Bridge Trust awards £400k to independent living charities

Four Richmond and Kingston charities which work to help elderly and isolated people enjoy independent lives have received a total of £400,000 from the City of London’s City Bridge Trust. The Trust is part of the Bridge House Estates which is responsible for maintaining Tower, London, Blackfriars, Southwark and Millennium bridges. Each year it donates […]

TravelWatch calls on LU to reconsider Olympia station closure

Plans to scrap the weekday London Underground service to Kensington Olympia should be re-considered according to passenger watchdog London TravelWatch. LU say the changes would reduce delays and provide capacity for “4,000 more passengers on the Wimbledon branch” and has promised to maintain a weekend service to and from Kensington (Olympia). It has also committed […]

Calls for Mayor to publish full cycle hire sponsorship contract

Boris Johnson is facing calls to publish City Hall’s full cycle hire sponsorship contract with Barclays Bank following a BBC report questioning the benefits to Londoners of the agreement. Yesterday the Mayor announced an extension of the sponsorship deal, originally due to expire in 2015, to 2018 and said the bank would provide a further […]

London’s small businesses call for more Olympic transport help

Small and medium sized businesses in the capital want more help to prepare for expected transport disruption caused by next year’s Olympic games. A survey of 162 London businesses by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) revealed almost half disagreed that enough had been done to help prepare them for any disruption.

Phone hacking row dominates police authority meeting

Boris Johnson’s knowledge of the Met’s phone hacking investigation came under scrutiny at today’s meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Concerns over the Met’s handling of the investigation has already led to the resignations of Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson and Assistant Commissioner John Yates.