From today, motorists in the boroughs of Westminster and Islington who leave their engines idling could be fined. Traffic marshals will be able to hand out £20 fines to drivers who leave the engine running while stuck in traffic.
The policy aims to cut air pollution, which London Mayor Boris Johnson claims is linked to the deaths of thousands of Londoners each year. Traffic marshals will firstly ask drivers to switch their engines off, with fines issued as a last resort.
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Islington will trial solar-powered bins. Thirty of them will be put in litter hotspots. The solar panels power a crushing mechanism inside the bins, meaning they can hold more waste.
When full - a signal is sent back to the council to say when each bin needs emptying.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.
Police said an 18-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of today after attending a north London police station.
Alan's family yesterday appealed for witnesses to come forward after the 15-year-old was killed on Friday in what was described as a "senseless" attack.
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Officers investigating the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Islington have released the victim's name.
Although formal identification hasn't yet taken place, the Metropolitan Police said the dead teenager was Alan Cartwright from Islington.
Police were called to Caledonian Road just after 7.30pm to reports of a boy collapsed in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.
A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. The police are continuing to appeal for information.
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