Monday, 30 April 2012

12-year-old injured in Clapton shooting

A 12-year-old boy was  injured after a shot was fired on Sewdley Street in Clapton on Monday night (about 9.30pm?). A 15-year-old was stabbed in the chest in Homerton earlier in the evening.

The police issued this statement about the shooting:

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Is Tower Hamlets vote fraud really unprecedented?

It is clear from the comments following this post on Trial by Jeory and recent national newspaper coverage that concern is growing about election fraud in Tower Hamlets. Councillors say the evidence is unprecedented.

In his piece Ted Jeory writes: "The council consistently tells us there isn’t a problem. They point to the lack of prosecutions and boast of their stringent controls."

Here's an example of how council officers dealt with unprecedented election fraud evidence back in  2006 - just in case anyone expects them to do anything helpful.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Today (Sunday): Hustings for Hackney's GLA members

A ‘question time’ for the candidates standing for the London North East seat on the Greater London Assembly will include these four candidates:

Caroline Allen: Green
Jennette Arnold:Labour
Naomi Newstead:Conservative
Farooq Qureshi:Lib Dem

The even has been organised by Hackney Unites which said:

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Drug dealer car chase and smash

Cycling down Englefield Road this afternoon I ran into a scene full of crashed cars and policemen arresting a man in a grey hooded top. I didn't hang around but took a couple of  these bad photos. More details are available from the Hackney Gazette in a story called: "Suspected drug dealers ram three cars in Hackney police chase leading to innocent man being cut from his vehicle."

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

UPDATE: Mabley Green travellers now on Millfileds?

(UPDATED  with meeting details) Travellers moved into Millfields Park this week and the number of caravans on the site has increased since the first wave on Wednesday.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Dodgy evidence sees council win two more cases against Charedi schools

Hackney Council fought-off an attempt by a Stamford Hill school to have a long-running legal action thrown out court using evidence that magistrates branded as a "red herring". In another case a planning inspector doubted the evidence of witnesses.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

George Galloway: Bradford vs Bethnal Green (UPDATED August 2012)

Update 14 October 

The Guardian assesses the effect of his rape comments on his Bradford spring: ' He insisted his comments had not caused a setback in Bradford. "I haven't lost support in Bradford, no. The people who spoke to you, or the ones you are speaking to me about, never supported me in the first place," he said. While it is true that national membership of Respect continues to grow – having reached 2,000 now, compared with just 300 before the Bradford byelection, according to the party secretary Chris Chilvers – it is disingenuous for Galloway to claim he has not lost support in the constituency.

At the beginning of this month George Galloway said he would sue the NUS (BBC) for accusing him of being a rape denier.