In just four weeks time, Newham residents 18 and over (and sadly not those 16 and over) will have the opportunity of voting for Newham’s new mayor and council to run the borough for the next four years to 2022.
Lorna Maffei moved to Plaistow from Italy so her dad could look after her dog, Baloo, while she was at work. After realising there wasn’t a support group for dog owners in the area, she founded the Plaistow Dog Community group
A number of constituents have been in touch with me recently about the civil war in Syria. In particular, they have mentioned President Assad’s efforts to displace rebels in Eastern Ghouta. He wants to capture the area, which he regards as the final major rebel enclave in the Damascus area.
Charity begins at home.” This is said so often there is a risk of it being taken for granted as a sound principle. Far from it. It is important to carefully examine the expression, particularly as debate continues over foreign aid and the charity scandals.
The government has launched a review of tertiary education funding. Good news perhaps, but it seems that “tertiary” education starts at 18 rather than 16, so this review won’t actually deal with education’s most urgent funding gap.
Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.