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Counter terrorism raid: family of five arrested & bailed

Counter terrorism raid: family of five arrested & bailed

A married couple and their three daughters who were arrested in east London on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences were bailed yesterday [August 14]. The 51-year-old man, a 53-year-old woman and three girls aged 16, 17 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of possessing information likely to be useful to…

Mile End Deaf Race raises over £28,000 for charity

Mile End Deaf Race raises over £28,000 for charity

Early this month, Muslim charity Al-Isharah hosted their annual Deaf Run Race at Mile End Park, managing to raise £28,000 for various deaf friendly charities in Tower Hamlets. 500 runners, both hearing and non-hearing, ran the 3-kilometer Deaf Run Race for various charities that specialise in helping deaf and dumb…

Man arrested for sexual assault of teenage girl

Man arrested for sexual assault of teenage girl

    A man has been arrested in connection with two sexual assaults on a 15-year-old girl on the 339 bus that travels from Leytonstone to Shadwell. Sadikur Rahman 40, of Shrewsbury Road, Forest Gate was charged with two counts of sexual assault on July 31. Rahman appeared at East London Magistrate’s Court where he was formally charged…

Council initiates new strategy to protect youths against radicalisation and abuse

Council initiates new strategy to protect youths against radicalisation and abuse

In the wake of concerns about radicalisation, young people in Tower Hamlets are to get greater protection from all forms of violence and abuse. The borough has been in the news since four teenage girls from the area were reported to have fled to Syria to join the ISIS since…

More charges on the way for Libor riggers says SFO chief

More charges on the way for Libor riggers says SFO chief

Charges against more individuals can be expected following the sentencing, on Monday, of former city trader Tom Hayes for Libor interest rate rigging, according to the director of the Serious Fraud Office David Green. Tom Hayes, 35, of Fleet in Hampshire was convicted at Southwark Crown Court on August 3…

CCTV footage released of gang attack in Tower Bridge

CCTV footage released of gang attack in Tower Bridge

Footage of a 29-year old man being attacked and beaten by a gang on Tower Bridge has been released by City of London Police in an appeal for witnesses to the incident. The CCTV clip of the attack in May shows the lone man walking along the bridge as he is…

Bavaria comes to London as Oktoberfest hits Wapping

Bavaria comes to London as Oktoberfest hits Wapping

  Tobacco Dock in Wapping is to play host to the country’s largest celebration of Oktoberfest. Britain’s tribute to the famous German beer festival is expected to attract around 24,000 visitors over four days. Running from October 8 to 11, the event promises a “traditional German festival complete with steins…

Kidulthood actor guilty of threatening Doctor Who star

Kidulthood actor guilty of threatening Doctor Who star

  Actor Adam Deacon, 32, of Bethnal Green has been found guilty of harassment after directing death threats at the family of Doctor Who star Noel Clarke. Clarke, 39, wrote and starred in the 2006 film Kidulthood, in which Deacon played the character Jay. Formerly friends, the two men ceased…

Dizzy heights of fine dining are coming to Tower Bridge

Dizzy heights of fine dining are coming to Tower Bridge

You can enjoy pop-up dining almost anywhere in London from the top of the old BBC Television Centre to the depths of a hot tub, but now comes something even quirkier and magnitudes more terrifying. From 17 – 30 September, you’ll be able to enjoy a gourmet feast at St…

Girl, aged 5, killed when tree fell on her in Mile End Park

Girl, aged 5, killed when tree fell on her in Mile End Park

A five-year-old girl has died in a freak accident after a tree fell on her in Mile End Park, Tower Hamlets. Alexia Walenkaki suffered severe head injuries when the trunk of the tree being used for a rope swing snapped and fell. Her mother Vida Kwotuah was watching as Alexia played with friends…

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