OPINION - The Leader podcast: Nurse strikes & Sadiq Khan expands ULEZ

Nurses will stage walkouts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on two days in December (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)
Nurses will stage walkouts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on two days in December (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)

Nurses will go on strike for two days next month as part of a major escalation in a dispute over pay. Dozens of trusts will see nurses walk out on 15th and 20th December. It’s a tricky time of year for the NHS at the best of times but the RCN say they’ve been left with no alternative.

The Evening Standard’s Health Reporter, Daniel Keane, discusses the potential impact and how we reached this point.

In part two, Ross Lydall, our City Hall Editor and Transport Editor, speaks to Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, about his decision to expand the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to cover all of the capital.

From next summer, drivers of the most polluting cars will have to pay £12.50 a day to enter the Greater London Authority boundary. As a result, an estimated five million Londoners will breathe cleaner air.

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