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Should Tube stations be sponsored?

The Conservative group on the London Assembly has released a report suggesting Tube stations or Tube lines should be sponsored. They say the extra income from sponsorship could allow fares to be frozen.

It would mean that stations would have their names changed by adding a brand name. The Conservatives carried out a poll which found that 74% of Londoners believe Transport for London should expand sponsorship if it was used to cut or reduce fares.


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Jo Johnson's father 'absolutely thrilled' by No 10 role

Stanley Johnson, the father of London Mayor Boris, told ITV News he was "absolutely thrilled" that his son Jo has been added to David Cameron's team in Downing Street.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson's dad Stanley. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

He said: "I'm absolutely thrilled at this wonderful appointment David Cameron has made, there is no doubting Jo's intelligence.

"He is delighted and I'm confident the Tories will get their act together in a big way.

"I wish my father had been alive to see this and I'll keep lobbying him to make sure the Tories stay green."

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Boris Johnson's brother with PM in policy meeting

Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris, sitting next to Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Twitter / David Cameron

David Cameron has tweeted a picture of his new policy board, which features London Mayor Boris Johnson's younger brother Jo.

The Prime Minister's tweet said: "I've been meeting with my new policy board, made up of MPs. I told them I want more ideas to help hardworking people."

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Boris: 'Great there is finally a Johnson in Number 10'

The Daily Telegraph's political correspondent Peter Dominiczak has tweeted London Mayor Boris Johnson's reaction to his brother Jo heading up a Policy Unit in Downing Street.


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Thatcher's grandchildren walk ahead of the coffin

Pall-bearers carry the coffin into St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: ITV News

The eight pall-bearers who carried the casket into the Cathedral were drawn from Army units, Royal Navy ships and RAF stations with links to the Falklands war, commanded by Major Nick Mott of the Welsh Guards who served in the 1982 conflict.

Lady Thatcher's grandchildren Michael and Amanda walked ahead of the coffin. Credit: ITV News

Lady Thatcher's grandchildren Michael and Amanda walked ahead of the coffin as it entered the cathedral, carrying cushions bearing the insignia of the Order of the Garter and Order of Merit, which were laid on the altar.

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MPs: 'Short, dignified, moving service' for Thatcher

Conservative MPs Conor Burns and Andrew Percy were among those who took part in a service for Lady Thatcher inside a chapel in Parliament ahead of tomorrow's funeral:

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