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Police launch summer of food and fun in bid to reduce crime

Police launch summer of food and fun in bid to reduce crime

  Bouncy castles, dance classes and food stalls have been organised by Tower Hamlets police in a bid to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour over the summer. The Summer Night Lights scheme, now in its second year, will be held at various locations throughout the borough. The police have teamed up with local…

‘Missing’ pupils at risk of exploitation and radicalisation: Ofsted

‘Missing’ pupils at risk of exploitation and radicalisation: Ofsted

  Children disappearing from school registers in Tower Hamlets could be at risk of exploitation or radicalisation, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned. The education standards watchdog permitted a series of no-notice school inspections in the wake of the so-called “Trojan Horse” inquiries which examined allegations that extremist Muslim groups…

Hundreds queue to snap up luxury flats in new skyscraper

Hundreds queue to snap up luxury flats in new skyscraper

Keen homebuyers queued for up to 36 hours to snap up flats in Maine Tower, a new skyscraper under construction in Canary Wharf. Over 200 flats were sold in less than four hours, with more than 150 people queuing at special exhibitions in London and Hong Kong to secure their…

Counter-terrorism operation takes place across capital

Counter-terrorism operation takes place across capital

A counter terrorism exercise took place in Tower Hamlets on Wednesday as part of an operation conducted across the capital by security forces. The exercise, performed by the National Counter-Terrorism Exercise Programme, was part of Operation Strong Tower and tested the emergency service’s capability to deal with terrorist attacks. Wood Wharf,…

Council investigation reveals unsafe tyre sales in borough

Council investigation reveals unsafe tyre sales in borough

An investigation by Tower Hamlets council has revealed the sale of unsafe used car tyres at a number of dealerships across the borough. The council in association with TyreSafe – one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations –  carried out a  number of  declared and undeclared visits to dealer’s…

Tower Hamlets election: 45 complaints being investigated

Tower Hamlets election: 45 complaints being investigated

Police are now investigating a total of 45 allegations of electoral malpractice in last week’s Tower Hamlets re-run mayoral election Labour’s John Biggs was elected mayor in the poll last Thursday, which was ordered by the Electoral Commission after the High Court ejected Lutfur Rahman on grounds of electoral fraud…

Voters go to polls in mayoral re-election

Voters go to polls in mayoral re-election

Voters in Tower Hamlets will head to the polls today to elect a new mayor for the second time in just over a year. The re-election was ordered after former mayor Lutfur Rahman was found guilty of electoral fraud and bribery in the 2014 mayoral election and ousted from office six weeks…

Councils visit letting agents to make sure books are open

Councils visit letting agents to make sure books are open

Residential letting agents in Tower Hamlets and Hackney are being monitoring by the local authorities in both areas to  check their compliance with new legislation which requires all fees and costs associated with rental agreements to be clearly available to prospective tenants. The recent addition to the Consumer Rights Act…

Police investigate mayoral electoral allegations

Police investigate mayoral electoral allegations

  Police have launched an inquiry into an incident of alleged electoral malpractice in the re-run Tower Hamlets mayoral election campaign. The investigation is into allegations that election leaflets of Independent candidate Rabina Khan were distributed neatly folded inside newsletters from Tower Hamlets Homes, the body which runs the borough’s…

Tower Hamlets Mayoral candidate Peter Golds

Peter Golds is the Conservative candidate for the 2015 Tower Hamlets Mayoral re-election which will take place 11 June. Golds has been Councillor since 2006 and will try to do better than his predecessor Christopher Wilford who only got 8% for the Conservatives in 2014. This video is the third part of a series that […]