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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Right now a young kid that I work with is lying on a hospital bed in a critical condition after he was stabbed.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

After six years in power, the Chancellor last week confirmed what we all knew about the Conservative’s long-term economic plan – despite years of painful public sector cuts, the Tories have not balanced Britain’s books.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

According to figures from Public Health England last year, Newham has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) infection in the country.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Last week’s election of John Biggs as Mayor in Tower Hamlets starts a new chapter in our politics. John will be a strong, accountable and visionary Mayor. Together, we now have the opportunity to restore people’s faith in democracy. We also have the chance to remind people that Tower Hamlets is a place with unique talents, energy and a sense of aspiration.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I would like to praise the many housing associations in Poplar and Limehouse that do a fantastic job working with the residents of Tower Hamlets.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Conservative propaganda machine is keen to point out economic growth figures. But it’s what these figures don’t tell us that’s more concerning.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Last week, Tower Hamlets Council completed its annual budget process.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Imagine a girl called Sofia – 19-years-old. She could be your daughter, or cousin. You might know a person like her – your granddaughter, or neighbour.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tax avoidance has been a big issue in the news as of late, particularly in relation to HSBC.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The government’s plan to cut the benefit cap yet again is cynical political posturing at its worst.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The combined populations of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets is just short of one million people.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I visited the Crossrail site in Stepney last week.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Times remain incredibly tough for people in East London. Families are £1,600 a year worse off since 2010. Child poverty is spiralling. People’s pay has fallen nine per cent on George Osborne and David Cameron’s watch.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The forthcoming election will be about fairness, running the economy and reducing the deficit fairly.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tottenham MP David Lammy wrote last month that Tower Hamlets residents lived in ‘animosity and hostility.’

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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Mayor of London has unveiled plans for a new ‘back street’ cycle network so that ordinary folk can “ride in safety” in ordinary clothes away from busy main roads. The first route planned in the New Year would stretch from west London and the City through Canary Wharf, Newham and out to Barking in the east. But it doesn’t replace the deathly ‘super cycle’ blue lane routes which have led to deaths in traffic accidents, especially along the worst blackspot A11 between Stratford and Aldgate. This “Johnson versus Johnson” debate has London Mayor Boris urging us to get on our bikes and feel safe, while London Assembly Opposition member Darren fears super cycleways still lulled cyclists into a false sense of security…

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As you would expect, the Christmas and New Year period is a very busy time for the Police Service.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In the wake of proposed council cuts which threatened nurseries in our local area, parents organised and inspired support in their campaign to protect our borough’s children. I, alongside my Labour colleague, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, stood with them.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Labour MP Clive Efford’s Bill on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) received its second reading with 241 votes to 18.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Last week, the Government published its long-awaited report into allegations of mismanagement at Tower Hamlets Council. It is a shameful report that shows a disregard for proper, transparent, accountable decision making by the current administration. Grants were apparently sent to or increased for favoured organisations, and it looks like buildings were sold after questionable late bids, and changes to decisions, possibly at a loss to local people.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On Monday, October 13, the Commons voted strongly in favour of recognising Palestine as a sovereign state.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Transport for London (TfL) recently announced plans for a 24-hour weekend tube trains from next September, with six services to run every hour across the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

As Ch Supt Stringer is on a well deserved holiday this gives me an opportunity to introduce myself as the Deputy Borough Commander with responsibility for Operations and Neighbourhood policing.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

If you’re the type of person who jumps to conclusions, don’t bother reading what I have to say, just head to the last sentence.

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