Sorry your Tube is late, why not buy some WiFi?


As ever with Boris’s announcements, yesterday’s news of “free” WiFi for Tube passengers isn’t all it appeared to be. City Hall’s press release claimed: “A contract has been awarded to Virgin Media to provide public access Wi-Fi at up to 120 Tube station platforms at zero cost to the fare or taxpayer.” But that not really true. […]

Paid-for WiFi coming to London’s Tube stations

City Hall Liberal Democrats are 'concerned' the service may only be free for some users

Tube passengers will be able to use free WiFi from July, ahead of a fuller paid-for service being rolled out later in the summer. Cable broadband and TV company Virgin media will eventually provide WiFi access at 120 stations, with 80 due to be connected in time for the Olympic games. The service will cease […]

Livingstone launches election pledges

Mr Livingstone campaigning with Labour party leader Ed Miliband. Image: MayorWatch

Labour leader Ed Miliband visited London Bridge today to launch the 6 “key pledges” which will form the core of Ken Livingstone’s manifesto at May’s Mayoral election. The pledges, all of which draw on previously announced policies, include promises to cut fares by 7% and the establishment of a London-wide “non-profit making lettings agency” to […]

Assembly warns of rising fuel poverty in capital


Almost a fifth of London homes are affected by fuel poverty according to a new report published today by the London Assembly’s Health and Public Services Committee The report also finds that the number of households experiencing fuel poverty has increased, despite a range of Mayoral and Government initiatives. A household is deemed to experience […]

Households to receive Olympic road closure details this week

Some roads will be closed as part of the ORN

Details of local road closures and restrictions being implemented as part of the Olympic Route Network (ORN) are being sent to every household and business this week. Transport for London is writing to properties in Westminster, City of London, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kingston upon Thames, Wandsworth and Richmond upon Thames with details […]