Gazi Khan, from Isleworth, Azar Khan, from Pinner, Middlesex, Ameyaw-Kyeremeh, from Croydon, Ghaffar and Maciel, from Malford Grove, east London, Rashid, from Langley, Berkshire and Shah, from Windsor, all deny conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. … [Read more...] about Three immigration judges and five lawyers ‘scammed taxpayer out of up to £12.6m in fake legal aid payments linked to restaurant boss defendants convicted for hiring illegal workers’
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But the rule change – often referred to as the Idaho Law after the US state where cyclists can stop and roll through a red light if the way is clear – is back on the agenda. Campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists asked the main candidates in May’s mayoral election to support its 10 by 2020 safety challenge, which includes a call to increase spending on cycle infrastructure, the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street and “the introduction of the Idaho law, allowing cyclists to turn left when traffic is free at junctions, with full legal priority for pedestrians”. … [Read more...] about Should cyclists be allowed to run red lights?
She has expanded the Ecobici network to more than 6,000 bikes at 444 stations, and users can now access the service using an integrated card that also covers the metro, bus rapid transport (BRT) and trolleybuses. In an effort to include the majority of residents who live on the outskirts of the city, the environment ministry has opened a 24-hour 400-space secure cycle parking facility at Pantitlán near the airport in the east, and another is being built in La Raza in the north. The idea is that people can cycle from home to the hub, take public transport into the centre and then use an Ecobici for the “last mile” to work. … [Read more...] about Viva la revolución: Mexico City cyclists fight for the right to ride in safety
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