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Day: June 13, 2018

Pressure mounts on Theresa May over Brexit bill
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Pressure mounts on Theresa May over Brexit bill

    Pressure is mounting on Theresa May despite seeing off a threatened rebellion over her flagship Brexit bill with the last-minute promise of concessions. On Tuesday, the Prime Minister saw off a move by MPs to secure a meaningful vote on the eventual deal with the EU, however reports suggest no concessions have actually been agreed. That leaves open the prospect of leaving what is believed to be between 15 and 20 Tory rebels disappointed, which could cause significant problems for Mrs May further down the line. The PM still faces a gruelling bout of parliamentary ping-pong with the Lords as the Bill bounces back and forth between the two Houses over the coming weeks. A statement issued after the vote by the Department for Exiting the European Union struck a defiant...
Meghan pics to fight Kate payout
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Meghan pics to fight Kate payout

    Images of the Duchess of Sussex flipping burgers in hotpants and a crop top will be used as evidence in a court appeal over the Duchess of Cambridge's topless photo settlement. The appeal in Paris concerns photos of Kate and Prince William on holiday in the south of France which were published in French Closer and La Provence magazines in September 2012. MSN has launched a campaign to tackle loneliness, which affects 9 million across all age groups and walks of life in the UK. Discover more on this 'silent epidemic': Please donate now They were snapped with a zoom lens as they relaxed outside at a chateau belonging to the Queen's nephew, Viscount Linley. Closer Magazine was ordered to pay €100,000 (£92,000) in damages to Kate and William over the breach of privacy...
Britain are affected by loneliness: adults haven’t made friend for long time
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Britain are affected by loneliness: adults haven’t made friend for long time

    Nine million people across all age groups and walks of life in Britain are affected by loneliness. We've partnered with three charities - Mind, the Campaign to End Loneliness and Wavelength - to tackle this debilitating and complex issue. You can help make a difference - please donate now. MSN is working with Benevity, a secure international payments processing service, to ensure protected collection of donations and the safe distribution of monies raised directly to the charities. Have we forgotten how to make friends? This was the question a new UK survey was centred around, with the aim of finding out how often we make new connections during adulthood. The organisation, Campaign to End Loneliness, teamed up with YouGov to carry out the research, which had some sa...
British Justice minister resigns over Brexit
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British Justice minister resigns over Brexit

    A Conservative minister has quit his job over the way Theresa May is delivering Brexit, in a blow for the government ahead of critical votes in the House of Commons. Dr Phillip Lee MP has quit his job on the frontbench over Brexit. Dr Phillip Lee said the move was due to his intention to back a plan giving parliament power to direct Ms May’s approach, something the prime minister is determined to avoid. He also went directly against official policy in saying that the government should go to the people, once again for a decision on the final Brexit deal. The ex-justice minister said he is incredibly sad to be leaving his job, but argued that he could better speak up for his constituents on EU withdrawal once off the government payroll. Despite demands for unity fro...
Community asked to help identify attackers and pledge to tackle hate crime
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Community asked to help identify attackers and pledge to tackle hate crime

Tower Hamlets Council is joining the police in calling for anyone with information about a hate crime which took place outside the Troxy last year to come forward. The council is also encouraging residents and local organisations to pledge to tackle hate crime in Tower Hamlets and support its No Place for Hate campaign. Crimewatch has issued an appeal for witnesses - or anyone with information - about an assault which took place as a man left an LGBTQ club night. Gordon Maxwell was assaulted outside the Troxy, on Commercial Road, at around 3am on December 3 2017. He sustained serious injuries from the brutal attack. The attacker(s) have not been caught. A CCTV image has been shared by the police and anyone who can identify the man shown is asked to contact the police on 020 7275 4601,...
Consultation opens on new traffic calming measures for Harley Grove scheme
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Consultation opens on new traffic calming measures for Harley Grove scheme

A Tower Hamlets road scheme could be dressed with colours from the Central Foundation Girls' School (CFGS) uniform, as part of innovative traffic calming measures designed to protect local school children and improve the look of the area. Harley Grove is home to CFGS, and suffers from congestion and road safety problems during the general mayhem of school drop-off and pickup times, which staff have been trying to marshal for a long time. Last year there were five crashes on Harley Grove, three involving vehicles failing to give way at the junction with Bow Road.  Project Centre was appointed to work with CFGS to come up with proposals for delivery by Tower Hamlets council that would address the ongoing traffic and safety concerns. Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, visited CF...
Big Clean Up 4 bigger than ever
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Big Clean Up 4 bigger than ever

74 Bags of litter – including carpets, bedding and a motorbike cleared from Tower Hamlets streets and spaces. Over 80 volunteers through the week Key partners back the clean up Tower Hamlets' fourth week-long The Big Clean Up campaign was bigger than ever before with more volunteers collecting rubbish. The event underlined the real and tangible scale of the littering problem that affects the local community and the communities' determination to tackle it. At 11 events over a week, a total of 74 large bags filled with litter, were collected by 83 volunteers. In addition, larger scale items were found strewn across sites that regularly get cleaned and tidied. A range of locations received The Big Clean Up treatment. From estates and their surrounding streets, through to...
Residents invited to contribute to Coroner’s consultation
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Residents invited to contribute to Coroner’s consultation

People in Tower Hamlets are being invited to contribute to a consultation on how the Coroner should prioritise reported deaths. The Senior Coroner for Inner North London, Mary Hassell, is creating a new protocol for the order in which deaths reported to her office should be considered known as the Protocol for Prioritisation. The Senior Coroner for Inner North London runs services for Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Islington and Camden. Coroner Hassell is inviting people from the four boroughs to share their ideas at a public consultation on Thursday 5 July at 6pm. It will take place at The Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London, W1CH 9JE. Anyone who is unable to attend can share their ideas by writing to St Pancras Coroner's Court, Camley Street, London N1C 4PP, to arrive...