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Two awards for Tower Hamlets at the London Council’s Apprenticeships awards

Two Tower Hamlets apprentices received accolades at the London Council’s Apprenticeship awards ceremony at the Saddlers’ Hall in the City. Paul Sammut- who works in the council‘s Parks and Open Spaces department was awarded the best manager or mentor award ...

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EU anger over May’s post-Brexit immigration plan

MEPs attack adoption of skills-based policy and end to freedom of movement Senior EU figures have attacked Theresa May’s post-Brexit immigration planwith the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, signalling that he expects a row with the British prime ...

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UK Brexit chief says no deal better than being tied to bloc

Birmingham, Oct 1 : Britain’s chief Brexit minister is warning the European Union, and his divided party, that the country will leave the bloc without a deal rather than accept close adherence to its rules and obligations. Brexit Secretary Dominic ...

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Brexit: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out Theresa May challenge

Boris Johnson has repeatedly refused to rule out challenging Theresa May for the Tory leadership as he warned of “political and economic disaster” if she stuck by her Brexit strategy. Asked four times by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg to rule ...

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‘A complete crisis’: 2,000 school leaders rally against cuts

Headteachers gather in central London to protest against shrinking education budgets An estimated 2,000 headteachers and senior school leaders converged on Downing Street to deliver what organisers called an unprecedented protest at the damaging effects of shrinking budgets on their ...

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UK nationals would suffer under skills-based immigration, EU tells Javid

Exclusive: EU’s Brexit negotiator warns home secretary of tit-for-tat response The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has been warned by Brussels that the UK’s own nationals will suffer if it introduces a post-Brexit immigration system that discriminates between European citizens according ...

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Tower Hamlets Mayor urges government to clamp down on sales of Laughing Gas

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets today wrote to the Home Secretary in a bid to change laws allowing Nitrous Oxide (N2O) to be bought “cheaply and easily online and on the high street” because “current legislation is simply not ...

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London fire brigade chief denies she should have expected Grenfell

Dany Cotton says fire was as unexpected as ‘space shuttle landing on Shard’, even though brigade knew of cladding risks The London fire brigade commissioner, Dany Cotton, has claimed the ferocity of the Grenfell Tower fire was so unexpected that ...

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Schools to be ‘car-free zones’

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has announced that schools can pilot trials where streets around them are closed to cars for a few hours if  parents are concerned about their children’s health. Play Streets, where some roads are closed ...

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for election if MPs vote down May’s Brexit deal

Labour leader adds to pressure on PM in conference speech that skewered Chequers plan Jeremy Corbyn has told Theresa May that Labour MPs will vote against her Chequers plan unless she is willing to accept his proposal to keep Britain ...

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