Category: <span>London News</span>

Sadiq Khan accused of protecting PR budget in City Hall cuts
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Sadiq Khan accused of protecting PR budget in City Hall cuts

London Assembly members have accused Sadiq Khan of “putting publicity before the needs of Londoners” by sparing his press team from cuts to his City Hall budget. The Mayor of London today (Tuesday November 17) published his Greater London Authority budget, shaving £38 million from his £640 million spending plans. The cash covers adult education, business and environment spending...

Men jailed for killing of shop worker in Wembley
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Men jailed for killing of shop worker in Wembley

Four men have been jailed over the death of a “humble” shop worker who was fatally shot in a case of mistaken identity. Kwasi Mensah-Ababio, 26, was shot in the head at close range as he sat on a park bench in Wembley on July 7 last year. He was wrongly identified as a gang...

Whether or not London’s Nightingale Hospital will reopen this winter
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Whether or not London’s Nightingale Hospital will reopen this winter

There are doubts about whether London’s Nightingale Hospital will be needed again for Covid patients, and there have been suggestions it could instead be used for non-Covid care. In April, the ExCel Centre in Newham was converted into a hospital with 4,000 intensive care beds. But only 200 patients were treated at either of the...

Cuts: Discretionary freedom passes could go in Lewisham
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Cuts: Discretionary freedom passes could go in Lewisham

The proposal forms part of the council’s draft budget cuts published last week and set to go to scrutiny today (November 11) for the first time. The cabinet member for health and adult social care said they “reflect the incredible challenge that Lewisham is facing following ten years of austerity”, as well as the impact of the pandemic....

Covid-safe remembrance services taking place in South London
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Covid-safe remembrance services taking place in South London

Remembrance Sunday in 2020 falls during a nationwide lockdown in England to control the spread of Covid-19, and many institutions said they would move services to remember the war dead online to lessen the risk of transmitting the virus. Remembrance Sunday falls each year on the Sunday closest to November 11, the anniversary of the...