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Barts Health Trust “gears up” for CQC inspection

Barts Health Trust “gears up” for CQC inspection

Barts Health Trust is gearing up for a Care Quality Commission inspection, which is scheduled to take place this month. This follows last month’s “intelligent monitoring” report from the watchdog, which listed Barts Health as one of the “highest priority trusts” to be inspected. The monitoring process groups the 160…

London Air Ambulance grounded for three weeks

London Air Ambulance grounded for three weeks

London’s Whitechapel-based air ambulance will not be in operation for almost three weeks whilst it undergoes annual maintenance checks. London’s Air Ambulance charity has said that, despite there being no helicopter in action, it will continue to “deliver the same medical team, expertise and equipment to scene” via rapid response…

Whitechapel Islamic education centre closed down

Whitechapel Islamic education centre closed down

An Islamic education centre in Whitechapel has closed down in what they have alleged is a “government witch-hunt targeting the Muslim community”. Tower Hamlets’ Siddeeq Academy gave part-time tuition to Muslim children educated at home. A statement on their website said that it was “with great sadness” that they must…

Whitechapel man charged with New Year’s Day murder

Whitechapel man charged with New Year’s Day murder

A man from Whitechapel, charged with the murder of another, 43-year-old man, will appear at the Old Bailey today. Victim John Keenan, who died from head injuries on New Year’s Day, was assaulted following a New Year’s Eve party. Terry Hamer, a 34-year-old man from Newbold Cottages, Sidney Street, appeared…

Seasonal delights to satisfy even the biggest Grinch

Seasonal delights to satisfy even the biggest Grinch

When you’ve had about enough of left over turkey sandwiches as you can take and the Christmas specials on repeat are about to send to insane, head out in the big wide world again and take solace in fun (and festive) activities around you. Victoria Park Ice Rink – Ends January 1 You’ve…

Cereal café makes a killing on first day, it’s grrreat!

Cereal café makes a killing on first day, it’s grrreat!

The Cereal Killer Café, the most anticipated themed cafe since Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, opened its doors for the first time yesterday. Expectations were driven high by the 20-minute queue out the door onto Brick Lane  and the crowd were not disappointed. Identical twins from Belfast, Alan and Gary Keery, are…

Waiting game over for 94 lucky Playstation fans

Waiting game over for 94 lucky Playstation fans

Bethnal Green Road was the place to be today if you are an avid gamer in search of the bargain of a lifetime. In celebration of Playstation’s 20th anniversary, Sony opened a pop-up store selling the company’s latest special edition Playstation 4 for just £19.94, a saving of over £300…

Campaigner demands removal of returning officer

Campaigner demands removal of returning officer

Tower Hamlets’ current returning officer should not have the authority to oversee next year’s General Election, the founder of an anti-corruption independent political party has claimed. Andy Erlam, a founding member of Red Flag Anti-Corruption, said that the allegations being made in a High Court action against Mayor Lutfur Rahman…

Three people arrested after 15-year-old boy’s murder

Three people arrested after 15-year-old boy’s murder

Three people are being held by police following the death of a 15-year-old schoolboy after a fight in Bethnal Green on Friday December 5. Two men, aged 23 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday morning and taken into custody at separate north London police stations. A 24-year-old woman was also arrested last night and is…

Cyclist killed on one of London’s worst roads

Cyclist killed on one of London’s worst roads

A 57-year-old male cyclist died in hospital on Sunday, following a traffic collision with a silver Toyota Yaris in Aldgate on Saturday morning. The unnamed victim, who was cycling on Leman Street when he was hit, was rushed to hospital in critical condition for treatment but died 24 hours later.…