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Anger at lack of World Cup screens in East End

PUBLISHED: 13:15 18 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:10 05 October 2010

BORIS Johnson should give fans the chance to follow England's World Cup progress on giant screens, according to a London Assembly member. Len Duvall has written to the mayor demanding big screens be set up at sites across London - including the East End.

BORIS Johnson should give fans the chance to follow England's World Cup progress on giant screens, according to a London Assembly member.

Len Duvall has written to the mayor demanding big screens be set up at sites across London - including the East End - so people can gather to show their support.

Public screenings have been a massive success in other UK cities and Mr Duval believes they would have similar appeal in the capital.

He told the Advertiser: "It is simply not acceptable that England's capital city has been left behind and Londoners are being denied the opportunity to enjoy the games together."

A spokesman for the Mayor's office said: "We won't be screening England's early matches but should the team reach final stages of the World Cup, the Mayor would be extremely keen to see a suitable celebration in London.


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