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  • Mayor’s reckless funding cuts to fire service gets legal challenge
    London Assembly Labour Fire spokesperson Fiona Twycross AM has given her full support to the legal challenge by seven London boroughs to try and stop the Mayor’s fire cuts. In September the Mayor forced his fire cuts through the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. He plans to close 10 fire stations, 14 fire engines […]
  • How the cuts are affecting London A&E
    If you have to visit an Accident and Emergency department in London today you have a diminishing chance of being seen by medical staff within four hours. The shocking statistic (amongst many, it has to be said) that 70% of London’s NHS Trusts failed to meet the key Accident and Emergency target to see 95% […]
  • New research has found unique DNA markings on certain genes may ‘predict’ the risk of developing head and neck cancer
    Unique DNA markings on certain genes may "predict" the risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. The findings, published today in the journal Cancer, raise the potential for the development of non-invasive tests which could pick up these tell-tale signs of early cancer initiation. […]
  • Wasps sign USA International and Tongan backs
    USA international Andrew Suniula has this week joined London Wasps. Suniula’s arrival coincides with the late arrival of another additional wide player, with Tongan back William Helu linking up with the squad last week, having signed over the summer. Suniula is a hard running centre, who can also cover wing, and he has previously played […]
  • Aviva Premiership roundup and results
    London Wasps director of rugby Dai Young is confident his relatively new-look side now have the confidence to start making an assault on the top of the table after securing their first Aviva Premiership win of the season. Following narrow single-figure losses to Harlequins, Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks, tries from Matt Mullan, Christian Wade, […]
  • First journalist charged under Operation Tuleta
    Ben Ashford, an ex-Sun journalist is the first person to be charged under Operation Tuleta, a Metropolitan Police investigation that is being run alongside inquiries into alleged corrupt payments to public officials, computer hacking and other privacy breaches. Gregor McGill, a senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “The CPS has today authorised the […]
  • All aboard Boris’s SPADS gravy train
    Boris Johnson now spends more on his Special Advisers than David Cameron. Which given he is little more than the Deputy Minister for Transport and Fire Engines for some but not all London, is a bit over the top. Special advisers, or SPADs as they are called in the Westminster Chuckle farm are an influential […]
  • Ed Miliband supports GMB call for £8.55 living wage in London
    GMB, the union for public sector workers, today launched a campaign to win a living wage of £7.45ph (£8.55ph in London) for 280,000 low paid workers in councils across England and Wales. In this GMB has secured the support of Ed Miliband Labour leader and members of the Labour front bench for higher pay for […]
  • London Underground on hunt for musical talent
    London Underground is calling on talented performers to take centre stage at Tube stations.  Musicians wishing to apply for auditions to become a licensed busker must contact London Underground by 1 February by emailing busking@tube.tfl.gov.uk. Much sought after busking licenses will be up for grabs which will allow musicians to play to the four million […]
  • Unregistered gas fitter fined for dangerous defects
    An unregistered gas fitter from Morden has been fined for endangering a Tooting family after he illegally and unsafely fitted a new boiler at their home. Mr Mussrat Ahamed was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a result of installing unsafe gas fittings in a family’s rented property on Graveney Road, Tooting, […]