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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…

Electoral watchdog report condemns planning for Tower Hamlets local election count as ‘inadequate’

Electoral watchdog report condemns planning for Tower Hamlets local election count as ‘inadequate’

Planning by Tower Hamlets for the voting count in the recent local elections i=was ‘inadequate’ according to an Electoral Commission Review. The review, published yesterday, examined the count for the Local and European Elections that only concluded five days after voting on May 22. It concluded there was ‘inadequate resource…

School governors face removal over lowest ever SATs

School governors face removal over lowest ever SATs

A Tower Hamlets primary school could have the entire governing body removed tomorrow after they achieved the lowest ever  SATs results in the borough. Just 40 per cent of pupils at Kobi Nazrul School in Whitechapel achieved a level 4 or above in English and Maths in the 2013 SATS.…