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Assembly told track and trace app ‘may not work’ in London

The government’s self-acclaimed “world-beating” track and trace app won’t be available for use in London “until the autumn”, and even then, it may not work properly in the capital. That was the stark assessment of a key tool in Prime … Continue reading

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Twycross hits out at Tory Government’s ‘reckless’ police cuts

Fiona Twycross has hit out at the Conservative Government for its continuing cuts to police funding in London, saying that the budget cuts – begun when Theresa Mayhem was the Home Secretary – and the “reckless austerity agenda” is risking … Continue reading

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Twycross is fourth Labour Assembly Member to stand down

Selections for next year’s London elections could have a Scandi-noir messy ending for some. WALTER CRONXITE on the latest to announce their departure from the capital’s political stage Fiona Twycross, the London Assembly Member, last night announced that she would … Continue reading

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Poverty rising as 1,759 Croydon families need food banks

As food bank use across London surged over the summer, because of the “shambolic” introduction of Universal Credit, figures released this week show that there were 1,759 three-day emergency food supplies given out in Croydon in that six-month period. The … Continue reading

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‘Shambolic’ roll-out of Universal Credit sees food bank use soar

Food bank use across London increased by 23 per cent this year, a trend described as “appalling” by London Assembly Member Fiona Twycross, who blamed it on the “shambolic roll-out of Universal Credit”. Figures released by the Trussell Trust show … Continue reading

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Twycross is appointed as London’s Deputy Mayor for Fire

Fiona Twycross is to be London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience when responsibility for the London Fire Brigade passes to City Hall next month. Croydon resident Twycross has been the Labour’s lead Assembly Member on the London Fire … Continue reading

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Council planners ignore Queen’s Hotel objections from MP

Croydon Council’s planning department has gone against the views of two MPs, a pair of London Assembly Members, elected councillors and hundreds of angry residents, and has recommended approval of a monstrous expansion of the historic Queen’s Hotel on Church … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade stages open day without mentioning £11m tower

Sshhh! Don’t tell everyone, but there’s another public consultation meeting arranged in Croydon where there’s been very little notice given, and no mention in official publicity of probably the most significant proposal affecting the area. The London Fire Brigade has … Continue reading

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Eat, or heat? Twycross backs scheme to tackle fuel poverty

One-tenth of all households in Croydon are living in fuel poverty, according to a senior City Hall figure, meaning that more than 14,000 families in the borough could be forced to choose whether to heat or eat this Christmas. Fiona … Continue reading

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Brexit would cost London tourism billions, Twycross claims

Fiona Twycross, the London Assembly Member who lives in Croydon, has today joined the European Union referendum debate by claiming that Brexit would create a “devastating loss to London’s tourist economy”. London has been named as the world’s most popular … Continue reading

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Dismore refuses to preside over Boris’s fire engine cuts

Andrew Dismore, the Labour London Assembly Member, today resigned as the chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority’s resources committee, refusing to preside over Tory Mayor Boris Johnson’s latest cuts to the fire service. Dismore’s resignation comes after … Continue reading

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Repairs to Ashburton bridge to drag on throughout 2014

On the day that London Mayor Boris Johnson announced that the cost of buying a daily travel card will be hiked by more than the rate of inflation, commuters and residents who use two busy bus routes in the north … Continue reading

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Boris gives the thumbs up to Viridor’s incinerator. Or not

Public accountability? Not if you were expecting any answers… London Assembly Member Fiona Twycross yesterday tabled a couple of questions to London Mayor Boris Johnson about the south London incinerator that is proposed to be built at Beddington Lane with … Continue reading

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What do Croydon women want? Open meeting, May 25

LEE WEBSTER issues an invite to all women living and working in Croydon to an important meeting later this month Women use public services more than men, according to the Fawcett Society, since they have maternity needs, are more likely … Continue reading

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