Plans to base police officers in coffee shops and supermarkets were dropped today - as the Mayor confirmed his plan for policing in the capital.
The so-called "Costa Coffee" model has been ditched, following a public outcry.
But another controversial proposal is going ahead - the closure of 63 police station front counters.Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
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Sir Bruce entertained audiences for more than seven decades.
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