Ambulance crews under attack daily

· 4 frontline ambulance workers attacked, threatened, and spat on every day · Physical assaults on crews up by 23% in the Capital · Body-worn cameras would help cut thousands of cases of abuse across NHS – London Ambulance should lead trials · Cameras would protect paramedics and responders – London pilot would cost less than one year’s annual £125k sick bill caused by violence…

Give benefits cash to small businesses for apprenticeships

· Move would put some of London’s 32,000 young welfare claimants into paid training – nationally over 300,000 under-25s could be helped · On the eve of the latest unemployment figures, new projections show £908m of welfare cash could be freed up for apprenticeships Benefits cash should be diverted to pay for new apprenticeships rather than keeping people on the dole, according to GLA Conservatives’…

End £8.5m Lee Valley park tax on Londoners so cash can be invested locally

For the full size Lee Valley Park Infographic please click here Announcement to commercialise Lee Valley sporting and leisure venues will cut reliance on London taxpayers Visitors from Hounslow have to fork out £39.45 per visit while Waltham Forest visitors pay just 60p Lee Valley Park Authority should now set profit targets and become fully self-financing so investment can be protected for local parks The…

Sound cannon could save lives in emergency situations

“Sound cannon” or Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) could be a safer, cheaper and more effective alternative to water cannon, without the mobility issues, according to Conservative London Assembly Member Tony Arbour. Priced from £18k – 25 times cheaper than the proposed cost of water cannon – the fixed unit looks like a satellite dish, and emits a targeted, high pitched alarm tone in short…