Gunfire detectors could reduce London casualties in Paris-style terror attack

– ‘Soft targets’ like museums, shopping centres and stadiums should be equipped Gunfire detectors should be installed in London’s museums, shopping centres and stadiums to shorten police response times in the event of a Paris-style attack, Kemi Badenoch will tell the Mayor of London today. The inexpensive, smoke alarm-sized devices detect gunfire through sound and heat, and can cut emergency response times by alerting the…

Use breathalysers to keep problem drinkers out of London’s clubs

– Testing patrons before entering London’s clubs could prevent needless A&E visits Breathalysers should be given to bouncers to keep problem drinkers out of London’s pubs and clubs, Steve O’Connell will tell the Mayor of London today. Local police in Havering and Croydon have been trialling the use of breathalysers on their high streets since early this year and sharing the devices with local pubs…

Cut the Knowledge to level playing field for London’s black cabs

– New eight point plan could save the capital’s struggling transport icon The Knowledge should be scrapped in its current form as part of an eight-point plan to save London’s black cab industry, according to a new report by Conservative London Assembly member Richard Tracey. Research found the notoriously difficult navigation test, which can take up to three years to pass, is acting as a…