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Air pollution control

Teams of air quality wardens will be out in force today busting the myths around engine idling to crack down on air pollution sweeping across London. It comes as Westminster Council announces their parking wardens will fine motorists who are idling £20 if they don't switch off their engines from May 1st. The City of London Corporation says air pollution contributes to the premature deaths of 4,000 Londoners each year.

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Tube death witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two men were struck by a train at Old Street London Underground station in the early hours of Sunday morning. Thirty-five year old Nick Mann was killed when he jumped onto the tracks to rescue his brother Robert who remains in hospital in a critical condition.

MPs press for quick decision over airport expansion

A passenger plane prepares for take off at Gatwick Airport Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Nearly 60 MPs, including the leader of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee, are pressing for a speedy decision by the next government on whether a new runway should be built at Gatwick or Heathrow Airport.

Graham Brady told the Independent on Sunday: "It is critical we address the issue of airport infrastructure as soon as possible - we've clearly put off a decision for decades now.

"It's important we make sure there is at least one new runway built in South-east England to prevent us falling behind other countries in terms of trade."

The paper reports that concern is growing in the House of Commons that the main parties have not made a commitment to backing the final option selected by the Airports Commission led by Sir Howard Davies. The commission is due to report in the summer.

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'Jigsaw' station structure completed

Credit: Crossrail

The structure of the new Crossrail Custom House station in the Royal Docks has been completed. 825 sections of the building were pieced together like a jigsaw in a year and a day. When completed in 2018, the station will enable passengers to travel to and from Heathrow in 45 minutes.

Credit: Crossrail
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