Boris Johnson today warned No 10 it must plough cash into London to secure Britain's recovery as he set out his vision to make it the "greatest city on earth".
The Mayor used his speech at City Hall this morning as a massive publicity plug for investment into transport.
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The mayoral candidate said he believed the spike in knife crime and the restrictions imposed on police to stop and search are linked.
Dragos Moisica raped the victim on her 12th birthday in a hotel in Kenton. He has been jailed for 12 years.
A week after the sinkhole appeared, it is unclear when the area will be declared safe.