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Boris Johnson was harangued by an angry taxi driver today during a phone-in on LBC over accommodating cyclists in London. It comes just days after the RideLondon festival saw thousands of people turn out on bicycles, closing hundreds of streets as a result.
Simon Harris reports:
Boris Johnson has been accused of putting "lives at risk" due to his plans to expand cycling. The London mayor was criticised on a radio phone-in this morning by a taxi driver from Earls Court.
Katie Oakes reports:
Boris Johnson said today that controversial adverts and leaflets being distributed in parts of the capital encouraging illegal immigrants to leave voluntarily could be worded "friendlier".
"Frankly the language could be friendlier...It's a fine point. But I think it's absolutely right to tell people to obey the law", the London Mayor said.
Boris Johnson was accused today of promoting cycling "to boost his ego", after an angered taxi driver called in during a radio phone-in show with the London Mayor.
Bill told Mr Johnson: "The more these bikes you put on these roads, the more deaths you will have".
A girl has begged London's Mayor not to close her local fire station. Nine-year-old Juliette told Boris Johnson she was worried out the safety of her estate in south London after he gave the go-ahead to close 10 fire stations.
Speaking during a radio phone-in the mayor admitted the girl's plea was "heartbreaking", but the cuts still made sense.
More on this story from ITV London: Mayor forces through fire cuts.
Londoners have the chance to put their burning questions to Boris Johnson this morning. The mayor is taking to the airwaves for a second time for his radio show "Ask Boris" on LBC.