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Centre connects kids with birth families

Centre connects kids with birth families

A new service at a family centre in Tower Hamlets is improving the contact experience fostered children have with their birth parents.…

Radicalisation should be tackled in education

Radicalisation should be tackled in education

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, in Tower Hamlets, have proposed a new approach to prevent radicalisation. One of the surprise findings from the study was that violent radicalisation is more common in young people who are educated, isolated or marginalised.…

TfL bring Barclays bikes to Bethnal Green and beyond

TfL bring Barclays bikes to Bethnal Green and beyond

Boris Bikes will move into Tower Hamlets and Hackney on March 8 as part of Transport for London’s expansion of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.…

Petition to save Brick Lane bricks launched

Petition to save Brick Lane bricks launched

An online petition to stop road resurfacing work on Brick Lane has been signed by over 150 people, and will be presented to Tower Hamlets Council at a meeting on Monday evening.…

Virginia Quay vetoes tower block plans

Virginia Quay vetoes tower block plans

Plans to build a 12-storey tower block on green land in Virginia Quay were deferred by a London Thames Gateway Development Corporation at a meeting on Thursday in Stratford Old Town Hall.…

Bethnal Green residents save One Stop Shop

Bethnal Green residents save One Stop Shop

The plan to close Rushmead One Stop Shop in Bethnal Green was blocked at a council meeting on Wednesday thanks to an ongoing campaign by local residents to save the valuable council service.…

Headteachers amongst highest earners

Headteachers amongst highest earners

A total of 17 school staff in Tower Hamlets earn six-figure salaries, more than in any other London borough. A total of 200 head teachers across London schools earn over £100,000 a year, with twelve of the highest earners being paid more than £150,000 a year, new figures show.…

Olympic Games take the bricks out of Brick Lane

Olympic Games take the bricks out of Brick Lane

Residents are split over a plan to resurface Brick Lane with tarmac in preparation for this year’s Olympics. The controversial face-lift will include new lighting and the complete resurfacing of its famous underfoot bricks.…

£700k grant not enough to save Wilton Music Hall

£700k grant not enough to save Wilton Music Hall

Wilton’s Music Hall, one of the oldest surviving music halls in the world, has received a £700,000 funding boost from independent trust SITA in order to protect and conserve the historic building. But further funds of over £2 million are still needed to protect the building from closure.…

500 signatures to prevent council service closure

500 signatures to prevent council service closure

More than 500 people have signed a petition against the planned closure of Rushmead One Stop Shop in Bethnal Green. At One Stop Shop, Tower Hamlets residents can access a variety of council services, make benefits inquiries, get help for elderly relatives, and apply for parking permits.…