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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…

Police launch summer of food and fun in bid to reduce crime

Police launch summer of food and fun in bid to reduce crime

  Bouncy castles, dance classes and food stalls have been organised by Tower Hamlets police in a bid to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour over the summer. The Summer Night Lights scheme, now in its second year, will be held at various locations throughout the borough. The police have teamed up with local…

‘Missing’ pupils at risk of exploitation and radicalisation: Ofsted

‘Missing’ pupils at risk of exploitation and radicalisation: Ofsted

  Children disappearing from school registers in Tower Hamlets could be at risk of exploitation or radicalisation, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned. The education standards watchdog permitted a series of no-notice school inspections in the wake of the so-called “Trojan Horse” inquiries which examined allegations that extremist Muslim groups…

Hundreds queue to snap up luxury flats in new skyscraper

Hundreds queue to snap up luxury flats in new skyscraper

Keen homebuyers queued for up to 36 hours to snap up flats in Maine Tower, a new skyscraper under construction in Canary Wharf. Over 200 flats were sold in less than four hours, with more than 150 people queuing at special exhibitions in London and Hong Kong to secure their…

Counter-terrorism operation takes place across capital

Counter-terrorism operation takes place across capital

A counter terrorism exercise took place in Tower Hamlets on Wednesday as part of an operation conducted across the capital by security forces. The exercise, performed by the National Counter-Terrorism Exercise Programme, was part of Operation Strong Tower and tested the emergency service’s capability to deal with terrorist attacks. Wood Wharf,…

Council investigation reveals unsafe tyre sales in borough

Council investigation reveals unsafe tyre sales in borough

An investigation by Tower Hamlets council has revealed the sale of unsafe used car tyres at a number of dealerships across the borough. The council in association with TyreSafe – one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations –  carried out a  number of  declared and undeclared visits to dealer’s…

Tower Hamlets election: 45 complaints being investigated

Tower Hamlets election: 45 complaints being investigated

Police are now investigating a total of 45 allegations of electoral malpractice in last week’s Tower Hamlets re-run mayoral election Labour’s John Biggs was elected mayor in the poll last Thursday, which was ordered by the Electoral Commission after the High Court ejected Lutfur Rahman on grounds of electoral fraud…

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