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Banning wild animals from performing in circuses will be raised in Parliament by Poplar and Limehouse's MP.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick will reignite his call for the ruling with by introducing a Motion, after previously speaking out on the issue as part of a Backbench Business Committee debate in 2011.

Cycle.jpgPlans to improve a dangerous junction in East London have been heavily criticised by Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

The Mile End Road and Burdett Road proposed alterations are totally inadequate according to the leader of the London Assembly Group and chair of the London Assembly's transport committee.

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Greenwich plays hosts to millions of day-trippers each year but the town is about to move up a level thanks to images flashed around the world during the Olympics, according to the area's MP.

Labour's Nick Raynsford said new hotels springing up would keep people in the Royal Borough for longer, benefitting businesses.

By Jim Fitzpatrick


I recently co-sponsored a debate in the House on circus animals. This was business with which I'd been dealing, as a minister, just before the election, but which we didn't have time to finish. Mark Pritchard, Tory MP for The Wrekin, Bob Russell, Lib-Dem for Colchester, and I jointly pressed the Government to ban wild animals in circuses.

RaynsfordELECT.jpgMP Nick Raynsford has accused the Nationwide Building society of, "walking away from the inner city, from its history, and from social and economic responsibility".

The MP for Greenwich and Woolwich slammed the building society's decision to close seven branches in south-east London, during a House of Commons debate on Friday.