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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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Government airport expansion undermines climate plan

The government’s airport expansion plans for Heathrow and Gatwick severely undermine efforts to cut air pollution and carbon emissions, and are completely at odds with the UK’s role as chair of this year’s COP, according to Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley. Bartley reiterated: ‘It makes no sense to talk about climate ambition as a priority […]

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