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In November 2012 in Greenford, west London, 15 year olds Jiervon Bartlett and Nayed Hoque, who both had convictions for several previous violent crimes, mugged 85 year old partially sighted Paula Castle - an attack which led to the death of Mrs Castle, as she had received a serious head wound when the boys knocked her to the ground.
Neither of the boys have shown any remorse for this despicable crime, and have refused to apologise to the victim's family. The judge in the case sentenced them to six years in custody - BUT they will only have to serve half of that! So, as things stand, they will do only three years in jail for taking a life - that is unacceptable.
It is reported that a fox in London managed to enter a house and attack a baby that was sleeping upstairs. That fox could have been a burglar or kidnapper. Surely it's up to people to make their house secure?
The Revised proposal offer a significant architectural and design benefits that will ensure that the Al-Hira Education and community centre will once again become a much valued facility and asset to the London Borough of Newham.
The Manor Place Terrace of shops and homes was built between 1875 and 1896. They are some of last remaining Victorian buildings that were constructed on the site of historic Royal Surrey Gardens and are the last examples of Victorian retail within West Walworth.
They offer a strong link to the history of West Walworth and are a fine example of purpose built shops and homes from the late-Victorian era. They offer a real sense of how the streetscape would have been in the past. They are in perfect keeping with the local area being built with interesting detail and to a human scale.
West Walworth will change enormously in the next 20 years with a large number of development sites locally which will net Southwark Council tens of millions of pounds.
We ask that as guardians of our local heritage and its assets, Southwark Council places a value on the terrace and its façade and says no to development which demolishes this historic terrace.
We are shocked and horrified to see that the UAF (Unite Against Freedom) is operating in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. Apparently these people of the UAF are upset that the British National Party is standing a candidate in the Grove ward forthcoming election.
If residents don't want to vote for the BNP then they will not for them. It is called democracy and the UAF do not like it. Let us show the bigots and the far left that we value democracy in this country.
Let us not forget that the Nazis were defeated by British Nationalists.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London and is seeking political asylum.
Proposed plans to put offices on the skatepark site remain.
The council have said that an alternative location for the skatepark would have to be provided.
BUT there is no specific alternative for relocating the park.
The draft plans are not specific enough to guarantee the future of the skatepark and we ask that you join us in petitioning the planning department of Kensington and Chelsea council further.
!Do not allow the loss of this amazing community resource!
Thank you for your support, please spread the word!
MP Kate Hoey and a small group of residents are vigorously lobbying TfL bosses for a LIVE bus station in the square in the heart of Clapham Old Town. This scheme will involve up to six live bus stands with platforms, shelters, signage and commercial lighting, taking up the majority of the square and leaving the Old Town Square open to development as a transport hub.
The Clapham Regeneration Project (formerly Clapham Gateway Project) began with Venn St and was due to stretch down to the Old Town to include a landscaped public square and 4 ‘waiting only’ bus stands (parked up). It works logistically, aesthetically and is in tune with the community’s need for a smooth bus service. It’s TfL approved, funded and all ready to go.
The local community is unaware that this project is under threat.
We URGENTLY need you, the local community, our neighbours and local businesses to show support for the Clapham Regeneration Project. The plans implemented now will be in place for decades to come.
WE DISAGREE WITH THE PLANS FOR LIVE BUS STANDS AT CLAPHAM OLD TOWN AND WANT A SQUARE WHICH CREATES A COMMUNITY FOCAL POINT IN THE FORM OF A TOWN SQUARE, YET RETAINS THE SMOOTH RUNNING BUS SERVICE THAT IS VALUABLE TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY.
GTA has been in a global phenomenom for since 1997, it has featured locations based on New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Not to mention smaller locations such as Chinatown, New Jersey and London in 1969.
The time has come to inject some international flavour to the series by bringing it to the United Kingdom and more importantly Manchester.
Tesco on Kennington Park Road has been open for a nearly a year. Most people living nearby do the majority of their shopping in this Tesco local due to time constraints and a lack of personal transport.
There are hardly any value products in store any more and alot of prices are higher than the bigger supermarkets.
The store is so busy they have even added a self service till. We feel that the loyal customer base they have built up over this year deserve to be treated fairly.
Lambeth’s road casualty figures are some of the highest in the UK. Of all the 32 boroughs in London only Westminster and Barnet have more casualties on the roads. Lambeth has the second highest casualty rate in London for both pedestrians and cyclists. (See: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/Cycling/casualties-in-greater-london-2010.pdf ) A third of the worst spots for collisions involving cyclists in London, are found in Lambeth ( http://lambethgreennews.blogspot.com/2011/10/lambeth-and-southwark-account-for-half.html )
A study conducted at monitoring sites across the capital in 2009 showed roads in Lambeth were among those to exceed recommended levels of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas that can cause health problems. Brixton Road, Christchurch Road in Tulse Hill, the Bondway Interchange in Vauxhall and Streatham High Road all had levels above the recommended limits.
20 mph speed limits have been proven by several studies to significantly reduce road accidents. They also encourage cycling and walking, reduce carbon emissions by helping the flow of traffic and improve air quality. Slower speeds also promote social inclusion and access to transport, particularly for those with mobility, vision and hearing impairments.
Already 7m residents in the UK live in towns which are adopting or have adopted this policy. It is time that Lambeth did too. (For more information see here: http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk/ )
The children's library at Stratford Library is a vital community resource and an important and necessary investment in the children and young people of our community, where children from babies to teens gather to read, explore, and learn.
Current plans will drastically reduce the size of this space after a six-month closure from 1st October 2011. The community was not consulted in the plans for our library.
The Stratford children's library is heavily used in its current size. In a reduced size it would become over-crowded and would drive children and parents away.
The destruction of our treasured children's library space will be a disinvestment from a whole generation of young people and could have devastating long-term effects. It represents a betrayal of Newham's pledge to invest in our young people and regenerate our community.
Directors of a company told lies to their workers about the financial state of the organization and abused an invoice factoring service by submitting large numbers of invoices for goods that were never manufactured.
They then took advantage of loopholes in Employment law to withhold wages and cheat employees out of money owed, leaving them poorer, stressed, suffering sleepless nights, and ultimately unemployed.
Harrow East MP, Bob Blackman was asked to take action in this case; but instead procrastinated and failed to have the aforementioned Directors struck off, failed to pass legislation to close the legal loopholes, ignored calls for an inquiry into this scandal, and instead claimed that this issue is "not in the public interest". He now refuses to answer further correspondence about this scandal.
Therefore, we say that this matter is in the public interest, that Bob Blackman has failed to represent the concerns of his constituents, and therefore should resign or be impeached from Public office. More details here.
The Ealing Cabmen's Shelter has stood proudly at the site of Ealing's taxi rank since the 1800's. This historical building is a well known landmark that sits comfortably in its surrounding conservation area.
It has served five generations of taxi drivers, offering shelter as well as a place to refresh and rest.
The riots starting in London and across the UK are due to opportunistic criminals who are an embarrassment to our country. Innocent citizens are paying the price, homes are being burnt down and livelihoods lost. We have a history of criticising our own police who in turn are afraid to use the necessary force required in these critical situations.
The police are putting their lives at risk and are not receiving the recognition or support they deserve. The media are quick to publicise negative stories about the police but this is not what the majority of the population feel. Most of the public are supportive of the police and this is the opportunity to be heard.
This aim of this petition is to show the government and police that they have our FULL support to use whatever measures necessary to keep order in this country.
The online petition had 316 signatures by Sunday 10th July. In total 667 signatures were collected including those on paper and have been handed-in by Val Shawcross. Thank you to everyone who signed!
Crystal Palace Station is now run by the Overground operator, LOROL. They do what Transport for London tells them (and pays for); and TfL is chaired by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
This petition is supported by the local MP for Crystal Palace, Jim Dowd (Lewisham West & Penge constituency).
The petition will be presented by Val Shawcross AM to the Mayor at the London Assembly plenary meeting on 20th July.
Kingston is a wonderful place but is marred by too much litter.
I'd like the council to take more proactive action to tackle litter.
Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, in terms of participation and spectators. It is played in every part of the English-speaking world and in several non-English-speaking countries.
Cricket also has a long and distinguished history in Canada, where it was the most popular sport until the 20th Century. Sir. John A. Macdonald liked it enough to declare it the national sport of Canada. Moreover, the first ever cricket match was played on Canadian soil in 1785. Cricket is also a part of London's heritage. The "Eldon House Diaries" indicate that cricket matches were a regular occurrence in this city. Aside from being an integral part of our heritage, Cricket is regaining its relevance to Canada.
Our national team has made it to the World Cup several times and talented Canadian players are starting to get noticed on the world stage, despite the fact that Canada has no major cricketing facilities. Immigration is also increasing cricket's relevance with major cricket-playing nations accounting for a bulk of new Canadians. Currently, Londoners have to make do with playing in empty parking lots, indoor gyms, baseball diamonds and backyards.
Despite the lack of facilities, several informal cricketing clubs - composed of university students, other post-secondary students, and working professionals - exist in the London area. If any Londoners want to engage in a formal game of cricket, they have to travel to Toronto, Waterloo or Windsor, which are cities that have public cricketing facilities. London will benefit from a local cricket facility. It will attract business in the form of organized cricket matches with teams from other parts of Ontario.
A cricketing facility will also render London a more attractive destination for those who are considering studying, working or traveling here.
Cleaners working for the Royal Household in London are paid £6.45 per hour even though the London Living Wage is set at £7.85. Cleaners in the House of Commons and House of Lords are paid at the rate of the London Living wage.
Please sign the petition to ensure that all cleaners working within the Royal Households are paid the London living wage of £7.85 per hour, a rate that is supported by the Mayor of London.
On April 5th 2011, on a clear afternoon long before rush hour, London cyclist and student Paula Jurek was knocked down and killed by a lorry turning left from Camden Road into St Pancras Way. She was just twenty.
She joins many other cyclists killed or gravely injured in the same circumstances in London, but if you click the image above to sign this petition for Paula, and many others, you can help ensure this doesn't happen again.
Her death could have been prevented by three things, one of which is so cheap and simple it could be done tomorrow.
As Boris Johnson tries to coax more cyclists onto our roads, he must also make the same effort to keep them safe. Here’s how:
1. MIRRORS FOR LORRY DRIVERS: In 2010, Mr Johnson introduced "Trixi" mirrors, mounted at junctions to give lorry drivers greater visibility on their left sides and to prevent these kinds of accidents.
But he installed only 39 of these mirrors for the entire capital.
He said they would be "reviewed", but their effectiveness has already been demonstrated in Europe. In January, he was asked when this review would be available. His answer: "TfL will shortly be discussing the results of the trial… to retain the existing mirrors and to install further mirrors." That was January. Where are the results? Where are the mirrors?
Both lorry drivers and cyclists have agreed the mirrors are a big help. Even the Deputy Chair of London's Transport Committee and one of Mr Johnson's own colleagues, Caroline Pidgeon, says these mirrors are an important part of improving cycle safety. But Boris has stalled.
The mirrors do not cost much to install or maintain, and the process involves no disruption. They save lives. We need more, now.
2. CITY TRAINING FOR LORRY DRIVERS: Lorry drivers cannot always see cyclists. While a few London boroughs have specifically trained lorry drivers to watch for them on the capital’s busy and sometimes narrow roads, most boroughs still haven’t.
3. SAFE CYCLE ROUTES IN CAMDEN: There are few provisions for cyclists in Camden, yet many students and young people bike there every day. Camden's roads are packed and its cyclists need safe cycle lanes and cycle boxes. The junction at which Paula died has only one cycle box. Why? It should have three.
Camden Councillor Paul Braithwaite has been pushing TfL to improve cycling provisions where Paula died. "There are far too many deaths on Camden Road," he says.
This petition is hosted by the 'Save the Africa Centre' Campaign. It has been relaunched due to popular demand amongst the Diaspora to put their names to this call for public consultation on the proposed sale of 38 King Street.
The ‘Save the Africa Centre’ campaign has re-opened this petition to allow those that missed the opportunity to sign up to the first petition - which secured over 500 signatures within 5 days of opening - a chance to formally include their names and share their contact details with us. Through this we can also ensure that supporters will be updated on developments going forward.
If you have signed the previous petition, please do not sign again - we have your signatures, and thank you for your support.
To find out more about the Save the Africa Centre Campaign - please visit: http://ww.savetheafricacentre.wordpress.com
Clean Air in London wrote to the Mayor of London on 3 December 2010 saying it was considering suing him over the air pollution consequences of removing the western extension of the congestion charging zone (WEZ). The Mayor had estimated that some 30,000 vehicles per day would return to the area if the WEZ was removed.
In response, the Mayor has promised that air quality in the area formerly covered by the WEZ will be improved relative to 2010 as a result of mitigation measures he would take. The WEZ was removed on 4 January 2011.
There is a serious risk that one or more of the three monitoring stations that measure and report local air quality will be closed making it difficult to assess the situation.
You may wish to sign the petition because you live in the area formerly covered by the WEZ and are worried about your health or that of your children or, wherever you live, just because you want the Mayor to keep his promises.
More details can be seen on the Campaign for Clean Air in London's website and the London Air Quality Network. Clean Air in London is the legal entity responsible for the Campaign for Clean Air in London.
23. UK UNCUT
UK Uncut call for Tax Evaders to be held accountable to the state and pay their dues when it comes to taxes.
UK Uncut research show that the UK Government have paid out £1 trillion to save banks from collapse.
Barclays Bank recorded Just over £11 Billion in Profits yet paid a mere £120 million in tax, they should pay nearly 30 times that!!!!.
Sir Philip Green managed to evade £300 million in UK tax by moving it around offshore accounts, this money could pay for 20,000 qualified nurses salaries or 36,000 hiked up students fees.
In 2010 Boots paid £14 million in corporation tax to the UK due to offshore banking, despite years earlier being bailed out by the UK taxpayer.
Vodaphone....... probably the biggest culprit, managed to evade paying £6 billion in UK Tax, work out the math and you will soon realise that these corporations are making a mockery out of you and the this country!.
Additional Tax Evaders are: RBS/Natwest,Tescos, Cadbury, Walkers and Dieago.
Daniel Hernandez is a unique individual. He came to Canada from Columbia for a better life.
He got a job, participated in his church and made a good life for himself here. He also just got married.
He was given the chance for a better life by being allowed to enter this country and it is a crime to take this opportunity away from him.
Molotov Jukebox is slowly taking over the airwaves. Having released a single and a 5 track EP on itunes not to mention giving away a free song here in the last year, it is hard not to become of fan of this 6 member band that loves their fans as much as their fans love them! They are a breath of fresh air that the music industry badly needs.
Having toured the UK the last 3 plus years they are looking to branch out and spread their own version of love, lust and excitement everywhere having added Brazil, Italy and Spain to their map of domination. Why not America? Molotov Jukebox has fused together a sound like no other and it is time to bring the Gypstep to the Unites States.
America needs Molotov Jukebox and now let’s show Molotov Jukebox that they need to tour America!
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At the start of 2011, Cabinet Members of Greenwich Council will vote on whether to proceed with plans to part-pedestrianise the town centre that will result in the implementation of a 1.8km one-way dual carriage traffic gyratory system through the heart of the West Greenwich Conservation Area.
This is contrary to the vast amounts of money being invested by TfL and other enlightened London Council's who are removing such failed 1960's gyratories as found at Wandsworth, Aldgate, Brixton, New Cross and even Picadilly after the pedestrianisation of Trafalgar Square.
Gyratories are proven to create speeding in the good times, increased congestion in the bad times, rat-running through residential roads, severance of local communities and destruction of businesses.
The proposed lab betrays the precautionary principle by facilitating extensive research on dangerous human viruses right beside one of the major transport hubs of the UK and Europe.
The democratically agreed Camden council planning brief for the Brill Place site (empty land behind the British Library) calls for:
* any development to contain at least 50% housing by floorspace, of which 50% should be affordable housing;
community facilities on the site;
* the development to be permeable, not one solid block.
The proposed development contains not one home; a limited, token community offering and there is no permeability through this high-security facility.
Grove Park Library, London SE12, is an essential free service for all our community, regardless of age or cultural background. It is especially important for children, local schools and older residents.
We believe that there are other areas where Lewisham Council could more usefully save money, rather than removing this valuable resource for the community.
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Four other libraries are also under threat - Blackheath, Crofton Park, Sydenham and New Cross. Please sign their petitions as well.
Cleaners, carers and other people working for Southwark Council contracts are currently paid less than the basic amount you need to get by in London - the London Living Wage. This is currently £7.85 per hour, or about £15,000 a year.
In 2008 the Green Party introduced a policy, supported by the Labour Party, to pay workers the living wage as contracts came up. But it has never been implemented.
The Cycle Hire scheme currently covers Vauxhall, Kennington and Oval which border Stockwell. Extensions to the Cycle Hire Scheme will ease pressure on the very busy Northern & Victoria tube lines that converge at Stockwell.