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A march on Boris, a march for hope.

By John Watts

The marchers were a diverse group, with names that could have come from an indie gig in Camden, TUSC, COUNTERFIRE, OCCUPY, all under the March for Homes’ umbrella. Even the cold wet weather couldn’t dampen their unity and hope for rent controls, secure tenancies for all, cuts to rents not benefits, the stopping of the demolition of councils’ homes and the building of new ones.

They gathered outside St Leonards Church in Shoreditch and Elephant and Castle shopping centre; two temples of faith to God and Mammon, and lest we forget, religious denominations are one of the biggest landowners, and private developers’ architectural sermons are without doubt mortal sins. Continue reading

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A new dawn for cyclists in London

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Pic: Ve Perryman. Mary, a hairdresser from Hackney is enthusiastic about proposed development of cycle superhighway, but is upset that Hackney is again missed out.

That the planned cycle superhighway recently announced by Mayor Boris Johnson will not pass through Hackney was received by local residents with mixed responses according to a recent survey.

Public consultation for the project which involves the construction of a 21 mile route for the exclusive use of cyclist to run north-south from Elephant & Castle to Kings Cross and east-west from Barking to Acton starts today.  Continue reading

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