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Simon Bolivar’s time in London

By Jess Owen In 1810 Simon Bolivar arrived in London as a delegate from the newly established junta of Caracas. Their base was the house of Francis...

Opinion: Tragic tale of Preston Bus Station is unlikely to result in resurection

When the BBC re-created the crucifixion on Preston Bus Station last Easter, few people realised that the venue was about to become the altar for it...

Preston councillor says Preston Bus Station could be saved by charitable trust

The man in charge of the city council’s coffers has spoken out about the future of Preston Bus Station. Cabinet member for resources councill...

Council Says It’s Doing All It Can Over Transport Issues

The chair of the Transport Committee, Cllr Dudley Mumford, has said the Council is doing everything it is legally empowered to do to secure transpo...

Preston Bus Station campaigner decides not to stand in County Council election

A campaigner battling to save Preston Bus Station has pulled out of standing for election in May. John Wilson announced his decision on Twitter las...

MP meets Trades Union and raises ferry issues in Parliament

Not a very encouraging response from Leader of the House after Turner raises Islanders' concerns over ferry cuts.

Search Begins For New Chief Executive For Council

The islands’ Council is without a chief executive this morning following the announcement that Philip Hygate is to take retirement with immediate e...

Philip Hygate: A Brief Profile

Philip Hygate has been chief executive of the Council of the Isles of Scilly since 1992 and, when appointed, was the youngest in the authority̵...

Philip Hygate To Take Early Retirement

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has announced that chief executive, Philip Hygate, is to take early retirement, with effect from 10 January 2013...

Lewisham Hospital update Map_icon

So the consultation results are in.  Apparently it’s a great idea to close Lewisham A&E and maternity wards.  I’m sure that’s...

Quay Projects Go-Ahead ‘Too Close To Call’

Work to extend and redevelop St Mary’s harbour look unlikely to happen this summer, according to the project leaders of both the Penzance and Scill...

Council Seeks Funding For New Litter Bins

St Mary’s could get new, high quality litter bins after the Council has heard these could be eligible for AONB sustainable development funding. The...

Extra £30 million of Start-Up Loans

AN ADDITIONAL £30 million boost to Start-Up Loans to create thousands of new businesses, and help young people find jobs in East Yorkshire has been...

Liam Fox attacks Cameron’s gay marriage plans

North Somerset MP calls prime minister's plans to legalise gay marriage “divisive, ill thought through and constitutionally wrong"

Mayor agrees to look again at PCSO budget cuts

George Ferguson met the police and crime commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens yesterday to thrash out a budget deal between police and council

Selby area council home rent hike confirmed

Rents for council tenants in the Selby District are set to rise following a decision by local Councillors. The 4.6% hike will take effect from Apri...

Affordable flood insurance at risk – Councillor urges Government to act!

EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS are to become more frequent, but while the risk of flooding will be greater, access to affordable insurance against that ris...

Albion Street rejuvenation moves forward

Last month Southwark Council’s cabinet agreed to the next stage of work towards the rejuvenation of Albion Street. The council says it will w...

Rotherhithe New Road trees to be felled

Three mature plane trees on Rotherhithe New Road are likely to be felled, says Southwark Council. The trees, which the council says are encroaching...

Council opens ‘My Southwark’ office at the Blue

The new ‘My Southwark’ office has opened in the Market Place at the Blue, replacing the former Bermondsey One Stop Shop in Spa Road. &#...

Simon Hughes writes to Boris about slow SE16 broadband

Simon Hughes MP has written to the Mayor of London to raise residents’ concerns about slow broadband speeds in Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks. ...

Another Councillor vacancy in Withernsea

A VACANCY for a Town Councillor in Withernsea to represent the South Ward has arisen following the resignation of Councillor Georgie Owens last mon...

Thanet District Council is a tribalistic gang culture says BBC

Thanet District Council officially Dysfunctional according to the BBC with councillors spending more time contemplating their own navels than doing...

MP Laura Sandys has Facebook account compromised

News flash Facebook hacks happen to MPs too. Laura Sandys has had her Facebook account hacked by one of those annoying virus/hack hybrids. She acte...

PRESS RELEASE: Friends vow to reverse Council decision on Lottery bid

PRESS RELEASE Friends vow to reverse Council decision on Lottery bid 17th December 2012 The Friends of Moseley Road Baths are dismayed to learn of ...

Council fail to submit HLF bid

We learnt earlier this week that the Council’s bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for Phase 1 of restoration work to the building will not be p...

Fitzrovia Graffiti: A Multi-layered pattern of communication

By Stephen Carter The rapidly developing graffiti art form in Fitzrovia continues to create controversy and disagreement amongst residents and law ...

All quiet at the moment here

Apologies for the very thin posting here. There are a number of boring reasons for this, not least a change in the kind of work I do leaving me wit...

1912: A Hundred Years On (on tour from 16 Oct - 3 Nov)

If the recent spate of documentaries and marches to mark the centenary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant has intrigued you and sparked an inter...

Hanging a former Lord Mayor & an insight into loyalism and policing

While posts that deal with politics normally end up over on Slugger O'Toole, a couple of recent subjects might appeal to Alan in Belfast readers. N...

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