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Protesters plead with Lutfur Rahman: “Save our nurseries”

Protesters plead with Lutfur Rahman: “Save our nurseries”

  Councillors have demanded Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, scrap controversial plans to close four nurseries after angry protests from parents last night. The council meeting vote followed tearful pleas from mothers who said the closure would be outrageous, as closing the nurseries would add growing pressure to other…

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

A suspect has been arrested in connection to Monday’s fatal hit-and-run in Tower Hamlets. Police have arrested a 21-year old man suspected of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. Primary school teacher and father of two Ashad Ahmed, 32, was killed…

Primary school teacher killed while cycling home from work

Primary school teacher killed while cycling home from work

A man was killed while cycling home from work last night by a suspected joyrider, making him the eleventh cyclist to be killed in a road collision in London this year. The primary school teacher, Asaad Ahmed, 32, is thought to have been knocked off his bike by a motorist racing…

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

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

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…