Tag Archives: Caroline Pidgeon

London’s free school travel to end in October, Tories insist

The Conservatives – the party of “Maggie Thatcher – Milk Snatcher!” when they took away kids’ school milk in the 1970s – is now pushing ahead with demands to remove free travel on London’s buses, Tubes and trams for most … Continue reading

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Davey, Pidgeon, Umunna all cave-in over Twitter smears

CARL SHILTON on how support for the Sutton and Cheam LibDem candidate’s nasty smear campaign started to evaporate, following challenges through formal complaints and threats of libel action It started yesterday, around noon time. The first of the offending social … Continue reading

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Transport expert asks RAIB to re-open tram safety investigation

Transport for London has been accused of covering up a second safety report into fatigue among tram drivers – when driver tiredness thought to be one of the prime causes of the 2016 Croydon tram crash, in which seven people … Continue reading

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TfL ‘scandal putting passengers at risk’ over driver fatigue

Three years on from the Croydon tram crash, London’s transport chiefs’ reluctance, or failure, to act decisively on the issue of driver fatigue on the capital’s buses and tram network is “a scandal that is putting passengers at risk”, according … 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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Bonham selected by LibDems to seize Assembly seat chance

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports that while Labour in London is sitting on their hands over next year’s Assembly elections, their polling booth rivals are already getting to work Chuka Umunna, who was elected as the Labour MP for Streatham … Continue reading

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LibDem by-election candidate whose businesses left £9m debts

EXCLUSIVE: Campaigning in the Wallington North council by-election in Sutton is well underway, with the Liberal Democrats championing a candidate who has a recent record of business failures that have left his employees and the taxman hugely out of pocket. … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Lewis, Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Policing, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Now Mayor Khan takes an axe to his tree-planting programme

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has effectively cried “Timber!” to his promise to plant 2million trees along the capital’s roads. Such is the pressure on Transport for London’s budgets that it no longer has a dedicated amount of money … Continue reading

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‘Residents expect to be safe travelling on public transport’

Politicians at Croydon Town Hall and in City Hall this afternoon called for all of the recommendations in the RAIB report to be implemented as soon as possible. The Rail Accident Investigations Branch report published today followed an investigation into … Continue reading

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Landlord licensing scheme made one prosecution in a year

BARRATT HOLMES on some surprising statistics regarding the borough’s private landlords The Labour-run council’s controversial landlord licensing scheme, which has collected an estimated £6million from the borough’s private landlords, has made just a single prosecution in the past 12 months. … Continue reading

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Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

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Trams caught speeding 128 times since Sandilands crash

There were 128 speeding incidents recorded on the tram network little more than six months after the Sandilands derailment last November, according to official figures from City Hall. Seven people were killed and 58 injured when a tram, going faster … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: Timetable cuts are ‘act of desperation’

As Southern starts its new timetable this morning, operating only 85 per cent of the service it agreed to provide, JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, reports that taxpayers will be footing the huge compensation bill arising from the cancelled services … Continue reading

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A&Es fail to assist police with enquiries on knife crime

John Goulston, the chief executive of Mayday, could find himself summoned by Mayor of London Boris Johnson to explain why Croydon’s biggest hospital has not been helping the police with their enquiries, in a capital-wide scheme intended to help to … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Caroline Pidgeon, Crime, Croydon CCG, Knife crime, London Assembly, Mayday Hospital, Mayor of London, Policing, Purley Hospital, St Helier Hospital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pidgeon plucked as Mayoral candidate from flock of one

The Labour Party has selected its candidate, voting is on-going for the Tories, and down in Bournemouth, where the FibDems annual conference is being staged in a telephone box, Caroline Pidgeon is rehearsing her pitch for London Mayor. The General … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Caroline Pidgeon, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Election questions: Marisha Ray, Liberal Democrats

The Croydon North by-election is on November 29, and Inside Croydon has put to candidates a set of questions. We will be putting the responses on the record, published without the artifice, interruptions and grandstanding of the usual hustings. We … Continue reading

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Croydon pedestrians risk death on unsafe crossings

Crossing the road in London has always been a hazardous undertaking, but some recent research suggests that getting from one pavement to another can be deadly even if you use a pedestrian crossing. The survey showed that 347 pedestrian crossings … Continue reading

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