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  • Could you be one of Kingston's new councillors?

    By Kingston People at 11:42 on 13/05/13
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    Kingston Borough Council is holding an information day for aspiring councillors on Saturday 25 May from 10am-12pm. The event, to be held in the Council Chamber in Guildhall, will include talks by existing councillors who will explain more about what they do and what it is like. Speakers will include Councillor Derek Osbourne, Leader of the Council and Councillor Howard Jones, Leader of the Opposition. There will also be a chance to...
  • NSPCC slams Kingston Council over child abuse case handling

    By Kingston People at 09:14 on 22/03/13
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    The NSPCC has heavily criticised the Local Children's Safeguarding Board (LCSB) at Kingston Council for deleting a review into its handling of serious abuse allegations after just five days of it appearing on its website. The case concerned allegations that a father was continually able to sexually abuse his children despite social services being involved and date back to 2003 and 2005. A investigation into Kingston's handling of the...
  • Kingston Uni student designs anti-loan shark poster

    By Kingston People at 11:12 on 21/03/13
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    Kingston Council's Trading Standards team has commissioned artwork by a Kingston University student, in a campaign to highlight the growing problem of loan sharks. The posters, designed by Fashion Masters student, Garfield Kar C Li, will appear around Kingston town centre warning people with debt problems not to turn to illegal money lenders. Kingston Council's Trading Standards team commissioned Kingston University Students' Union...
  • Kingston Council shares legal services with 3 other boroughs

    By adam_leone at 15:35 on 22/02/13
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    In a bid to save £600,000 Kingston council is sharing legal services with three other councils. It's the first for local government. Kingston, Richmond, Merton and Sutton are sharing the load over the next four years. Moving the legal team into one location will could mean fewer overheads and greater efficiency. Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: "We are always looking at how we can deliver...
  • Kingston Trading Standards on the horsemeat scandal

    By adam_leone at 16:36 on 14/02/13
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    In recent news on the horsemeat scandal, tests for the horse painkiller "bute" in Findus foods have come back negative. There were fears that beef products contaminated with horse meat could contain it.   It's potentially harmful to human health.   Alonso Ercilla, head of Kingston Trading Standards said: "It's a fraud problem, it's basically misleading the public." "It's critically important...

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