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Statement On Fire Safety In Schools In Light Of The Grenfell Tower Fire

Attached is the letter send to all schools from LBWF.

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Special What’s Cookin’ benefit night for the Leyton Orient Regeneration Fund

Saturday 8th July at 7:30 pm at the Ex Serviceman’s Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3DB.  Click here for further details.

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Whole Borough meeting on support staff cuts

We will be holding a borough wide meeting on Tuesday 4th July at 5pm at The Quaker Meeting House in Walthamstow, Jewel Road, E17 4QU to discuss possible education cuts next term and the way these cuts may disproportionately affect support staff.  
 
Our aim will be to agree a strategy to prepare to fight cuts next term. 
 
 
 
All welcome. 
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Waltham Forest council confirms no sprinkler systems have been fitted in any of its tower blocks

No council-owned tower blocks in Waltham Forest are currently fitted with sprinkler systems, it has been confirmed.  Click here to read more.

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Housing crisis threatens a million families with eviction by 2020

Report shows combination of low wages, freezes to benefits and rising costs of renting could cause more than 1 million households to become homeless. Click here to read more.

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UK safety standards are ‘cut to the bone’, expert says

The UK’s trading standards services have been “cut to the bone”, making it tougher to ensure that household products are safe.  Click here to read more.

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We cannot compromise safety in schools. Asbestos must be removed

If the government is serious about learning lessons from Grenfell, then it needs to rid schools of asbestos. Otherwise its toxic effects could prove a health time bomb.  Click here to read more.

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Britain becoming more divided with ‘whole tracts of country left behind’, says Social Mobility Commission

Income and wealth divides have become ‘more acute’; between 1997 and 2017 the bottom fifth of households saw incomes increase by just over £10 a week compared with £300 for the top fifth.  Click here to read more.

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PSC: Stop Arming Israel Week of Action and Palestine Expo

Stop Arming Israel Week of Action 1st to 7th July – Join psc for a week of activities against the ongoing arms trade with Israel

Israel uses military force to maintain its oppression of Palestinians. It targets people with tear gas grenades, rubber-coated bullets and live ammunition, and carries out mass arrests, house demolitions and extrajudicial executions.

In the summer of 2014, Israel carried out its deadliest ever massacre of Palestinians in Gaza, killing more than 2,300 people including 550 children. Read more ›

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Mass Demonstration – NOT ONE DAY MORE! – Tories Out – No More Austerity!

Saturday 1st July.  Assemble 12 midday at the BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London. March to Parliament Square.

The General Election was devastating for Theresa May and the Conservatives.  She called it to gain a bigger majority, and despite massive media bias in favour of the Conservatives, she failed spectacularly to deliver on that. Now the Tories are in chaos trying to prop up a Government with the deeply conservative and regressive DUP. Read more ›

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