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Tenants, know your rights: evictions on rise

Tenants, know your rights: evictions on rise

Illegal evictions have doubled in a year according to Hackney Community Law Centre.…

Water meters could parch poorest, says councillor

Water meters could parch poorest, says councillor

The poorest families in East London could end up ‘self-rationing’ their water supplies if official plans to prevent future draught are put in place, a Tower Hamlets councillor has warned.…

Rogue landlord fined for ignoring fire hazard

Rogue landlord fined for ignoring fire hazard

A Tower Hamlets landlord has been prosecuted and fined for the appalling condition of one of his properties. Environmental health officers from Tower Hamlets took Liakath Ali of Bedford to court for not complying with notices relating to fire safety, lack of natural light and overcrowding in a property on…

Spare rooms wanted to shelter homeless youths

Spare rooms wanted to shelter homeless youths

A new scheme backed by Tower Hamlets council is seeking spare rooms in the borough to house homeless young people.…

Queen’s Head for chop as council sells assets

Queen’s Head for chop as council sells assets

A historic Limehouse pub may be closed as Tower Hamlets council prepares to sell the land it’s leased on.…

Photographer dies after fall from Shoreditch party

Photographer dies after fall from Shoreditch party

A fashion photographer was killed and another man seriously injured when they fell from an open window on French Place, Shoreditch last Thursday.…

Stepney residents in battle over faulty lift

Stepney residents in battle over faulty lift

The managers of a five-storey social housing estate have been forced to apologise after a lift serving 50 families stayed out of order since February.…

Tower Hamlets social housing repairs criticised

Tower Hamlets social housing repairs criticised

Tower Hamlets Labour Group has accused the council of rushing ahead with its renovation of social housing under the national Decent Homes scheme, without keeping in mind quality standards. Labour claims that Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, is seeking to make a political gain by maximising the number…

Tower Hamlets Council responds to funding cuts

Tower Hamlets Council responds to funding cuts

Tower Hamlets Council has announced plans for a new council tax benefit scheme to compensate for welfare funding cuts made by the coalition Government. The Government will reduce funding for local authorities under the national council tax benefit scheme by 10 per cent, taking effect from April 2013. According to…

Census 2011: East London boroughs show biggest rise in UK population over last decade

Census 2011: East London boroughs show biggest rise in UK population over last decade

Tower Hamlets has seen the largest increase in population in the United Kingdom according to the Census data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Monday’s Census release by the ONS has shown that Tower Hamlets and Newham have seen the largest population increase by percentage of all areas – whether…