With an incident in Ealing this week, in addition to Ebola and Volcanic activity in Iceland, it's been a busy week for our Duty Officer. Take a look at what we've been up to this week and links to relevant advice and guidance.
“I am a landlord. If something is not as it should be within the property I let, I want my tenants to tell me. Everybody has a right to live in a home that feels like their home. My tenants pay rent and I have an obligation to ensure it is safe. If I wouldn't want to live there why would anyone else.” - Rachael, London*
To have a home that you feel safe in, that feels like your own, that you can afford and not worry about being evicted from. It shouldn’t be too much to ask.
Overview of My Week
It was the 25th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster earlier on Wednesday and LRT’s commemorative blog remembered those who died, survivors and the bereaved, as well as those involved in the response.
Welcome to the first update about the new 2014-20 ERDF and ESF programmes in London. To date we have been posting information here on the EPMU's Blog page and via Twitter @LondonEUfunds.
The London Enterprise Panel (LEP) has been notionally awarded €791m (about £678m) to deliver the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund programmes for 2014-20, as part of England-wide programmes. These sums are doubled once the required match funding element is added.
Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, talks about Totally Thames, a month long celebration of London’s famous river this September.
The dredger Bowbelle collided with the passenger boat Marchioness at 01:46 on 20 August 1989 between Cannon Street Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge. The Marchioness sank within about one minute of the collision. Of the 132 people on board the Marchioness, 51 lost their lives.
I attended thought provoking equalities training and monitored the incidents of localised flooding resulting from heavy rain. We're expecting drier weather, so read on to find out how you can spend your weekend.
With the publication of this year’s A-Level results, thousands of young people are facing one of the biggest and most important questions of their lives: “What now?” For many, university seems like the obvious next step.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, with Raymond Blanc and apprentices at Brasserie Blanc
But in an environment where relevant work experience can be the difference between a job offer and a rejection letter, apprenticeships are fast being recognised as a credible alternative.
Take a look at what we've been up to this week, and find out more about potential travel disruption as a result of the RideLondon event this weekend.