London chiefs and South London’s inspirational leaders at ceremony to mark Day of Hope in memory of Damilola Taylor
A service at Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday [December 7th marked the Day of Hope for 2021, which celebrated the legacy and birthdate of . Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Commissioner of Police Cressida Dick were among those speaking at the ceremony. The celebration of Damilola’s life and legacy included performances from Heather Small – who sang “Proud” the anthem of the London 2012 Olympics – and Jermain Jackman, winner of the BBC Voice competition.
The Mayor of London and Jamie Cullum host one-off Christmas concert for visitors in London’s Trafalgar Square
Tonight, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was joined by singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum, and the Battersea Power Station Community Choir, for a one-off pop-up festive performance in front of London’s iconic Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to raise awareness of the Mayor’s Winter Rough Sleeping Fundraising Campaign.
Business chiefs and union bosses joined forces on Thursday to demand a fair, long-term funding deal for London’s transport system which would protect services from cuts. In a rare move, they united to write to the Government as ministers are thrashing out, with Mayor Sadiq Khan, financial arrangements for Transport for London.
A Met Police officer at the time said she was 'astounded' by those involved at a 'critical time' in the pandemic The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that an inquiry will be held into the Downing Street Christmas party that may or may not have happened. Mystery around the Christmas party shenanigans at 10 Downing Street on Friday, December 18, 2020 continue to remain murky with Government denials in the face of first hand reports adding to the confusion.
Sadiq Khan was mocked over claim a whole Tube line could close The government has accused Sadiq Khan of scaremongering over Transport for London cuts, with just days to go before negotiations end over a fresh bailout. London Minister Paul Scully has hit back at claims from the Mayor that an entire tube line and 100 bus routes could close if TfL does not secure a fourth government bailout this Saturday.
Mayor Sadiq Khan tonight hit back at claims from the central Government that he needs to “get real” about Transport for London’s funding crisis as the clock ticks down. ” If TfL is forced to make significant cuts to services it will risk our city’s economic recovery,” Khan said.
More funding is needed to save the capital’s transport network from a ‘cycle of decline’ that has ‘plagued’ the city, business leaders warn. Since the start of the pandemic, Transport for London (TfL) has secured more than £4billion in funding through three government bailouts to keep its Tube and bus services running.
It will be a "financial apocalypse" and "impending disaster" which could "drag London back to the 1970s." As a new TfL deal deadline approaches, Sadiq Khan and his supporters have once again been scouring the dictionary of doom. We are told that unless the government gives him £1.7 billion, TfL will collapse.
There has been little evidence of the government listening to Sadiq Khan throughout Transport for London’s Covid-induced cash crisis, and with the latest funding cliff-edge for the beleaguered network rapidly approaching that doesn’t look to be changing. But will the Conservatives, who still claim to be the party of business, listen to the capital’s employers?
Sadiq Khan has urged London audiences to come back and support the theatre industry, describing the number of freelancers who have left the sector following the pandemic as "heartbreaking" To continue reading this article you must be logged in Register or login to unlock 3 free articles every month
Councils in Camden, Barnet, Islington and Hackney have reiterated their support for a new north London incinerator, after Haringey asked for the controversial project to be “paused and reviewed” amid environmental concerns. Local authorities are facing growing pressure from campaigners and politicians across the chamber to reconsider their backing for the redevelopment of a £1.2bn waste facility in Edmonton.
The Government insisted on Wednesday there was no need to cut bus and Tube services as it accused Sadiq Khan of making unfounded and “melodramatic” claims about a lack of investment in London. Paul Scully, the Minister for London, said there was “no basis” for the Mayor’s threat to axe 100 bus routes and close an entire Tube line as “more than enough money” would be provided to maintain services at their current levels.
Plans to build tens of thousands of homes in Greenwich and Lewisham could be jeopardised if the Government refuses to grant Transport for London long-term funding, Sadiq Khan has warned. A 30,000-home development in Beckton Riverside and Thamesmead is dependent on an extension of the Docklands Light Railway, it is claimed, while plans to build 25,000 new homes in Lewisham may be abandoned unless the Bakerloo line extension along the Old Kent Road is delivered.
Aleading transport union boss has called on Sadiq Khan to “decide which side he’s on” as workers look set to strike over TfL cuts. Though TfL has said this will not lead to any redundancies, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) announced that it was balloting members for strike action over the cuts.
LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan is facing a "financial crisis" that will see up to 600 jobs axed on the Transport for London (TfL) Underground network in an unprecedented move to save dwindling cash supplies. Many of the larger stations on the tube network are likely to face the brunt of job losses.
Tickets to some of London’s biggest theatre shows will be on offer at a discounted price in the new year as part of an effort to attract visitors back to the West End. On Tuesday, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan joined photographer Rankin and stars of West End shows such as Les Misérables and Get Up, Stand Up to mark the launch of Official London Theatre’s new year promotion.
The government has said it is proposing financial help for Transport for London (TfL) to deal with the funding crisis caused by coronavirus restrictions. TfL is seeking its fourth government bailout and has warned it needs £500m to keep services running until April. TfL's current government deal runs out on 11 December, and mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he has been forced to draw up radical cost-savings plans.
Her support clashes with the Tories' pledge to scrap ULEZ The government appears to have thrown its weight behind Sadiq Khan’s expanded Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), in a letter seen by MyLondon. It flies in the face of pledges from Conservative mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey AM, who promised to scrap the Ultra Low Emissions Zone during this May’s election.
Intensive care doctors and nurses are pleading with Londoners to wear face masks on public transport to reduce the spread of Covid this winter. Frontline staff at St George’s hospital, in Tooting, said they wore PPE (personal protective equipment) all day to save lives – and it was not too much to expect passengers to play their part by wearing a mask to keep others safe.
Mayor steps up provision for rough sleepers as temperatures drop with new hotel accommodation opening
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has boosted the capital’s ability to get rough sleepers off the streets during the coldest days of winter by investing more than £800,000 in a new homeless accommodation at a hotel in east London. The hotel, operated by St Mungo’s, will open when the Mayor activates his Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP).