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WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEADLINES: MAY 21

PUBLISHED: 22:06 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 05 October 2010

CITY HALL CHALLENGE OVER PO CLOSURES...

SECURITY GUARD IS BEATEN UP IN BANK RAID...

CALL FOR SHOREDITCH RENAMED BANGLATOWN’...

TEENAGERS FIGHT FOR LIFE AFTER STABBING...

CROSSRAIL MAY BE SHELVED OVER CASH FEARS

CITY HALL CHALLENGE OVER PO CLOSURES

CITY Hall has condemned planned closures next month of 155 post offices across London. Assembly members of all parties today (Wednesday) unanimously backed a resolution calling on the Government and Post Office to rethink their “shortsighted policy” over scrapping neighbourhood outlets, which include 18 in East London. Its resolution minces no words in its blunt message to Downing Street, attacking the decision as “a cosmetic consultation where the real views of Londoners were ignored and the results predetermined.”

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SECURITY GUARD BEATEN UP IN BANK RAID

RAIDERS attacked a security guard outside a bank in East London in a daylight robbery today (Wednesday). Three masked men ambushed the guard while he was carrying cash between his van and the Nat-West branch in Roman-road, Bethnal Green, at 11.30am.

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CALL FOR SHOREDITCH RENAMED BANGLATOWN’

A LABOUR councillor has joined calls for a new rail station to be renamed Banglatown, despite being half-a-mile away and being in a different borough. Tower Hamlets councillor Abdal Ullah wants the new stop on the extended East London Line at Shoreditch High Street, in neighbouring borough of Hackney, to be named after the Bangladeshi community when it opens in 2010.

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TEENAGERS FIGHT FOR LIFE AFTER STABBING

TWO teenagers have been fighting for their lives in hospital after being stabbed in a street brawl near Brick Lane. The two 19-year-olds had just left a nightclub at 4am on Saturday when they were knifed in a clash with a group of men after leaving Temple Rooms nightspot. Police are appealing for witnesses to the Saturday 4am stabbing in Wentworth-street.

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CROSSRAIL MAY BE SHELVED OVER CASH FEARS

THE Prime Minister could shelve the £16 billion Crossrail project for 10 years, even with Royal Assent this summer, a senior figure in the scheme has warned. A highly placed source in Crossrail’s management fears Gordon Brown will put the super tube’ on hold amid increasing concerns about the credit crunch on the economy.

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ATTACKS ON PARKING WARDENS IS UP 4-FOLD

ATTACKS on parking wardens by angry motorists in East London have quadrupled in just 12 months, Town Hall figures reveal. There were 12 in Tower Hamlets alone from January to April, the same as the whole of 2007 and double the whole of 2006.

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OLD COBBLED STREET FOUND BURIED 20FT DOWN

AN EARLY Victorian cobbled street more than 150 years old has been unearthed 20ft below the 2012 London Olympics park by archaeologists investigating the site of a 12th Century Knights Templar mill. The cobblestones are to be lifted up’ and preserved, then used in the huge park now being laid out in East London.

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DAD BLAMES SON’S DROWNING ON MURDER’

THE father of a teenager who died despite being rescued from the Limehouse basin of the Regent’s Canal is demanding answers over his son’s death. Azad Ahmed believes his 17-year-old Noobin was murdered. Noobin died in hospital an hour after being rescued by police and Tower Lifeboat crew at 4am on May 12.

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