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Campaigners plan protest against Universal Credit outside office of IDS in Chingford on Saturday 2nd December

Campaigners from trade unions such as Waltham Forest Trades Council, Unite Community and PCS will gather outside the office of MP Iain Duncan Smith to protest against his role in Universal Credit.

Protesters will be joined by members of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) on Saturday, December 2 in Station Road Chingford.  Click here to read more.

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Shirley Porter’s London housing scandal to be relived on stage near Grenfell Tower

Director of theatre near fire that killed 71 people picks play about gerrymandering in 1980s as debut production.  Click here to read more.
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Grenfell tragedy: Councils plan £380m fire safety spend

Councils across the capital will be spending a total of about £383m to make social housing safer following the Grenfell fire, research by BBC Radio London has found.  Click here to read more.

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LGBT Open Group – 9 December 2017

There will be a closed committee meeting in the morning, and LGBT members will be invited to attend from 12.30pm until 4pm.

A lunch will be provided to those attending.

Papers will be available nearer to the time

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Brexit debate: Some ministers are ‘not fond’ of workers’ rights, warns senior Tory MP Ken Clarke

It came as the Government avoided any serious backbench rebellion after a series of amendments to the bill were voted down by MPs in the Commons.  Click here to read more.

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Poorest and most vulnerable hardest hit by Tory reforms, study shows

Equality and Human Rights Commission warns of ‘bleak future’ for those most in need.  Click here to read more.

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One in three renters fear losing their home

A third of private renters worry they will have to move within a year, making them stressed and less connected to their community, according to a latest poll.  Click here to read more.

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One in seven councillors in English rental hotspots are landlords

Findings raise questions over whether dual role makes councils less inclined to regulate standards in private rental sector.  Click here to read more.

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Fundraising event for UNITE strikers at Whipps Cross Hospital

Some photos from last night’s fund-raiser held at Ye Olde Rose & Crown Pub, Walthamstow where £300 was raised.

 

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