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Londoners embrace e-scooters as rental trials are under way

Londoners embrace e-scooters as rental trials are under way

Breaking News, Covid-19, News, TFL, Transport
As the demand for micro-mobility has been surging amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Londoners have also embraced e-scooters as an alternative form of transport. In early 2021, the city is expected to host the UK’s biggest e-scooter rental trial; with thousands of the two-wheeled vehicles hitting the streets of London. (Video produced by Hai Anh Vu) Transport for London (TfL) unveiled their plan for the UK’s biggest e-scooter rental trial in late November. The twelve-month trial means e-scooters will be able to be used on roads and cycle lanes, but not on pavements or public walkways.  E-scooter rental trial kicks off in early 2021. (Photo by Hai Anh Vu) Although it is now illegal to ride e-scooters on public roads, with riders at risk of facing a £

Lord Janner not to stand trial

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The former Labour MP Lord Janner  "is unfit to stand trial" a High Court judge stated according to BBC News. Prosecuted for sexual abuse over underage children, the 87-years-old peer will not take part in his own trial because of dementia. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Lord Janner would not even been able to recognize his family the Court reports say. Suffering from memory loss, he would not be able to witness or to defend himself at the trial. The Jury will have to decide next April whether Lord Janner committed sexual abuse or not with the presence of the defendant. Lord Janner is prosecuted for 22 sexual offences, mostly on minor boys. On Last April, he was suspended from the Labour Party and has been on a "formal leave of absence from the House of Lords since October 2014