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Day: July 22, 2017

Check your driving licence: If it has a hidden code you could fine
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Check your driving licence: If it has a hidden code you could fine

    If your driving licence have this hidden code you run the risk of a fine If you're a safe, law-abiding driver than you'd be safe to assume you'll never incur a fine or penalty points, right? Well, not necessarily because it turns out that the back of driving licence holds a hidden code that could mean you're caught out without even realising it. The code in question comes under Section 12 on the reverse of your licence together with various information codes. One of the most common codes is '01' and it relates to the quality of your eyesight as stated by you at the time of receiving your licence, The Express reports. If you declared struggling with eyesight, or even having minor sight defects, then on signing for your driving licence you will have legally agreed to wear gl...
Homelessness rises by 27 percent in Tower Hamlets
ENGLISH, London

Homelessness rises by 27 percent in Tower Hamlets

    There has been a 27 per cent increase in rough sleepers across Tower Hamlets since 2013. Homelessness across the capital has doubled since 2010, with 8,768 sleeping rough in London in the past year. Tower Hamlets also finished in the top half of the 32 boroughs with an increase of 27pc placing it 15th. Topping the list was Barking and Dagenham, with a 71pc increase in rough sleepers. The borough, which has a 12pc average unemployment rate, topped the list after research by Sellhousefast.uk, which used Mayor of London figures to put neighbouring borough Havering in second place, with a 65pc increase in rough sleepers since 2013. Redbridge also made the top five, with a 62pc increase placing it in fourth place and Newham was sixth place with an increase of 49pc. With the mos...
Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer
America, ENGLISH

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

    Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911. In a statement released Friday, Harteau said: I've decided I am willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for the MPD to be the very best it can be. Mayor Betsy Hodges said she asked for the chief's resignation after assessing where the department needs to go. I've lost confidence in the Chief's ability to lead us further ... it is clear that she has lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis as well, Hodges said. For us to continue to transform policing and community trust in policing we need new leadership...
Tower Hamlets suspected gang member’s Cash seized
ENGLISH, London

Tower Hamlets suspected gang member’s Cash seized

    Thousands of pounds in cash has seized by police during a raid on the home of a suspected gang member in Tower Hamlets. Some notes were found in bubble wrap. The money, all in £50 notes, was found inside a white envelope and cocooned in bubblewrap at the address in the E14 area. Tower Hamlets Police upload images of their find on social networking site Twitter today.
Mayor announces new police team to tackle anti-social behaviour on estates
ENGLISH, London

Mayor announces new police team to tackle anti-social behaviour on estates

 • 14 new police officers to work in a new anti-social behaviour unit with Tower Hamlets Homes • Action responds to residents' concerns on crime and drugs John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has announced funding for fourteen new police officers to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on council estates. They will be joining Tower Hamlets Homes staff in a ground-breaking joint anti-social behaviour team – the first of its kind in the borough. The new officers will bring the total number funded by the borough up to twenty and comes in response both to resident concerns about safety and significant cuts to the UK's police budget in recent years. The announcement was made at Wednesday evening's Council meeting where the Mayor also revealed funding for additional mobile security patrols to p...
Tower Hamlets Council working to end Food Poverty
ENGLISH, Featured, London

Tower Hamlets Council working to end Food Poverty

The council hosted an Open Space event yesterday, Thursday 20 July, that saw Mayor John Biggs, community organisations, residents, stakeholders and council officers across social care, welfare, housing and public health share ideas, experiences and ways to address the issue of food poverty. Food poverty can be defined as the inability to obtain healthy, affordable food. Tower Hamlets is the one of the most deprived boroughs in London and 10th most deprived in England. Mayor John Biggs said: "We are committed to doing all we can to tackle issues like food poverty that's why later this year we will be launching a new £5m tackling poverty fund in Tower Hamlets. "Tackling poverty isn't something the council can do alone though and this event is a great way for residents and local organisations...
Trump’s breathtaking surrender to Russia
America, ENGLISH

Trump’s breathtaking surrender to Russia

    In the normal course of events, the revelation of attempted collusion with Russia to determine the outcome of a presidential election might cause an administration to overcorrect in the other direction. A president might find ways to confront the range of Russian aggression, including cyber aggression, if only to avoid the impression of being bought and sold by a strategic rival. But once again, President Trump after extended personal contact with Vladimir Putin and the complete surrender to Russian interests in Syria acts precisely as though he has been bought and sold by a strategic rival. The ignoble cutoff of aid to American proxies means that Putin won in Syria, as an administration official was quoted by The Post. Concessions without reciprocation, made against the b...