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  • Southern Rail is worst performing operator in 10 years


    THE government was accused yesterday of ignoring damning new evidence which exposes the extent of Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) failure.

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan blasted the train operator after figures revealed that only 62 per cent of its trains arrived on time in the last...

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • At least five die in tram derailment


    AT LEAST five people died and dozens were injured after a tram derailed early yesterday morning.

    The British Transport Police arrested the driver a few hours after the two-carriage vehicle overturned just after 6am near the Sandilands tram stop in Croydon.

    London Mayor Sadiq...

    Thursday 10th Nov 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Newsquest plans to sack one in six Bradford journos


    LOCAL newspapers publisher Newsquest ramped up its attack on journalists’ jobs yesterday, announcing plans to cull a sixth of Bradford’s Telegraph & Argus newsroom.

    The news group, owned by US conglomerate Gannett, is already in dispute with the National Union of...

    Saturday 5th Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Khan hints at harder line over Airbnb short-let profiteers


    A HOLIDAY accommodation company that allows landlords to make lucrative profits from empty homes could face stricter rules after London Mayor Sadiq Khan expressed concerns that were revealed yesterday.

    Airbnb, which operates through a website and smartphone app, has been invited to a...

    Friday 4th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Khan orders probe into ‘astronomical’ cost of stadium


    by Steve Sweeney

    LONDON MAYOR Sadiq Khan ordered an inquiry into the finances of the Olympic Stadium yesterday as the chairman of the Commons sports committee branded the spiralling cost to the taxpayer as “astronomical.”

    Mr Khan said that he was...

    Thursday 3rd Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Khan urged to solve Newsquest lay-off dispute


    THE London Assembly called on the capital’s Mayor Sadiq Khan yesterday to intervene in a dispute between journalists and newspaper publisher Newsquest over cuts, closures and redundancies.

    Over a decade, Newsquest — owned by US firm Gannett — has systematically...

    Thursday 3rd Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • GLA failing to meet affordable homes target


    THE number of so-called “affordable” properties being built in London has drastically plummeted and falls far short of targets, it was revealed yesterday.

    The Greater London Authority (GLA) built 17,875 homes in the year 2014-15 but that number fell to 4,881 during the...

    Thursday 3rd Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Five million people still paid less than the living wage


    by Steve Sweeney

    BRITAIN’S voluntary living wage has been increased to £8.45 an hour across the country and £9.75 in London — but more than five million people are still being paid below this sum according to a report published on Sunday.

    London...

    Tuesday 1st Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unity against the racists


    TRACY BRABIN has won the Batley & Spen by-election to replace her murdered friend Jo Cox, but bereaved husband Brendan Cox’s victory tweet encapsulated what was at stake in the contest.

    “Great to see all the purveyors of hate lose their deposits,” he tweeted.

    ...

    Saturday 22nd Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Khan vows to ensure all staff get living wage


    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

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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