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TfL to raise congestion charge by 30% as part of £1.6bn bailout deal

May 15, 2020

Transport for London is to raise the congestion charge by 30%, temporarily stop free travel for children and charge over-60s to travel at peak times after securing a £1.6bn bailout from the government. TfL was forced to turn to the government after reporting a 90% fall in income as journeys on public transport in London […]

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The real message behind ‘stay alert’: it’ll be your fault if coronavirus spreads | Owen Jones

May 14, 2020

Officially, the new strategy is “personal responsibility” and “good, solid British common sense”, as our prime minister colourfully describes it; unofficially, operation blame the public is well under way. As media outlets query why London’s trains and buses are rammed despite government advice, our transport secretary, Grant Shapps, pleads with silly old commuters not to […]

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Neighbours pass wills over garden fence as witnessing ‘near impossible’ in lockdown

May 13, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video There have been calls for a change in will laws after people have said witnessing the documents is ‘almost impossible’ during lockdown. There has been an increase in demand for wills of around 12 times during the […]

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