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Corbyn casts spotlight on crime and housing in local elections fight

Labour leader to appear alongside London mayor in campaign to push Tories out of power in key boroughs Jeremy Corbyn will take his battle for flagship Conservative boroughs to the streets of London on Monday as he launches Labour’s local election campaign in the capital alongside the mayor, Sadiq Khan. The Labour leader will put soaring violent crime at the ...

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Police cuts left out of government’s key violent crime strategy

Tackling violence not just law enforcement issue, says document published amid row over leaked report Tackling serious violence is not a law enforcement issue alone, according to a key government strategy published amid a row over the impact of police numbers on a surge of violent crime in Britain. The impact of police numbers on violent crime is conspicuous by ...

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Theresa May condemns ‘barbaric attack’ in Syria

Theresa May has said she “utterly condemns” the “barbaric” alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. The PM said if the attack was confirmed as another example of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime’s brutality, “the regime and its backers including Russia, must be held to account”. Russia has said no evidence of a chemical weapons attack in formerly rebel-held Douma has been ...

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‘Enough police’ to tackle violence rise – Amber Rudd

Falling police numbers are not to blame for rising violence and a new approach is needed, the home secretary has said. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Amber Rudd said evidence did not back up claims that reduced resources were the cause of more crime.  Labour said police numbers were a factor and accused Ms Rudd of having her head “stuck ...

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Service held for a true friend of Bangladesh

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The funeral service for Michael Barnes was held on Thursday 5th April at St John’s Church, Notting Hill, West London. He passed away on 22 March 2018. The Service was conducted by Rev Canon Dr William Taylor and attended by his family members including his wife Anne Barnes, son High Barnes and his grandchildren Tatiana & Aliki ...

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Ministers told to expect backlash as millions lose out from universal credit

Senior government adviser warns of effect of cuts to welfare budget Ministers will face a backlash against reform to the benefits system when millions of claimants moving on to universal credit realise their income will be cut, the government’s most senior welfare adviser has warned. Paul Gray, chairman of the independent social security advisory committee, said that the decision to ...

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 Council elections to be held on May 3

By Syed Sarwar Alam Chowdhuri: Local Government election in England will be held on 3 May this year. The hectic political activities, with much enthusiasm of hopeful candidates make Tower Hamlets Borough lively than before. Political activities are much hyped especially in Bangladeshi community in the borough. Politicians, activists and their followers in Bangladeshi community are very much eager in ...

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Sergei Skripal no longer in critical condition and ‘improving rapidly’

Former spy poisoned with nerve agent is responding well to treatment, says Salisbury hospital Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition and is “improving rapidly”, according to doctors at the hospital where the former Russian double agent has been receiving treatment. The dramatic news of a change in his condition on Friday came after it emerged last week ...

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Poisoned daughter better as UK-Russia dispute at UN worsens

The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said Thursday in her first public comment that she’s recovering even as the international furor over the attack intensified, with Russia warning Britain it is “playing with fire.” At the United Nations, Russia claimed that intelligence services of other countries were probably behind the attack. But Britain’s U.N. ...

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