Londoners concerns about violent crime could influence mayoral election

Londoners are most concerned about violent crime in the capital – and this could be a main factor when it comes to electing a new Mayor. The majority of voters identified violent crime as a major worry across all 32 London boroughs, according to new research, despite the Met Commissioner has insisting last week that violent crime is ‘not up’.

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South-west and north-west London drivers’ strike to hit bus routes in early March as well as this week

Four more days of strikes by London bus drivers are scheduled for early March, the Unite trade union has confirmed. Nearly 3,000 bus drivers who operate 80 routes in south-west and north-west London are currently on strike for three days between today (February 22) and Wednesday (February 24).

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Controversial road blocks could be introduced despite potential ambulance delays

Road blocks could be reintroduced near a hospital, despite being removed after a controversial month-long trial in the summer. Wandsworth council is asking residents in Maybury Street, Carlwell Street and Aldis Street in Tooting on how to prevent cars from using their streets as a shortcut between the high street and Blackshaw Road.

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New cancer support service launched in Wandsworth to support patients amid pandemic

A brand new cancer support service has launched in Wandsworth – and will be particularly crucial during Covid, with so many cancer patients currently having to shield and self-isolate. Macmillan has funded the set-up of this £199,000 srvice, which is available to any Wandsworth residents aged 18+, who are living with or beyond cancer.

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Battersea Park Children’s Zoo could face forced closure due to coronavirus

One of South London’s biggest family attractions needs you to help it survive the latest lockdown. Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is appealing for public support as they face their third forced closure during the coronavirus lockdown. The zoo has organised a crowdfunder page to fund the essential upkeep of the animals until visitors can return.

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