London mayor Sadiq Khan’s election pledge to pedestrianise Oxford Street has been stamped out by Westminster Council. The London council, which owns the capital’s famous shopping street, said it has listened to the views of local residents and businesses and ruled out full-scale pedstrianisation as an option. However, it added that “doing nothing” to improve the retail area is also not an option, and urges a rethink of the whole strategy. Westminster councillor Nickie Aiken said: “We are now working […]
A confidential reporting system where transport employees can flag up safety concerns is being introduced into the road haulage industry.
The government is being urged not to raise fuel duty in the forthcoming Budget following speculation that the first increase in a decade is on the cards.
CitySprint experienced a 41% rise in same day retail deliveries in June, but saw a 15% drop in orders during the Olympic games. The same day distribution company reported that orders were up 10% on figures for April and May, during a month of unseasonably wet weather that saw shoppers avoiding the high street. Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint chief executive, said: “Whilst delivery volumes fluctuate throughout the year, June was a particularly strong month for us, and I suspect that this […]