Boris’s Garden Bridge “spunked” more than half of London bridges’ 10-year budget

It has been revealed that TfL’s £24 million spend on the failed Garden Bridge equalled more than half of all the money it spent on the capitals’ bridges over the last decade. Some £43 million of public money was spent on the Garden Bridge, the pet project of former London Mayor turned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and promoted by Joanna Lumley.

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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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Former NHS worker seeking treatment abroad after being ‘let down’ by UK doctors

A former NHS worker battling ovarian cancer is now seeking treatment in Germany after being misdiagnosed multiple times and severely let down by the NHS. Alice Jackson, from Denmark Hill, repeatedly contacted her doctor over concerns for her health, only to be told to “stop worrying about nothing” – before being diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer.

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Man and elderly father stranded in Africa for two months after airline refuses to fly to UK

A Catford man and his elderly father, who suffers from a heart condition, have been left in thousands of pounds worth of debt after becoming stranded in Western Africa. Lloyd Junior Miller, from Laleham Road, and his 76-year-old father, Lloyd George Miller, from Somerleyton Estate in Brixton, were stranded in Gambia for over two months after an airline refused to fly them home.

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EXCLUSIVE: Victorian Society slam Brixton ‘Hondo Tower’ plans after report shows 20-storey building would waste energy and well as spoiling the area

A building preservation campaign has slammed plans for a 20-storey skyscraper which would loom over Brixton.
The Victorian Society has urged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to stop the so-called “Hondo Tower” being built, saying it will spoil the area – and waste energy. 

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Doomed Virgo Fidelis School will revive as two single-gender Catholic private schools thanks to mystery benefactor

A school doomed to close because of financial problems and a crumbling home will be the new home of two private Catholic schools, after a massive donation from an anonymous donor. Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School, in Central Hill, Upper Norwood, is set to close in August because of safety, education and finance issues and so stopped accepting Year 7 pupils last September.

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