Record number of candidates for Mayoral election as Londoners head to the polls next month

On May 6, Londoners will have a record number of candidates to choose from as they head to the polls to decide the next Mayor of London. A total of 20 candidates are standing in May’s election, but while voters may be familiar with current mayor Sadiq Khan and his challengers from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Greens, there are many more candidates in the running.

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Fearful tenants stage protest demanding they not be evicted for failure to pay rent during lockdown

Fearful tenants have staged a protest demanding they not be evicted for any failure to pay their rent during lockdown. A protest was held on Saturday [april 10] by renters in Southwark and Lambeth, calling for property company Uncle to promise no evictions for tenants who’ve got behind on rent payments during the pandemic.

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Students will pay less rent if they are good to their over-55 neighbours

Students will pay less rent if they are good neighbours to their over-55 neighbours in a block which has been given planning permission. The development, to be owned and run by Phoenix Community Housing, will involve the demolition of 16 vacant bedsits in Melfield Gardens, near Beckenham Hill station, to be replaced with 32 flats in two blocks between three and six storeys.  

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Husband and wife sentenced for five years after stealing £87k to fund luxury shopping spree

A couple who used credit cards, cheques and false identities to pay for their luxury lifestyle – then complained about a cop who investigated them – have been jailed for a total of five years. The couple, who lived in Queenstown Road, Wandsworth and Gatliff Road, Chelsea conspired together to commit at least a total fraud of £87,897, using fake documents to buy Rolex watches from luxury West End shops.

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