If you received a letter from your utility supplier which stated as follows “Your contract will renew automatically, your prices will be protected and your supply will not be affected” what would you think?
Thousands of young people have been tearing open envelopes containing their exam results. I paid a visit to Royal Docks Community School and Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre to meet students as they received their results.
Last week, I met the local team from Pension Wise. It’s the government-backed advice service on the new flexibility being allowed in drawing down pension savings. In Newham, the service is provided by East End Citizens Advice Bureau.
Newham’s heritage is deep and rich and it has often been so influential in shaping our national heritage too, especially in respect of the growth and development of the working class along with the wider labour movement.
Three years ago, six east London boroughs came together to deliver the best Olympic and Paralympic Games in recent history. With the momentum still bubbling from that success, new partnerships have been formed in this region.
Manor Park Station will be transformed when the full Crossrail service starts in 2019. At peak times, 12 trains per hour will run to central London: Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street and Paddington.
East London Radio, “Our best kept secret radio station” – their words not mine – was founded in 2013 as a not-for-profit social enterprise and is entirely run by volunteers, it has already given hundreds of east Londoners the chance to learn about and make local radio.
What a nasty Budget Osborne hit us with. There are far more losers than winners. He tries conning us that a minimum wage is a good wage to live on. He scrapped maintenance allowances for the poorest students and massively cut further education; and made his mates’ Porsches cost the same to tax as an electric car.