NEWS DIGEST 24.10.2020: Free Mauritian meals for Southampton kids, other stories

Good morning!. Today’s News Digest is from Facebook. In light of politicians in the British parliament rejecting a motion for free school meals for all children this past week, Southampton based UK-Mauritian chef and business owner Shelina Permalloo has begun … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 24.10.2020: Free Mauritian meals for Southampton kids, other stories

NEWS DIGEST 25.04.2020: Mourning, questioning, and celebrating in the COVID-19 Lockdown

  Today’s news comes via my own Twitter account at @VShah1984.  In the UK, the Labour MP (member of Parliament) for Slough in Berkshire county and Shadow Railways Minister, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, has paid tribute to his grandmother, who passed … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 25.04.2020: Mourning, questioning, and celebrating in the COVID-19 Lockdown

THE COST OF HOMELESSNESS: Redbridge Council spend on rehoming revealed in report

  Ilford, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via HARRIET CLUGSTON and IMOGEN BRADDICK/Ilford Recorder   According to the latest figures, Redbridge Council, which governs the east Greater London towns of Redbridge and Ilford, spends more than GBP £750,000 (USD $970,511) per … Continue reading THE COST OF HOMELESSNESS: Redbridge Council spend on rehoming revealed in report

ILFORD MARKET: It will be a big one

Ilford – VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE and Ilford Recorder A new covered market is planned for Ilford in the next few years at the site of the car park near the High Road and the Kenneth More Theatre in the town’s centre. Now, the official planning application for the market suggests that it will be a large one, with an expected 800-person capacity, according to material seen by local paper, the Ilford Recorder. The 800-person capacity refers not to the amount of traders that will be operating in the market, but the maximum number of shoppers the market will … Continue reading ILFORD MARKET: It will be a big one

FAIRLOP WATERS: Local conservationists protest lorry road plans for Ilford nature reserve

Hainault – VIJAY SHAH via AARON WALAWALKAR and Ilford Recorder Redbridge environmental campaigners are protesting against plans to construct a ‘haul road’ for heavy-duty lorries near the scenic Fairlop Waters nature reserve in Ilford, Essex, in the UK, according to a report published by their local newspaper, the Ilford Recorder. They fear the constant stream of large and noisy trucks carrying gravel on the new route will destroy the peace and feel of the Fairlop Waters Nature Park, which lies in the Hainault area, close to the A12 road and is Redbridge’s largest nature reserve and leisure spot. The park … Continue reading FAIRLOP WATERS: Local conservationists protest lorry road plans for Ilford nature reserve