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Teenagers from Tower Hamlets in new art exhibition

Teenagers from Tower Hamlets in new art exhibition

An art project celebrating young people from Tower Hamlets has launched an  exhibition this week to help children and carers  living in poverty.    The exhibition, Fifty Children Fifty Artists, features portraits of young people from Tower Hamlets painted by an array of artists.  A preliminary showcase of 35 portraits opened last night at…

Housing demonstrators call on public to join them

Housing demonstrators call on public to join them

A Tower Hamlets pressure group will lead a demonstration outside the town hall this evening, to draw attention to the plight of private tenants in the borough. Tower Hamlets Renters will be protesting to put pressure on the council, in the hope that the local authority will take action against…

Tower Bridge lights up in count down to Games

Tower Bridge lights up in count down to Games

One of London’s most iconic landmarks, Tower Bridge, was lit up this week to mark the final countdown for the first Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Games, which kick off next Wednesday, are being held to celebrate the recovery and resilience of servicemen and women from 13 countries around…

National photo award winner takes a gander at Wapping

National photo award winner takes a gander at Wapping

A photograph shot in Tower Hamlets beat thousands of entries to win a national award last night. Lee Acaster of Suffolk took the image of a greylag goose, dramatically captured in close-up with The Shard looming above the Thames in the background, on a visit to Wapping. Last night the…

Paws for pounds: The Old Spitalfields dog-show

Paws for pounds: The Old Spitalfields dog-show

The fashion conscious of east London were out on show at Old Spitalfields Market in Tower Hamlets on Monday – nothing new there, one might think, but the faces on display were of a furrier disposition than usual. The Paw Pageant, in association with LoveMyDog, saw hundreds of dapper looking dogs strut their…

Mile End man ran over detective and broke her leg

Mile End man ran over detective and broke her leg

A woman detective was run over after she pulled over a driver on suspicion of drug dealing. Liaquat Ali, 46, left PC Gemma Hale with a fractured lower leg when he drove over her foot in his silver Volvo. He was on licence at the time after serving a prison…

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…

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