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Mayor John Biggs’ Lack of Leadership in Dealing with the Snow Must be Questioned

Councillor Ohid Ahmed, Aspire’s Shadow Lead for Resources and Community Safety, said: “It’s not so much about the snow, it’s about the lack of leadership in response to it. Only this morning, I witnessed an accident in Wapping due to this lack of preparedness and failure of leadership. I visited Wapping, Stepney and Whitechapel and witnessed the suffering of our residents – the council seem to have abandoned them ...

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Universities should pay back fees for strike, says minister

  The universities minister says students whose courses have been disrupted by the university strike should receive compensation for lost classes. Sam Gyimah said this could mean a refund on tuition fees or rearranging cancelled lectures. At the launch of a new higher education regulator, Mr Gyimah told universities this was the “age of the student” and they deserved better ...

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Tower Hamlets becomes a “Responsible Drinking Borough”

Tower Hamlets Council is introducing a public order to give police and council enforcement officers new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour caused by people drinking alcohol in public places. The order comes into effect on 1 March 2018. It means that people who are being anti-social and drinking alcohol in a public place could be issued with an on the spot ...

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Marina warms to her new boiler

  Council scheme for owner occupier residents on benefits for new boilers, heating controls and insulation to heat their homes during winter Mrs Marina Martin warmed to the occasion as she received the Cabinet Member for Strategic Development and Waste Cllr Rachel Blake this week. As winter weather continued, Mrs  Martin of Warner Place,  Nelson Gardens – was marking the ...

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Mayor marks start of work on new council housing

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has marked the start of on–site preparatory work ahead of construction of 33 council homes at Locksley site A on Rhodeswell Road in Mile End. The build will form part of three developments that will soon be underway totalling 77 new council homes. Since 2011 the number of people in our borough has ...

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Waltham Forest and Brent named first London boroughs of culture

Waltham Forest and Brent have been named as the first London boroughs of culture, each receiving at least £1.35m of funding. The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced the two winners on Tuesday morning. They were chosen from the 22 London boroughs that submitted a bid. Ten boroughs did not enter the competition. The project is inspired by the success of ...

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PMQs verdict: Corbyn misses key Brexit attack line on Irish border

  Jeremy Corbyn spoke for many when he began by asking the prime minister what “ambitious managed divergence” – the approach to Brexit thrashed out last week during the cabinet awayday at Chequers – means in practice. May replied that the Conservatives would restore Britain’s control of its laws, borders and money, in contrast to Labour’s position of remaining in ...

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Four people die in road accidents as snow sweeps across UK

Fatal incidents in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire as wintry weather causes disruption Four people have been killed in crashes in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire on Tuesday as wintry conditions continued across Britain. Snowfall made driving conditions treacherous in many parts of Britain, disrupted rail and air transport networks and forced hundreds of schools to close. More snow is forecast for the rest ...

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Wake up or face prosecution: Nobel laureates to Suu Kyi

Three visiting Nobel peace laureates here on Wednesday called for an immediate end to the genocide in Rakhine against Rohingya people. Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Shirin Ebadi of Iran and Mairead Maguire made the demand at a press conference in a city hotel. “We can’t remain silent. If we remain silent, we’re indeed complacent with this cruelties and crimes,” Maguire ...

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Papua New Guinea quake killed at least 15, governor says

A powerful earthquake two days ago killed at least 15 people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields in a remote Papua New Guinea region, the local governor said Wednesday.   His comments were the first confirmation of deaths from a high-ranking official after Monday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake severed communications and blocked roads ...

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