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Report shows ‘obesity epidemic’ among children

Report shows ‘obesity epidemic’ among children

A report published today shows that the level of childhood obesity in Tower Hamlets is nearly 7 per cent above the national average as a quarter of children measured were found to be overweight.…

Locals donate blood for Christmas

Locals donate blood for Christmas

Litres of blood were collected in Tower Hamlets this morning as residents came to the Bishopsgate Institute to donate before Christmas.…

Shamed Baroness forced to repay expenses

Shamed Baroness forced to repay expenses

Shamed Tower Hamlets Peer Baroness Uddin will be forced to repay falsely claimed expenses before she can return to the House of Lords.…

Residents back #towerhamlets city bid

Residents back #towerhamlets city bid

Residents across Tower Hamlets shared their enthusiasm this Wednesday when the council organized a daylong twitter marathon to support the borough’s city bid.…

Pupils compete to win Olympic laptops

Pupils compete to win Olympic laptops

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is offering the primary schools of Tower Hamlets the chance to win laptops for every child in one year group.…

Violent duo convicted for drug conspiracy

Violent duo convicted for drug conspiracy

Two Tower Hamlets men have been convicted for their part in a violent, drug robbery conspiracy.…

Mayor slams assembly over cycling death-spot

Mayor slams assembly over cycling death-spot

Mayor Lutfur Rahman has blasted Conservative members of the Greater London Assembly for walking out on a meeting set to discuss a cycling death-spot in Bow. Boris Johnson is to face questioning on the issue tomorrow.…

Transport company supports City status bid

Transport company supports City status bid

Vans, lorries and the staff of an east London firm are to be emblazoned with the Tower Hamlets city logo in support of the borough’s bid for city status.…

Bid to be first official Fairtrade school

Bid to be first official Fairtrade school

Year nine girls from Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School launched a bid to be Tower Hamlets’ first official Fairtrade school after joining forces with local charity Otesha.…

Olympic stadium sponsorship condemned

Olympic stadium sponsorship condemned

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has condemned the London Olympics Committee accepting sponsorship from a company criticised for not giving enough compensation to victims of the Bhopal disaster.…