Sunday, July 21

Day: July 21, 2017

Queen Elizabeth’s favourite song revealed
ENGLISH, London

Queen Elizabeth’s favourite song revealed

    Queen Elizabeth’s favourite song is truly fitting for a queen. The British monarch has reportedly revealed the song that gets her groove going on. According to TV and radio British presenter Chris Evans, the Queen had revealed to her dinner guests at the Windsor Castle the one song that befittingly described herself. Evans friend was apparently one of the hundreds of guests at the occasion, and so the friend heard what the monarch said. After the dinner and speeches, the dance floor opened and disco music was played. The music was proper disco with proper music, proper disco music, which what the Queen apparently wanted. Evans, who narrated the true story on The Monsters and the Critics, said the Queen did not only stick around, she also joined the dancing when she heard A...
The GPs won when council would not sign up to the government’s sustainability plan
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The GPs won when council would not sign up to the government’s sustainability plan

    GPs worried about plans to streamline NHS functions with social care to save £500 million across east London have won Tower Hamlets Council support. Dr Jacki Appleby addresses Tower Hamlets Council over proposals to streamline NHS with social services. A delegation handed a petition to the town hall over fears that the North East London Sustainability and Transformation plan would cut services in deprived areas in eight boroughs. They urged the council to join neighbouring Hackney and Waltham Forest in refusing to sign up to the government proposals. I was alarmed to see responsibility for saving NHS money put on patients, Dr Jacki Appleby told councillors. The onus is being put on patients to give up smoking and to lose weight, but people in deprived areas have the least ...
BBC forced to reveal: Theresa May’s Salary Dwarfed By Her £2m Downing Street Perks
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BBC forced to reveal: Theresa May’s Salary Dwarfed By Her £2m Downing Street Perks

    After years of campaigning, the BBC was this week finally forced to reveal the on air talent who make more than the Prime Minister. Yet while Theresa May’s salary of £150,402 a year was left in the dust by some of the stars named on the £100m rich list, a fresh analysis of Downing Street expenses reveals a somewhat different story. From a swish central London pad and a lavish country pile, to fully-expensed trips abroad and a very generous retirement plan, here are some of the PM’s top perks. 1. The plush Downing Street pad - £130,000 a year Theresa May has a flat in Downing Street, worth thousands in rental value Theresa May has full use of a flat ‘above the shop’ in Downing Street, SW1. As has become tradition, May has followed her predecessors in living at Number 11, in...
East London is the hotspot for acid attacks
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East London is the hotspot for acid attacks

    East London is the hotspot for acid attacks and nearly a third of victims are Asian, a senior officer has said today. This squash bottle was found to contain a noxious substance. Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey also said officers were looking at potential links between London gangs and a recent spike in acid attacks but cautioned that the evidence was limited. He told the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee there were 455 acid offences recorded in London last year, with 63 per cent being assaults. He said 23pc were related to robberies and the rest were criminal damage, while the majority of victims were aged between 15 and 29 and nearly a third were Asian. About 80pc of the victims and about 82pc of the suspects are male so it’s a predominantly...
Tower Hamlets shut down lemonade selling and fined £150 for five-year-old girl
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Tower Hamlets shut down lemonade selling and fined £150 for five-year-old girl

    A five-year-old girl selling lemonade to revellers heading to a festival in east London had her stand shut down by council officers who slapped her father with a £150 fine. Andre Spicer said his daughter burst into tears and told him I’ve done a bad thing after enforcement officers read out a lengthy legal letter before issuing him the notice. The five-year-old and Mr Spicer, a professor at City University, were given the fine for trading without a permit after they set up the make-shift stall near their home in Mile End. After it was contacted by the Standard, Tower Hamlets Council promised to cancel the fine immediately and said it would contact the family to apologise. A spokesman for the council said it expected its enforcement officers to show common sense when using ...