NHS spending on agency staff in London is spiraling out of control, with costs set to top a whopping £400m this financial year. The projected expenditure for 2015-16 reflects an increase of over £65m on the previous financial year.Read more "NHS expenditure on agency staff in London soars into 2016"
David Cameron’s announcement that people who fail mandatory English language tests will have to leave the UK has provoked an outcry among Britain’s Muslim population. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 on 18 January, the prime minister said that 22 per cent of Muslim women in the UK cannot speak English, and were therefore “more susceptible to the […]Read more "Is Cameron correct about the level of English of British Muslims?"
The leader of a communist sect accused of raping and falsely imprisoning his followers used a system of self-cleansing to heal them, a court was told. Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, said he had cured his sister-in-law’s epilepsy after she arrived in London in 1970.Read more "Maoist cult leader claims to have cured epilepsy through ‘self-cleansing’"
The Conservatives have no interest in building affordable housing, said Hackney councillor Guy Nicholson on Tuesday. “They’re not interested in delivering on social need,” said Nicholson, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration. “The government have opened the floodgates to enable developers to build what they wish.”Read more "Tories ‘not interested’ in social need, claims Hackney councillor"
The saga over the Wilmer Place development took a new twist this week with the news that Marks & Spencer had submitted an offer for the site in Stoke Newington. According to documents published online by Kingsbury, the agents selling the building, “an offer from Marks and Spencer PLC to occupy a new retail unit […]Read more "Controversial Stoke Newington site subject of offer from Marks & Spencer"
Letting fee rules are routinely being broken by Stoke Newington letting agents, a mystery shopping investigation on Saturday has revealed. Letting agents have been legally obligated to prominently display details of all the fees they charge to tenants since the Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into effect on 27 May. The regulations were established to […]Read more "Letting fee rules being flouted in Stoke Newington"
A group of squatters who converted an unused Camden Council office building into a community centre has been ordered to leave immediately. We spoke to one of the group, known as Camden Mothership, before they left the building on West End Lane.Read more "VIDEO: Squatters face eviction from ‘community centre’ they constructed in former Camden Council building"