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  2. Greater London Authority - Wikipedia

    The Mayor proposes policy and the GLA's budget, and makes appointments to the capital's strategic executive such as Transport for London. The primary purpose of the London Assembly is to hold the Mayor of London to account by scrutiny of his or her actions and decisions. The assembly must also accept or amend the mayor's budget on an annual basis.

  3. London Fire Brigade - Wikipedia

    London's Firefighters: Edited by David C Pike and published by Austin Macauley Publishers (ISBN 978-1-78455-541-2) in 2015. An illustrated anthology of articles, fiction and verse about the London Fire Brigade, much of it drawn from the award-winning in-house magazine London Fireman (1966–82) and London Firefighter (1982–2005). The book ...

  4. Pall Mall, London - Wikipedia,_London

    Pall Mall is part of a group of three squares on the British Monopoly board game, alongside Whitehall and Northumberland Avenue. All three streets converge at Trafalgar Square. [37] Rising house prices across London mean a small flat on Pall Mall, which is in the lowest-priced third of properties on the board, now sells for over £1 million.

  5. Colindale - Wikipedia

    Colindale Primary School opened in Colindeep Lane in 1921, with a new building constructed in Woodfield Avenue in 1933. In 2011 the design and build for a new three form entry school was completed by The Kier Group and Sprunt Architects.

  6. Acton, London - Wikipedia,_London

    Acton (/ ˈ æ k t ə n /) is a town and area in west London, England, within the London Borough of Ealing.It is 6.1 miles (10 km) west of Charing Cross.. At the 2011 census, its four wards, East Acton, Acton Central, South Acton and Southfield, had a population of 62,480, a ten-year increase of 8,791 people.

  7. London Borough of Newham - Wikipedia

    The London Borough of Newham / ˈ nj uː ə m / is a London borough created in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. It covers an area previously administered by the Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham , authorities that were both abolished by the same act.

  8. London congestion charge - Wikipedia

    Transport for London announced that from 2009 IBM would operate the charge, along with the London low emission zone under contract. The scheme makes use of purpose-built automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, manufactured by PIPs Technology, to record vehicles entering and exiting the zone. Cameras can record number plates with a 90 ...

  9. Croydon - Wikipedia

    As the vast majority of place names in the area are of Anglo-Saxon origin, the theory accepted by most philologists is that the name Croydon derives originally from the Anglo-Saxon croh, meaning "crocus", and denu, "valley", indicating that, like Saffron Walden in Essex, it was a centre for the cultivation of saffron.