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Bungle-Biggs wastes £3.5m on consultants

Members of the community gather outside the Town Hall to lobby the Cabinet. What's the point - if power to effect change is being handed over to consultants who cost £3.5 million? That's higher than the cost of the services many of the campaigners were trying to save.

PATH COUNCILLORS have condemned John Biggs for throwing away £3.5 million of Council Tax-payers’ money on consultants to help him decide how to run the Council. The spend has been condemned as tantamount to privatising the community. The criticism from the ...

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PC shortlisted for Diversity Award

PC Ben Forbes

“I’M INCREDIBLY honoured to be nominated, let alone be shortlisted,” said PC Ben Forbes in response to the news that he is one of eight people from across the UK to have been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award. PC ...

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Hackney cops tackle knife crime

Potentially lethal combat knife seized in Hackney weapons sweep.

HACKNEY STREETS are a tiny bit safer as this summer’s “Operation Sceptre” has seen police seize knives and drugs. The hauls come from a number of pro-active initiatives, including weapons sweeps – and led to a number of arrests. Among ...

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Hackney child death was manslaughter

met police jacket

WAS JUST AFTER 11pm on 18th March that police were called out to a flat in Wilberforce Road, Hackney, N4, after reports that two children had been injured. Police and the Ambulance Service attended. An ambulance took the two children ...

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BFA Summer League cup finals 2017

BFA feat

Emdad Rahman THE BANGLADESH Football Association (BFA) Summer League Cup finals, sponsored by the Sonali Bank, return to Mile End Stadium on Monday, 18th September. The vets Cup Final will see Newark face Pervez Chowdhury’s Sylhet FC. In the Sonali Bank ...

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