Author Archives: Isaac Lyons - London Correspondant

The rise in knife crime continues

The surge in knife crime in London continues with five stabbings all resulting in deaths already this week. Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17 died in hospital after being brutally stabbed in Balham Hill, near to Clapham South underground station on the afternoon of Friday, 2 November. Local community and fellow students from St Francis Xavier have build a shrine outside Clapham South

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Sadiq Khan to be Labour’s candidate for 2020 Mayor

Sadiq Khan will probably become Labour’s 2020 election candidate for London thanks to the backing from the powerful Trade Union GMB that was given by them today on twitter. The Constituency Labour Parties in London amongst other affiliated organisations and unions have been voting on whether Khan should be automatically reselected or to hold an open selection process. The backing

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Labour and Tories left in stalemate after local election

Disappointing election results for Labour gives the Tories new found confidence but still no clear advantage Everyone in London was expecting a “red wave” from Corbyn’s momentum campaign, whether Labour had become complacent after the gains in 2017 or their message just didn’t stick is not certain. Though we can say that the Conservative party and the Labour party have once

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Trash talk in Ealing

Could issues with rubbish endanger Labour’s gains in the local elections Back in 2016 the Ealing council (like many other councils in London) instituted wheelie bins for the borough and switched to an alternate/fortnightly collection of rubbish. According to Ealing’s council website the reasoning was “Wheelie bins make it easier to recycle and stop foxes and rats ripping open sacks.

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