A major lettings network has released information showing that average private sector rent rates are at an all-time high.
Rents in the South East recorded a 3.4% year-on-year increase.
The average monthly rent in London now stands at nearly £1,200 after increasing by 3% year-on-year.
Simon Shaw That is greed. Pure & simple.
Paula Ann Meenan They will be in the sky, so if you live there will you be banned from looking out your window?
Paul Freedman So will they have barriers round all the area where the fireworks are to stop people that haven't paid from getting in? And if they haven't paid will they be banned from looking upwards?
Tears Carpenter Not sure how this will work. Any body with any sense will just look up at the sky and watch it without paying £10 or find a good place to watch it for free unless the fire works are not going up in the sky anymore?
Mark Foster I'm pretty sure you will be able to see them spectacularly from The South Bank and Hungerford bridge... for free.
@itvlondon it's just not worth it. I have been 2 years and left every time before the fireworks. Crowded, crushed and often wet.
City Hall plans to issue 100,000 tickets with a £10 admin charge to cover the cost of booking, printing, posting and hiring bouncers.Read the full story ›
By Simon Harris: ITV London Correspondent
Transport for London says most cases of 'card clash' will be automatically refunded. Pre-launch monitoring of tube and train ticket barriers revealed 2,000 card clashes out of 10m daily Oyster 'taps'.
'Card clash' happens when a an Oyster card and credit or debit card both get charged when a passenger swipes through the barrier.
Property values in London have surged ahead of the rest of the country, recording a 19.1% year-on-year jump and taking the average property price in the capital to £514,000.
Nationally prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 on average after rising by 11.7% over the last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
If the tunnel had been in operation last year, it would have captured 97% of the sewage that poured in to London’s river. Hardly a week goes by when untreated sewage is pouring in to London’s river and we are pleased that we can now start to tackle this archaic problem. This is a huge project but it’s a huge problem, and we can now get on with tackling it. It’s no easy task, but we’re confident that we can deliver this project and still achieve our aim of minimising the impact on our customer bills.
Thames Water has been given the go-ahead to start building London’s ‘super sewer’ which will tackle the sewage pollution in to the tidal River Thames.
The 25km tunnel will run underground from Acton in West London, and travel roughly the line underneath the river to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in East London, where it will connect to the Lee Tunnel. Its construction means water bills will rise £70-80 by the mid 2020s.