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In the kitchen of a council flat on the Isle of Dogs lies a boy swathed in rags: dirty, smelly, thin, sick.

DLR must build new station

Residents in East London have won their battle to have an underground station built on the Isle of Dogs after a hearing in the House of Lords.

Free homes in Docklands for the right kind of high flyers

Move over Canary Wharf, the real birds are moving back. London Docklands Development Corporation is providing 12 man-made nesting rafts - designed by the RSPB - to attract crested grebe, tufted ducks and terns to take up residence.

Docklands bargain buy

First-time buyers have snapped up all 41 flats in the first phase of Fairview New Homes' Corn Mill Quay development on the Isle of Dogs. With prices starting at pounds 52,000 for a one-bedroom flat, Corn Mill Quay offered locals and City commuters an affordable foothold in the Docklands market.

Youthful expression

Murals made by East End school-children which explore and celebrate cultural differences, are to hang in the Tate and Whitechapel art galleries. The students at George Green comprehensive school on the Isle of Dogs have each made a collage of things which are important to them. They will be computer-enhanced for display at the Whitechapel gallery and on billboard sites in the East End.

Neighbourhoods abolished: In Tower Hamlets the new Labour council has destroyed a discredited scheme

The new Labour council in Tower Hamlets has abolished the Neighbourhood system that local politicians had feared would give the racist British National Party a powerbase.

Correction: 'Anti-Nazi' leaflets

IN LAST Sunday's Review ('Voting for an island state'), it was reported that Anti-Nazi League leaflets carrying the words 'fuck off Beackon Nazis' were pushed through letter- boxes in the Isle of Dogs. We now accept that there was no evidence for this statement, which arose from a misunderstanding of local complaints about similar slogans appearing on road surfaces. We apologise for the error.

Letter: BNP enemies of democracy

I FEEL that Cal McCrystal ignores a few fundamental points when he asserts that the British National Party has been 'misunderstood' ('Voting for an Island State', Review, 1 May).

The real racists do not wear swastikas: 'Stop the BNP' campaigns ignore greater dangers in everyday British life, argues Kenan Malik

'DON'T vote for Nazis,' shout the posters plastered all over Brixton High Street. It seems highly unlikely that anyone in Brixton would vote Nazi, but even if someone wanted to, the posters would make no difference, for there are no far right candidates standing anywhere in the area. So what is the point of them?

Voting for an island state (CORRECTED)

CORRECTION (PUBLISHED 8 MAY 1994) APPENDED TO THIS ARTICLE

Letter: Neighbourhood life

Sir: Your misleading article 'Lib- Dems ready to block BNP' (Politics & Policy, 22 April) was written without checking any of its statements with this council's political leadership. To put it simply, Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats are committed to maintaining the current decentralised boundaries. We will not fix the system just because residents might decide to elect the BNP.

Local Elections: Lib Dems ready to block BNP: Tower Hamlets boundaries could change to avert racist threat - Lambeth disorder continues

LEADERS of the Liberal Democrats are planning to avoid handing power to the BNP under their policy of devolving power to the grass roots in Tower Hamlets.

Letter: Dangerous message about Millwall

Sir: It is well known that publication of selective and misleading canvass figures and polls can be used to create a bandwagon effect in by-elections, and this probably helped the BNP in Millwall last September. Your reporting of the findings of the recent Institute of Community Studies poll under the headline 'Local people 'expect BNP win' in east London' (1 April) could well have an equally damaging impact.

Letter: British National Party's campaign on the Isle of Dogs

Sir: Your correspondents (letters, 31 March) who criticise John Torode's article about the British National Party on the Isle of Dogs have little to offer but a minor reworking of last year's left-wing Easter Parade of evasions and half- truths.
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