THE sentencing of Gary Davies and Tony James this week highlights the importance of being vigilant against dodgy handymen.
Many of us have been offered work on their homes by 'passers-by', con artists with no qualms about callously ruining lives.
Therefore, irrespective of what part Davies and James actually played in the con, they deserved to be punished for their involvement
Naivety is no excuse to agree to cash cheques, which the judge rightly said could have come from a whole range of criminal acts. We hope the others involved in this scheme, and probably many more, will get caught out and join these two in prison.
IT IS good news that Transport for London has been advised to investigate introducing an Outer London Travelcard.
Passengers sometimes have to buy the pay-asyou-go equivalent of a ticket that gives them more flexibility than they need - or should have to pay for. People should be rewarded with cheaper fares for using public transport in areas where bus, rail and Tube services are less extensive.
But there are concerns a complex but fairer fare system would confuse and people would buy more than one ticket. How much of a saving would they make if 10p was slashed here and there? And would other fares have to go up to compensate?
Whether or not the idea of an Outer London Travelcard catches on, the evidence that fares in the fringe boroughs are disproportionately high remains.
This is a welcome review of fares.