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Newham pays highest price in pothole compensation

A car driving over a pothole Credit: Clara Molden/PA Archive

Newham Council paid out the most money in compensation: £188,864.

Kingston had the highest number of injuries: 315, followed by Wandsworth: 256, and Hounslow: 202.

Ealing and Wandsworth spent the most on repairs: £996,175 and £721,375 respectively.

Barnet, Haringey, Hounslow and Wandsworth all had more than a thousand individual complaints about potholes (1,772; 1,766; 1,066; 1,654).

Nine charged over Barkingside court corruption

Barkingside Magistrates' Court is the subject of a major police investigation. Credit: Crown Copyright

Nine people have been charged as part of a major police investigation into corruption and bribery at a court in Ilford.

The group were charged and bailed this month alongside 12 others for perverting the course of justice as a result of the Met’s investigation into Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

All of the suspects are from Newham and are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The investigation was launched after an allegation of corruption was made by a reporter at a national newspaper in August 2011.

Two people have also been charged with misconduct in a public office.

Munir Patel, who's from Dagenham, was jailed for six years for misconduct in public office, perverting the course of justice and bribery as a result of the operation.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Southwark Magistrates Court in November 2011.


Principal of Newham College resigns amid allegations

The principal at Newham College has resigned after ITV News exposed a series of allegations regarding the college's reputation, a spokesperson has said.

Last month, Denise Brown stepped down from her position pending an investigation by a board of Governors.

Principal Denise Brown-Sackey, who had taken a "leave of absence" from Newham College Credit: Newham College

In a statement, the spokesperson said: “Following a number of anonymous allegations put into the public domain, the Corporation board commissioned an independent investigation.

"In order to allow the Corporation board to focus on repairing the reputation of the College, Denise Brown has decided to stand down from her post and this has been agreed by the board. The Corporation board is very focused on the interests of its learners and stakeholders."

Homophobic rant 'wholly unacceptable' to Newham College

Following the online publication of a recording in which Mark Walcott expressed views wholly unacceptable to us, Newham College formally suspended Mr Walcott with effect from 25th November 2013.

Since that date Mr Walcott has not been allowed onto Newham College's premises; nor has he provided any services to the College. On 9th December the College formally terminated its relationship with Mr Walcott through his company Stratford MADA.

As previously stated, the views expressed by Mr Walcott in that recording do not represent the values of Newham College; the College wishes to restate that it deplores those views.

– Newham College
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