Newslinks & Weekend Round-Up | 6 August 2007

The NewsEditor

Mayoral Contest Both the Times and ConservativeHome carry stories on the upcoming mayoral contest.

The Times carries a humourous biography of Boris, whilst ConservativeHome weighs the prospects of a Boris vs. Ken contest.

Meanwhile, the Independent reports that Brian Paddick, former Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the Met, is now in the running to be the Lib Dem candidate for Mayor.

Mobile Ticketing

The Go Ahead Group has pledged to have 50 percent of journeys on its London Midland rail franchise bought through smartcard technology by 2014, reports Znet.

This technology, which will make transport far easier for commuters, is incompatible with the current Oyster card scheme.