When the Night Tube service finally launched last August, passengers were promised “around 100 officers” from British Transport Police would be patrolling the network to help keep them safe.
Recent terror attacks resulted in huge outpourings of support for the police, astonishment at the bravery and selflessness of the first responders and, later, a debate about the number of firearms officers in the capital and further afield.
It’s kicking off on the London Underground again. The tube unions – Aslef and the RMT – are angry with Transport for London (TfL) bosses because of changes to, erm, water coolers. Really.
Politics is a fickle thing… a year after entering City Hall, it’s astonishing how Sadiq Khan has successfully come to completely own London’s air quality challenge and moreover the measures the previous administration put in place to address it.
Last year saw a 20 per cent rise in knife attacks involving injuries to victims, up from 3,663 to 4,415. That’s someone being injured every two hours. This year alone there has been 30 deaths – and 24 of the victims have been under 25 years of age.