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Elect a Green Mayor to protect London’s precious wild spaces

Sian Berry has pledged to set up a habitat crime unit to protect London’s wild spaces if she is elected mayor of London in May. Berry said: “We are in a climate and ecological emergency. We need a unit that specialises in crimes relating to pollution, harms to habitat and damage to animals. I think that’s really important to have, and it […]

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TOXIC AIR AND COVID-19 – A DEADLY MIX FOR LONDON BUS DRIVERS

London bus drivers are three times more likely to die from COVID-19, according to a report commissioned by TFL. The UCL Institute of Health Equity study, published in March went onto conclude: ‘Breathing problems appear to be a pre-existing issue reported by many London bus drivers, exacerbated in those self-reporting COVID-19 symptoms’. Green party London […]

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Greens Demand a Ban on Conversion Therapy

Britain’s leading political parties, including the Greens, have banded together to demand the government ban conversion therapy. The group, which includes LGBT+ Conservatives, the Labour Party and Plaid Cymru, have written a letter to equalities minister, Liz Truss, urging immediate action. According to Stonewall, “Conversion therapy (or ‘cure’ therapy or reparative therapy) refers to any […]

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Greens call for more pedestrian safety

More than 1,200 people were injured and 68 people were killed while walking on or alongside London’s roads in 2019, according to figures revealed by a leading Green politician. Caroline Russell, a member of the London Assembly, also showed that 261 junctions in London contain no pedestrian crossing signals.   The Assembly unanimously supported Caroline’s motion […]

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Sian Berry proposes new powers for London’s teenage assembly

Sian Berry wants teenagers on the London Youth Assembly granted new powers to hold the Mayor to account. She’s pledged them more resources to investigate issues, write reports, the power to question the Mayor at several annual Youth Assembly Question Time events and submit official written questions all year round. “Young people have shown more […]

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CLIMATE-FRIENDLY EUROSTAR FACES COLLAPSE AS GOVERNMENT SAY IT ‘IS NOT OUR COMPANY TO SAVE’

Eurostar has asked the UK government for a bail out having suffered huge losses during the Covid 19 pandemic. Annual revenues fell from £1billion in 2019 to around £180milllion in 2020 and services slashed from 50 a day to 2. But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said last month that as the company is majority-owned by the French, and the UK sold their stake in 2015, it is ‘not our company […]

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