay £180 to prove they can speak English.
The protest, by drivers with the GMB union, will take place outside City Hall where the Greater London Authority will be...
Friday 9th Dec 2016
GENERAL union GMB demanded yesterday that “outrageous” plans to shut a London hospital be scrapped, accusing the Tories of playing “Russian roulette with people’s lives.”
The union is angry at plans by NHS bosses to launch a consultation exercise in the...
Tuesday 6th Dec 2016
ATTACKS on women and girls in London have gone up — but the proportion of perpetrators punished has dropped.
A report published yesterday by the London Assembly’s police and crime committee said that more than 150,000 domestic abuse incidents were reported in the...
Wednesday 16th Nov 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
LONDON residents are forking out as much as three quarters of their income on rent, a shocking new study revealed yesterday.
Residents in 16 boroughs looking for two-bedroom flats face a bill higher than half of their gross average earnings.
In the City of Westminster, the...
Tuesday 25th Oct 2016
SADIQ KHAN vowed yesterday to tackle low pay after discovering that some staff employed by transport subcontractors in London have been receiving less than the London living wage.
The London mayor said his eight deputies, as well as senior City Hall officials, would carry out an audit...
Thursday 20th Oct 2016
London’s window-dressing for the world draws a veil over the hard-to-take realities in many of its parts, says RABBIL SIKDAR
Thursday 13th Oct 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
A LONDON hospital plans to make mums-to-be seeking maternity care prove that they are eligible for treatment.
Emergency patients would not be asked for their ID, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said.
The plans, a bid to crack down on so-called health...
Wednesday 12th Oct 2016