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Football for the many, not the few

FANS HAVE BEEN welcoming Labour’s plans to boost the grassroots game and encourage the next generation of players and coaches. The offer was announced by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn as he joined youngsters training at Hackney Marshes on Cup Final ...

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Housing market stagnates

MOHAMMAD JAMEL, a senior economist at the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), has said that the housing market seems to be “moving sideways”. He was speaking after the CML released figures showing that mortgages worth £18.4 billion had been advanced ...

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Manchester: why is USA involved?

QUESTIONS ARE being asked about why the USA has been kept so closely informed about the Manchester suicide bombing. It began on the night, when US officials were the first to announce that the explosion in the Manchester Arena had ...

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Manchester: what East London says

There are surprisingly few statements about the Manchester attack being made in Tower Hamlets. Here we print a statement from the East London Mosque and then such comments from prominent party political leaders as we have been able to find. ...

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Rushanara Ali: where have you been?

LABOUR’S official candidate for Bethnal Green & Bow, Rushanara Ali, seems to be suffering from “May’s disease” – a distaste for appearing on TV alongside her main rival. This is Ms Ali’s third General Election as a candidate, but knowing ...

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UK inflation rockets up to 2.7%

IT’S OFFICIAL: UK prices are rising by 2.7% per year – smashing the Bank of England’s attempts to keep the rate below 2%. That’s off target by a whopping 33% and a staggering 0.4% up on last month’s annual figure. ...

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