Author: Matthew Dooley

So green, so obscene

FLY-TIPPED filth on the streets of Hillingdon is undermining the borough’s reputation as one of the greenest areas in the country, it has been claimed. Hillingdon Council last month was declared the ‘capital’s greenest borough’ after winning Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag award for the ninth consecutive year. This recognised the cleanliness and environmental-friendliness of the borough’s parks and green spaces.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan announces likely cuts to bus and tube services

London Underground, Uxbridge station

Tube and bus services face cuts due to a £1.9bn funding gap, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced today (Nov 18). The news comes under a looming December 11 deadline, after which temporary government funding for Transport for London (TFL) will run out. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “There can be no national economic recovery, without

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More Help for Afghan Refugees

Map of Afghanistan and Pakistan border

Scores of worried families in Hillingdon have pleaded with their MP for help in rescuing relatives from Afghanistan and resettling them in the UK.   John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington (Lab) criticised the government’s plan to accept 5,000 Afghan refugees in the next year with that number increasing to 20,000 over several years. He

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Explained: The Taliban

Ethnic map of Afghanistan

Over the past few days, and weeks, the news of the Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan has shocked the western world. With its rise to power come fears of reprisal killings against the west’s Afghan partners, the repealing of women’s rights hard won over the last 20 years and return to pre-2001 living standards for

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