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Boris welcomes TfL spending

Mayor of London Boris Johnson welcomed a big boost - a grant of £925 million in 2015/16 rising to just over £1 billion by 2020/21 on top of enhanced borrowing powers to fund transport in the capital.

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Diamond Jubilee London tours 'cost thousands'

Queen Elizabeth II waves to spectators as she leaves Westminster Hall. Credit: Kevin Coombs/PA Wire

The Royal Family criss-crossed the globe, at a cost of almost £1 million, to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee last year.

While the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh remained at home, touring the UK, their family travelled around the Commonwealth to mark the milestone.

The Princess Royal visited South Africa and Mozambique to celebrate her mother's 60-year reign, travelling on a scheduled long-haul return flight between London and Johannesburg costing just over £42,000.

For the opening of the Paralympic Games a month later, the Queen flew by chartered plane from Scotland to London at a cost of £16,000, then returned on the Royal Train for £20,000.

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