Londoners should be able to report crimes and upload photographic evidence direct from their smartphones according to a new report published today by Conservatives on the London Assembly.
Transport for London has previously rejected calls to run buses on Christmas Day however a briefing paper due to be presented to its Surface Transport Panel next week shows that more than 1.3m people say they would use the buses if they operated on December 25th.
Labour mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan has reiterated his vow to “be a champion” for London’s two million private renters after a City Hall poll revealed widespread support for a limit on rent increases.
Shrinking budgets and diminishing manpower both within the police and other public services mean the Met is likely to face one of the “most challenging” decades in its 180 year history according to a major new report on the force’s future.
The delayed service was originally due to start on September 12th and is planned to run on Friday nights and the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings on the Northern and Victoria lines and parts of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
All four parties on the London Assembly have expressed concern that the rule change is forcing viable businesses to relocate outside London or close down as building owners seek to cash in on the capital’s booming residential property market.
London Assembly member Val Shawcross estimates that leaving gates open, a practice which removes the need for passengers to swipe their ticket or Oyster to leave or enter a station, is costing TfL 60m each year in unpaid fares.
London’s Metropolitan Police have today ended their 24-hour watch over the Ecuadorian Embassy after deciding there was little prospect of enforcing a European Arrest Warrant against Julian Assange in the near future.
The beacons use bluetooth signals to beam information direct to passengers’ phones and can be used to send network updates, information about a station’s heritage and audible directions to aid navigation within stations.
The five main party candidates to replace Boris Johnson as Mayor next year have used a rally in Parliament Square to re-state their opposition to any further expansion at Heathrow airport.
The poll is the first to be carried out since all four parties currently represented at City Hall selected their candidates for next year’s contest and shows 51% believe the Tooting MP “would make the best Mayor of London” compared to Mr Goldsmith’s 49%.
First launched in May, the Santander Cycles app has been downloaded more than 120,000 times and also allows users to hire a bike by getting a ‘release code’ sent straight to their phone, saving them time at the on-street docking stations.