London’s emergency services struggling to comply with Mayor’s earlier ULEZ deadline

– Fire, ambulance and police services all say they will be affected by 2019 implementation – Met needs to replace 82 per cent of its fleet – all of its diesel vehicles – Fire brigade faced with paying daily charge on 52 non-compliant vehicles if deadline is brought forward – Ambulance service says it will have to bring forward vehicle replacement timeline London’s emergency services…

66k frontline workers punched, kicked, spat on, and even murdered

Over 400 attacks every week on doctors, nurses, cabbies and receptionists Wearable GPS ‘panic button’ technology would protect essential workers and slash the multi-million pound workplace violence bill   65,970 workers in the UK have been attacked whilst on duty in the last three years, working out at over 400 incidents every week.1 A new report “Risky Business: Protecting frontline workers from attack whilst on…

Drunk fines fall by a third despite hospital admissions rising

“Random police visits to A&Es on trouble nights targeting repeat drunks with fines” London: The number of fines handed out to London’s drunks are drastically falling, despite hospital admissions rising year on year. The new figures come as part of the next phase of GLA Conservative Tony Arbour’s campaign* to cut the cost of binge drinking. New FOI figures for the Capital show: · Drunk…

Ambulance crews under attack daily

· 4 frontline ambulance workers attacked, threatened, and spat on every day · Physical assaults on crews up by 23% in the Capital · Body-worn cameras would help cut thousands of cases of abuse across NHS – London Ambulance should lead trials · Cameras would protect paramedics and responders – London pilot would cost less than one year’s annual £125k sick bill caused by violence…