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Police raid Tower Hamlets homes to bust ‘courier’ fraud

Police raid Tower Hamlets homes to bust ‘courier’ fraud

 Three eighteen-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a £1m nationwide fraud following raids on separate addresses in Tower Hamlets. The dawn arrests on August 18 were part of a joint operation by Zephyr, the south-west regional organised crime unit and the Metropolitan Police. It follows a three…

New summer nights project to tackle crime in borough

New summer nights project to tackle crime in borough

An innovative summer evening scheme – based on a successful project in the United States- designed to unite communities and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour during school holidays has been launched in Tower Hamlets by the borough council and local police. The Summer Night Lights project started  at the beginning of…

Campaign improves chances of cancer survival

Campaign improves chances of cancer survival

A campaign aimed at improving the chances of cancer survival in East London has led to more people being diagnosed early. The “small c” campaign started in 2010, and is a partnership between the health services across Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Newham, City and Hackney and Barts Health NHS Trust. The…

Rahman to face High Court hearing over “electoral fraud” accusations

Rahman to face High Court hearing over “electoral fraud” accusations

The mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, is to face a High Court hearing over claims of electoral fraud after his bid to throw out the accusations failed yesterday. Rahman’s legal team had applied to have the High Court petition dismissed, and claimed it was flawed and insufficiently detailed. Justice…

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…

Schools, libraries and fire stations hit in ELL boroughs as public sector workers stage nationwide protest

Schools, libraries and fire stations hit in ELL boroughs as public sector workers stage nationwide protest

Hundreds of discontented public sector workers took to the picket lines across the EastLondonlines boroughs as part of the national strike over pay and conditions. Schools, libraries, fire stations, leisure centres and local authority offices such as housing offices across the boroughs were all affected by the walkout. Nine out…

Tower Hamlets moves into unknown territory after delayed by election leads to hung council

Tower Hamlets moves into unknown territory after delayed by election leads to hung council

No political party in Tower Hamlets Council has overall control after Thursday night’s by-election for Blackwall and Cubitt Town, where Labour won two seats and Conservatives one. Out of the 21 candidates competing for the three ward seats, Christopher James Chapman (Conservative), Dave Chesterton (Labour) and Candida Ronald (Labour) will…

Thousands to line the streets of Hackney and Tower Hamlets today as the Tour de France comes to London

Thousands to line the streets of Hackney and Tower Hamlets today as the Tour de France comes to London

Many thousands of local people are expected to line the streets of  Hackney and Tower Hamlets today to welcome the world’s cycling elite and the 101st Tour de France as it passes through London. Today the two boroughs will form parts of the final 96-mile third stage of the three-days…

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