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Sadiq announces affordable homes deals

Sadiq Khan has announced a deal with councils and housing associations in London to start building an extra 50,000 affordable homes to rent and buy over the next four years.

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Frequency upped for Crossrail

Services on the Elizabeth line are set to be more extensive and frequent than originally planned – with Heathrow getting a much improved service – when the line becomes fully operational in December 2019, Transport for London has announced.

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Yet more delay for Heathrow

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced yet another delay in the decision to expand Heathrow, blaming the snap General Election.

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Slough station hotel plans

Aberdeen Asset Management is progressing plans for a 180 bed hotel and 260 flats near Slough Railway Station.

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Centre for London produces brexit report

The Cenre for London has produced “Better Brexit, Better City”, a report which sets out a series of policies and measures that the Centre feels that the next Government and the Mayor of London should adopt to make a success … Continue reading

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Uxbridge BID wins ballot

The Uxbridge BID will become a reality, after it wins its ballot.

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H&F launches Imperial partnership

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has unveiled its new partnership with Imperial College London to boost local bio-tech, digital and creative businesses.

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Galliford Try for Perceval

Ealing Council’s cabinet has selected Galliford Try as the partner to take forward plans for the redevelopment of its headquarters building, Perceval House.

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Sadiq launches Good Growth programme

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched his Good Growth by Design programme to enhance the design of buildings and neighbourhoods.

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£10 million fire safety boost for tower blocks in Brent

A range of fire safety improvements, such as sprinklers, smoke detectors and fire alarms, is set to be rolled out in high-rise tower blocks in Brent after a multi-million pound package was backed by councillors.

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Underground warehouse approved

Hounslow Council has approved Formal Investments plans for gravel extraction leading to the construction of an underground warehouse and new public park.

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Sir Howard quotes short odds on R3

Sir Howard Davies has said he is 70% pecent confident that a third runway will be built at Heathrow – in bookmakers parlance, a short odds-on favourite at around 2:1 on.

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Heathrow passes 77m passengers

Heathrow welcomed a record 6.76 million passengers in June (+2.3% from June 2016), boosting the number of passengers travelling through the UK’s hub in the past 12 months to 77m for the first time in Heathrow’s history.

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Arora Group proposes its own Heathrow expansion scheme

Arora Group, one of the largest landowners in the Heathrow area, has put forward their own proposals for Heathrow expansion, saying they will be up to £6.7bn cheaper than the Airport’s own proposals.

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Cineworld opens in South Ruislip

Cineworld have opened their new 11-screen complex in South Ruislip.

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UWL is London’s top university for graduate employment

Over 97% of University of West London (UWL) graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation, making UWL one of the top ten institutions in the country for employability, and the best performing multi-faculty university in … Continue reading

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A World of opportunity for West London

Delegates at the Place West London event focussed on Heathrow 2.0 – the Airport’s new sustainability strategy – heard how it will open huge opportunity up for West London.

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Sadiq holds talent summit

Ensuring that the capital can continue to attract global talent once the UK has left the European Union was be top of the agenda at a summit hosted by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

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Southall Town Hall on the market

The long leasehold of Southall Town Hall has come to market.

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New agreement to boost Heathrow rail services

Heathrow, Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport have agreed a commitment to boost integrated rail connectivity to the airport, including the addition of two new Elizabeth line trains per hour serving Terminal 5 from December 2019.

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