Sprinklers in Every Hackney Tower Block

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Dave Raval tells the BBC how LGBT football fans groups are changing attitudes on the terraces.

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Dave Raval tells the BBC how LGBT football fans groups like the Gay Gooners, of which he is Chairman, are changing attitudes on the terraces.


"We are treading the same path of anti-racism campaigners maybe 20 or 30 years ago. We are getting there a bit faster, but there is still a way to go."

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Faulty white goods causing almost one fire a day in London

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Almost one fire a day is being caused by faulty white goods such as washing machines, tumble dryers and fridges in London, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

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The Hackney Heroine Pauline Pearce meets the Met to discuss arrest protocol

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Liberal Democrat Spokeswoman, Pauline Pearce, had a meeting this week with Matt Twist, the Metropolitan Police Commander for the Met Task Force and Armed Police and the Hackney Superintendent Louis Smith, to discuss arrest protocols following the death of Rashan Charles in Hackney.

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Hackney households hit hard by benefits freeze as figures show a 61% increase in families now subject to the cap in 2017

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The Liberal Democrats have commented on figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions last week that show a 61% increase in the number of households in Hackney subject to the benefits freeze following changes to the benefit system in November 2016.

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"This is not the exercise in transparency that it should be, in fact it is the complete opposite."-Lib Dems comment on the release of only 15 fire risk assessments by Hackney Council

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Dave Raval, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Hackney South and Shoreditch has commented on the release of the first 15  fire risk assessments promised by the Mayor of Hackney and Hackney Council, following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.

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Pauline Pearce, AKA The Hackney Heroine, comments on news that the object Rashan Charles swallowed did not contain a controlled substance

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An update from the police watchdog on the death of Rashan Charles following his arrest in Hackney has Revealed the object Mr Charles swallowed "did not contain a controlled substance."

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Worrying Trend of Violence in Schools highlighted by Latest Exclusion Figures

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Figures released detailing levels of permanent and fixed-period exclusions for 2015/16 highlight a worrying trend of violence in our schools with thousands of young people being excluded for violent or threatening behaviour.

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Sharp rise in knife crime and dangerous offences shows a record of failure by the Government. Mayor of London must also reconsider closing police neighbourhood offices.

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Violent crime has risen by 18% across England and Wales in the last year, according to new statistics today. The Liberal Democrats said the figures revealed the government's "record of failure" on crime.

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Vince Cable declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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Vince Cable has been declared Leader of the Liberal Democrats with the backing of every one of the party’s MPs, succeeding Tim Farron.

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Lib Dems- If Prevention is better than cure, we should be expanding access to community policing, not reducing it.

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The Hackney Liberal Democrats have commented on plans set out in the Mayor of London's new policing strategy that would leave Hackney with only one police front counter and fewer neighbourhood contact points as part of cost-saving measures.
The proposals would see 40 of London’s 73 front counters shut, leaving one 24-hour counter in each of the capital’s 32 boroughs.
Shoreditch Police station is on the proposed closure list.
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