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London can expect more extreme weather events over the next few years with the number of "uncomfortable" days of heatwave likely to double.

The rise of intensely sunny days should prompt architects and planners to start including "cool culture" design features to make life more bearable for overheated residents and workers, say experts.

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Mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans for a 3,500 home development at Deptford.

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Concerns the London 2012 legacy may not be benefiting the East End's existing communities have been batted back by its caretakers.

By John Biggs

johnbiggs142WEBBY.jpgOne of the great paradoxes of life in the East End is that in the past 30 years or so, tens of thousands of new jobs have arrived but unemployment in the area has stayed high.

Everyone has an opinion about this. Some feel the area is hard done by, others that it's about scroungers who don't want to work.

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Cuts to London Fire Brigade, which will see the closure of 10 stations and the scrapping of 14 vehicles, have been passed through.

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority accepted the Mayor's controversial savings plan, with chairman James Cleverly casting the deciding vote.

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