Why I'm excited about the Mayor's 'Crossrail for bikes'

8 September 2014

Long-time London cyclist and City Hall copywriter, Helen, explains why she’s excited about the Mayor’s 'Crossrail for bikes' plan...

Last week the Mayor unveiled plans for 18-miles of largely protected cycleways in central London. These tracks will allow people to cycle all the way north-south from Elephant & Castle to Kings Cross, and east-west from Barking to Acton almost completely separated from traffic.

Bringing Chrisp Street Market back to life

5 September 2014

Chef Richard Caley explains how he became involved in the project to rejuvenate Chrisp Street Market in Tower Hamlets.

A few years ago, I had to give up my job in financial services when my partner became ill. As she got worse, I had to take over in the kitchen and soon developed a passion for cooking.

I started cooking for Waitrose’s restaurant and doing private parties in people’s homes, but had to stop work to become a full-time carer and got involved in volunteering.

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.


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