William Eichler 19 June 2017

Muslims targeted in north London ‘terrorist attack’

Muslims targeted in north London ‘terrorist attack’ image

A man has been killed and 10 others injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque last night.

The police have confirmed they are treating the incident, which took place outside Muslim Welfare House near Finsbury Park Mosque, as a ‘terrorist attack’.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

‘During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship,’ said Harun Khan, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB).

‘My prayers are with the victims and their families.’

Mr Khan said it appears the attack was motivated by Islamophobia and called on the authorities to increase security.

‘Given we are approaching the end of the month of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid with many Muslims going to local mosques, we expect the authorities to increase security outside mosques as a matter of urgency,’ he said.

Commenting on the attack, home secretary Amber Rudd said: ‘My thoughts are with all those affected by the appalling incident at Finsbury Park.

‘I am in contact with the Metropolitan Police who have confirmed it is being investigated by their Counter Terrorism Command.’

‘Yesterday, like so many others around the country, I took part in the Great Get Together to celebrate the values of Jo Cox,’ she continued.

‘It was powerful and moving to see the community come together in a show of solidarity.

‘We must all continue to stand together, resolute, against all those who try to divide us and spread hate and fear.’

‘We stand together with the people of Finsbury Park this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with those killed and injured,’ said Jennette Arnold, chair of the London Assembly.

‘This attack on the people of London is yet another attempt to breed hatred and division in our city.

‘Londoners cherish the tolerance and diversity of the capital. The people of this great city will be disgusted at the apparent motivation of this incident.

‘We remain steadfast in our condemnation of all acts of terror.’

Our school places challenge image

Our school places challenge

A new report has warned the UK needs more than 600 new schools by 2022 to meet demand. Mark Robinson explores how local authorities can address the school place shortfall.
The biodiversity challenge image

The biodiversity challenge

Alex Robinson explains lessons for councils and their partners from Oxford City Council and Grosvenor’s approach at their Barton Park development.
Highways jobs

Administrative Assistant

North Yorkshire County Council
£15,000 per year
Seeking to recruit an Administrative Assistant to support the central office on a full time basis... North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Solicitor

Ryedale District Council
£37,849 to £41,675
It is an exciting time to join Ryedale District Council; officers and members are united in their ambition for the residents of Ryedale.  North Yorkshire
Recuriter: Ryedale District Council

SEN Coordinator

North Yorkshire County Council
M1-M6
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Ebor Academy Trust working in Haxby Road Primary School and in... North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Team Leader/Senior Care Assistant Opportunities

North Yorkshire County Council
Competitive Salary
We are currently looking for Senior Care Assistants/Team Leaders, to join our committed and caring teams across Scarborough.  Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Casual Leisure Assistants (Lifeguards) - Teddington

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£10.55 per hour
You’ll join our lifeguarding team, providing a professional and friendly approach to pool safety. London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The June issue of Local Government News contains the full details of all the winning schemes in the 2019 Street Design Awards. From Children's Play to Pedestrian Environment, find out who has been recognised for their innovation and use of best practice.

This issue also explores how local government pension funds can hedge currency risk, how councils can best address the shortfall in school places, and an update on the number of authorities banning the use of Roundup over safety fears.

Register for your free magazine