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Queen’s deputy lieutenant John Ludgate receives first ‘Freedom of Tower Hamlets’ of the 21st century 

25 May 18

The first ‘Freedom of the Borough’ of the 21st century given by Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded to Commander John Ludgate as former as Deputy Lieutenant who escorted the Royal family on visits to London’s East End for 22 years.


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Volunteers to monitor air pollution affecting children’s health get cash incentive by Tower Hamlets Council 

24 May 18

Projects tackling air pollution are being offered cash by Tower Hamlets Council after a study has shown lung function of children aged eight and nine has been reduced by up to 10 per cent.


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Luther Edwards murder trial: Friend who tried to fend off attackers describes last moments 

24 May 18

Luther Edwards, who was fatally stabbed and beaten outside a boxing event in Bethnal Green, asked a close friend to look out for him not long before he died, a court heard.


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Labour councillors give themselves a ‘gravy train’ pay rise in Tower Hamlets Council’s first vote after landslide election 

24 May 18

Labour councillors voted themselves a 70 per cent “big fat pay rise” for cabinet posts as their first act in power at last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting after their landslide victory at the May 3 polls.


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Tower Hamlets Mayor paints the town black in Bethnal Green graffiti wars 

23 May 18

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been getting his hands dirty painting the town black in Bethnal Green.


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The ‘tube’ is used in Bow to monitor air pollution in St Paul’s Way 

23 May 18

Diffusion tubes to monitor air pollution have been installed in east London along the busy St Paul’s Way in Bow Common.


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Tower Hamlets unites to celebrate Royal Wedding 

23 May 18

Champagne corks have been popping all weekend around the borough in celebration of the Royal Wedding.


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Chinese take over Royal Mint for new UK embassy facing Tower of London 

22 May 18

The Chinese are to open their biggest embassy at the old Royal Mint site on Tower Hill to rival their Washington DC complex.


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Pupils in Poplar use app to learn their times tables 

22 May 18

Pupils at a school in Poplar are using an app to help them learn their multiplication tables.


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Charity match planned to help Reece Kempley from Stepney out of a wheelchair 

22 May 18

Neighbours and wellwishers are holding a fundraiser to help pay for therapy for Reece Kempley after he was paralysed when a prankster pushed him off a pier into the sea while on holiday.


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Database ‘names and shames’ London’s lax landlords 

22 May 18

Rogue landlords, look out! All London boroughs have signed up for an online database allowing residents to ‘name and shame’ dodgy property owners.


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Rail operator c2c announces amendments to rush hour timetable 

21 May 18

If you’re using c2c to get home, your train could be leaving earlier than expected – or not calling at your stop at all.


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Jubilee line drivers to strike for two days next month 

21 May 18

Jubilee line drivers are to strike for two days next month in a row over new timetables.


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Songs and support mark Dementia Action Week in Tower Hamlets 

21 May 18

Tower Hamlets Council today began a week of activities raising awareness of a deadly brain disease.


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Programme of multicultural music to take place across Bethnal Green and Victoria Park this summer 

21 May 18

A multicultural orchestra is running events throughout summer in Bethnal Green and Victoria Park.


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Tower Hamlets Council wins £820 following failed appeal by Foxtons 

21 May 18

Tower Hamlets Council has won £820 following a failed court appeal by an estate agent.


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London Assembly member condemns hate crime in Tower Hamlets 

21 May 18

London Assembly member for City and East London, Unmesh Desai, has condemned homophobia and transphobia in Tower Hamlets.


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GMB local government union slams Tower Hamlets cabinet giving themselves £6,000 pay rises 

18 May 18

Trade union bosses have tonight slammed reports that Tower Hamlets’ Labour Mayor John Biggs is planning to pay his inner circle cabinet members a 60 per cent rise in their council allowance.


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Isle of Dogs nurse Alison Cooper abseils down St Thomas’s Hospital to say ‘thanks’ 

18 May 18

Nurse Alison Cooper risked abseiling 160ft down the side of the hospital where she works to thank them for saving her life.


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Royal London’s ‘virtual’ surgeon Shafi Ahmed going to Parliament for NHS 70th birthday bash 

18 May 18

A professor known as the ‘virtual surgeon’ at the Royal London Hospital for using technology to share surgical knowledge has been chosen to represent London in Parliamentary awards for the NHS 70th birthday bash.


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The Royal wedding is here at last! 

18 May 18

Today’s the big day and I’m not talking about the FA Cup final.


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Chief coroner after Mary Hassell case: ‘Show proper respect to religion’ 

18 May 18

Coroners have been told to give “proper respect” to religious beliefs in new burial policy.


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Cabinet members at Tower Hamlets to pay themselves 100pc rise 

18 May 18

Members of John Biggs’ Tower Hamlets cabinet are set to double their council allowances while his three deputy mayors are set for around 110 per cent rises.


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‘Wrong wood’ used by Tower Hamlets for children’s play equipment that killed Alexia Walenkaki at Mile End 

17 May 18

Lack of any council safety inspection and the wrong type of wood used for the play equipment killed five-year-old Alexia Walenkaki in a children’s playground at Mile End Park, an inquest has heard.


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Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs welcomes Theresa May’s £400m Grenfell-style cladding clean-up 

17 May 18

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed Theresa May’s £400m pledge to replace dangerous cladding on tower blocks owned by councils and housing associations, with lips sealed on his own council’s spending.


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Government’s £2 limit on fixed terminal gambling machines welcomed by Tower Hamlets mayor 

17 May 18

The new £2 limit being imposed on ‘fixed odds’ gambling terminals in high street betting shops by the government has been welcomed by Tower Hamlets’ “puritanical” mayor John Biggs.


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City of London Corporation launches ‘Our Aldgate’ community campaign 

17 May 18

The City of London Corporation has launched a new campaign to help fund community groups in Aldgate.


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Bethnal Green tube memorial, the Stairway to Heaven, receives architectural award 

17 May 18

The memorial at Bethnal Green tube station has been recognised for being a piece of “architectural excellence”.


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Isle of Dogs man charged after threat to ‘smash’ ambulance parked in private space 

17 May 18

A man has been charged with threatening behaviour after a paramedic was verbally abused her when an ambulance got a flat tyre on the Isle of Dogs.


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New cabinet appointed by Tower Hamlets Mayor Biggs to continue his ‘clean sweep’ after Lutfur Rahman era 

17 May 18

The new cabinet appointed by Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs after Labour’s landslide victory has been drawn up to keep sweeping the board clean after the previous corrupt administration he took over three years ago.


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Man arrested on Isle of Dogs after threat to ‘smash’ ambulance in private space 

16 May 18

A paramedic whose ambulance got a flat tyre on the Isle of Dogs was thrown a note saying her vehicle would “be smashed” if parked in the “private space” again.


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Jobless queue shrinks in a year by 5,000 people getting onto Tower Hamlets Council’s ‘WorkPath’ 

16 May 18

It has taken 12 months for Tower Hamlets Council to get 5,000 men and women into jobs or in training.


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Luther Edwards murder trial: CCTV in Bethnal Green caught ‘cigarettes, not knife’ 

16 May 18

The knife that was allegedly passed between defendants in the Luther Edwards murder trial could in fact have been a box of cigarettes, a court heard.


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Appeal to trace cycling trio after Wapping stabbing 

16 May 18

A man was stabbed and left with potentially life changing injuries after being attacked by three men near Wapping station.


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Dining out at a 5* restaurant? Try the wards at the Newham General Hospital 

16 May 18

Hospital chiefs are turning to Michelin ‘star’ restaurants to help serve up new ideas to improve life for patients on the wards at the Royal London.


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Co-op shoppers in the Mile End Road give cash to keep PDSA pets’ hospital in Bow running 

16 May 18

Bella the puppy wants to say ‘thanks’ with a big lick to the shoppers at the Co-op who have raised £2,770 for the animal hospital in Bow that treats sick and injured pets.


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Government to spend £400m on removing dangerous tower block cladding 

16 May 18

The government will spend £400 million removing dangerous cladding from tower blocks across the country, the prime minister has announced.


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Dining out at a 5* restaurant? Try the wards at the Royal London Hospital 

16 May 18

Hospital chiefs are turning to Michelin ‘star’ restaurants to help serve up new ideas to improve life for patients on the wards at the Royal London.


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Health trust chaplain urges people with chronic illnesses to seek medical advice for fasting during Ramadan 

16 May 18

Muslims are being warned to take extra care when fasting following the beginning of Ramadan this week.


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Advertiser letter of the week: Ashamed of immigration stance 

16 May 18

Owing to the recent interest in the Windrush immigrations I thought you might be interested in my experience in the 1940s writes Eddie Johnson, former landlord of Two Puddings in Stratford 1962-2000.


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800 runners take on British heart Foundation challenge at Olympic Park 

16 May 18

Hundreds of volunteers took to their heels for the British Heart Foundation’s annual Olympic Park fundraising runs aiming for a cool £100,000.


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Appeal to trace man on CCTV after 16-year-old is stabbed at Bromley-by-Bow 

16 May 18

Detectives are releasing images of a man they want to trace in east London following the stabbing of a 16-year-old in Bromley-by-Bow.


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Public consultation opens on future of historic Bell Foundry building in Whitechapel 

15 May 18

A consultation is opening on the future of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry site, where Big Ben and Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell were made.


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Piece of Robin Hood Gardens to go on display in Venice 

15 May 18

A piece of an old Poplar housing estate is going on show in an exhibition in Venice.


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Sadiq Khan opens bids for £45m youth services fund that could benefit Tower Hamlets 

15 May 18

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today opened the door for community groups in Barking and Dagenham to bid for a share of £45 million fund for youth services.


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Bethnal Green terror campaign group director has own terror conviction upheld 

15 May 18

The director of a charity that offers advice on terrorism laws has failed in his bid to challenge his own conviction under the Terrorism Act.


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Man sprayed with ‘noxious substance’ in Limehouse after meeting strangers to sell phone 

15 May 18

A young man had ‘acid’ sprayed at his face in Limehouse by two men he arranged to meet to sell his mobile phone.


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Social enterprise company fails to pay workers in Tower Hamlets the London Living Wage 

15 May 18

One of London’s biggest ‘social enterprise’ companies is not paying its employees the London Living Wage.


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Surgeon from Royal London gets NHS award treating London Bridge terrorist victims 

15 May 18

A surgeon at the Royal London Hospital who treated victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack has received the ‘hero doctor’ accolade in awards celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS.


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‘Don’t wait till victims of 1996 IRA Semtex Canary Wharf bomb die before Libyans pay compensation’ MPs urge 

15 May 18

The government should finally pay compensation after 22 years to victims of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing by the IRA who were supplied with Libyan Semtex.







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