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Watch this bank holiday weekend’s weather forecast: sunny and warm with a chance of thunder 

25 May

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this bank holiday weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


Signal failure causes delays on District line 

25 May

Travellers hoping to use the District line this afternoon can expect minor delays on the Tube due to a signal failure.


Alexia Walenkaki: Watchdog probe 'last hope for justice' over death of girl, 5, in swing collapse at Mile End park 

25 May

A mother whose five-year-old daughter died in a tree swing tragedy today said an investigation by safety watchdogs was her last hope for justice.


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

25 May

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.


Star of Bethnal Green prepares for Bank Holiday Monday street festival 

24 May

Hundreds of revellers are likely to head to east London for the annual Monday Bank Holiday street festival at the Star of Bethnal Green pub.


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

24 May

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.


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

24 May

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.


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

24 May

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.


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

23 May

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


Long read: Changes to GCSE exams in bid to create new wave of talent 

23 May

It’s the time of the year that every teenager - and their parents - dread: GCSE exams.


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

23 May

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


Tower Hamlets unites to celebrate Royal Wedding 

23 May

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


Viewpoint: I am humbled residents have put their faith in me again 

23 May

We achieved a great deal since I was elected in 2015 and I am humbled that the people of Tower Hamlets have put their faith in me again.


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

22 May

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


Pupils in Poplar use app to learn their times tables 

22 May

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


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

22 May

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.


Database ‘names and shames’ London’s lax landlords 

22 May

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


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle donate Royal Wedding flowers to hospice that cares for patients from Newham and Tower Hamlets 

21 May

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have donated flowers from their Royal Wedding on Saturday to a hospice that cares for patients from Newham and Tower Hamlets.


Rail operator c2c announces amendments to rush hour timetable 

21 May

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


Jubilee line drivers to strike for two days next month 

21 May

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


Songs and support mark Dementia Action Week in Tower Hamlets 

21 May

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


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

21 May

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


Careworkers in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands recognised for their dedication 

21 May

A campaign has been launched to celebrate careworkers in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands.


Tower Hamlets Council wins £820 following failed appeal by Foxtons 

21 May

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


London Assembly member condemns hate crime in Tower Hamlets 

21 May

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


Tower Hamlets renters complain of months of ‘gross’ water 

19 May

Shona Bland says she's had a brown, cloudy, water supply that "splutters" since Christmas.


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

18 May

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.


Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: The sun shines on a Royal Wedding 

18 May

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


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

18 May

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


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

18 May

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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Celebrate the Bengali New Year this summer in Tower Hamlets 

25 May

Street Procession at the Boishakhi Mela.


Tower Hamlets Mayor announces £200,000 community fund to combat air pollution 

25 May

Mayor John Biggs with school children fight pollution.


Commander receives Tower Hamlets Freedom of the Borough award 

25 May

Commander John Ludgate (left) shaking Will Tuckley’s (right) hand.


Photos from before the Olympics 

25 May

Photo above: dumped tyres, Trego Road, Hackney Wick.


1000 social homes over next 4 years to tackle child poverty says Lewisham Council 

24 May

Lewisham Poverty Commission has vowed to renew its fight against deprivation in the borough after recent figures showed one in three children were living in poverty across the borough.


Tower Hamlets WorkPath programme puts 5,000 into work or training 

22 May

Salma Hussain (first left) Mayor John Biggs (third left) Councillor Motin Uz-Zaman (second right) Pic: Tower Hamlets Council The WorkPath programme in Tower Hamlets has reached its target in its first year by helping over 5,000 residents find work or...


High levels of illegal ‘family voting’ reported at Tower Hamlets local election 

22 May

Tower Hamlets also experienced problems with voting in 2014 Pic: RachelH_ (Flickr) Democratic voting campaigners have reported “unacceptably high” levels of ‘family voting’ during the Tower Hamlets local elections on May 3.


Save Our Nurseries 

22 May

Save Our Nurseries The fight continues! Join us Wednesday 23rd at Town Hall for a protest against plans still in place to “reprovide” our public nurseries.


Local news in and around Bow 

21 May

All Points East is a 10-day festival starting this Friday 25th May in Victoria Park.


Chinese embassy poised for Wapping move after purchase of old Royal Mint building 

21 May

China has purchased a £200m property in Wapping for the site its new embassy, Pic: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China The People’s Republic of China has completed a “landmark purchase” of the former Royal Mint site in Wapping, Tower ...


ColourFlow Strokez Face Painting 

20 May

ColourFlow Strokez Face Painting Children love to dress up and face painters can really help little people’s big imaginations come to life.


Africa at Spitalfields returns for its sixth consecutive year 

18 May

Africa at Spitalfields returns for 2018.


Things to do in London 

17 May

Top photo: Highgate Wood by Alan Tucker.


Bethnal Green to host traditional Royal Wedding street party 

17 May

Street party for the Coronation of George VI and Elizabeth May 1937, Ratcliffe Cross Street, Stepney.


Geezers visit SPACE’s Art + Technology Showcase 

16 May

Kristina Pulejkova recently invited the Geezers to a demo and a discussion of Space Studios Art +Tech show.


Royal Wedding Fun! 

15 May

Royal Wedding Parties Saturday the 19 th of May is Megan’s big day.


Events around East London 

14 May

Above a High Speed train at Stratford International Station.


TfL launch children’s writing competition celebrating women in transport 

14 May

Children have been asked to draw or write a story focusing on women in transport.


May Half Term East London 

13 May

May Half Term Round Up May Half term is just around the corner but no need to panic Tower Hamlet Mums have your back.


Vicky Park- Half Term Park Life 

13 May

Vicky Park – Half Term Park Life Time out awarded Victoria Park London’s most loved park this year.


Royal Wedding Celebration – Picnic & Activities in the Park (Sat. 19th May) 

13 May

Bring along a picnic to celebrate the royal wedding and take part in a range of children's activities and sports.


Jazzgir Date Night 

12 May

Jazzgir Date Night We’re very excited to introduce Jazzgir as the first in our series of Date Night Competitions.


The Aberfeldy pub comes to life again as The Tommy Flowers 

12 May

Above the mural of Tommy Flowers by street artist Jimmy C.


Serco workers stage protest at east London hospital 

11 May

Serco workers strike for pay.


News and Events around the East End May 2018 

11 May

Above a graphic depiction of the local election results from the Tower Hamlets website.


THMs Members Wine Tasting 

9 May

THMs Members Wine Tasting We’re very excited to invite you to the first of our exclusive events for Tower Hamlets Mums members with Roman Rd indie, Symposium.


New skyscrapers set to change Tower Hamlets skyline 

9 May

Manhattan Plaza is one of the latest skyscrapers to come to Tower Hamlets.


Five spots to watch Eurovision 2018 

9 May

SuRe, Eurovision candidate for Great Britain.


Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit 

8 May

Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit Get ready for an out of this world production, Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit is coming to Stratford Circus from the 24 th -26 th of May! The performance, perfect for ages 6 and up, was inspired by the ...


The Little Sleep Coach 

8 May

The Little Sleep Coach Are you struggling to work out a routine for your little one that works for your family? Frazzled and sleep deprived it can be difficult to get a handle on anything least of all the delicate nuances that can lead to your little...


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