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General News

  • ‘New Routemasters’ (‘New Bus for London’ name seems to have been dropped) coming to route 148 on Saturday, but without the hop-on hop-off option.
  • Witnesses describe a fatal hit and run that happened in Newham last week.
  • A speeding driver who killed a child has had his sentence halved to 12 months.
  • Barnet Hospital A&E had to turn away ambulances on 31 January after becoming overwhelmed by patients.
  • Boris Johnson tweets support for London foxhunting. Which prompted James David Smith to send us this image by his friend Katie Stotter.
  • Damon Albarn announces gigs at the Rivoli Ballroom and People’s Palace.
  • Architects design water fountains for six potential locations.

Flooding

  • The Thames Barrier has been closed 33 times so far this winter. It closed 35 times during the entire 1990s.
  • Thames is predicted to rise to its highest level in 60 years.
  • Concerns that central London could be at risk of flooding in the future.
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