Author Archives: Alexander Ward

Green party candidate slams “immoral” tax avoiders in defence of Vivienne Westwood

An Islington parliamentary candidate has attacked tax avoiders, describing them as “immoral” despite the recent revelation her party has received significant donations from an alleged tax avoider. Green Party councillor Caroline Russell condemned a culture of wealthy individuals and businesses avoiding tax in the UK and defended the party’s star donor, Dame Vivienne Westwood, saying

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‘Stop immigrants using our NHS’, says Australian local UKIP candidate

Immigrants should wait to get NHS treatment, a UKIP candidate has said, despite having benefited from the NHS as an Australian migrant himself. Greg Clough, who is running as UKIP’s parliamentary candidate in Islington North, said that anybody who arrives in the UK should have to work and gain citizenship before being able to access

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Sheltered housing residents under siege by anti-social yobs

Sheltered housing tenants have complained of drug use and antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhood just days after their council housing provider boasted of its achievements.  Richard Evans, 50, a tenant at Amber Court who is pictured above, said: “We had a lot of problems with drugs. People used to come in and do a lot

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Locals speak out about Finsbury Park regeneration

Islington, Hackney and Haringey councils have outlined their ambitious vision for Finsbury Park’s town centre. The 60-page supplementary planning document claims that the area is in dire need of regeneration and details how the councils hope to attract shoppers and their money to the area. Additionally, TfL is introducing new ticket barriers at Finsbury Park

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Labour MP resigns after Rochester by-election Twitter gaffe

The Rochester and Strood by-election last night gave Ukip its second MP in Westminster. Much of the furore surrounded the Conservatives’ determination to “throw the kitchen sink,” at the constituency to defeat Mark Reckless, the Ukip candidate and Tory defector. But as the day unfolded, it fell to Labour MP and shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry to make the biggest gaffe

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Pupils’ beanstalk shoots to first prize in Panto competition

Pupils at a Finsbury Park school have beaten off local competition to grow the largest beanstalk, measuring over four metres. In an award ceremony on Friday morning Joe Swift, a Gardeners’ World host, presented pupils at Pooles Park Primary with their prize, after they beat eight other local schools to grow the tallest beanstalk. The prize included

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