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Tower Hamlets Deputy Mayor stands down 

9 Aug 17

Saunders announced her resignation last night on Facebook Pic: Tower Hamlets Council Deputy Mayor Rachel Saunders, who led the Child Services Department condemned by Ofsted for “serious failures”, has submitted her resignation from Tower Hamlets …


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Four more robberies linked to Hackney marina attacks 

8 Aug 17

One of the victims was targeted by the Anchor Hope pub last week Pic: Wikipedia Four more offences have been identified in a string of knife-point robberies in the areas surrounding the River Lea.


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Luxury flat redevelopment must include LGBT venue 

7 Aug 17

Tower Hamlets has lost 73 percent of its LGBT venues since 2006 Pic: Save the Joiners Arms – Change.


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Cyclists attacked by armed robbers near Hackney canal 

7 Aug 17

Officers have urged locals to remain vigilant Pic: Metropolitan Police Police are appealing to Hackney’s boating community for information about a string of armed robberies on a canal towpath.


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Tower Hamlets schools to become academies despite protest 

4 Aug 17

Stepney Green Maths and Computing College has applied for ‘academy’ status Pic: Jamie Barras – Flickr Two Tower Hamlets state schools will become academies despite efforts from local parents and campaigners to block the handover.


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Rashan Charles swallowed ‘paracetamol and caffeine mix’ 

4 Aug 17

Rashan Charles’ family has called for peace following protests over his death Pic: The Fader – Twitter The object removed from Rashan Charles’ throat after he was apprehended by police was “a mixture of paracetamol and caffeine wrapped in …


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New film breaks the silence on the Roma Holocaust 

2 Aug 17

The screening of Broken Silence at Amnesty International Pic – Giulia Fassone Almost a thousand years ago, in the 11 th century DC, Northern Indian warrior tribes left their homeland, directed to the almost unknown West.


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Cambridge student investigated for tweeting “all white people are racist” following Rashan Charles protest 

1 Aug 17

Rashan Charles died after being apprehended by police last month Pic: Charles Family – GoFundMe An investigation has been launched into a former Croydon school pupil who tweeted that white people had “colonised” Dalston following Friday’s …


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Estate residents join in on weapon sweeps 

1 Aug 17

A 15-inch machete was uncovered during the latest search by residents and local faith leaders Pic: Tower Hamlets MPS – Twitter Tower Hamlets police are calling on residents to help get weapons off the street.


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Hackney bars condemn new levy 

31 Jul 17

52 per cent of Hackney residents supported the levy in a public consultation Pic: Darren Johnson – Flickr A new late-night levy on venues selling alcohol between midnight and 6am has been deemed “disastrous” by Hackney’s shops, bars and clubs.


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End ‘extortionate’ fees to renters says council 

28 Jul 17

The action comes as part of Hackney Councils #BetterRenting campaign Pic: Hackney Council Estate agents in Hackney are coming under increasing pressure to stop charging unfair fees on private rentals.


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More police to target drugs crime in Tower Hamlets 

27 Jul 17

Police numbers in England and Wales have fallen by 46,700 since 2010 Pic: Wikimedia Commons Fourteen new police officers will be recruited to tackle crime on Tower Hamlets council estates, it has been confirmed.


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Answers demanded after police chase death 

26 Jul 17

Hundreds marched to voice concern over the death of the young father Pic: QueeniesSoapbox – Twitter Crowds gathered outside Stoke Newington Police Station on Monday night following the death of a 20-year-old man who died after being chased by …


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Ideas sought to combat “dangerous” pollution 

25 Jul 17

Tower Hamlets was issued a “red alert” for dangerous air pollution levels in January Pic: David Holt / Flickr Tower Hamlets Council is appealing to the public for suggestions on how to combat the borough’s shocking air pollution levels.


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Man dies in Dalston shop after police chase 

24 Jul 17

CCTV footage circulating on social media shows the incident Pic: CCTV An investigation has been launched into the death in Dalston of a 20-year-old man who had been chased by police.


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Five-year-old fined £150 for selling lemonade 

21 Jul 17

A five-year-old girl selling lemonade to festivalgoers in Mile End was fined £150 for “trading without a permit”.


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Council calls on Justine Greening to “protect” Hackney schools 

19 Jul 17

Justine Greening announced a billion-pound funding shake up on Monday PIC: DFID – Flickr Over 70 headteachers and governors have called on the Government to stop what Hackney Council describes as a £25m cut from the borough’s school funding.


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Teen denies committing Hackney acid attacks 

18 Jul 17

Police arrive at one of the attacks in Clapton Pic: @999London Twitter A Croydon teen has denied his involvement in last week’s acid attacks in Hackney and Islington.


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Teen arrested for spate of acid attacks 

14 Jul 17

Five attacks were carried out within 90 minutes  Pic: unsplash.


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Housing charter to protect against ‘rogue’ landlords 

13 Jul 17

Private renting makes up 40% of Tower Hamlets housing Pic: Nicobobinus A charter to protect private renters in Tower Hamlets against exploitative landlords will launch at the end of the month.


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Youth sports in crisis in Tower Hamlets 

12 Jul 17

THYSF is facing closure unless it can secure funds from the council Pic: Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation (THYSF) says it is in “peril” after failing to secure extra funding from the council.


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Grenfell contractor in Council fraud investigation 

12 Jul 17

The Grenfell Tower fire on June 14 Pic: Wikimedia Commons The contractor responsible for the fire alarms at Grenfell Tower is part of an ongoing fraud investigation by police and Hackney Council.


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Arrest made following ‘horrific robbery’ 

12 Jul 17

Sanchez Edwards was arrested Monday Pic: Met Police A 28-year-old man has been arrested for the “horrific” robbery of a pensioner in Hoxton, Scotland Yard confirmed yesterday.


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Meet the traders: ‘Film’s not dead’ campaigning for the future of film photography 

7 Jul 17

Tori Khambhaita at Film’s not dead stall in the Backyard Market Pic: Marwa Amer From an amateur blog celebrating vintage photography to a professional business campaigning for the future of analog cameras, Film’s Not Dead is challenging the …


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Police and mayor move to reassure Muslims in Tower Hamlets after acid attacks spark hate crime fears 

7 Jul 17

Resham Khan was attacked in Beckton on June 21 Pic: Daniel Mann – Go Fund Me A series of acid attacks in East London has renewed concerns among the Muslim community in Tower Hamlets over their safety and the spread of Islamaphobia Fears have been …


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Meet the Traders: Portuguese friends showcase their love affair with London 

5 Jul 17

Olga Cruchino, left, and Dina Martins, right, at A Portuguese Love Affair café and deli in Hackney Road.


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Contemporary art and national heritage brought together in new exhibition 

3 Jul 17

Landmark Trust’s pop-up gallery at the Old Truman Brewery at Spitalfields.


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Fire tears through unfinished luxury flats development in Bow Wharf 

3 Jul 17

A fire has damaged a multi-million pound block of flats on Wennington Road Pic – Jack Hawke Twitter A fire has torn through an unoccupied block of flats being built in Bow Wharf.


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Overground to run weekend 24-hour service from Hackney to Lewisham 

3 Jul 17

Round the clock services will run between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction Pic – Wikimedia Commons London Overground will add a 24-hour service on part of the route that runs from Hackney to Lewisham from December, London Mayor Sadiq Khan …


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Police appeal for man behind “frightening” night-time Hackney burglaries 

3 Jul 17

Police are urging anyone with information to contact Hackney CID Pic: Wikimedia Commons A knife-wielding burglar who has staged a series of frightening night-time break-ins is being sought by Hackney police.


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Image released of suspect in ‘horrific’ attack on woman, 92 

2 Jul 17

CCTV image of suspected attacker Pic: Met Police A CCTV image of a man who is suspected of what detectives described as a ‘horrific’ attack a 92-year-old woman in a Hackney last week has been released by police.


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Exhibition remembers the forgotten Indian and Nepali soldiers who fought for the British Empire 

2 Jul 17

Still from Pavilion V, part of the Pavilion Project.


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Flammable cladding to be removed from block on Woodberry Down Estate in Hackney 

27 Jun 17

Woodberry Down Estate Pic: Geograph Flammable cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower will be removed from a block at the Woodberry Down Estate, it has been confirmed.


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Thug armed with 10-inch knife jailed for stabbing police officer 

22 Jun 17

Andrew Beadie  Pic Met Police A man who was found guilty for stabbing an off-duty police officer in Tower Hamlets has been jailed for 12 years.


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Armed thug jailed for stabbing Police Officer 

22 Jun 17

Andrew Beadie (Met Police Picture) A man who was found guilty for stabbing an off-duty police officer in Tower Hamlets has been jailed for 12 years.


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Meet the man behind Hackney Theatre’s latest hit 

19 Jun 17

Actor and playwright Asif Khan in the Arcola Theatre.


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Brick Lane Theatre Festival: Experimental theatre in the East End 

19 Jun 17

FUCK’D won a place at the festival via an online competition Pic: Yuvan Kumar Experimental theatre has come to Brick Lane in the form of a summer festival.


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Diabetes cases in Tower Hamlets are on the rise 

19 Jun 17

The new ‘Food you love’ campaign hopes to encourage people to eat healthier.


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Are our tower blocks safe? East London mayors speak out 

19 Jun 17

Grenfell Tower, Kensington.


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Crossrail guard attempted to join IS 

18 Jun 17

Shamim Ahmed (pictured) was attempting to join ISIS in Syria.


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Fire in East London tower block, days after Grenfell Tower 

16 Jun 17

Firefighters attended the scene.


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Hackney to celebrate the life of Jo Cox 

16 Jun 17

Thousands gather to remember Jo Cox.


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Diane Abbott care package fundraising page has hit more than £5,000 

14 Jun 17

The crowdfunding initiative for care for Diane Abbott raised £6000 Pic by Overseas Development Institute A joke fundraising page to buy a care package for Hackney MP Diane Abbott has almost reached the £6,000 goal, most of which will be given to …


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Man in critical condition after being hit by a bus in Bethnal Green 

13 Jun 17

A man is in hospital after being hit by a bus in Bethnal Green Pic: Julian Walker A man is in critical condition after being hit by a bus near Bethnal Green station this morning.


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Success sticks to Hackney glue company 

12 Jun 17

Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh, inventor and chief executive of Sugru.


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Hackney launches campaign to highlight needs of disabled residents 

9 Jun 17

The campaign will highlight the needs of disabled people Pic: Pixabay Hackney Council is launching a campaign  later this month, to highlight and address the needs of disabled people.


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#ELLection: Hackney results 

9 Jun 17

Diane Abbott retained her seat has Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP.


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#ELLection – Labour maintains stronghold in Tower Hamlets 

9 Jun 17

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushnara Ali.


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#ELLection live blog 2017 

8 Jun 17

10.20pm The polls are closed and the votes are ready to be counted here at the Britannia Leisure Centre! pic.


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#ELLection: What lies ahead for young people and their careers 

7 Jun 17

What is next for young people’s job security? Pic: Wikimedia Commons Young voters care passionately about issues such as job security – an issue that has not been centre stage of the current election campaign.







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