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10:14am Monday 10th March 2014
Having had unproven allegations of anti-social behaviour caused by Christian Kitchen's activities refuted in 2013, Cllr Robbins has another go at justifying the decision to evict them, and in doing so contradicts himself (Guardian, March 6).
9:55am Monday 10th March 2014
While Michael McGough is correct (Guardian, February 27) that the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided a loan to Ford’s operation in Turkey, it’s important to remember that since 2005 Ford UK has received over £1bn in loans from the same European source.
9:32am Monday 10th March 2014
I would just like to ask other residents of Epping if they are fed up with having to walk through broken bottles and glasses and vomit on Saturday and Sunday mornings on the pedestrianised area near the fountain?
9:24am Monday 10th March 2014
I would like to bring to your attention that Labour have been posting leaflets through residents doors that take credit for increasing police numbers in the borough of Walthamstow. I am aghast that a party can take credit for something that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has in fact done for us. He happens to be Conservative, or am I splitting hairs?
9:22am Monday 10th March 2014
As a result of evidence from several clusters of householders reporting attempted and actual home burglaries, in Higham Hill, over recent months, our residents have asked for the full delivery of the crime prevention contract between our local police family and protection of community residential property.
9:18am Monday 10th March 2014
9:12am Monday 10th March 2014
A number of my constituents have told me, this week, that they have seen a leaflet from the Labour Party which claims that Labour is responsible for the extra 119 police officers who are coming into Waltham Forest.
9:09am Monday 10th March 2014
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10:21am Friday 7th March 2014
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8:05am Tuesday 4th March 2014
I'm marking International Women's Day (March 8) by committing to walk 10,000 steps a day for a week, in solidarity with women worldwide. I will be joining hundreds of women across the UK taking part in CARE International's 'Walk In Her Shoes' campaign.
8:02am Tuesday 4th March 2014
The horrific ritual of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been a criminal offence in the UK since 1985. Despite it still being widely practised in some communities in London, there has not yet been a single prosecution.
7:58am Tuesday 4th March 2014
I am looking to find anybody who was involved in any way with the tragic tube station crash at Moorgate on February 28 1975. Particularly I am looking for relatives of those killed that day, survivors, police officers, fire crews, hospital staff, eyewitnesses, London Underground operatives and anybody else with information no matter how small.
7:55am Tuesday 4th March 2014
I quite agree with the Greens and with local residents who object to the street lights being turned off. Many people are still on their way home when the lights go out. I welcome the proposal to reconsider the policy in Epping Forest but we should still have a care for the rest of Essex.
7:51am Tuesday 4th March 2014
The God that the Reverend conjures up is a strange figure (Guardian, February 27). Angered by the behaviour of humanity he or she unleashes climate change to punish us all. The Reverend's analysis seems to come from the same school as the UKIP man who blamed the floods on gay marriage. Extraordinary in so many ways.
11:33am Thursday 27th February 2014
The traffic in and around Redbridge roundabout has certainly become worse. It can sometimes take over 45 minutes for me just to reach the roundabout from my home in Mighell Avenue, which is only 300 meters away.
11:29am Thursday 27th February 2014
As a result of the coalition government 'die in the ditch' agreement with the Liberal Democrats, local schools have all benefited on average by an average increase of £212,000 direct funding, over last year, across Waltham Forest.
11:24am Thursday 27th February 2014
10:21am Monday 24th February 2014
I could not agree more with the letter you printed last week recently saying that Waltham Forest council is wasting our council tax money. There can hardly be anyone in this borough that wouldn't agree with that point of view. You can find instances of waste, mismanagement and even sheer bloody-mindedness everywhere, the "Pravda" news-sheet (aka Waltham Forest News) being a prime example!
10:19am Friday 21st February 2014
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10:05am Friday 21st February 2014
Paul Donovan (Guardianm, February 13) has, in great detail, told us how this country's great crisis with extraordinary storm damage is attributable to climate change. He also implies that anyone not holding this view is irresponsible and illogical.
10:00am Friday 21st February 2014
9:56am Friday 21st February 2014
How many local people are aware that from March their GPs will be sharing their medical data with the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre. The rationale for the process is so that health trends and illnesses can be identified. However, critics have raised concerns that in these days of privatising anything that moves the database could become available to outside commercial companies. It was these concerns that resulted in the NHS sending out leaflets to 26.5 million households in January explaining the process.
9:53am Friday 21st February 2014
9:50am Friday 21st February 2014
Why do Redbridge council care so little about whether people have access to proper swimming facilities in the borough? It is an absolute disgrace that there has just been the one baths in the whole borough, since the Ilford complex was closed in 2008. The Ilford baths should not have been shut before adequate replacement facilities were put in place.
3:43pm Thursday 13th February 2014
2:42pm Thursday 13th February 2014
I am surprised by UKIP’s (Guardian, 6th February 2014) attitude towards our stance on part-night street lighting. We talk with local residents and we also know that the last trains get in around 1am, so having the lights on side roads go off after 1.30am on side roads seems sensible, does he not agree?
1:40pm Thursday 13th February 2014
At this time of our local reflection on the centennial anniversary of the Great War from 1914-18, let us remember the remarkable local contribution made in nursing the war wounded at West Ham Infirmary.
1:26pm Thursday 13th February 2014
1:24pm Thursday 13th February 2014
We are now less than 100 days away from the elections for Members of the European Parliament. These elections really matter for our future prosperity. If UKIP does well, as many are predicting, the message sent to businesses and investors would be that Britain wants 'out' of the EU.
1:21pm Thursday 13th February 2014
Driving into Loughton from Buckhurst Hill last week at around midnight I too suffered a similar fate to your correspondent T Chaplin ( Guardian, letters, February 6) when all street lighting suddenly went out.
1:15pm Thursday 13th February 2014
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3:27pm Monday 10th February 2014
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9:19am Monday 10th February 2014
The mayor’s plans to close all London Underground ticket offices and cut 950 staff are a big mistake. His broken pledge to keep ticket offices open has led to strikes and if Boris Johnson gets his way, passengers face disruption and a poorer service for years to come.
9:13am Monday 10th February 2014
9:08am Monday 10th February 2014
The local council and mayoralty elections of May 2014 are an opportunity for Newham. For many years the Newham Labour Party(NLP) has enjoyed total or near total control of the Council and the Mayoralty. The 2014 elections are a chance to end this monopoly.
10:24am Tuesday 4th February 2014
3:58pm Monday 3rd February 2014
January has been the wettest on record for many parts of the country according to official records. My rain gauge in Theydon Bois totalled 6.62 inches, which I think makes it the wettest of any month for very many years in this area. Usually a very wet month reaches about 4 to 5 inches. My figure seems fairly typical for southern counties, although a higher one might well have been recorded in Loughton.
3:42pm Monday 3rd February 2014
Viewing the damage caused locally by the River Roding breaking its banks, one can only imagine the difficulties being caused to those suffering the effects of the flooding in the west and other parts of the country.
3:40pm Monday 3rd February 2014
3:37pm Monday 3rd February 2014
I'm sure anyone who regularly uses Walthamstow Central will have noticed the council's advertisements along the escalators trumpeting their council tax freeze. What they fail to mention, however, is that instead of saving the taxpayer money, the council are in fact taking a hefty sum of taxpayers' money from the government to keep council tax at its current level.
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I wanted to write and thank the Guardian for the fabulous donation of £5,500 from the Gannett Foundation towards the purchase of new syringe drivers for the in-patient unit here at St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood. − Elizabeth Palfreman, Director of fundraising, St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood.Thanks to Guardian for £5,500 donation »