With the Ultra-Low Emission Zone coming into force next month, Future London takes a closer look at the Mayor’s work on air quality so far. ULEZ The acronym on everybody’s lips, this “radical initiative” to cut air pollution in the capital will see nitrogen oxide emissions from road traffic in central London reduced by approximately 45 per cent at tailpipe in 2020. Starting in the congestion charge zone next month, it will expand to heavy goods vehicles London-wide in 2020 and to all cars up to the North and South Circular in October 2021. Vehicles that do not meet the Ulez standard will have to pay a charge of £12.50 per day, on top of the congestion charge. Chargers The Mayor has set aside £4.5 million under the Go Ultra Low City scheme to install 1,500 residential chargers across London boroughs by 2020. City Hall is now going through applications for rapid chargers in the capital, which can charge electric cars in as … [Read more...] about How is Sadiq Khan cleaning up London’s air?
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There are delays on trains between Peterboorugh and London today after a person was hit and killed by a train. The person has been hit by a train between Finsbury Park and Welwyn Garden City, resulting in all lines being blocked. There is no estimate as to when the line will reopen, however, train operators anticipate trains will remain disrupted until at least 12 noon.It follows a day of disruption after a person was hit by a train at Peterborough on Saturday. How is this affecting the train service?Trains running between Stevenage and London may be delayed by up to 60 minutes, cancelled or diverted via Hertford North.Great Northern / Thameslink The following stations currently have no service in either direction:HatfieldWelham GreenBrookmans ParkPotters BarHadley WoodNew Barnet Person fatally hit by train at Peterborough Oakleigh ParkNew SouthgateServices which run between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City will be suspended until further notice. If you are … [Read more...] about Peterborough to London trains delayed after person killed on the tracks
Leicester has been named the third best city in the whole of England for getting around. The ranking is based on how quickly people can get to schools, doctors, hospitals and shops either on foot or using buses. The city came just behind London and Manchester. The figures, put together using Government data, show that 98 per cent of primary-school age children in Leicester are within 15 minutes’ walk or bus ride of a primary school. For secondary schools, which serve larger areas, 49 per cent of youngsters are within a 15-minute walk or ride of their nearest school. Meanwhile, although only 12 per cent are less than a 15-minute walk or ride from a hospital, 95 per cent of all residents are 15 minutes away from a GP surgery and 98 per cent are 15 minutes from a food shop. poll loading Do you think Leicester is a good city for walking routes and public transport? 0+ VOTES SO FAR Yes - everything I need is a short journey away It's okay but I can't believe it's really the third … [Read more...] about Only 2 cities in England are better-connected than Leicester
Willesden Lane has been closed in both directions after a derelict house caught fire again. Eight firefighters are on the scene with two pumps and an aerial machine on the road between Lydford Road and Deerhurt Road. This stretch is likely to remain closed until at least 8.30am on Friday (October 19) as they wait for a structural engineer to assess the damage and safety of the building. The run-down house has had a fire in the past, the London Fire Brigade confirmed, although it is too early to identify the cause. Read More More recent news from west London Firefighters say 30% of the first floor has been affected and 40% of the remaining roof. The 98 bus is on a diversion in both directions as no buses are stopping in the road. All buses are diverting into Walm Lane and then turning to their usual routes through Shoot-Up Hill. … [Read more...] about Willesden Lane closed as run-down house is on fire again
Driving through County Donegal, somewhere south of Ballybofey, we turned left on to a narrow lane. After a few miles we came to an old stone bridge over a tumbling stream. It was wide open country, with forestry plantations and mountains in the background, but a foreground of pure Irish bog. No one in sight; no sound but the wind. And none of the paraphernalia of a border. The sharp-bend sign on the far side was British-style black-and-white rather than Irish black-and-amber. And on the other side was an un-British 80kmph speed limit sign. The only other indicator was the phone flipping from network to network. I stood alone on the bridge: king of the wild frontier. This being Ireland – one way or another – the first passing driver stopped to say hello. Her name was Sarah Conaghan. She was in the holiday cottage business and as local as they come. But round here that is not a simple proposition: she lives in Donegal, in the Republic, but grew up in Tyrone, where we now … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightA view from the border: Ireland on the brink of Brexit