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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Four times I have asked Tower Hamlets Council to provide a detailed breakdown of the cost of Covid, four times I have been refused or blocked.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

As lockdown has lifted, the night time economy in Shoreditch has come back with a bang.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Do you know of anyone who does not want to live in a nice street? A liveable street?

We all do. And we all want to make our environment a much healthier place to live in.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down, and that is especially true for children and young people who have had their education put on hold for the last six months.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Covid-19 has meant we’ve needed unprecedented government intervention to support our economy and people’s jobs.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the crane collapse at the beginning of July - especially with the family and loved ones of June Harvey, who tragically lost her life.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

The saga of Robert Jenrick and Westferry Printworks continues: the government insists it is over, while the Housing Select Committee, to whom I will be writing, says it is not.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

The current strike action by Unison is in response to the threat by Mayor John Biggs to sack 4,000 council workers if they do not sign up to the new terms of service known as Tower Rewards.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

The murder of George Floyd rightly sparked widespread outrage and protests in the US, here in the UK and further afield.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

There are growing fears of a second peak of infections, as the lockdown restrictions are eased.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

In recent weeks, Robert Jenrick’s capitulation on the Westferry Printworks planning application has been widely reported.

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

As we are all now too aware, black people are four times more likely to die from Covid-19 than white people, and people from BAME communities are around twice as likely to die than white people.

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The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest public health emergency of our time. It has caused hardship and great uncertainty for us all.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

As the government has set out a plan to how the lockdown might be eased it’s vital that we all keep on top of the changing advice and as a council we’ll continue to adapt our services in line with this.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Mayor John Biggs has agreed that the first Neighbourhood Plan in Tower Hamlets will go to referendum next May (delayed by Covid-19).

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Coronavirus has affected people locally in different ways and I have been raising their plight in parliament – from supporting constituents stranded abroad to campaigning for PPE, from championing migrant rights to advocating that incomes and businesses are protected.

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Coronavirus continues to dominate life for us all. I registered early on as an NHS volunteer and have also been working on a variety of Covid-19 related issues.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Tower Hamlets is home to The Royal London Hospital, which has stated that its top priority in the Covid-19 pandemic is to protect its patients and the staff who are caring for them.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

During this public health emergency, it is vital that we remain united and determined to overcome this difficult period.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) has touched every aspect of our lives.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

While we may be at the early stages of the coronavirus lockdown it is becoming clear that it will end eventually even if we are not sure when yet.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the necessary scale of intervention and funding is still yet to be delivered.

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