Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Show 25 - Local Stories

Show 25 – 80's special – local stories .

Amid the controversy over Sainsbury’s ambitions to open a new superstore in Stoke Newington, another High Street giant, Asda, has announced plans to open a new store in nearby Stamford Hill.

The American owned supermarket chain announced its ‘exciting plans’ to open a new store in place of the existing Netto store on Stamford. It is one of the 147 former Netto stores being turned into new look Asda supermarkets.

Meanwhile, there is ongoing opposition about Sainsbury’s plans to open another store in Stoke Newington. Critics said there is ‘overwhelming’ response to the proposal
Tower Hamlets has the second fastest growing population out of local authorities in the country, as statistics show the nation is struggling to cope with the most rapid increase in nearly half a century.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics showed a dramatic rise in the population of London in just 12 months, reaching a new figure of 7.8m. Tower Hamlets, which currently has 238,000 residents, has the second highest increase, expanding 18 percent in a decade.

The sunshine came out for the London taxidrivers’ annual outing to the seaside for hundreds of underprivileged kids.

A convoy of 100 taxis packed with youngsters headed off from Victoria Park in East London for a day out at Southend-on-Sea this-morning.

They were arriving on the seafront for lunch at Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion, then scooped down to Adventure Island for an afternoon of fun and games before returning to the pavilion for a tea and disco.

The kids are due to start back for Lond0n in the taxi convoy around 6pm, no doubt thoroughly exhausted by the day, all courtesy of the London Taxidrivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children.

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