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Duty Officer Update - 29 August 2014

29 August 2014

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.

Raising the bar on London's homes

27 August 2014

“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.

Duty Officer Update – 22 August 2014

22 August 2014

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.

Newsletter: London ESF & ERDF 2014-2020 Programme Update

21 August 2014

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. 

Remembering the Marchioness Disaster

20 August 2014

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.

Duty Officer Update - 15 August 2014

15 August 2014

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.

An apprenticeship can work for you

14 August 2014

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.

Duty Officer Update – 8 August 2014

8 August 2014

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.

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