New eco standard for homes could save families up to 90 per cent on their energy bills, says Mayor

Adopting a new eco standard for homes in London could save families up to 90 per cent on their energy bills while reducing carbon emissions in the long run. Homes that meet the “Passivhaus” (passive house) standard – considered the gold standard for energy efficiency – are so well insulated and airtight that they remain cool in the summer and warm in the winter without much need for energy consuming heating systems.

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Serving Met PC jailed for assault and “shocking” domestic abuse tried to use rough sex as an excuse

A serving Met Policeman has been jailed for assault and “shocking” controlling behaviour. PC Jamie Rayner, 27, who was attached to the South Area Command Unit, has been sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment. He pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour.

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