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Following in Smith’s footsteps?

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Harry Palmer looks at Lutfur Rahman’s policy record. There are many reasons to wish Lutfur Rahman success in this coming election. But there is greater national significance beyond just its effects in Tower Hamlets. It was 20 years ago this ...

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Flying the flag for fashion!

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Faisana: Fashion Weekend wows UK audiences with the crème of Indian and Pakistani design talent Preview by Hasina Momtaz Last Friday evening I was lucky enough to be invited to the celebrity red carpet launch of Faisana: Fashion Weekend and ...

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Sandy Jardine: total footballer

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Emdad Rahman: The first time I came across William Pullar (Sandy) Jardine was when I collected his Panini sticker when I was a youngster. The Scotland icon was a star veteran at Hearts of Midlothian at the time and soon ...

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Best foot forward!

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Emdad Rahman reviews Where shall we walk today? Walking the Pennine Way, by Dave Marriott. As an avid walker I particularly enjoyed reading Dave Marriott’s excellent book recently. Fifty-two year old Dave grew up in the 1960s in a Derbyshire ...

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The case against dog whistle media

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Harry Palmer looks at the aftermath of the Panorama programme. The Metropolitan police have found no credible evidence of fraud in John Ware’s Panorama dossier on Lutfur Rahman. They have made it quite clear that if the audit currently being ...

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Young blood invigorates Old Street

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He runs his own online company, he’s brimming full of business ideas, he’s about to lead the Old Street revolution – and he’s just 21. East London News spoke exclusively to ROSS BAILEY – the man behind the Old Street ...

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Eastenders, localism & networking

Fiona Barry presents a personal memoir of the East End. The Eastend networking from Richmond to Upminster in one hour, gathering my thoughts on the District Line. I have touched base with people I have come to love and appreciate. ...

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Student launches war on apathy

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Fifi Kara, a 19-year-old student from Croydon, has spent the last six months setting up a social enterprise which she hopes will change the way young people engage with politics. Part of the motivation behind setting up the company, called ...

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The food of champions!

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The media may have you believing otherwise, but there is a story that says that the reason won the bid to host the 2012 Games may well be down to one night at the Zeera Indian and Thai restaurant located ...

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The ship of death

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Emdad Rahman meets a survivor of the stricken Costa Concordia ferry Frencen Fernandes has a harrowing tale to tell. The 23 year old Portugese national, originally from Goa, was on board the stricken Costa Concordia – the Italian cruise ship ...

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