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The seventh Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets announced

The seventh Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets announced

Deng Yan San has been elected the seventh Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets. The Young Mayor is elected every two years and represents the 11-18 year-olds across the borough. After the result was announced yesterday, San said: “Our team will hit the ground running and we will help this borough shine……

Poll predicts Gavin Barwell could lose seat to Labour

Poll predicts Gavin Barwell could lose seat to Labour

  Conservative MP for Croydon Central,  Gavin Barwell, is on course to lose his seat at the next election, according to a YouGov/Evening Standard poll. According to the poll, support for Labour in London has risen and the party is expected to win eight of its London target seats in…

Council to consider anti-G4S contracts petition

Council to consider anti-G4S contracts petition

Tower Hamlets Council has agreed to consider a local petition demanding G4S be disqualified from future contracts in the borough. A coalition of organisations gathered in front of the council building with a petition signed by nearly 2,000 people. They chanted slogans in support of Palestine accusing G4S of: “far…

Croydon councillor dies after battle against cancer

Croydon councillor dies after battle against cancer

Tributes have been paid to 57-year-old Selhurst Labour councillor Gerry Ryan, who lost his battle with cancer yesterday. Ryan had served the ward for more than 20 years and was re-elected last May. The Selhurst councillor leaves behind his wife and two sons. During the Croydon Central campaign election at the 2010…

Local concern over Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Local concern over Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Academics and politicians in Lewisham have expressed concerns over key provisions of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill which passed its third reading this week. The bill intends to counter the threat posed by Britons who affiliate with the Islamic State or Isis and it places a statutory obligation on public…

ELL boroughs worse hit in next years budget

ELL boroughs worse hit in next years budget

Eastlondonlines boroughs are to be among the worst affected by next year’s budget cuts for local authorities. The Government has announced that on average local council’s in England will have their funding cut by 1.8 per cent from 2015. Croydon will face the average cut rate, Tower Hamlets’ spending will…

Mayor Lutfur Rahman stripped of key powers by “takeover squad”

Mayor Lutfur Rahman stripped of key powers by “takeover squad”

The commissioners of the Government’s “takeover squad”  moved into Tower Hamlets Council today under orders  to strip the Mayor Lutfur Rahman of key powers. Two commissioners, appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, entered the council headquarters to meet Rahman and his officials for…

Campaigner demands removal of returning officer

Campaigner demands removal of returning officer

Tower Hamlets’ current returning officer should not have the authority to oversee next year’s General Election, the founder of an anti-corruption independent political party has claimed. Andy Erlam, a founding member of Red Flag Anti-Corruption, said that the allegations being made in a High Court action against Mayor Lutfur Rahman…

Former Tory minister questioned after racist rant

Former Tory minister questioned after racist rant

Tower Hamlets police reportedly questioned former Conservative Cabinet Minister David Mellor after an alleged racist rant in March 2013, it was revealed yesterday. The police spokesperson said: “A 64-year-old man from Tower Hamlets was interviewed under caution by police on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence that took…

Goldsmiths renames building in honour of academic pioneer Stuart Hall: “He loved the spirit of this place”

Goldsmiths renames building in honour of academic pioneer Stuart Hall: “He loved the spirit of this place”

Leading academics from around the world gathered at Goldsmiths in Lewisham today for the renaming of a key building in honour of cultural studies pioneer Professor Stuart Hall, who died earlier this year. Catherine Hall, his widow, unveiled a plaque to rename the New Academic Building as the Professor Stuart…

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