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Dickensian Poverty On Hipster Street

Matthew Wright reports on rising poverty rates, not least in trendy Bethnal Green. In some parts of Tower Hamlets half the children are living in...

Black History Month: is that it?

Azana Francis dislikes the downsizing of black history. ‘It’s over there, love,’ says the librarian, pointing to a small wall of pictures in Tower Hamlets’...
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Kobane And The Kurds: here today, gone tomorrow

Schahrazade Halfaoui notes that Western political priorities are a fast-moving feast. As the saying goes, a week is a long time in politics. Just over a...
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Two-And-A-Half Cheers For South Africa

Zaskia Delgado adds a rider to Stratford’s celebrations of the end of apartheid. ‘It’s like apartheid never existed.’ Stratford Circus has been hosting the Afro-Vibes festival,...
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Dear Westminster

The morning after her grandparents backed the winning candidate in the Clacton by-election, Sian Davis penned an open letter to Britain’s political class, setting...
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Essex Council Lacks Lustre

Sian Davis thinks that the county council turning off Essex street lights is not such a bright idea. ‘I start work at 5am and I...
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Chinese Pickles In Tower Hamlets

Suzie Champion likens the big beasts of local government politics to the mythical creatures of Chinese astrology. Different layers of officialdom rarely see eye-to-eye. For...
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Where’s Our Money, Dave?

Solomon Olugbusi suggests that re-patriating Nigeria's 'lost' oil money should be higher up the political agenda than having a go at Google. The British government...
Illustration of a Woolwich murderer with a smartphone in his right hand and a speech bubble saying: 'look at me'.

Editorial: Woolwich Slaying Is Narcissism Not Terrorism

Meat cleaver in one hand, blood on both, the butcher explains himself for the benefit of a bystander’s smartphone – and the millions standing...
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‘Let Kids Use Empty Gyms’ – Ken Livingstone

Former Mayor sees Red at child obsesity. Stephen Kent reports. Ken Livingstone has suggested that if re-elected as Mayor of London, he would combat rising...
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Penned In At Both Ends

Kris Cannon wonders how much has really changed since Hillsborough. In the past few months the authorities have finally owned up to what really happened...
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Cold Comfort for Austerity Britain

Comment by Felix Denton   The always enthralling (hint of sarcasm) Autumn Statement was read to the House last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt...
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Newham Council Rejects ‘Super-Mosque’

Laran Wands hears why the controversial planning application was refused On Wednesday 5th December thousands of Muslims gathered outside Newham Town Hall to hear the...

Leveson: Sounds ‘Bonkers’ But Cameron’s First Response Was Right

Commentary by Felix Denton Lord Justice Leveson has released his long-awaited report on ‘the culture, practices and ethics of the press’. As anticipated, Leveson’s judgement...

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