A floating cycle path in the Thames has helped a London borough win £30m to create one of three "mini Hollands", writes Simon Harris
A report by the Children's Rights Alliance for England shows children do far better in some London boroughs than others.
City Hall wants to reduce the number of London Assembly members and London borough councillors from 15 to 11.
The lawyer investigating the possibility of corruption in the initial investigation into Stephen Lawrence's death may not have had access to all of the information needed to draw an informed conclusion, a Labour MP said.
Clive Efford pointed to allegations of an internal investigation into corruption conducted by the Metropolitan Police, which had "not been made available to the QC, Mr Ellison, that has carried this investigation out."
– Conservative Party statement
Councillor Chris Joannides is not endorsed as a Conservative Party Candidate in the forthcoming local government elections in the London Borough of Enfield in May 2014. No Appeal is permitted under Party Rules.
Furthermore, Councillor Joannides is expelled from the Conservative Party for a period of 12 months. He may appeal against this decision and it is our understanding that he intends to do so.
Councillor Joannides told ITV News he deleted the picture from his Facebook page. He said he recalled the caption:
I saw her standing there, I told here she had three beautiful daughters. She didn't have to get all cheesed off by it, it was an honest mistake.
Councillor Joannides added:
The picture of the burkas was not my creation basically, nor was the attached caption. That was placed on my Facebook wall by a Turkish-Cypriot woman, a friend of mine. We were discussing women's rights, discussing the burkas.
- Councillor Joannides, who was once Britain's youngest Greek-Cypriot councillor, was suspended from his local Conservative association earlier this year
- Conservative Party HQ has now deselected him as a candidate in May's election and expelled him for 12 months
- Councillor Joannides was unavailable for comment
A Conservative councillor has been thrown out of the party for a year after a picture on his Facebook page appeared to compare burkas to binbags.
Chris Joannides was a member of the Tory opposition on Labour-run Enfield Council in north London. The photo on his Facebook page is said to have shown a woman and a child in a burka standing between two binbags.
Here's what the Dartford Crossing will look like when the tolls disappear later this year. From October, ANPR technology will be used to charge drivers - similar to the way the London Congestion charge works.
Driver will also be able to pay online, at selected shops or by phone. The crossing will still be free to use between 10pm and 6am.
Boris Johnson was also asked about speculation that he might be offered the Conservative Party Chairmanship ahead of the general election. He replied:
"Nobody has offered me any such role. The most important thing I have to do is run this city and I'm not aware of any plans to make me any such offer. I've got to get on with being mayor."