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Where’s Wally fun run raises £67,000 for Literacy Trust

Where’s Wally fun run raises £67,000 for Literacy Trust

A total of 1,200 runners dressed in “Where’s Wally” costume ran a 10km course in Victoria Park to raise money for the National Literacy Trust. A total of £67,000 was raised for the Trust who work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK’s most disadvantaged…

Womens History Month: An oral histories exhibition

Womens History Month: An oral histories exhibition

A new exhibition exploring the oral histories of black and Asian woman in Tower Hamlets will be unveiled today as part of Women’s History Month. ‘Where I Belong’ is being hosted by Tower Hamlets council in association with Black Women’s Health & Family Support, BYM Whitechapel Women’s Centre and the…

Hackney & Tower Hamlets bring High Court challenge against Boris Johnson to protect affordable rent

Hackney & Tower Hamlets bring High Court challenge against Boris Johnson to protect affordable rent

Hackney and Tower Hamlets have joined seven other London boroughs in bringing a High Court challenge against London Mayor Boris Johnson in an attempt to protect affordable rents for local people. The councils joined Brent, Camden, Enfield, Greenwich, Islington, Lambeth and Southwark to challenge the Mayor’s Revised Early Minor Alterations…

Civic Trust nod for school and community centre

Civic Trust nod for school and community centre

Three buildings in the EastLondonlines boroughs have been recognised for their “outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment”. The Civic Trust has commended the St Andrews Residential Development in Tower Hamlets, The New Generation Youth and Community Centre (TNG) in Lewisham, and the Thomas Fairchild Community…

The east London skyline is set to climb higher with a total of 34 new skyscrapers planned for Tower Hamlets

The east London skyline is set to climb higher with a total of 34 new skyscrapers planned for Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets will experience dramatic changes to its skyline, as the borough becomes home to more than fifty new tall buildings, a  survey says. New London Architecture has released the results of an independent study, which suggests that 236 buildings of over 20 storeys are to be built in the…

Tower Hamlets first to sign the Charter of Child Rights

Tower Hamlets first to sign the Charter of Child Rights

The Charter of Child Rights was signed by Mayor Luftur Rahman yesterday at the town hall making Tower Hamlets Council the first local authority to officially pledge to defend children’s rights. It was drawn up after young people and children from the borough decided which 10 points from the United Nations…

Clapton-v-Tower Hamlets: Footballers help homeless

Clapton-v-Tower Hamlets: Footballers help homeless

East end football rivals, Tower Hamlets and Clapton joined forces on Saturday to raise £400 for homeless charities. A lively crowd of 195, stood in support at the Mile end stadium – the biggest public attendance in the football season. Tower Hamlets manager, Ajibola Olatunbosun said: “195, obviously we have never…

East Ender Bob Crow, leader of the RMT has died

East Ender Bob Crow, leader of the RMT has died

Shadwell-born Bob Crow, controversial leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and one of the most well-known trade union leaders in the country, has died, age 52. Crow, who has been general secretary of the RMT  since 2002, is suspected to have died in the early hours of Tuesday…

Legoland cancels fun day after threats to Muslim group

Legoland cancels fun day after threats to Muslim group

A Tower Hamlets Muslim group has been forced to cancel a family event at Legoland this weekend following threats from a far right group. The Tower Hamlets based group Muslim Research and Development Foundation had planned a private fun day event at the resort this weekend. However Legoland announced the event:…

Workshare and Raspberry Pi teach kids computer coding

Workshare and Raspberry Pi teach kids computer coding

A new initiative to engage young people in computer science and teach coding skills is to take place in Tower Hamlets, and will give local students the chance of winning paid internships. Workshare, a leading provider of file sharing and collaboration applications, has announced today that they will be working…