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Tower Hamlets targets alcohol sales to minors​

Tower Hamlets targets alcohol sales to minors​

  Tower Hamlets Council has launched a new scheme to stop retailers from selling alcohol to youngsters under the age of 18 and restore responsible drinking in the community. The scheme is a national initiative led by Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP), that works in partnership with local authorities within the…

Tower Hamlets officer runs with Queen’s Baton

Tower Hamlets officer runs with Queen’s Baton

As a worldwide audience watched the spectacular opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on July 23, torch bearer Emdad Rahman was home with his wife and three children in Barking having made a special solo trip to Glasgow on Monday to run 300 metres with the Queen’s Baton. Rahman, 38, a local…

Whitechapel vision clearer with Sainsbury’s development

Whitechapel vision clearer with Sainsbury’s development

Tower Hamlets Council’s vision of creating 3,500 homes and 5,000 jobs in Whitechapel became clearer this week, as plans were unveiled to redevelop the Sainsbury’s superstore on Cambridge Heath Road. The Sainsbury’s superstore is within the Council’s ‘Whitechapel Vision’ regeneration plan. The Council’s Whitechapel Vision seeks to dramatically increase the amount…

School governors face removal over lowest ever SATs

School governors face removal over lowest ever SATs

A Tower Hamlets primary school could have the entire governing body removed tomorrow after they achieved the lowest ever  SATs results in the borough. Just 40 per cent of pupils at Kobi Nazrul School in Whitechapel achieved a level 4 or above in English and Maths in the 2013 SATS.…

Overnight Macbeth play at Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower

Overnight Macbeth play at Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower

A new Macbeth production brings Shakespeare’s tragedy to east London this summer, as the 12-hour overnight show takes over three disused floors of the Balfron Tower in Poplar, from tonight until August 16. This site specific play is a project by theatre company Rift – formerly RETZ, who staged a similarly immersive production of…

New claims over Tower Hamlets mayoral election

New claims over Tower Hamlets mayoral election

Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has insisted there was no wrongdoing during last months elections, after it was confirmed that the police inquiry into the voting has broadened to include claims of fake candidates. The Sunday Telegraph said that at least two candidates standing for the Mayor’s Tower…

Local history project calling for creative disabled artists

Local history project calling for creative disabled artists

Out of the Box, a new local history arts project is looking for creative or artistic disabled Tower Hamlets residents to create artwork for an exhibition that will be launched later this year. Participants will take part in a series of workshops this summer using archive materials such as photographs…

Bow woman wins Cockney rhyming slang competition

Bow woman wins Cockney rhyming slang competition

A woman from Bow has won a Cockney Rhyming Slang competition at Roman Road Market last Saturday. Winner June Bishop beat the other contestants with her 30-second monologue ‘in the lingo’. The event was organised by photography student Anne Clement, from the University of Westminster, to raise money in aid…

South Poplar to be a site in new £400m housing scheme

South Poplar to be a site in new £400m housing scheme

South Poplar, Tower Hamlets, has been marked as one of twenty sites across London in a new £400m housing scheme set to create 50,000 homes on brownfield land, areas previously used for industrial or commercial purposes. The scheme was launched at Meridian Water, an 85 hectare former industrial site in…

Tour de France: Council urges residents to prepare now

Tour de France: Council urges residents to prepare now

The Tour de France will be passing though Tower Hamlets next month, and already the Council and Transport for London (TfL) are preparing residents for the road closures and bus route disruptions that will occur during the event. The race takes place on July 7, 2014 and will have roughly…

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