Authors Posts by Ollie Rudgewick

Ollie Rudgewick



Dishing Data On Dirty Landlords

Going live in the autumn, a new database of rogue landlords is to be coordinated across six London boroughs: Newham, Brent, Camden, Southwark, Kingston...

Anti-Brexit Bounce, Anyone?

The Liberal Democrat Party would prefer to forget the 2015 general election. Their electoral support dropped drastically after five years in Coalition government with...

Writing Against Education Cuts

Nine London boroughs have written a joint letter to central government warning of the damaging effects of planned revisions to the school funding formula. Newham,...

Here We Go Again

As you are no doubt aware, Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election less than two years after David Cameron was...

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...

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