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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.…

Man arrested in connection to late night rape

Man arrested in connection to late night rape

A man was arrested last night in connection with the violent rape of a young woman in Tower Hamlets on Friday December 5. The 27-year-old man was arrested on Sunday December 7 at an address in E14 Tower Hamlets. He was taken into custody at a central London police station…

Campaign succeeds in saving local nurseries from closing

Campaign succeeds in saving local nurseries from closing

Proposals to close down four local nurseries in Tower Hamlets have been overturned by the mayor as a result of weeks of campaigning by local parents and MPs. On Wednesday, Mayor Lutfur Rahman announced a reversal on his proposals to close the nurseries following a campaign that began in September.…

Schoolchildren’s innovation tested at TeenTech

Schoolchildren’s innovation tested at TeenTech

  Over 500 London schoolchildren will descend upon the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow to get a taste of the reality of careers in technology and engineering. More than 200 industry professionals will guide the attendees at the TeenTech event. TeenTech is the brainchild of BBC…

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville opened its gates yesterday, signalling the start of Christmas in Tower Hamlets. Victoria Park has been transformed into the magical town of Winterville, a new Christmas festival that offers an exciting array of attractions and entertainment. The opening saw friends and families of all ages enjoying a new type of…

Former Tory minister questioned after racist rant

Former Tory minister questioned after racist rant

Tower Hamlets police reportedly questioned former Conservative Cabinet Minister David Mellor after an alleged racist rant in March 2013, it was revealed yesterday. The police spokesperson said: “A 64-year-old man from Tower Hamlets was interviewed under caution by police on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence that took…

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…