London Mayor plans junk food ad ban on public transport

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to impose a ban on junk food advertising on public transport, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. Khan is consulting on the plans that would see adverts for unhealthy food and drink that are high in fat, salt or sugar banned across the entire Transport for London network, including London Underground, Overground and the capital’s buses and bus shelters. The Mayor said the measures are designed to tackle the “ticking timebomb” of childhood obesity in the capital. Cancer Research UK’s director…

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Historic statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett unveiled

A statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett has been unveiled in Parliament Square in a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London today. Following Caroline Criado Perez’s campaign, the Mayor of London commissioned Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing OBE to create the statue. It is funded through the Government’s £5 million Centenary Fund and is the first-ever monument of a woman, and the first created by a woman, to stand within the square.   Marking 100 years since some women won the right to vote, the…

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London Mayor’s record £44m commitment to make London safe for women and girls

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today published his strategy to tackle violence against women and girls, and the misogynistic attitudes that allow these crimes to continue, backed by a record £44m investment up to 2020. Sadiq wants to make London the safest city in the world for women and girls, and that means every Londoner and every organisation playing their part to promote equality and to challenge sexist and misogynistic attitudes wherever they are encountered. London is already one of the safest cities in the world for women, yet…

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Free tap water scheme launched in London to help cut plastic waste

Shops and businesses around London have joined a scheme that offers people free tap water ‘refills’ as part of the Mayor of London’s plans to reduce single-use plastic bottles in the capital. The average London adult buys more than 3 plastic water bottles every week* – a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, some  7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste. The Mayor is keen for Londoners to adopt small changes that can have a…

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London Mayor announces first-ever London National Park City Week

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced the first ever London National Park City Week, celebrating the capital’s natural environment and encouraging Londoners to help make it even greener. Sadiq has committed to help make London the world’s first National Park City, where more than 50 per cent of the city is green by 2050 and the capital’s green spaces and waterways benefit all Londoners. Working with the National Park City Foundation and other partners, he aims to declare the capital a National Park City in 2019, and is…

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