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Tower Hamlets has one of the highest levels of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

A homeowner who abandoned his £900,000 property in Bow will be forced to give it up after the back garden was “colonised” by foxes.

Almost 1,200 written warnings were handed out to businesses in Tower Hamlets for food hygiene issues over the last year, it has been revealed today.

A pub in Hackney Wick which dates back to 1844 has had its weekend hours slashed following complaints from neighbours about noisy revellers.

Figures released today reveal how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic in Tower Hamlets and it’s actually news.

The prime suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have claimed they visited Salisbury as tourists.

Singer-songwriters from the UK and around the world will perform at the latest Upstart Crow Festival in Spitalfields.

The rollout of the government’s controversial new benefits scheme is plunging huge numbers of households in Tower Hamlets further into poverty, charities and politicians have claimed.

A coach driver who killed a cyclist when he turned into her path has been convicted of causing death by careless driving.

A man accused of critically injuring a mother and daughter in a hammer attack has appeared in court charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Solar powered phone boxes which would give users free calls and wifi could be popping up in four places across the borough.

A coach driver who turned into the path of a cyclist and caused fatal and “catastrophic injuries” only knew there had been an accident because a passenger alerted him to it, a court has heard.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets council has accused Boris Johnson of “incredibly offensive” behaviour after he compared women who wear burkas to bank robbers and letter boxes.

Some of the poorest children from Tower Hamlets are being provided with free meals over the summer holidays as part of a council’s scheme.

A GP surgery on the Isle of Dogs will get almost £1million of council funding to help the area cope with a growing population and improve services.

Tower Hamlets Council has given the UK’s only Bangladeshi radio station a £10,000 emergency grant after increasing the rent on its studio.

The son of a Brick Lane bagel tycoon has been given an indefinite hospital order after a jury found he stabbed his mother and sister to death at the family home.

A renowned Brick Lane bagel baker broke down in court as he described finding his mother and sister lying in a pool of blood at the family home.

A man accused of stabbing his mother and sister to death in their home has been deemed unfit to stand trial.

A campaign has been launched to save a dog crèche in Spitalfields after council bosses ordered it to move so the site can be used as a car park.

Tower Hamlets firefighters and the London Fire Commissioner have paid tribute to two colleagues who died on the job 16 years ago.

A high-end massage parlour on the Isle of Dogs has lost its licence after staff were caught offering “sexual services” to customers.

Proposals for a new block of flats in a conservation area in Limehouse is being recommended for approval despite 74 objections from residents.

Nearly half of parents in Tower Hamlets who have their child maintenance payments controlled by the government failed to pay in the first three months this year.

A 28-day public consultation into plans to close all three council-run nurseries is to be extended following complaints that it was too short.

A high-end massage parlour on the Isle of Dogs faces being shut down after staff allegedly offered sexual services to customers.

Underage girls were at “serious risk” of being abused at a “sex party” in the back of a kebab shop in Bethnal Green, police have said.

The number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation in Tower Hamlets has risen by almost a fifth in the last five years.

If you’re a tenant looking for a home in Tower Hamlets we have bad news - figures claim the borough has some of the highest rents in England.

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