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There weren't any big ticket transport items for the capital in the Budget 2018- and it led the mayor to call it "anti-London". So is it? Well if you go through the chancellor's red book it doesn't do much to change your opinion. This is a detailed breakdown of it. Crossrail Crossrail 2 gets a mention and it looks like the big decision for that will be in next year's Spending Review. But there was certainly no definite commitment. In the past, the chancell...
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Labour says it would scrap laws allowing private landlords to evict tenants without giving a reason. The law, in force since 1988, is thought to be the biggest cause of homelessness. Labour's shadow housing minister John Healey will announce the policy at the party's conference later. He will also unveil plans for a £20m fund to set up "renters unions" to support tenants in disputes with landlords. So-called "no-fault" evictions - when landlords throw peop...
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A portrait capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 schoolchildren from across London is being created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen. Year 3 pupils from the capital's 2,410 primary schools will be specially photographed for the project, which will go on display at Tate Britain. The project hopes to embody the diversity of the city in which Mr McQueen, now 48, grew up. The finished exhibition will be unveiled in autumn 2019. The 12 Years a Slave dir...
News form Brent
Home Council News September 2018 Youth Stories of Brent premiere Youth Stories of Brent premiere 10 September 2018 There was a huge turnout as young Brent film-makers launched their inspirational documentary about other young people in Brent Over a hundred people packed into the Granville Centre in South Kilburn on Saturday (8 September) to celebrate the launch of Youth Stories of Brent, a dynamic new documentary film telling the stories of inspirational y...
News from Hackney
The flagship regeneration of a Stoke Newington housing estate by Hackney Council is the only council housebuilding project named as one of the best new buildings in the UK by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The transformation of the Kings Crescent estate, in Stoke Newington, to provide hundreds of new and refurbished council homes was one of 49 developments across the country to win a RIBA National Award for its high-quality architecture - write...
News from Newham
The Joseph Rowntree report published on 7 June 2018, highlighted that last year over 1.5 million people went without the bare essentials and were locked out of the chance of building a decent and secure life - writes newham.gov.uk In response to the report Rokhsana said: “This report is a damning indictment of the government’s policies and behind these statistics are people facing the real choice between eating, paying their rent or putting clothes on thei...
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Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, visited the Civic Offices Bexleyheath yesterday (7 June) to hear first-hand about the work that the Council and its NHS partners are doing to improve the health and wellbeing of Bexley residents- writes bexley.gov.uk “We were very pleased have the opportunity to talk to the Under Secretary of State about the great work we are doing to provide more joined-up care and...
News from Newham
At a meeting to be held by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz and her new Cabinet tomorrow (Tuesday 5 June) she and her members will be considering items left over by the previous administration.​ ​The items being discussed are: Rescinding the award of £661,920k of funding from the Stratford City Section 106 agreement to Memorial Recreation Ground, for a new synthetic pitch. This follows on from councillors Seyi Akiwowo, James Beckles, Rokhsana Fiaz and Veronica Oakeshot...
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The attackers left a 25-year-old man with with a fractured rib, broken nose and severely blackened eyes. A young couple have been left too terrified to return home after a mob of up to 20 'drunk' men attacked them on their doorstep - writes mirror.co.uk The man and woman claim the gang targeted their home 'because a paedophile used to live at the address'. They were watching a documentary on their sofa when the assailants struck just before midnight. The m...
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A 13-year-old girl who went missing from London is in Poland where her mother lives, police have confirmed. Serena Alexander-Benson was last seen by her father leaving her home in Wimbledon at about 07:50 BST on Friday - writes bbc.com She left the UK on a Eurotunnel train on Friday morning travelling in a car to Poland with a Polish friend of her mother, police said. She was wearing her green school uniform and had told her father she was going to school,...
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Negotiations on trade cooperation between Great Britain and the European Union after Brexit cannot begin until London signs up under an obligation to pay compensation. The deputy secretary in the ministry for exit from the EU, Suella Braverman, revealed the long neglected fact of Brexit negotiations: Great Britain will be obliged to pay the EU £39 billion of compensation for leaving the block before details of the bilateral trade agreement are negotiated....
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The first public speech by Sajid Javid in the post of head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the conference of the Federation of Police Departments did not leave any grounds for optimism. Interior Minister Sajid Javid spoke at a conference of police departments with a keynote speech in which he promised to optimize resources to meet the demands of employees, but made it clear that the government "does not have a magic wand" to increase funding for pol...
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A Labour Party constituency boss has been suspended for tweets about the shadow foreign secretary being beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) group. Lewisham East Constituency Labour Party (CLP) chairman Ian McKenzie said the group would behead Emily Thornberry instead of taking her as a sex slave. Critics described the tweets, posted between 2015 and 2016, as "vile". An investigation into Mr McKenzie's actions has now begun, the Labour Party has confirmed. A...
News from Newham Council
Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz has unveiled the first members of her Cabinet who will support her in ensuring that residents are “at the heart of everything Newham Council does”. Mayor Fiaz said: “The people of Newham have put their trust in me for the next four years to work with them and for them on making things better for everyone. I am pleased to be able to announce the first members of a talented new Cabinet who have the vision and drive to help deliver the pro...
News from Newham Council
Newham Council owns three tower blocks with Aluminium Composite Cladding material – Ferrier Point, Tanner Point and Nicholls Point. Most of the cladding has been removed already from the three blocks. Reacting to the announcement, Mayor Fiaz said: “Councils on already stretched budgets should not be left with shouldering the burden of the unexpectedly high costs of removing the ACM cladding from tower blocks. However, we have not let a lack of funds delay...