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Frontline cops need more support to avoid Taser ‘postcode lottery’

Tasers, a tool once deployed in only the most serious of circumstances, are beginning to make a more frequent appearance in London’s law enforcement activity. With police in outer boroughs now more likely to resort to Taser use than their inner London counterparts, it’s clear that officers in more isolated areas are increasingly having to rely on Tasers.

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Survey of Labour supporters gives Jowell clear lead in Mayoral race

Tessa Jowell enjoys a 17 point lead over her nearest rival in a new survey asking Labour members and supporters who they’re backing as the party’s 2016 mayoral candidate. The LabourList survey is the first to be conducted since the party published its six-strong shortlist of potential candidates last month.

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Khan’s spam attack on Goldsmith reveals double standards on foreign policy vow

It’s just a few weeks since Sadiq Khan vowed not to use the mayoralty “to offer commentary on foreign policy issues” but it seems the same promise doesn’t apply to his candidacy. Yesterday he emailed hundreds, possibly even thousands, of subscribers to his campaign newsletter with a tale of doom about Zac Goldsmith’s views on Europe.

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Let the sunshine in

According to figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, solar panels are installed on less than 0.5 per cent of homes in London. One way this figure can be improved is through community schemes like the one the London Assembly Environment Committee recently visited.

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Boris orders capital’s fire brigade to sell consultancy services to human rights violating Qatar

Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of risking the London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) reputation by ordering it to provide consultancy services to the Qatari government. Members of all parties on the capital’s fire authority agreed a list of countries which the Brigade should not trade with, including Qatar which Human Rights Watch says has a “problematic” record on human rights, “particularly for the large and growing migrant worker population.”