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Mayor of London gives keynote speech on Brexit negotiations

992_496_mayor_6369_may2016-1The Mayor of London recently used a keynote speech in Brussels to declare that it is not in the European Union’s best interest to ‘punish’ Britain through the Brexit negotiations.

Sadiq Khan said he was ‘proud’ to call himself a European and to know that Britain had been part of the EU for 44 years. He said: “The EU stands as a symbol for how different people – and different nations – are stronger together than they are apart.”

At a conference in Brussels staged by Politico, he said that the EU had transformed Europe’s economy for the better, regenerated some of the poorest communities on the continent, enhanced workers’ rights, protected consumers and promoted peace. He also amplified his call for the 3.3million European citizens (a million of whom are Londoners) who currently live in Britain to be given a ‘cast-iron guarantee’ of their right to remain in the UK post-Brexit.

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Plan your journeys over Easter – TfL

bus-163916_640Tfl customers are being encouraged to plan their journeys in advance this Easter to ensure they can get around easily and make the most of London

The majority of Transport for London (TfL) services will be running across the transport network as normal. This includes London’s extensive bus network, where customers can now get around for less with the new Hopper fare that allows people travelling on two buses within an hour to pay only one single fare. Most of the London Overground network and most Tube lines are also operating, helping people who want to get out and about across London this Easter.

TfL is however using the quieter Easter period to carry out essential improvement work, whilst minimising disruption to customers. Thousands of engineers will be working around the clock at a number of locations to deliver improvements to TfL services that will benefit customers.

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Orchard Hill students welcome London Ambulance Service

first aidOrchard Hill College students at Old Town Hall, Wallington were excited to welcome Alex Gibb from the London Ambulance Service for a hands-on session about safety and first aid. Alex came straight from a nightshift but was full of energy and brought lots of equipment to demonstrate different aspects of his role as a paramedic.

Alex explained that the Service’s main role is to respond to emergency calls, so the group looked at how to make an emergency call if the situation arose. Students also listened to each other’s heart beats on a stethoscope and gained hands-on experience of tying bandages to each other’s arms (with brilliant acting from one ‘patient’ Ben!) and practised how to deliver emergency resuscitation on the mannequin Alex had brought in.

“This was a fantastic session that engaged students and delivereda number of valuable lessons to take forward. Thank you, Alex and the London Ambulance Service for visiting!” said a spokesperson.

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Firefighters from three stations attend fire at Sutton flats

sv-icon-copy-1Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a block of flats in Victoria Road, Sutton in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Part of a flat on the first floor of the building was damaged by fire.

The Brigade was called at 0320 and the fire was under control at 0408. Fire crews from Wallington, Sutton and Mitcham fire stations attended the scene.

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London Fire brigade launch new gas suits

gas suitsNew coverall gas tight suits have been launched by the London Fire Brigade to help improve how crews respond at incidents involving hazardous materials and terrorism.

The chemical protective clothing enables firefighters to go into areas that their normal firefighting protective equipment would not protect them from due to the risk of being exposed to potentially poisonous substances and could be used in the event of a terrorist chemical attack.

They can also be used at any incident where it is believed there has been a leak of a dangerous substances such as ammonia leaks from fridges and acid spills.

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Limehouse Lizzy appearing at Boom Boom club

LimehouseLizzy picRegarded as one of the UK’s leading tribute bands LIMEHOUSE LIZZY take their name partly from their East London origins and partly from their musical heroes Thin Lizzy. Limehouse pay homage to the kings of Classic Rock and Phil Lynott in particular.

They are playing at Sutton’s Boom Boom club on Thursday 30 Mar. For full details go to CLUB

Thin Lizzy were a unique blend of Celtic Rock, and were blessed with one the most charismatic front men in the business. Limehouse Lizzy are similarly fortunate in having Lynott lookalike/soundalike Wayne Ellis.

Playing a blistering two set show, Limehouse have already headlined the Philo Festival in Dublin a couple of times, and have recently taken to the theatres with their “Still in Love With You” show.

However, it is back in the intimate club setting that their tribute to Lizzy works best. With a full repertoire of Lizzy and Lynott’s greatest efforts from: “
The Boys Are Back in Town”, “Suicide” and “Dancing in The Moonlight” to “Whiskey in The Jar”, “Sarah”, “Parisienne Walkways” and “The Cowboy Song / Rosalie,

Limehouse Lizzy recreate the atmosphere and passion of the days of Classic Rock and when the multi talented Phil Lynott was still with us.

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Go Colour Crazy at Carshalton’s Honeywood this Easter

2017_Easter_Colour_CrazyA celebration of colouring for the young and the less young with special drawings of Honeywood Musuem to colour and some pretty flower and Spring animal pictures will be available as the Carshalton museum launches its Colour Crazy Easter activities which starts on Saturday April 1 through to Sunday April 16.

The event will take place at the museum for more details go to EASTER FUN

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Fantastic range of events staged by Time Out youth project

riversideRiverside Community Association’s Time Out Youth Project offers a range of activities for young people across the week:

Sutton Life Centre – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Detached Youth Work – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Doorsteps Sports Club – Friday

Here is what the project has been up to recently.

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