Day: May 27, 2020

Former Tory donor’s housing project ‘unlawfully approved to avoid £40m hit’

May 27, 2020

Ministry denies claims of bias in approval of Richard Desmond’s development one day before levy kicked in Westferry printworks proposed development. Photograph: PR The housing secretary knew that a billionaire former media tycoon had only 24 hours to have an east London property development approved before community charges were imposed that would have cost him […]

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Entrepreneur flouting lockdown rules says ‘if people die, they die’

May 27, 2020

A venture capitalist who filmed herself getting up close and personal with friends, using the caption ‘London is open’, has been accused of breaking lockdown rules with ‘total disregard’. Cassandra Harris shared the video of her and pals drinking outside a cafe in Hyde Park on her Instagram story, appearing to show several people breaking […]

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