Category Archives: Mayor of London

Call for Viridor prosecution over health risks from toxic fire

The Environment Agency has been asked to consider bringing a prosecution of Viridor over the fire at their incinerator on Beddington Lane last month, as there is mounting evidence to suggest that toxic fumes were released into the atmosphere during … Continue reading

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Croydon Fire Station Open Day, Old Town, Aug 31

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Davis acts to take the dread out of school holiday poverty

The word “holiday” has become one which some children, and their hard-pressed parents, have come to dread. That’s according to a prospective London Assembly candidate, Rowenna Davis, who has started taking practical action to help people in her community. As … Continue reading

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5% increase in road collisions set-back for Mayor’s Vision Zero

There was another increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads in 2018, figures released this week show, prompting a call for the Mayor to implement more measures more urgently for sustainable walking and cycling. … Continue reading

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Croydon residents spend 45% of their wage on private rents

While Croydon’s Labour-run council stages museum exhibitions on the history of the council house, as they meanwhile use public money to build houses for private sale which local residents cannot afford, a London Assembly Member has produced figures which shows … Continue reading

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Mayor refuses to say if Barwell was questioned over Grenfell

Unlike most people when newly out of work, gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell didn’t spend his first day of unemployment looking for a new job. The £150,000 per year Downing Street chief of staff until Boris Johnson’s coronation on Wednesday, Barwell spent … Continue reading

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Beddington is just one of 14 fires at Viridor plants since 2015

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on a worrying sequence of fires at sites run by one of the country’s biggest incinerator operators which has prompted a call for an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive The fire next to … Continue reading

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