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NHS workers strike for a one per cent pay rise for all staff

NHS workers strike for a one per cent pay rise for all staff

Lewisham NHS workers took part in a four-hour nationwide strike today in an attempt to secure a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff. The strike, which was expected to affect NHS services across England and parts of Northern Ireland, had an impressive turnout in the Lewisham borough as ambulance…

Activists rally in Westminster in Europe wide protest against treaty to sell off our public sector

Activists rally in Westminster in Europe wide protest against treaty to sell off our public sector

Local activists will be joining a rally at Westminster on Saturday as part of a Europe wide protest against a treaty that would effectively open up publicly owned institutions to take-over by American private sector giants. The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership) is a new trade deal between the…

London Childcare Report indicates that places are insufficient across all East London Line boroughs

London Childcare Report indicates that places are insufficient across all East London Line boroughs

East London Line boroughs have insufficient childcare for young children and struggling parents according to the Family and Childcare Trust. In the London Childcare report 2014 released by the Trust, statistics point out that the problem is particularly acute in Hackney, where the borough has insufficient childcare in 7 out…

A first look at London’s new Crossrail project

A first look at London’s new Crossrail project

Video: CNN’s Max Foster.  Just 30 metres below Whitechapel, a new station is being built as part of Crossrail. Crossrail is a 25 billion dollar plan which will comprise of 73 miles of track and 26 miles of tunnel. The track will run from Reading and Heathrow in the west,…

Hamilton inspires children to achieve despite disabilities

Hamilton inspires children to achieve despite disabilities

Nicolas Hamilton, race driving brother of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, met with a group of young disabled children from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, and other boroughs of London, to talk to them about their careers – and his. Hamilton, who suffers from cerebal palsy, is the ambassador for the disability…

Ofsted says no extremism in Marner primary school

Ofsted says no extremism in Marner primary  school

A Tower Hamlets school suspected of Islamic extremism has been cleared of concerns in a no-notice Ofsted inspection on Tuesday. Marner Primary School has passed the recent inspection by Ofsted who said in today’s report: “The school’s safeguarding arrangements meet requirements.” The snap inspection occurred after government suggestions that schools…

Whitechapel Gallery shout out to young artists

Whitechapel Gallery shout out to young artists

The Whitechapel Gallery, is once again taking applications for the gallery’s London Open exhibition, which will take place over July 2015. Anyone over the age of 26 can send their work to the exhibition’s panel of judges. Out of everyone who applies, around 30 successful applicants will then have their…

Student killed in Mile End hit-and-run

Student killed in Mile End hit-and-run

A hit-and-run driver along Mile End road killed a Queen Mary University student in the early hours of Sunday morning. The student, 20, named as Kieran Dhaliwal was making his way home from a house party to celebrate entering his final year at the university, which is based in Mile…

Mayor condemns plans for Cycle Superhighway 2

Mayor condemns plans for Cycle Superhighway 2

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, is not satisfied with Boris Johnson’s plans for the new Cycle Superhighway 2. In a letter to the Mayor of London, Rahman says he is worried about the affect of the Superhighway on Whitechapel Market. Rahman believes the design is dangerous and will…

‘Winterville’ Christmas Festival coming to Victoria Park

‘Winterville’ Christmas Festival coming to Victoria Park

This December, Tower Hamlets’ Victoria Park will become “London’s one-stop destination for the festive season” as it hosts the Christmas festival, ‘Winterville’. Victoria Park will become home of the festival from December 2 to the end of the year, with Winterville offering a wide range of activities and events from…