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Concerns over Victoria Park Olympic event

Concerns over Victoria Park Olympic event

Residents local to Victoria Park expressed fears of anti-social behaviour during the Olympic Games at a public meeting.…

Wedding ring busted: sham couple jailed

Wedding ring busted: sham couple jailed

A ‘married’ couple have been jailed for their involvement in an elaborate plan to conduct sham marriages in the UK.…

New affordable housing for Blackwell Reach

New affordable housing for Blackwell Reach

A new project aims to build 1,700 flats to replace 214 existing homes at Blackwall Reach, 700 of which will be homes for social rent and shared ownership.…

Renovation work begins on St. George’s pool

Renovation work begins on St. George’s pool

St. George’s swimming pool in Shadwell is set to undergo a revamp from Monday.…

Fair pay campaigners ejected from Wharf

Fair pay campaigners ejected from Wharf

Trade unionists campaigning for a London living wage for cleaners at Canary Wharf have complained of a “disrepect of civil liberties” after being ejected from the Wharf as they distributed leaflets on Thursday. The group of around a dozen, including members of the Industrial Workers of the World union and…

Baccalaureate pupils failing core subjects

Baccalaureate pupils failing core subjects

Less than 6 per cent of students in Tower Hamlets achieved A to C grades in the six academic subjects that form the English baccalaureate – nicknamed ‘ebacc’ – a recent survey shows.…

Private Eye gives awards for Rotten Boroughs

Private Eye gives awards for Rotten Boroughs

Hackney and Tower Hamlets Councils are among those honoured this year with awards for “crimes against the council taxpayer” by satirical magazine Private Eye.…

Stolen Cartier watch returned to rightful owner

Stolen Cartier watch returned to rightful owner

A stolen Cartier watch said to be of great sentimental value was returned to its rightful owner after being taken two years ago.…

Christmas openings in Tower Hamlets

Christmas openings in Tower Hamlets

Whether you need medical care, have forgotten a trimming to the Christmas dinner or feel like a festive tipple at a local pub, here are a few of the services that will be operating on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  …

Council supports residents in development fight

Council supports residents in development fight

Residents opposing a 12-storey residential development in the Docklands have been backed by Tower Hamlets Council. Over 650 Virginia Quay residents, of 1000, rejected a proposed 12-storey tower block at Newport Avenue, which is currently under the jurisdiction of London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.…