We’ve had the Weller’s local park cleaned up by the council because the Olympic torch is to be carried alongside it, actually plants and bushes have been bulldozed and razed to the ground.
All the shops on our run down main road have had a makeover for the same reason. I wonder if the money to do that came from the money saved when a much used local Day Centre for the elderly was shut?
During the week shed loads of ‘Old Bill’ arriving on a double decker bus, no strike that day then, cleared Westminster Bridge, London, of Romanian fraudsters so Olympic tourists won’t be fleeced, never mind the general public being duped on a regular basis.
Now the Metropolitan Police have managed to find 1,500 officers from across all 32 boroughs to crackdown on unlicensed activity across the capital so our Olympic visitors won’t be ripped off. Where are all this lot when violent crimes and such are occurring daily on our streets.
A total of 133 people were arrested on Friday with officers reporting or disclosing 327 offences. Around 1,000 counterfeit cigarettes, 50 litres of counterfeit vodka, 300 packs of chewing tobacco and 250 cases of alcohol was also seized.
The two day operation began on Friday and has so far seen officers visit 2,525 London venues.
Police have targeted shops, supermarkets, pubs and clubs as part of the initiative, as well as minicab drivers and betting shops.
Is this woman living somebody else’s life?
The Duchess of Cambridge is to spend a night on the capital’s streets to raise awareness of London’s growing homeless problem. What next mine clearing?
Fourteen illegal workers caught in one restaurant
UKBA Officers raided New World Restaurant, Gerrard Place, London’s Chinatown on Wednesday 27th June at around 16:30. Immigration checks were carried out on individuals to see if they were entitled to live and work in the UK.
Fourteen Chinese nationals including six men, aged between 20 and 44, and eight women, aged between 23 and 44, were arrested. They were all detained for a variety of immigration offences, including overstaying their visas and leave to entering the UK without leave to do so.
Three of the men and one woman remain in immigration detention awaiting removal from the country whilst the others have been released on immigration bail to seek illegal work elsewhere.
By the way
Britain granted asylum to more people than any other European Union country last year.
Some 14,360 immigrants were given asylum within the UK in 2011, compared with 13,045 in the second highest country, Germany, and 10,740 in third placed France.
The figure was the third successive rise in successful claims in the UK and an increase of 41% since 2008.