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London coronavirus cases surge threatens to see 10pm curfew and local lockdowns brought in......

A surge of Covid-19 in London is to be confirmed in official figures today – putting the capital city on track for curbs on socialising and nights out in around a fortnight.  Click here to read more.

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TUC Housing network discussion......

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London coronavirus cases: Number of weekly cases up in 23 boroughs as Enfield sees infections surge by 145%......

Infection rates in 21 boroughs are above the Government’s threshold for imposing travel quarantine restrictions.  Click here to read more.

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Women lose state pension age appeal against government......

Two women affected by the state pension age being changed from 60 to 66 for women have lost their appeal against a High Court ruling.

Campaigners claim women born in the 1950s have been treated unfairly by rapid changes to their pension age, due to reach 66 later this year.  Click here to read more.

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Whipps Cross’ trust explains why new hospital will have fewer beds......

A newly released report on the Whipps Cross Hospital rebuild explains why bed numbers could be cut by more than 50 despite a growing population.  Click here to read more.

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The full list of Tory MPs who voted down the Grenfell Inquiry recommendations......

The clause would have forced flat managers to share evacuation and fire safety instructions with residents of the building. 308 Tory MPs voted it down.  Click here to read more.

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Government pledges to increase number of affordable homes......

The government has announced new measures to help more people get onto the property ladder, as part of a £12.2bn investment in increasing affordable housing.

A new shared ownership model would see the minimum initial share to buy in a property reduced from 25% to 10%.

People would also be able to buy additional shares in their home in 1% instalments with heavily-reduced fees.  Click here to read more.

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LBWF – Staff Flu vaccination programme 2020......

Keep your guard up. Book your free flu jab today.

Influenza (flu) is a virus that affects the respiratory tract.  Vaccination is required annually as the flu strains change over time.

We want to do everything we can to keep our staff safe and well. Having the flu jab protects your and helps keep service users, colleagues, family and friends safe.

Free flu vaccinations are available for staff and with the NHS busier than ever dealing with coronavirus, having the jab can also help reduce demand on the NHS and social care. Continue reading

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September 25 – Global day of climate action......

During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use digital activism to demand climate action, as marches have not been appropriate. The 25th of September will be the first global action day of the year.  Click here to read more.

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Council’s facial recognition trial should concern us all......

AnyVision conducted a trial of its facial recognition technology with Waltham Forest Council last year.  Click here to read more.

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