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Clinical Commissioning Group named CCG of the year

Clinical Commissioning Group named CCG of the year

  Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group has been named CCG of the year at the Health Service Journal awards last night. The awards, held at Grosvenor House Hotel, recognise “healthcare excellence and innovation” across the UK. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt addressed the audience, saying that the NHS is “the most…

CofE school faces criticism in Ofsted extremist report

CofE school faces criticism in Ofsted extremist report

A Church of England school has been accused of failing to safeguard children from extremism in a leaked Ofsted report, after concerns were raised about a sixth form Islamic society Facebook page. The report was leaked to The Independent this morning and will be released by Ofsted tomorrow morning at…

Rahman labels Pickles Council intervention “excessive”

Rahman labels Pickles Council intervention “excessive”

The controversial Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman  has attacked plans by the Government to send commissioners into the council  as “excessive and disproportionate” Eric Pickles, the secretary of state for communities and local government is expected to send in commissioners to take over aspects of Tower Hamlets Council’s management…

One hundred gang members brawl in Bethnal Green

One hundred gang members brawl in Bethnal Green

Police were called to a fight between rival gangs on Clare Street, Bethnal Green last night. The brawl occurred at 7:22pm, according to a police statement. An ambulance was also called to the scene. Speaking to Eastlondonlines, a spokesman for the Tower Hamlets police said: “Police attended and took a 27-year-old…

Whitechapel literary festival gives the WriteIdea

Whitechapel literary festival gives the WriteIdea

Tower Hamlets Council hosted a free reading festival over the weekend, featuring a variety of distinguished literary and political figures including Tariq Ali and Owen Jones. The three-day event was organised by Idea Store, a Whitechapel library service created by the council. The Writeidea festival, now in its sixth year,…

Conference shines light on gender-based violence

Conference shines light on gender-based violence

Puppetry may seem an unlikely campaigning tool against gender-based violence, particularly since popular puppet act Punch and Judy has been slammed for promoting domestic violence. But A Team Arts group’s innovative puppet show “Her Link”, which communicates with young people about “healthy relationships”, was met with a very positive response at…

Pudsey gets down to business at Canary Wharf fundraiser

Pudsey gets down to business at Canary Wharf fundraiser

A familiar furry face was amidst the usual blur of business people at Canary Wharf today. Pudsey’s Pop-up Programme brought a range of free entertainment and children’s activities to the complex in order to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need campaign. Fundraisers were out in force, with mascot…

Police constable charged with dangerous driving

Police constable charged with dangerous driving

A Tower Hamlets police officer was last night charged with dangerous driving and attempted grievous bodily harm. The offences are alleged to have been committed on August 31 by Naylor Jhita, who joined the police force in 2007. Jhita is understood to have been off-duty during the incident in Anerley,…

Twin Peaks return celebrated at UK Festival in Whitechapel

Twin Peaks return celebrated at UK Festival in Whitechapel

  Actors Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook will attend the sold out 2014 Twin Peaks UK Festival this Saturday in Whitechapel. Lee played Laura Palmer and Ashbrook played Bobbi Briggs in the cult classic. The festival will also be the launch for a special edition brand of coffee named after…

Barkantine practice could turn away over 2,000 patients

Barkantine practice could turn away over 2,000 patients

A major GP practice in Tower Hamlets faces reducing its hours and turning away patients because NHS England wants to cut its funding by more than 40 per cent. A Tower Hamlets councillor yesterday launched a petition to stop cutbacks at the Barkantine practice. The cuts are directly in contrast with…

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