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  • Monday, April 8th 2019 - 09:40 UTC

    Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force

    Most vehicles which are not compliant will have to pay £12.50 for entering the area each day, in addition to the congestion charge

    The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force in central London. Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles are being charged to enter the congestion zone area at any time. Transport for London (TfL) hopes the move will reduce the number of polluting cars in the capital, and estimates that about 40,000 vehicles will be affected every day.

  • Friday, July 13th 2018 - 10:26 UTC

    Donald Trump unwelcome in London: ‘Trump baby’ blimp will fly over the Parliament

    A six-meter balloon depicting Mr Trump will fly near the parliament today.

    The unpopularity of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, shown apparent by Thursday night, when protests started as soon as he landed in London for a meeting with the PM Theresa May. The US president, as the main event of his trip, will hold talks with the prime minister May and the new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, at the PM’s Chequers country retreat.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    London mayor calls on voters to try and halt a hard Brexit with a massive turnout in local elections

    We need to send the Tory Government a clear message that we don’t want their extreme and irresponsible approach to Brexit, appealed mayor Sadiq Khan

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the capital’s 1.1 million EU nationals to turn out in force at next week’s local elections to try to halt a hard Brexit. Speaking ahead of campaigning in south London with Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer, Mr Khan said the Windrush scandal showed the Tories’ “divisive” stance on immigration.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 03:42 UTC

    Grenfell Tower death toll feared around 70

    “I really hope it won't,” but Commander Stuart Cundy admitted the number of casualties may increase.

    The latest news from the West London Grenfell Tower fire site list 58 people missing and presumed to be dead, London police Commander Stuart Cundy said on Saturday. He also explained that the figure was based on reports from the public and feared it might go up. “This number 58 may change. I really hope it won't, but it may increase,” he said. This 58 include the 30 already confirmed dead, according to Cundy. Analysts estimate the death toll can reach 70.

  • Monday, September 19th 2016 - 05:59 UTC

    “Malvinas sovereignty claim is standing and non negotiable”, anticipates Macri in New York

    Macri is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday but has a full agenda of political and financial interviews as part of “new Argentina policy”

    Argentina's claim over the Malvinas Islands is standing and non negotiable, were the first words of president Mauricio Macri when he arrived on Sunday to New York to attend this week the UN General Assembly. The statement follows the strong reactions to the last Wednesday Argentine/UK joint cooperation statement which includes a South Atlantic chapter strongly questioned in some political circles.

  • Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 07:16 UTC

    Cameron stands by his criticism of Trump: “stupid, divisive and wrong”

    UK PM has called the Republican hopeful “stupid, divisive and wrong” over his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US.

    Downing Street has said that Prime Minister David Cameron stands by his criticism of Donald Trump but will work with whoever is elected US president. UK PM has called the Republican hopeful “stupid, divisive and wrong” over his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US.

  • Wednesday, May 11th 2016 - 09:13 UTC

    What Labour can learn from my victory: we can’t ignore what voters want

     “My promise now is to govern in the interests of all Londoners as a strong, pragmatic and independent-minded leader of our city”.

    By Sadiq Khan (*) - Labour has won control of City Hall in London for the first time in eight years – the first major electoral success for our party in England in over a decade.

  • Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 07:07 UTC

    UK council elections could question Corbyn's leadership; London could go to a dissident Labour Muslim

     The elections may provide Labour with more ominous results that could increase pressure on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

    Millions of British voters go to the polls Thursday in the most important elections since David Cameron sealed a second term as prime minister a year ago, but this time it is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s future that is at stake. Despite the squabbling inside the ruling Conservative party divided over Europe, the local and regional elections are shaping up as the first real test of the Labor leader´s reign and one that his opponents are desperate to ensure he fails.