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4,300 more trees for London

The streets of London will soon be greener, after Boris Johnson announced plans to plant another 4,300 trees by March next year. That will bring the total number of trees planted under the Street Tree initiative to 20,000. 23 projects will share £600,000 as part of the latest round of planting.

  • The latest batch of trees will be planted in the following boroughs:
  • Barnet - 72
  • Brent - 202
  • Camden - 100
  • Croydon - 194
  • Ealing - 1161
  • Enfield - 347
  • Hackney - 50
  • Hammersmith and Fulham - 100
  • Haringey - 200
  • Harrow - 400
  • Havering - 50
  • Hillingdon - 50
  • Hounslow - 200
  • Islington - 400
  • Kingston - 40
  • Lambeth - 300
  • Lewisham - 21
  • Merton - 110
  • Newham - 20
  • Redbridge - 80
  • Westminster - 181

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London Mayor launches new city Living Wage

The Mayor of London will be stepping behind the coffee counter today as part of his launch of a new rate for the London Living Wage.

Boris Johnson will be marking the beginning of Living Wage week at the first coffee shop in the city to commit to paying the increased wage.

Boris Johnson will announce the new living wage rate this morning Credit: PA

The London Living Wage is calculated on an hourly rate based on the combination of the cost of living in the city and 60 percent of the median wage.

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