Coronavirus: Greenwich Council warns of mask and sanitiser rip-offs

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Greenwich Council has warned of rogue traders selling face masks and hand sanitisers during the coronavirus crisis – and reminded residents that there is no evidence that masks will protect from Covid-19. Trading standards officers visited two shops last week selling disposable face masks which had been split into separate packages, interfering with the product’s integrity, according to […]

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  • Greenwich social care charge hikes postponed because of virus outbreak

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    Controversial new charges on services for disabled people in Greenwich borough will be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter circulated to residents yesterday, Greenwich Council said it would push back the fee increase until at least September due to the uncertainty arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. “Due to the current and rapidly […]

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  • Coronavirus: London City Airport closes down until ‘end of April’

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    London City Airport will shut tonight and is not expected to reopen until the end of April. All commercial and private flights from the airport are suspended from this evening due to the coronavirus outbreak. The airport has offered the use of its facilities to the government “in case it can be used to support […]

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  • Social care charge hikes postponed because of virus outbreak

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    Controversial new charges on services for disabled people in Greenwich borough will be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter circulated to residents yesterday, Greenwich Council said it would push back the fee increase until at least September due to the uncertainty arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. “Due to the current and rapidly […]

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  • Lewisham’s year as borough of culture postponed to 2022

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    Lewisham’s year as London Borough of Culture has been postponed for a year until 2022 as the capital’s authorities turn their attention to dealing with the coronavirus emergency.     The award, from the Mayor of London, aims to support the arts across the capital and comes with £1.35 million to stage a year-long programme of cultural events across the […]

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  • Coronavirus: We can come out of this more united, mayor says

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    Human rights and civil liberties will have to be “changed, curtailed and infringed” to prevent further deaths from coronavirus, the mayor of London has said. Sadiq Khan spoke in the strongest terms of the risk to the capital, as he urged more Londoners to follow Government advice and avoid public places and unnecessary travel. It […]

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  • Silvertown Tunnel councillor out in shake-up of Greenwich Council’s cabinet

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    853 exclusive: The senior councillor in charge of Greenwich Council’s policy on the Silvertown Tunnel has lost her cabinet position in a wide-ranging shake-up of Danny Thorpe’s top team, 853 can reveal. Denise Scott-McDonald, the cabinet member for transport and air quality, is one of a number of names who will leave the council’s ruling […]

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