Firefighters can speed up thousands of heart attack response times

London’s firefighters responding to medical emergencies, such as heart attacks, would speed up attendance to 4,294 patients per year, according to a new report. The number of incidents attended by the Fire Brigade has dropped 44% to 102,090 in the last ten years to 2013, whilst the Ambulance has seen a 42% increase (to 1,090,277) in the number of emergencies it responds to. In 2014/15,…

£400m outer London tourism boost from cutting edge phone tech

A new report “Unknown London”, recommends employing cutting edge phone technology such as bluetooth beacons and QR codes to direct tourists to lesser known outer London attractions. If “Visit London” (the body responsible for promoting tourism in the capital) employed the technology, it would help rebalance the flow of tourism cash. Currently, central and inner London take around £7.7bn whilst outer London attracts £4bn of…

Retired tube staff ‘insurance policy’ for London

Recently retired tube workers, such as drivers, signallers and station staff, could prop up the Underground during industrial action, according to GLA Conservative Richard Tracey. Richard Tracey said: “The unions are actively blocking the night tube which would benefit millions of people. It’s Londoners who will yet again suffer on their way to work, and businesses will be hit to the tune of £300m a…