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Labour canes new Tory maths test

Labour and the National Union of Teachers have derided the Tories’ plans to test primary school pupils on their times tables. They seemed to have a point, as both the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary refused to answer times ...

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Cameron on a roll: take cover now

The Christmas message slot has been taken – the Queen got their first – so UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been bumped into the New Year’s message slot. Take cover. Cameron is still a relatively weak Leader. Although his ...

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Change of Plan?

Confusion surrounds three applications to set up Neighbourhood Planning Forums which came to the December meeting of Tower Hamlets Council’s Cabinet. Residents have done the preparatory work in three areas – parts of Spitafields, Limehouse and the Isle of Dogs ...

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An open letter to Tower Hamlets MPs

This is a letter which Cllr Oli Rahman sent to the two Tower Hamlets MPs on behalf of Tower Hamlets Independent Group of Councillors just before the parliamentary vote on whether to bomb Syria. Dear Ms Ali and Mr Fitzpatrick ...

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John “two jobs” Biggs is planning a new plan

At last week’s Cabinet meeting, John Biggs formally agreed that the Council will make a new Borough Plan over the coming years. Cllr Rachael Blake pointed out that the borough’s population is increasing, as is the number of people who ...

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Biggs Cabinet: Bangladeshi councillors seen but (almost) not heard

John Biggs presided over a busy Cabinet meeting last week (Tuesday, 1st December), and inevitably he relied on his Cabinet Members to present some of the reports. Cllr Rachel Blake spoke in spirited fashion about the Local Plan, with various ...

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