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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...
Politics
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...
Politics
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...
News from Camden
Following the 2018 election, Camden Council is made up of the following: 43 LABOUR councillors. 7 CONSERVATIVE councillors. 3 LIBERAL DEMOCRAT councillors.  1 GREEN councillor.   Read more news of London on our site.
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The Conservatives are bracing themselves for the loss of flagship councils when millions of Londoners go to the polls on Thursday. Labour is hoping to tighten its grip on the capital by capturing Tory strongholds like Barnet, Wandsworth and Westminster - writes itv.com A recent YouGov opinion poll for Queen Mary University put Labour 22 points ahead of the Conservatives in London. Former Home Secretary, Amber Rudd The fallout from Amber Rudd's resignation...
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The corresponding amendment to the Brexit bill was passed by the House of Lords with 349 votes in favor at 221 against. According to the amendment, the government will resort to such "special powers" not when it is necessary (as proposed in the bill introduced by May), but only when there is a proven need for it. Initially, the government of May tried to use the legal norm, which describes right to special powers introduced in the XVI century by King Henry...
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The head of the Government Communications Headquarters promised the primary protection of the energy system, water supply, the Internet, transport and healthcare system. The UK authorities cannot yet provide absolute security in the case of cyberattacks and are focused on preventing attacks that "can affect the way of life". This was stated by the head of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) Ciaran Martin. He explained that the intelligence se...
News from Hackney
The Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville warns that future funding of the NHS locally must be secured and not used toplug gaps elsewhere in North East London. "This week, alongside Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Devolution, I visited Homerton University Hospital to meet staff, patients and Homerton Helpers volunteers in a range of services including Sexual Health, the Neonatal Unit, the Integrated Independence Team, Patient...
Politics
A request for $16,000 to fund the next step of the UN Safe Cities effort in London sent politicians into a fiery debate on Tuesday. It’s a city council initiative, sure. But forking over the cash to make it happen? Not so fast - writes lfpress.com The community and protective services committee sparred over the plea from a local women’s agency for cash and a city staffer dedicated to the project, which aims to make London’s public spaces safer for women. “...