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Westminster benefits from more housing legal aid services, study shows

Westminster has an usually high number of state-funded housing advise services, new Law Society research shows. But the Law Society says that housing advise deserts across the country are “catastrophic”, and that the situation risks rendering vulnerable households’ legal rights meaningless. There are five state-funded advice service – at a rate of two per every […]

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Electric cars receive boost in South London

Electric car technology is advancing rapidly, and the latest figures suggest that Lambeth is getting on board the green revolution. Over 2018, the number of registered plug-in vehicles in the area increased by 52%. The latest Department for Transport statistics show the number of registered electric or plug-in hybrid cars, vans and micro-cars called quadricycles […]

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Bridge too far as police clear protesters from Waterloo Bridge

Police cleared the last of thousands of climate change activists from Waterloo Bridge on Easter Sunday. Campaigners from Extinction Rebellion started their protest on April 15, stopping traffic at Waterloo Bridge, as well as Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and the area around Parliament Square. Olympic gold medallist Etienne Stott was one of the eco-warriors arrested […]

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Wimbledon prowler pleads guilty to burglaries

A man has admitted making 500-mile round trips to carry out a string of burglaries on Wimbledon homes over more than a decade. Asdrit Kapaj, 42, from Woodfield Road, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, carried enough thefts to earn himself the nickname of the “Wimbledon prowler”. Boris Becker is reported to have been one of Kapaj’s victims. […]