A ‘carcinogenic’ weedkiller should be banned, according to a garden society chairman.

A plaque commemorating two firefighters who died tackling a blaze has been damaged in a possible act of vandalism.

An ‘unmatched’ symbol of the Industrial Revolution has been listed as one of the top ten endangered buildings in the country.

The universal credit benefit experiment is pushing people into problem debt.

A shake up of the borough’s constituencies is not in the best interest of communities, MP Rushanara Ali has claimed.

Traders have warned customers are already feeling the pinch from Brexit and its hurting business.

Community groups have been invited to turn the city green with up to £5,000 up for grabs.

Network Rail has sold off its converted railway arches for £1.5billion.

Film rental chainstore Blockbuster Video is making a come back opening a two day pop-up shop.

Detectives have concluded an investigation into allegations relating to the corrupt Tower Hamlets’ 2014 mayoral election.

Three drug dealers who peddled heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed for almost eight years.

A man who used online marketplace Gumtree to trick victims before robbing them has been jailed for eight years.

A Grade II-listed former hospital’s roof and 500-year-old mulberry tree are at the centre of a row between a developer and campaigners.

Troxy in Commercial Road, Stepney, started selling digital tickets on Thursday (August 30). The new tickets are now available only on mobile phones. The brains behind the decision say the move will stop people copying them resale.

The People’s Alliance of Tower Hamlets has announced it is joining forces with the Liberal Democrats.

Cyclists are being asked to put themselves in the driving seat of a lorry to prevent road accidents.

Sixty firefighters are tackling a blaze at an industrial estate in Canning Town.

The council spent more than £27,000 on cars for the borough’s leaders over the last three years, a campaign group has claimed.

A drug-smuggling gun runner who stored cannabis and equipment used to prep cocaine in a house in Poplar has been jailed for 17-and-a-half years.

Crime is the top concern of people living in the borough, a survey has revealed.

These knives have all been illegaly sold to underage children by dodgy traders in Tower Hamlets this year.

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

A free-lance accountant with a passion for books has appealed for help replacing his three-wheeled bookshop after thieves stole it from his home.

A woman’s pleas to save a 40-year-old tree from the axe to make way for a single parking space have been ignored.

Abandoned bulky waste is a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

A watchdog received more than 100 complaints about Tower Hamlets Council, the latest figures reveal.

Schools in the borough issued just over 1,000 exclusions last year, government figures reveal.

Almost 3,000 businesses in the borough were taken to court for failing to pay business rates – the highest in the capital, figures reveal.

Tower Hamlets is one of the top ten boroughs in the capital for crime, a count has revealed.

A two-metre-long snake took pedestrians by surprise when it was found in the street yesterday.


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