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Ollie Rudgewick



Who Knows What Newham Council’s Debt Repayments Really Are?

Newham Council recently came to new arrangements with Barclays over the servicing of its extensive debt repayments. In press releases and statements, this re-mortgaging...

Here We Go Again?

As the Brexit Bill finally went through last week, allowing the Conservative government to trigger Article 50, the conversation turned to another referendum -...

Lording It Over Democracy

Having voted to Remain in the EU referendum last year, I now have mixed opinions. Although I am not keen on leaving the EU,...

Newham Keeps Lid On Adult Care Levy

Newham Council has announced a freeze on council tax for the ninth consecutive year, but on closer inspection some residents will still end up...

Hate Crimes Rise After Brexit Vote

From December 2015 to December 2016, statistics show that hate crimes rose by more than 20 percent in the borough of Newham, with 587...

Boris Breaks Brexit Promise

The linchpin of the Brexit campaign during the EU referendum in 2016 was the promise that £350 million would be saved each week. Instead...

Hedging Bets And Having It Both Ways

You've got to hand it to Newham Council, for the way it has played both ends of the Referendum Game. In the run up to...

The Year In Music: Take 1

Viola Beach // Viola Beach The self-titled first album was released in July, following the tragic death of all four band members and their...

Iggy On Top

In March 2016 Iggy Pop released Post Pop Depression, his seventeenth solo record and possibly his most commercial album since Lust for Life almost...

Theresa May: the new Mrs Thatcher?

Unless you have been under a rock for the last six months, you will have noticed we have a new, female, prime minister in...

Thinking Beyond The North-South Divide

Great Estates: Putting Communities At The Heart Of Regeneration is a study of what could and should be done to breathe life back into...

Irony Of The Working Class Vote

In the EU referendum in June and now in the American presidential election, the 'voice of the voiceless' has been heard loud and clear,...

Legacy Chair Resigns Over Stadium Probe

David Edmonds, Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), has resigned amid continuing controversy over the cost of the Olympic Stadium conversion. Made public...

New Nursery Benefits From Newham Council Backing

Newham Council has approved plans for a council-backed nursery in the borough. Trading under the name of Early Start Education Ltd, the new nursery...

Harris: Lions Must ‘Recover Quickly’

Coventry City’s 2-1 win over Millwall on Saturday dealt a blow to the Lions’ play-off hopes, writes Ollie Rudgewick. Millwall manager Neil Harris was left...

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