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Parents fence council over safe playgrounds

Parents fence council over safe playgrounds

Residents formed a 150-strong ‘human fence’ in Victoria Park on Saturday to protest against the lack of a real one around newly built playgrounds.…

Greenwich & Docklands festival funding restored

Greenwich & Docklands festival funding restored

Tower Hamlets Council agreed to restore its funding for the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival (GDIF) at a budget meeting on Wednesday.…

Tower Hamlets rejects ‘scurrilous’ fraud claim

Tower Hamlets rejects ‘scurrilous’ fraud claim

Tower Hamlets council have rejected claims that voter fraud is rife in the borough following an investigation by the Evening Standard newspaper.…

Lutfur live: council meetings to go online

Lutfur live: council meetings to go online

Tower Hamlets Council plans to stream all future council meetings online, the Mayor announced on Wednesday evening.…

Community land trust will create cheaper housing

Community land trust will create cheaper housing

London’s first community land trust project is to be based at St Clements hospital in east London .…

Flipping good: Pancake Day in Brick Lane

Flipping good: Pancake Day in Brick Lane

Around sixty pancake flippers donned fancy dress at Brick Lane on Tuesday for the annual Great Spitalfields Pancake Race.…

Celebrations for Bangladeshi Martyr’s Day

Celebrations for Bangladeshi Martyr’s Day

An estimated 1000 people gathered on Monday night in Altab Ali Park in Whitechapel to take part in a celebration for Martyr’s Day.…

Foundry casts first Royal Jubilee bell

Foundry casts first Royal Jubilee bell

Whitechapel bell foundry has cast the first Royal Jubilee bell, as part of the ongoing preparations for the upcoming Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.…

Uddin out of Parliament until expenses repaid

Uddin out of Parliament until expenses repaid

Tower Hamlets peer Baroness Pola Uddin will not be able to return to Parliament unless she pays back the £125,000 she wrongly claimed in expenses.…

Parents fail to pitch in on proposed primary policy

Parents fail to pitch in on proposed primary policy

Only two people attended a meeting last night designed to give local people a say on shaping primary school admissions policy in Tower Hamlets.…