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Royal Mail extends services


The first Saturday in September sees Royal Mail extend its services – in the first sign that the newly privatised business is prepared to concentrate on profitable services rather than provide a national service for all. If Auntie Flo in ...

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Greens support Newport protest

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett

As leaders from NATO’s member countries headed for Cardiff, where they were to hold a NATO summit meeting, thousands of protestors prepared to show their opposition to the military operations of the alliance. Hundreds marched through Newport on the Saturday ...

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UKIP draw the battle lines

Man of the moment Douglas Carswell

The shock defection of Douglas Carswell, MP for Clacton in Essex, from the  Tory Party to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) gave UKIP their first MP. Moments later, UKIP lost their first MP as Carswell also resigned from the House of Commons. ...

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Behind The Times?


This is not the best of The Times: this is the worst of The Times. It is relentless. Top story on the website of The Times in the early hours of 20th August was the barbaric and brutal murder of ...

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East End Homes in meltdown

Extracts from the letter East End Homes Company Secretary Peter Gibbs sent to Companies House.

There’s an old saying in cynics’ circles: if voting could change anything, they’d abolish it. Resident activists sometimes have a little joke about that and say to ourselves: “if tenants could change anything, they’d abolish us”. At least, we thought it ...

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Boris betters Biggs


We were all surprised earlier this year when Labour’s John Biggs declared his intention to carry on as a GLA Councillor for City and East London (the City, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking & Dagenham) while also serving as Mayor of ...

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Warsi: safety in numbers?

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What utter, ridiculous, self-indulgent twaddle. Baroness Warsi has woken up, smelled the coffee and taken the photo opportunity. What a complete Tory. Nestled under the newspaper headlines announcing that Baroness Warsi was resigning was another story revealing that over its ...

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