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Residents voice concerns over Olympics screens

Residents voice concerns over Olympics screens

Victoria Park users and residents are calling for a public consultation on plans to screen the Olympics in the park as they are concerned about the effect the event will have on the local area. Locals say the events from July 26 to August 12 will finish too late and…

East Londoners march against domestic abuse

East Londoners march against domestic abuse

Hundreds of women from Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Hackney and Croydon marched with up to 2,000 others from across the country to draw attention to threats facing women, such as domestic abuse and low prosecution rates for crimes such as rape. The women marched from Whitehall Place to Kings Cross on…

London’s worst council for data loss, report says

London’s worst council for data loss, report says

Tower Hamlets Council is London’s worst offending authority for sensitive data loss according to research published this week by pressure group, Big Brother Watch.…

Dr Steve Ryan on proposed NHS trust merger

Dr Steve Ryan on proposed NHS trust merger

The director of a major east London hospital group has claimed that proposels for the country’s largest NHS trust will lead to improvements in patient care.…

Brick Lane restaurants suspended for touting

Brick Lane restaurants suspended for touting

Three restaurants in Brick Lane have had their licences suspended by Tower Hamlets council for ‘curry touting’. The council’s licensing sub-committee agreed the suspensions earlier this month after hearing evidence that all three premises had touted for custom.…

Ping-pong players shoot into the record books

Ping-pong players shoot into the record books

Players batted their way into the Guinness Book of World Records at the world’s largest-ever ping-pong rally in Bethnal Green.…

Boris promises review of fatal Bow roundabout

Boris promises review of fatal Bow roundabout

The Mayor of London has begun an urgent safety review of Bow roundabout and its cycle superhighway after two people were killed on its tarmac in three weeks.…

After the riots: Tower Hamlets “a ghost town”

After the riots: Tower Hamlets “a ghost town”

Tower Hamlets place in the August riots is often forgotten. But, four days after Mark Duggan’s death sparked violence, Tower Hamlets clashes between rioters and police came to the borough. Local business owners in the East End agree that the rioting was coordinated and targeted, but opinions on the effects…

Bats at the ready for ping pong record attempt

Bats at the ready for ping pong record attempt

Bethnal Green could be shot into the record books this weekend as locals attempt to serve up the world’s largest-ever ping-pong rally.…

Winter brings council tax freeze for Tower Hamlets

Winter brings council tax freeze for Tower Hamlets

Council tax in Tower Hamlets is to be frozen for the third time next year, the borough Mayor has announced.…