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King George A&E Closure Concerns

On Tuesday I wrote to Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health, in the strongest possible terms about King George Hospital’s A&E being closed at night from July onwards. I was told this by a constituent last Friday and I sincerely hope it’s not true. I am deeply concerned that no one from ONEL, […]

Barking and Dagenham’s Children’s Centres at Risk

Last Friday I visited Abbey Children’s Centre in Barking. It was fantastic to join the Stay & Play group and see the children who are playing and learning together. The centre offers everything from health checks to help with childcare that means mums and dads can work. Every parent I have spoken to today has […]

Maternity Services at King George Hospital

I am extremely concerned about Barking, Havering & Redbridge Hospital Trust’s proposals for downgrading maternity services at King George Hospital and recently  appeared on BBC Radio 4’s consumer affairs programme You and Yours to discuss this. There are 10,000 babies a year born in Queens and King George Hospital but the existing services just aren’t […]

Green Lane Community Centre

In January, the Council agreed an application for a community centre on the site of Derek’s the butchers and the three lock-up garages on the side. You may have heard the development being referred to simply as a mosque. This is not accurate. Plans for the new community centre do include a prayer area contained […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

I have always been a supporter of those charities and organisations that provide support to women and children fleeing domestic violence. I visited the womens’ refuge in Barking just before Christmas to see the work they do. However, despite their efforts domestic violence remains on the increase and as a borough we have one of […]

I been working on my fifth costume

It been awhile. I been working on my fifth costume for quite some time and my skill in metalworking has improved quite a bit, so much that entering this costume into the current halloween contest makes me cringe.Anyways, if you like to look at my progress so far, visit:My helmet design for my fifth costume:Looks […]

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25, the financial prosecutor’s office decided Friday to launch a formal judicial inquiry. The list of potential charges now includes misappropriation of public funds, abuse of public funds and influence trafficking.The investigation is going unusually quickly by French standards one of the reasons that Fillon claims it is politically driven. The financial prosecutor’s office was […]

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Listen. Live. Commentary. Please, please, please, if you are a grown man and you are considering buying a jersey, do not buy the Youth XL. I know that you think the length is long enough and the sleeves aren’t that short. But please, don’t do it. It’s that time of year again. Saturdays are now […]