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East London Gay Pride marches on

East London Gay Pride marches on

Hundreds of people celebrated East London Gay Pride on Saturday, three weeks after the original event was cancelled, because of the EDL march through Tower Hamlets.…

New scheme promotes IT in the classroom

New scheme promotes IT in the classroom

A new initiative to encourage more young people to take up IT and science courses has been launched at the Central Foundation Girls School (CFGS) in Tower Hamlets. The scheme, led by e-skills UK in partnership with IBM, Cisco, RIM (manufacturers of Blackberry), Facebook and the Metropolitan Police Service, was…

Tower Hamlets may get its first free school

Tower Hamlets may get its first free school

A proposal to open the first “free school” in Tower Hamlets is being considered by the Department for Education. The new primary school, which would open next September and be run by the Constable Education Trust (CET), would provide much-needed school places in the borough. Free schools are all-ability state-funded…

Residents’ anger over Olympic nightclub plans

Residents’ anger over Olympic nightclub plans

Residents of Fish Island in Bow, Tower Hamlets are in shock after plans for a £2million nightclub on the island were given the go ahead last week by the London Thames Gateway Corporation.…

Trust launches new retail training scheme

Trust launches new retail training scheme

Job training at Stratford’s new Westfield shopping centre could be yours if you are unemployed, between 16 and 25 and live in Tower Hamlets.…

Lord Major of London backs bid for City status

Lord Major of London backs bid for City status

The Lord Mayor of London, Michael Bear, is backing the Tower Hamlets bid for City status. At this news, bookmakers have reduced the odds on Tower Hamlets winning from 40-1 to 16-1 . Bear is enthusiastic about a chain of ‘cities’ running thorough London.…

Bank Holiday events in Tower Hamlets

Bank Holiday events in Tower Hamlets

As the carnival spirit builds up, Rich Mix will host 14 hours of Carnival celebrations in partnership with Global Carnival Centre.…

Petition to halt march backed by 25,000

Petition to halt march backed by 25,000

A 25,000 signature petition calling on the police to ban the English Defence League  march through the East End on September 3, was handed to Scotland Yard yesterday by the Hope not Hate campaign and Rushanara Ali, the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow…

Mayor warns of ‘painful decisions’ on council cuts

Mayor warns of ‘painful decisions’ on council cuts

Residents of Tower Hamlets have been warned that they face ‘painful’ decisions over which local authority services will face the axe.…

Anti-EDL rally to be held in Whitechapel

Anti-EDL rally to be held in Whitechapel

Opponents of the controversial planned English Defence League march through Tower Hamlets in September are to stage a rally in Whitechapel on Friday.…