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WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEADLINES: MAY 28

PUBLISHED: 19:29 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:19 05 October 2010

HOSPITAL BATTLES TO STOP SUPERBUG’ COMEBACK

DON’T BEAT BOSS WITH STICK, BARONESS WARNS

RESTORED CLOCK MARKS TIME FOR ITS RETURN...

TRADERS IN REVOLT OVER MARKET CHARGES...

CITY HALL CHALLENGE OVER PO CLOSURES...

HOSPITAL BATTLES 'SUPERBUG' COMEBACK

AS MANY as 18 patients a year who have died at the Royal London Hospital caught a superbug infection, the Office of National Statistics reveals. The hospital named in a nationwide survey which identified where most deaths occurred involving MRSA and C.Difficile was singled out as having 72 patients who had one or other of the infections recorded on their death certificates between 2002 and 2006.

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DON'T BEAT BOSS WITH STICK, BARONESS WARNS

EQUALITY champion Baroness Margaret Prosser has been warning bosses about tough changes in the law on job recruitment, but said legislation should not be used as a stick to beat them. Legislation now going through Parliament should help them adopt wider recruitment in the community, she told the Docklands Initiative at the Financial Services' new National Skills Academy in Poplar.

RESTORED CLOCK MARKS TIME FOR ITS RETURN

A PUBLIC clock commemorating the struggle of suffragette and peoples' champion Minnie Lansbury is returning to its 'place of honour' in Bow Road after a £22,000 restoration. It was taken down last year for urgent repairs after pressure by Heritage of London. Tower Hamlets council is hoisting it back into place at a ceremony next month.

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TRADERS IN REVOLT OVER MARKET CHARGES

TRADERS are in revolt over Tower Hamlets council service charges in Poplar's Chrisp Street Market. They are withholding rent and are facing court action. They claim the Town Hall has refused to give them a breakdown of charges for rent and insurance.

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CITY HALL CHALLENGE OVER PO CLOSURES

CITY Hall has condemned planned closures of 155 post offices across London. Assembly members of all parties unanimously backed a resolution which minces no words in its blunt message to Downing Street calling the decision "a cosmetic consultation where the real views of Londoners were ignored and the results predetermined."

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CALL TO RENAME SHOREDITCH 'BANGLATOWN'

A LABOUR Tower Hamlets councillor has joined calls for a new rail station to be renamedBanglatown, despite being in a different borough. Abdal Ullah wants the new stop on the extended East London Line at Shoreditch High Street, in neighbouring Hackney, to be named after Brick Lane's Bangladeshi community when it opens in 2010.

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