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Woolwich’s ousted Rust Bucket Pizza operator gets support from councillors

A Woolwich pizza operator who pitched his business on council land without permission after being refused planning consent has been given support from local councillors. Vito Marino, who used to run Charlton’s White Swan pub (and still runs a Facebook page dedicated to it, despite requests from the current owner to close it), moved his […]

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‘You make your decisions, we’ll make ours’, Greenwich Council leader tells Labour NEC after Haringey row

Greenwich Council’s leader has said the Labour Party’s ruling committee should recognise the independence of its local councils, after her counterpart at Haringey resigned after a row over its plans to spin off council homes into a part-private company. Denise Hyland was speaking at Woolwich Town Hall the day after Claire Kober announced her departure […]

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Greenwich Council to back court fight against tenants’ water refunds

Greenwich Council is to back a court challenge to a judgment which has resulted in many council tenants being eligible for refunds on their water bills, leader Denise Hyland has said. Many London councils collect water charges from their tenants on behalf of Thames Water, meaning tenants do not have any direct contact with the […]

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Tesco tower campaigners appeal to council for more social housing in Woolwich

Wednesday night at the council: A 1,407-signature petition against plans for a 27-storey tower block in front of Woolwich Tesco was presented to Greenwich Council on Wednesday night, with protesters appealing to councillors to deliver more social rented homes in Woolwich. Woolwich Common councillor and cabinet member David Gardner presented the petition, gathered by campaign […]

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Greenwich Council’s Hyland brands Tory leader ’emasculated’ in angry Taxicard row

Wednesday night at the council: Greenwich Council leader Denise Hyland angrily lashed out at local Tory leader Matt Hartley in a town hall row over planned cuts to London’s Taxicard scheme, branding him “emasculated”. The row blew up at Wednesday night’s council meeting, when Hartley asked Hyland if she would raise the issue with London […]

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Greenwich Council’s anti-Donald Trump motion passes: Why the Tories were wrong not to back it

Memories of the British National Party’s presence in south-east London during the 1990s loomed over Woolwich Town Hall on Wednesday night as Greenwich councillors debated a motion urging the Government to overturn Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK. 853 editor DARRYL CHAMBERLAIN, the only journalist sat in the council chamber, sets the scene […]