Saturday, 21 July 2018

Tag Archives: Sadiq Khan

London Mayor tight-lipped on pending Uber license decision

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to comment on whether taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] will have its license renewed ahead of a decision due by the end of month, saying that giving a running commentary could prompt legal action afterwards. Uber, which has faced protests from drivers of London’s traditional black ...

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We will never be intimidated, says London Mayor

LONDON: A reported explosion at a train station sent commuters stampeding in panic, injuring several people on September 15, at the height of London’s morning rush hour, and police said they were investigating it as a terrorist attack. The Mayor of London urged people to “remain calm and vigilant” in ...

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The High Commissioner calls on the Mayor of London

LONDON:  H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK called on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at his office, City Hall. Welcoming the High Commissioner at his office, the Mayor of London stated that the connection between London and Pakistan is as strong as ever. He said London ...

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Sadiq Khan wants to increase council tax on empty mansions

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging the government to give London boroughs the power to hike council tax on empty mansions. The London mayor commissioned research into the extent of foreign home ownership in the capital last year, and the findings revealed that the number of empty homes was low, ...

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London mayor urged to promote factory-made houses

LONDON: The London Assembly planning committee wants mayor of London Sadiq Khan to take the lead in easing the way for developers to use system building techniques to mass-produce offsite manufactured homes (OSM) more quickly and cheaply than using traditional construction methods. A report1 published today by the committee says ...

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London more united than ever, Sadiq Khan says

LONDON Mayor London Sadiq Khan has said “London stands more united than ever” after an attacker armed with a 4ft sword drove at police near Buckingham Palace. A 26-year-old man from Luton is being quizzed by counter-terror police over the attack which left three officers injured. The man swerved at ...

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UK visit delayed as Boris Johnson criticises Trump over Charlottesville

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Donald Trump got his response to Charlottesville “totally wrong” and has all but confirmed the US President’s state visit to Britain will no longer go ahead this year. Prime Minister Theresa May issued the invitation when she became the first leader to visit Mr ...

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London mayor pushes for more affordable homes on public land

LONDON: At least half of the new homes built on London public land will have to be affordable to benefit from faster planning permission, according to the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. Khan made the announcement yesterday in a new approach to property development. The mayor’s new Supplementary Planning Guidance is ...

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Barcelona terror attack

Spanish and world leaders on Thursday condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. Spain  The Spanish royal family issued an unusually strongly-worded statement: They are assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us. All of Spain is Barcelona.” FC Barcelona said it was “deeply saddened” by the ...

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Moscow minister praises Mayor Sadiq Khan for new London T-charge

LONDON: A Russian environment minister believes London’s new T-charge will “speed-up” the switch to electric vehicles as he praised the capital as a leader in green policies. Anton Kulbachevsky, head of Moscow’s department for environmental management and protection, said the Russian capital wanted to “follow the example” of London but ...

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