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Council discloses source of Hopetown data as it rejects suggestions it was ever lost  

23 Nov 17

Pic: Oonagh Cousins The source of data supporting the controversial decision to downsize the Hopetown hostel was made public yesterday by Tower Hamlets council.


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Family of Rashan Charles ‘disappointed’ as police officers granted anonymity for inquest evidence 

23 Nov 17

Capture of CCTV footage of the police arrest of Rashan Charles in July 2017 Pic: CCTV The Hackney police officers who restrained and arrested 20-year-old Rashan Charles on the night he died in a Dalston shop have been granted anonymity at the inquest…


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Hammond’s budget: councillors across Eastlondonlines areas deliver their verdict 

23 Nov 17

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond.


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Tower Hamlets backs local petition on Westferry school as council meeting descends into chaos 

23 Nov 17

Caption: Architectural impression of new Westferry School Credit: Atkins Global Chaos descended on a Tower Hamlets council meeting last night over residents’ concerns about the future of a school under construction, resulting in councillors …


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Headteacher appointment confirmed amid bullying claims inquiry, say union 

23 Nov 17

Members of teacher’s trade union GMB delivered a complaint to Tower Hamlets Council Pic: GMB A temporary headteacher at a Bethnal Green school was given a permanent position despite an internal inquiry which backed claims that she had bullied staff…


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From war zone to comfort zone: Hackney bakery helps refugees bank on baking skills 

21 Nov 17

Trainees at the E5 Bakehouse Pic: Justbreadlondon It can be challenging adapting to a new life in a country where the culture, language and the cuisine are completely different from the harsh realities of war and famine.


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Tower Hamlets endure heavy defeat against league leaders Redbridge 

21 Nov 17

Tower Hamlets Football Club Pic: Tower Hamlets FC Tower Hamlets FC suffered their second worst defeat of the season last night, losing 5-0 to Redbridge FC.


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London Overground set for 24-hour weekend service 

20 Nov 17

Night Overground Pic: London.


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Homerton Hospital becomes first in country to receive ‘Planet Mark’ sustainability award 

17 Nov 17

Homerton University Hospital has received a prestigious award for sustainability.


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Justin Fashanu film launches Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Fest 

17 Nov 17

Film still from Forbidden Games.


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Netflix to showcase tragic story of Hackney’s Justin Fashanu, Britain’s first openly gay footballer 

17 Nov 17

Justin Fashanu.


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Police raise doubts over Mayor’s promise to double number of officers to tackle drugs and vandalism 

16 Nov 17

Mayor John Biggs QA.


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Prince Harry urges everyone to know their HIV status as he hands out self-testing kits in Homerton 

15 Nov 17

Prince Harry at the Terrence Higgins Trust HIV testing centre in Homerton.


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Hackney residents turn to Twitter to expose offenders as rogue parking continues to rise 

15 Nov 17

Illegal parking in Broadway Market Pic: LundunFeeldz A growing number of residents in Hackney are now taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations against rampant illegal parking in the area, saying they are highlighting the council’s inability to …


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Hackney reduces homelessness but remains among worst 10 boroughs in the country 

15 Nov 17

Homelessness in Hackney Pic: Isabel Togoh Homelessness in Hackney has reduced by 21 per cent over the past year but the borough still remains among the 10 worst in the country, according to the most recent report from the national charity Shelter .


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Hackney raises flag to celebrate London Living Wage rising past £10 per hour mark 

14 Nov 17

Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville speaking at the Living Wage event.


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Data used to close Tower Hamlets women’s hostel has been mislaid, council admits 

14 Nov 17

East End Sisters took over Brick Lane Market with a banner drop and leaflet hand outs opposing Hopetown Hostel’s closure.


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Police launch murder investigation after 21-year-old stabbed in Hackney this morning 

14 Nov 17

Rendlesham Road Pic: Karam Filfilan A murder investigation is underway after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death outside Lower Clapton primary school last night.


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V&A salvages fragment of ‘Brutalist’ design as developers demolish controversial Tower Hamlets estate 

14 Nov 17

Robin Hood Gardens exterior showing section acquired by the VA Pic: Victoria and Albert Museum The Victoria Albert Museum have acquired a section of the controversial Robin Hood Gardens social housing complex in East London, which is currently being …


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Former boyfriend of reality TV star found guilty of acid attack in Dalston nightclub 

13 Nov 17

                                                                      Arthur Collins Pic: Metropolitan Police The ex-boyfriend of reality TV Star Ferne McCann has been found guilty of carrying out an acid attack at …


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Inside Glenkerry House, the East London tower block where homes are still affordable 

12 Nov 17

Glenkerry House is a rare example of affordable housing in London Pic: Stanley Kasirowore If you’re under 25 (30, 35, or even 40) the idea of buying a house in London becomes more remote and fantastical with each passing year.


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Book celebrates the stories of female migrants to East London 

10 Nov 17

Cynthia Cockburn says the world that men and women live in is rather different Pic: Cynthia Cockburn Two Tower Hamlets women have become subjects of a book that shares the stories of many migrants that have sought asylum in London.


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Tower Hamlets sees 70 per cent decline in LGBTQ+ venues 

9 Nov 17

LGBT flag.


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Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Croydon battle to become London’s first borough of culture 

8 Nov 17

Sir Steve Bullock is urging locals to back Lewisham’s bid Pic: Lewisham Council Lewisham, Croydon and Tower Hamlets are all bidding to become London’s first borough of culture, battling it out for a grand £1m prize.


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Feminist group campaign to save Whitechapel hostel 

7 Nov 17

The group hope to reclaim the hostel by creating public awareness.


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Post-Olympic job boom in Hackney 

7 Nov 17

Employment rates appear to have risen since the 2012 London Olympics Some 25,000 jobs have been created in Hackney since the London 2012 Olympics, according to a new report.


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Hackney and Tower Hamlets are amongst the worst London boroughs for acid-related crimes 

6 Nov 17

Hackney was among the worst London boroughs for acid-related crime.


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How Hackney housing boom is pricing renters on benefits out of the market 

6 Nov 17

Booming house prices in Hackney are pushing housing benefit renters out of the market Pic: David Holt Less than 3 per cent of privately rented properties in Hackney are affordable for those reliant on housing benefits, according to Hackney Council.


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Tower Hamlets Lib Dems call for cap on tax hikes to protect local pubs 

4 Nov 17

Tower Hamlets Lib Dems call for the government to protect local pubs Tower Hamlets’ Liberal Democrats have called for the Government to protect local pubs from crippling tax hikes announced in 2017 as the number of hostelries receiving funding from…


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Seven new Poppy buses will cruise the capital to mark Remembrance Day 

4 Nov 17

London Buses will be covered in poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day.


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News in Brief 

2 Nov 17

George McGee, Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, Lee Walsh, and Cristina Chitmus  Pic: Hackney Council Construction begins Hackney Council’s scheme to build 28 new social rent homes Construction has started on a scheme in Hackney to build 28 new …


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Remember, Remember! Your five bonfire night options this weekend 

2 Nov 17

There are plenty of events on offer across south-east and east London London loves bonfire night.


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Hackney’s lido remains closed till further notice due poor repair work 

1 Nov 17

Hackney lido remains closed due to renovations that were deemed “unsafe” Pic: David Smith Swimmers waiting for the reopening today (November 1) of the London Fields lido have expressed their frustration after the date was pushed back yet again …


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New All Points East Festival replaces Field Day and Lovebox in Tower Hamlets 

30 Oct 17

Lovebox will no longer be held in Victoria Park Pic: Rich Knowles (Flickr) Locals in Tower Hamlets will no longer be able to attend the Lovebox or Field Day festivals, after both events were replaced by the new All Points East Festival in Victoria …


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The anonymous blogger keeping cycling on the agenda in Hackney 

28 Oct 17

Pic: Harry Ashman Daily average cycle stages and trips made by bike in 2015 rose to 0.67 million, a leap of 63 per cent from 2005 according to a TFL report from last year.


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Henry Moore sculpture returns to Tower Hamlets 

28 Oct 17

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs in front of Henry Moore’s Draped Seated Woman in Cabot Square.


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Tower Hamlets celebrates Somali Week Festival 

28 Oct 17

A talk at the Somali Week Festival pic: Somali Week Festival Tower Hamlets Council will host a week-long programme as a part of Somali Week Festival, including performances, talks, music and arts activities.


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Hackney residents fear safety in borough after huge cuts to Met Police 

28 Oct 17

Daniel Pic: Phoebe Gardner The UK’s police force has had £600m cut from its budget since 2012, yet the government says a further £400m of savings must be made by 2021.


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Former Tower Hamlets teacher launches ‘Grant a Smile’ charity to help young carers 

26 Oct 17

Joyce Obaseki with a family she has worked with credit: Grant a Smile A former Tower Hamlets teacher and local mother of three has launched an initiative to help support families who are affected by life-threatening or chronic illnesses.


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News in brief 

25 Oct 17

Councillor Sem Moema promoting the services Hackney Council can offer private tenants.


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Hackney theatre company apologises after show is accused of “poor-shaming” 

25 Oct 17

The Cockney’tivity production pic: Zebedee Productions A Hackney theatre company has found itself in the middle of controversy after its new immersive theatre experience Cockney’tivity came under fire for “poor shaming”.


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Clapton flats to have custom-built balconies for Jewish families 

25 Oct 17

An artist’s impression of the regeneration of Tower Court.


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Vulnerable ELL residents will be hit by prescription changes warn campaigners 

23 Oct 17

The NHS is set to curb prescriptions on some drugs  Health experts across the ELL boroughs are warning that vulnerable people may go without vital drugs thanks to NHS England proposals to scrap a number of medical treatments currently available on …


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Mile End Community Alcohol Partnerships wins national award for tackling underage drinking 

20 Oct 17

Vincent Fajilagmago was presented with the prestigious award by Derek Lewis, CAP chair.


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Joiners Arms replacement must stay open late, council rules 

19 Oct 17

Steps are being taken to sustain LGBTQ venues Pic: Flickr The Friends of the Joiners Arms campaign was given a boost this week after Tower Hamlets Council confirmed that the replacement of the popular gay bar in east London must include a late-…


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Tower Hamlets dementia rate lowest in Britain 

18 Oct 17

Tower Hamlets has the lowest dementia rate in the UK Pic: Tibor Mozes Residents in Tower Hamlets have the lowest rate of dementia in Britain according to figures from Alzheimer’s Research UK.


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Sadiq Khan to appoint slavery ambassador 

17 Oct 17

Sadiq Khan addressing a crowd in Trafalgar Square.


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Aromas of leather and rope imbue latest Whitechapel Gallery show 

13 Oct 17

Leonor Antunes: The Frisson of Togetherness pic: XueQing Huang The first thing you notice when you walk into Whitechapel Gallery for its latest exhibition is the smell of leather and rope.


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Fate of British-Iranian prisoners still unknown as new charges emerge 

13 Oct 17

The comedian Shappi Korsandi is campaigning on behalf of Zagharu-Ratcliffe and Foroughi pic: Daren Nair Activists in Tower Hamlets fighting for the release of a British-Iranian mother imprisoned in Iran held a rally in central London last week to …


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Emergency medics travelling to patients’ homes in bid to cut A&E numbers 

12 Oct 17

The service will have four new doctors and two new Emergency Ambulance Crew members.







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