Sadiq Khan

UK coronavirus live: new Covid variant may be behind fast spread of cases in south of England, Hancock tells MPs

December 14, 2020

3.45pm GMT15:45 Hancock says new variant of Covid may explain fast spread of virus in south Hancock says a new variant of Covid has been identified. He says this may explain the fast rise in cases in the south. We have identified a new variant of coronavirus, which may be associated with the fastest spread […]

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Ravers cram into London squat for ‘sick’ party as city’s Covid rates spike

December 10, 2020

More than 100 ravers flouted coronavirus restrictions as they crammed into a London squat despite the city’s infection rate continuing to rise. The footage has emerged amid fears that the capital will be tipped into tier three over Christmas after infections rates shot to highest in the UK. Police and council chiefs have warned the […]

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London and Liverpool to go into tier two after lockdown ends

November 26, 2020

London and Liverpool will be placed under tier 2 restrictions when England’s national lockdown ends on December 2. The capital has avoided being upgraded to tier 3 – the toughest level of measures – while Liverpool has been downgraded from the top tier following a drop in the infection rate. Manchester, Hull, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bristol […]

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How will England’s new Covid tiers be decided?

November 25, 2020

England will return to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions when the national lockdown ends on December 2. It is expected the Government will announce which places will be in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 on Thursday, but ministers have already briefly outlined the five key factors that will determine their decisions. These include case […]

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Threat to central London as commuters embrace suburbs, warns Sadiq Khan

November 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a potential “existential threat” to central London because many people may in future choose to work in the suburbs rather than in the heart of the capital, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Sunday. In an interview in the Observer New Review, the mayor says it is issues […]

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Charities urge return of homelessness scheme in English lockdown

November 6, 2020

The government must scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers and relaunch the “everyone in” strategy to protect thousands of homeless people from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, charities and the mayor of London have said. As temperatures drop and a new England-wide lockdown threatens to force more people on to the streets […]

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Transport for London secures £1.8bn government bailout

November 1, 2020

Transport for London (TfL) has secured a bailout from the government worth about £1.8bn a fortnight after Sadiq Khan accused Boris Johnson of a “blatant lie” after the prime minister claimed the London mayor had effectively bankrupted the tube and bus service in the capital. In a significant win for the Khan, the government has […]

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London ‘to go into tier 3 lockdown within two weeks’

October 30, 2020

London could be placed under a tier three lockdown within a fortnight unless infections fall significantly. The capital saw a case rate of 151 per 100,000 people between October 17-23, up from 111 the week before. Researchers at Imperial College London say the city’s R rate – measuring the speed at which Covid-19 reproduces – […]

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Why the row over congestion charge expansion could tear London apart

October 24, 2020

In its 17 years of operation, the London congestion charge had become a relatively uncontroversial fact of life; few motorists now assert the right to travel for free into the crowded eight square miles at the heart of the capital city. But now that zone could be expanded far and wide: right out to the […]

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Ministers threaten to take direct control of Transport for London

October 20, 2020

The government has been accused of demanding “punitive” conditions to agree a funding deal with Transport for London. The Financial Times reported that ministers have told the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, the government would take direct control of Transport for London (TfL) unless he accepts measures including higher council tax, a larger congestion charge zone […]

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