The police station front counters which are to close have been revealed in Mayor Boris Johnson's new crime and policing plan.
Boris Johnson says the rail franchise fiasco strengthens his case for taking charge of London's commuter services.
In his first in-depth interview before being newly re-elected, London's Mayor says he's keen to continue his mandate.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has observed that in France they can be both a mayor and Prime Minister at the same time.
A very good idea, he said:
The Prime Minister has hinted that talks are under way over a return to Parliament for Boris Johnson.
David Cameron said he had had discussions about a possible return with the London Mayor, although he stressed that a decision had not yet been taken.
Asked how likely a return was, Mr Cameron said:
– David Cameron
"That's up to Boris. I've had this conversation with Boris and my message to him is 'You're a brilliant Mayor of London, you've done a great job, you've got a lot more to give to public life, and it would be great to have you back in the House of Commons at some stage, contributing to public life'. But that's up to him, but I'll certainly be giving him a warm welcome."
Asked if Mr Cameron could see his former Eton schoolmate make a comeback as a Member of Parliament at the next election, he replied:
– David Cameron
"Absolutely - but that's a matter for him. I think he needs to think about - it's his plan. All I know that he's a massive asset to the country, a massive asset to the Conservative Party. We could make a very strong team together, we do today."
Also quizzed on whether there was a potential job for Mr Johnson within the party, Mr Cameron said:
– David Cameron
"Obviously, this is all dependent on what Boris wants to do - whether he wants another term, whether he wants to become an MP.I think he's got an enormous amount go give to public life, and I don't think he's given up on that idea either. So I think we're quite well aligned if I can put it that way."
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has denied claims he's being too slow to appoint a candidate for the next race to be London Mayor. ITV London news has learned that some party members are frustrated that the contest is still wide open, believing it could have an impact on Labour's chances.
Our political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
Ed Miliband has said tackling the cost of living crisis should be the number one priority for any politician in London.
The Labour leader said the "cost of living crisis" was massive for people across the capital, insisting they need a government to stand up for them and not the "privileged few".
Speaking to ITV London, Mr Miliband said Labour were already planning to tackle the cost of living by "abolishing the bedroom tax, tackling energy bills and strengthening the national minimum wage".
Labour leader Ed Miliband has described Boris Johnson as a "good showman but not a very good mayor".
Speaking to ITV London, Mr Miliband said that while the London Mayor was a "fun guy" it was not enough to be a good Mayor.
However, the Labour leader insisted comedian Eddie Izzard - who has announced his intention to stand as London Mayor - was welcome to stand for Labour in the 2020 contest.
To continue this nautical metaphor I believe that we should continue on the course we have set and that George Osborne has set.
We are starting to see signs of an economic renaissance in Britain of the kind that my generation once thought would never come.
– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
In our lifetimes this country will not only be demographically one of the biggest economies in Europe but in output as well we have every chance of being the biggest economy in Europe.
Around the world I see British brands catching on wherever people are in the process of embourgeoisment, which we Conservatives support and which is happening all over the place in huge numbers.
Boris Johnson has compared the the UK economy to the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. London's Mayor made the comparison during his address to the Institute of Directors, adding "the keel is off the rocks".
The Costa Concordia is being recovered almost two years after capsizing, an accident in which 32-people died. Two of the bodies still haven't been found.
Parking fines in London have gone up on roads under the control of Mayor, Boris Johnson, according to figures in the Evening Standard:
- Fines rose by nearly 14% last year to £72 million
- Transport for London handed out 553,000 penalty charge notices
- That's a rise of 67,000 on the previous year