MONDAY NIGHT HEADLINES
PUBLISHED: 19:33 10 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:06 05 October 2010
ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN TO SAVE POST OFFICES... MELA FESTIVAL SCRAPPED WITH 2 MONTHS TO GO... BY-ELECTION LOOMS AS COUNCILLOR STEPS DOWN TOWN HALL NAMES & SHAMES CURRY TOUTS...
ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN TO SAVE POST OFFICES
THE Advertiser is joining its readers to fight to save the five sub post offices in the East End that are threatened with closure, one-in-five of the 25 outlets across Tower Hamlets. They are at 75 Whitechapel Rd, E1, Watney St, E1, Devons Rd, E3, Heylyn Sq, E3, The Quarterdeck, E14.
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MELA FESTIVAL SCRAPPED WITH 2 MONTHS TO GO
THE main cultural festival for Britain's Bangladeshi community, the Baishakhi Mela, which attracts 100,000 spectators to London's East End each year, has been cancelled just two months to go. Tower Hamlets council has refused to allow any public park to be used for the event "on safety grounds".
BY-ELECTION LOOMS AS COUNCILLOR STEPS DOWN
TOWER Hamlets councillor Louise Alexander has resigned, it has been announced. The Lib Dem member for Weavers ward in Bethnal Green stood down this morning (Monday) for 'personal reasons.' A by-election is expected to be held on May 1.
TOWN HALL NAMES & SHAMES CURRY TOUTS
TOWN Hall bosses have issued a list 'name and shame' list of restaurants they say have flouted the law banning street touting along Brick Lane's 'Curry Mile' who have breached the byelaw. They have so far prosecuted 16 of the 43 eateries since the ban came in 18 months ago.
'TRENCH WARFARE' CAUSING ROADS TO CRACK UP
DRIVERS are facing an average of 12,500 holes a year dug up in roads in every local authority area. Trenches are causing permanent damage, knocking as much as a third off the 'life expectancy' of Britain's highways, a survey by the Asphalt Industry Alliance has found.
£20,000 REWARD TO FIND KILLER AFTER 5 YEARS
POLICE are offering a £20,000 reward to find the killers of Darren Sherman, 22, stabbed in a midnight street attack five years ago in Manchester Road, on the Isle of Dogs. They have named Ibrahim Bangura as wanted in connection with the murder and think he may be back in Britain.
GOT YOUR NUMBER, TOWN HALL TELLS PHONE CO
TOWN Hall bosses are furious at a 'marketing stunt' photo-shoot by a telecom company which wrapped pads around lamp-posts in Brick Lane to 'protect pedestrians from getting injured' as they text messages on their mobile phones. The company claimed Brick Lane is the most dangerous street in Britain for 'walk and text injuries.'