Thurrock Labour reveal wining team to fight local elections in May – YourThurrock

THURROCK Labour have begun to announce their prospective council candidates for the May 2018 local elections. Labour will field candidates in all 16 wards with elections. A third of the council seats are up for election, and will decide the balance of a council that has been in no overall control since 2014 and led …

Trump shows ‘America First’ is utterly incoherent – E.J. Dionne

The worst aspect of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was not his immature taunting of a dangerous foreign leader when the stakes far outweigh those of a schoolyard fight. Calling North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” may make Trump happy by reminding him of the glory days of “Little …

Ahmadu Bello Sardauna of Sokoto (video)

Sir Ahmadu BelloKBE (June 12, 1910 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerianpolitician who was the first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region. He also held the title of Sardauna of Sokoto. Bello and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa were major figures in Northern Nigeria pre-independence politics and both men played major roles in negotiations …

Thurrock Council suspend controversial “Grass Tax” charges – YourThurrock

THE Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, (Little Thurrock and Rectory ward) has today (Tuesday 26 September) announced the temporary suspension of the grounds maintenance service charge for council tenants. Cllr Gledhill, who is responsible for council housing in the borough, said: “I have received more detailed information, have listened to tenants and other …

UK banks to check 70m bank accounts in search for illegal immigrants – The Guardian

Exclusive: From January banks will be enrolled in Theresa May’s plans to create ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants. A Barclays spokesperson said the bank was simply complying with the Immigration Act 2016. Banks and building societies are to carry out immigration checks on 70m current accounts from January in the biggest extension of Theresa May’s …