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Sadiq Khan: London transport still heading for a ‘managed decline’ with hundreds of bus lines and tube services reduced

The mayor of London has confirmed that Transport for London is still planning huge service cuts, if Conservative ministers do not provide long-term funding in a few weeks. TfL bosses are desperate for a deal with central government to fund the cash-strapped public body, after passenger fares plummeted by nearly £ 4bn in 2020. Speaking […]

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Shaun Bailey resigns chair of second London Assembly committee

The former Tory candidate for mayor of London has not appeared at any Assembly meeting since December 14 last year Former Conservative London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey has resigned as chairman of a second London Assembly committee. Bailey resigned as chairman of the Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee last month after it emerged he attended […]

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Virgin Atlantic launches London-Austin route

Good, Virgin atlantic expands its transatlantic network, with Austin join the party. Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 on final approach to London Heathrow – Image, economy class and beyond This is the first new US route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The four-weekly service will launch on May 25, 2022. The planned operations are as follows: […]

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The Queen’s Full Platinum Jubilee program unveiled by Buckingham Palace

Full details of a weekend of celebrations marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee have been revealed by Buckingham Palace. The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate the occasion of having ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, when she was 25 years old. The nation will come together to mark its 70th year […]

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Official cases in Africa exceed 10m; London Hospital Chief Says 10% of Staff Unvaccinated – As Happened | World news

Thanks for following, this blog is now closed. You can check out the latest coronavirus coverage here. We’ve also launched a new live news feed here with all current developments. Update at 7:53 p.m. EST Summary Here’s a full rundown of some of the major developments to date. Europe: Greece sets the February 1 deadline […]

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official cases in Africa exceed 10m; London hospital chief says 10% of staff are unvaccinated

Tianjin, a large Chinese port city near the capital Beijing, began mass testing its 14 million residents after a group of 20 children and adults tested positive for Covid-19, at least two of them with the variant Omicron. City-wide testing, which began on Sunday, is due to be completed over two days. Residents were advised […]

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“I was the first Asian police officer in West London and I was spat, installed and sent hate messages”

For a man who has suffered as much abuse as anyone in his life, Gurpal Virdi is remarkably optimistic. The 63-year-old does not hold any grudges, but he says he suffered the most appalling racial abuse both as a child growing up in white-dominated London and as a police officer. To top it off, when […]

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Tigray forces claim Ethiopian airstrike killed 56

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s besieged Tigray region has killed at least 56 people in a camp for internally displaced people, a spokesperson said. “Another ruthless drone attack,” Getachew Reda tweeted, saying civilians fled conflict elsewhere in the region to become the latest victims of recent airstrikes that are believed to have killed dozens of people […]

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Property in London: Luxury homes costing £ 250,000 are perfect for first-time buyers with landings for jet skis – but there’s a catch

London’s property market is notoriously difficult to penetrate, and first-time buyers can often be put off by sky-high prices and dodgy housing. A new option has hit the market that offers first-time buyers the chance to buy a home for just £ 250,000, even with a landing for jet skis – but there’s a catch. […]

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London-area MP Jeff Yurek to quit politics after 10 years

Breadcrumb Links Local news Former Ontario Cabinet Minister Jeff Yurek is stepping down from his London-area seat and will not be running in the June provincial election. Author of the article: Calvi Leon • Journalist Local Journalism Initiative Jeff Yurek, pictured with Premier Doug Ford, announced on Friday that he would not run in the […]