London and Partners, Boris Johnson’s official tourism and promotions agency, has axed its controversial project to market London’s homes to overseas millionaires looking to buy property outside of their home nations.
45 state of the art trains have been ordered to replace the ageing fleet currently causing delays and problems for passengers using the newly devolved rail services in and out of Liverpool Street station. Passengers on the new routes have experienced a series of cancellations and delays which TfL says are due to the poor condition and age of trains it inherited when taking over the service.
Syed Kamall will go up against Richmond MP Zac Goldsmith, London Assembly Andrew Boff, Stephen Greenhalgh and businessman Ivan Massow for the party’s nomination. In a statement issued on Friday evening, he said: “I am really excited about the prospect of doing this. I’m a Londoner born and bred. I grew up here and I’ve always enjoyed fighting for our city.”
Around half of taxis currently accept payment by card but many opt not to because they’re reluctant to incur the costs of installing card terminals and bank processing fees. However, polling by Transport for London suggests a majority (83%) of passengers back making payment by card a standard feature, a move TfL says would make travelling by cab “even easier”.
London Underground drivers have voted to hold a 24 hour strike in a row over pay and the introduction of a new all-night service. Members of the Aslef union, which represents about 70% of Tube drivers, have rejected an offered 0.75% pay rise and £500 bonus for workers for introducing the Night Tube service from September.