Newslinks | 13th July 2007

The NewsEditor

Tube staff to strike over safety "Tube workers have voted for a 24-hour strike on the Bakerloo line next week over fears for workers' safety.

"The Rail Maritime and Transport Union said it is in response to plans to make staff remove passengers from trains north of Queen's Park station unaided.

"The union insists two station staff and the driver should empty trains but managers say one member of station staff and the driver can do it safely." [from BBC News Online]

Greener parking scheme needed

"EALING Council is being urged to go green by considering a CO2 based parking scheme in the borough.

"Darren Johnson, a Green Party member of the London Assembly has called for the action against people using gas guzzling 4x4 vehicles." [from Ealing Times]

Boris 'likely to run for mayor'

"Boris Johnson is expected to run against Ken Livingstone for London mayor, it has been reported.

"The Henley MP is likely to add his name to the list of Tory hopefuls before Monday's applications deadline, according to the Daily Telegraph." [from BBC News Online]