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19 arrested as anti-lockdown protests take place across country

May 16, 2020

19 people have been arrested during a protest against coronavirus lockdown measures in Hyde Park on Saturday. The arrests include the brother of former Labour leader  Jeremy Corbyn, Piers, who was taken away in handcuffs after he joined demonstrators with a megaphone proclaiming the debunked conspiracy that 5G and the pandemic are linked. The London […]

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Tube drivers told they can refuse to work if they feel their safety is at risk

May 16, 2020

A union has told London Underground drivers they have the right to refuse to work if they believe they are at risk of serious danger during the coronavirus crisis. Trade union for train drivers Aslef said it wanted to see Tube services increase, but only in a way that was safe for staff and passengers. […]

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Congestion charge to rise to £15 a day next month just as people told to avoid public transport

May 15, 2020

The daily congestion charge will rise to £15 a day from next month, Sadiq Khan has announced. The news comes as Transport for London received a huge bailout yesterday due to the coronavirus crisis. The hours of the congestion charge will also be temporarily extended to seven days a week, rather than just on weekdays […]

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TFL secures £1,600,000,000 emergency bailout

May 14, 2020

The government has agreed to a £1.6 billion bailout package for Transport for London (TfL) to keep tube and bus services running until September. It comes after Mayor Sadiq Khan warned the body was close to running out of money and would have to operate a reduced service to survive. The deal breaks down as […]

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Road turns into giant cycle lane to make social distancing easier

May 14, 2020

A cycle lane has been installed on one of London’s most prestigious roads, in response to the coronavirus crisis.  Bollards have been added to Park Lane to divide cyclists from other road users. The scheme is part of mayor Sadiq Khan’s London ‘Streetspace’ programme, which aims to rapidly construct a strategic cycling network using temporary […]

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TfL will run out of money today without emergency bailout, Sadiq Khan says

May 14, 2020

The Mayor of London has said that unless the government gives Transport for London (TfL) a grant today, the firm will run out of money. Speaking on LBC this morning, Sadiq Khan warned bus and tube services would be slashed without an emergency bailout for the transport system. He said: ‘We’re the only transport system […]

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Coronavirus hospital admissions falling faster in London than anywhere else

May 13, 2020

London has seen a steeper drop in coronavirus hospital admissions over the last month than any other region. Over 11,000 people are currently being treated for the disease across the country, down from over 13,000 last week. A slide presented at today’s daily press briefing showed admissions are falling in every region as the virus […]

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Warning after terrifying footage shows man inches from being hit by a train

May 13, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Police have issued a safety warning after a man was almost hit by a train on a level crossing in London. The concerning near miss saw a man forcing his way through the closed barriers. He then […]

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Hunt for woman ‘forced into car and driven away’ late at night

May 13, 2020

Police are appealing for information after a woman appeared to be forced into a car and driven away late at night. Police were called at 11.55pm on Monday to New River Avenue in Haringey, London to reports a woman may have been forced into a small dark coloured car before being driven away. Officers attended […]

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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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