Mr Khan, said: “London’s air is a killer and is linked to asthma, strokes, heart disease and dementia. “I refuse to be a mayor who ignores this and I am determined to take effective action to reduce the harm it does to Londoners.” The T-Charge is the first of a series of new rates being introduced in London. It is due to be replaced by a stricter Ultra-Low Emission Zone in 2020, although Mr Khan is consulting on bringing this forward to 2019. This will mean diesel cars registered before September 2015 and petrol cars registered before 2006 will face a #12.50 charge. The mayorRead More →

The BBC analysis found: Plans to reduce the number of hospital sites in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland from three to two In the Black Country a 700m funding gap means one hospital may have to be closed Maternity and children’s services being “centralised” on to one site in Lincolnshire A warning in West Yorkshire and Harrogate that having five hyper-acute stroke services may “no longer be viable” The downgrading of two out of three A&Es in Mid and South Essex, with only one retaining specialist emergency care In South West London, proposals to reduce the number of major hospitals from five to four Plans inRead More →

Raising beef cattle requires 160 times more land and causes 11 times more greenhouse gas emissions when compared to crops like wheat, rice or potatoes Choosing to live a life with less in an eco-friendly way goes far beyond what you consume, what you drive or whether you use plastic bags. It can also be drastically affected by what you choose to eat or avoid eating, for that matter. Yep, you guessed it: Im talking about meat. In addition to being an unapologetic hippie, a toy denier and one step away from joining a commune and singing Kumbaya, I am also vegetarian just like 4Read More →