Pledges on protest rights overshadowed by moves against ‘peace camp’ – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2010 in demonstrations, London, news by sally

“A pledge to safeguard the right to protest as part of the ‘new politics’ promised by the coalition Government will be undermined today as a legal challenge begins to remove peace protesters camping outside Parliament.”

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The Independent, 26th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Head of CPS London plans to turn service around – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 17th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, London, press releases by sally

“The new head of the Crown Prosecution Service in London has set in place plans to improve the service CPS London provides to victims and witnesses in the capital.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Mayor threatens Tube legal action over £4.4bn ruling – BBC News

“Mayor of London Boris Johnson is considering legal action after it was ruled Underground maintenance firm Tube Lines’ costs should be £4.46bn.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crown Prosecution Service in London is ‘near meltdown’ – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, London, news by sally

“Parts of the Crown Prosecution Service in London are in ‘meltdown’ with criminals being handed ‘get out of jail free cards’ while ‘open and shut’ cases are being thrown out of court, a memo seen by The Independent claims.”

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The Independent, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sir Paul Stephenson appointed as new police commissioner – Home Office

Posted January 29th, 2009 in London, police, press releases by sally

“Sir Paul has been appointed the new Metropolitan Police Service commissioner, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced today.”

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Home Office, 28th January 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

London crime maps are launched – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2008 in crime, internet, London, news, statistics by sally

“Maps showing the numbers of muggings, burglaries and vehicle break-ins across London have been made available online.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

London knife possession charges fall 50% – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2008 in London, news, offensive weapons by sally

“The number of people charged with knife possession in London has fallen by half in the past four years, police said today.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008

Posted August 1st, 2008 in legislation, local government, London, parking, road traffic, transport by sally

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 published

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Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Crossrail Act 2008

Posted July 25th, 2008 in legislation, London, railways by sally

Crossrail Act 2008 published

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Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Transport for London Act 2008

Posted June 26th, 2008 in legislation, London, transport by sally

Transport for London Act 2008 published

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Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Boris Johnson’s city crime map delayed by privacy issue – The Times

Posted June 25th, 2008 in crime, London, news, privacy, statistics by sally

“Boris Johnson is facing his first big policy obstacle as Mayor of London after the Information Commissioner objected to his plans to map crime in the capital street by street, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 25th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Boris bans alcohol on buses and tube – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, London, news, transport by sally

” New London Mayor Boris Johnson today announced an alcohol ban on transport in the capital.”

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The Independent, 7th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal challenge to councils’ mutual – Financial Times

Posted February 11th, 2008 in insurance, local government, London, news by sally

“The private sector will challenge a group of London councils today (11 February) that have banded together to cut insurance costs, in a legal action that could have far-reaching consequences for other public sector bodies in the UK.”

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Financial Times, 11th February 2008

Source: www.ft.com

Greater London Authority Act 2007

Posted October 29th, 2007 in legislation, local government, London by sally

Greater London Authority Act 2007 published.

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk