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London politicians must be braver when they talk about crime

Once you’ve endured the news reports, recoiled from the savagery sometimes not far from your front door and felt the shudder, distant but real, of parental empathy, another, more banal, sensation follows – a demoralising sense […]

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Florence Eshalomi: there is a crisis of representation of BME women – even in London

Florence Eshalomi is a Labour Party member of the London Assembly, representing the Lambeth and Southwark constituency, and a Lambeth councillor. She is a tireless campaigner for political and public bodies to be more representative […]

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Q&A: Bob Neill MP on London Conservatism, Brexit and the capital’s future

Bob Neill has been the Conservative MP for Bromley and Chislehurst since winning a by election in June 2006. Before that he was a member of the very first London Assembly, elected in 2000 and […]

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London road fatalities ‘lowest on record’

The number of people killed on London’s roads has fallen to its lowest level since records began, with an overall reduction of 45% covering users of all transport forms, including walking during 2016 compared with an average […]

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Restorative justice services enhanced as Khan’s crime victim champion launches review

All Londoners who are victims of crime will have access to a restorative justice service to help them recover from their experience, Sadiq Khan pledged today. City Hall says that a sum of £1.3m, announced last year, will […]

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Military personnel deployed in London as Sadiq Khan vows city ‘will never be cowed by terrorism’

Members of the armed forces will be visible on the capital’s streets from today following the decision by national security services to raise the national terror threat level to “critical” in the wake of the […]

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Cressida Dick: ‘Bearing down’ on violent crime and improving confidence in Met are priorities

The new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service has said she is sure there will be “more physical protection for crowded spaces” in London as part of prioritising “bearing down on both terrorism and knife crime […]

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Cressida Dick will need all her strengths to lead the Met through troubling times

The latest headlines are about the 40 grand pay cut she’s volunteered to take but what will matter more about Cressida Dick when she starts work next Monday as, to be formal, the Commissioner of […]