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Boris gets it wrong on LFEPA


There is some tension between London’s Tory mayor Boris Johnson and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), which has oversight of how the London Fire Brigade is run. Boris collects the money that funds the fire service: as ...

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UKIP: behind the times?


Of course many political commentators have dismissed UKIP as a Party which is just too old fashioned for the modern day voter. The world has moved on, they say – but still UKIP harks back to the glory days when ...

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Eddie takes a tour of the borough


BBC London radio personality Eddie Nestor hit the streets of Tower Hamlets today (Tuesday, 17th June) with Mayor Lutfur Rahman on a whistle stop tour to see the real Tower Hamlets. Eddie visited the council’s flagship regeneration schemes including Poplar ...

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Freedom Theatre comes to Tower Hamlets


The Freedom Theatre: Creating Cultural Resistance Performance followed by Q&A Monday, 23rd June @ 7:30 pm Wilton’s Music Hall Tickets: £5 (on the door, no advance booking) Tower Hamlets Jenin Friendship Association is delighted to welcome representatives of the Jenin Freedom Theatre to the Borough. ...

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Fit for purpose?

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If a firefighter comes to help you in an emergency, you want that firefighter to be fit enough to do the job. In Tower Hamlets especially, firefighters often have to cope with running up stairs to reach a mechanism to ...

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Lucas stands up for rail


Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for rail services and jobs to be protected as a new superfranchise of Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) services gets underway. The Government appears ...

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Greens slate secret surveillance

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It has been revealed that two elected Green politicians, neither of whom possesses a criminal record, have been under surveilleance for years – by Scotland Yard’s domestic extremism unit. The Green Party has rushed to condemn the police for monitoring ...

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Dim Jim scoop is poop


It’s a well known fact that Jim Fitpatrick MP (Poplar & Canning Town) is a dog lover. Didn’t he used to have a dog called Scruff who won the House of Commons dog show one year? In March this year, ...

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Mayor thanks voters

Mayor Rahman launches his manifesto (Lilian Collins on his right).

Lutfur Rahman held his first press conference as the re-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets in the early hours of Saturday, 24th May – within minutes of the election result being announced. He was joined on the platform by the newly ...

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