Crowded platforms on the London Underground (Image: Getty)

Why Sadiq Khan has to put a lid on the Tube

There is no money tree. You rob Peter to pay Paul. That’s what London Mayor Sadiq Khan knows. At least now he does. He’s having to square his Tube fares freeze with his plans for expansion and coming up short.

Giles BroadbentWhy Sadiq Khan has to put a lid on the Tube
The River Thames at high tide in east London, breaking the banks

Thames Barrier closes after coastal surge

The Thames Barrier has been closed for most of today (Thursday, October 5) after a coastal surge put riverside communities on alert.

Giles BroadbentThames Barrier closes after coastal surge