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December 6 2013 Latest news:
Market stallholders have joined café owners and shopkeepers in London’s East End for the first time to sign up for the local authority’s healthy foods awards.
My life as a priest, charity worker, wife, mother, grandmother – to mention just a few of my roles! – is pretty hectic and I rely very heavily on my diary to keep me organised. Yes a diary, not a raspberry or any other fruity electronic gadget….. when the signal’s poor and the batteries run out, I’m brandishing my diary with pride. And generally, I arrive, usually just in time, where I need to be.
The Mayoral and local council elections are approaching, so I rather expect that some of the claims from my opponents are going to become, how should we say, more ‘‘robust’’.
Just one look outside will show that December, and with it winter, has well and truly arrived. Whilst many people will be celebrating the build-up to Christmas and the end of the year, for others December can be one of the cruellest months.
Contracts are up for grabs for tradesmen in London’s East End to get a slice of the £181 million being spent on improving council housing.
This week Paul Oakley, UKIP MEP candidate for London 2014, and John Biggs, London Assembly Member and Labour candidate for Tower Hamlets Mayor, debate the government’s policies towards the expected new immigration from Bulgaria and Romania.
Regular followers of Prime Ministers Questions can’t have failed to notice the debate about our energy bills.
We held our Commendation Ceremony last Friday at the Tower of London which is a wonderful venue to thank members of public, police officers and staff for acts of bravery and dedication which go far beyond the call of duty.
Once again with the Poppy Appeal the decency of the British people was shown time and time again to those of us who rattled tins collecting money on behalf of Royal British Legion. The reputation and support for our armed forces seems to increase year by year. Just, as the reputation of politicians, the media, law and the financial system relatively decreases.
A Bethnal Green city broker has swapped boardroom for the art gallery the as he prepares to showcase an army of undiscovered talent in a new exhibition.
A powerful new play debuting in the East End tells the little-known story of the women who were raped and tortured during Bangladesh’s liberation war.
This week Amanda Phillips, executive headteacher of Culloden and Sir William Burrough primary schools – both academies – and Alasdair Smith, National Secretary of the Anti Academies Alliance, debate the pros and cons of the academy school system.
Last month, I was appointed Shadow Education Minister by Ed Miliband - focusing on issues affecting young people in Britain today. This is an issue close to my heart – not least because I can see how so many young people are being failed by this government, which simply doesn’t speak to their aspirations. Young people today are the first generation to face lower living standards and worse prospects than those that were available to their parents. This is all too clear in Tower Hamlets where the number of young people not in employment, education and training has recently crept back up.
Living and working in Newham for over 53 years as well as being an elected Councillor for over 27 of those years, you hear all sorts of opinions about Newham that are good, bad and indifferent.
Children’s author and illustrator James Mayhew returns to London’s East End with his board and easel next week to create unique paintings on stage while an orchestra performs.
Last year’s Olympics saw massive investment in the regeneration of our area. The Games are over, but the benefits of the investment are still with us. And they will be for a long time to come.
A survey published this September by Radio 1’s Newsbeat found that over a quarter of the youngsters interviewed distrust Muslims. There are also worrying levels of mistrust of other religious groups. This should prompt all of us who want a society at peace with itself to reflect urgently on what to do.
Crime and the fear of crime are always high up on the priorities of people. The likelihood of being a victim is low, but it does happen, the newspapers are full of gruesome stories, and its impact can of course be very high.
Comedian John Ryan conducts an auction of historic photographs tomorrow (Thurs) showing how life used to be in London’s East End to help raise cash to finish a memorial to Britain’s worst wartime civilian disaster.
Kids get the chance to learn art of dance when a studio which has survived funding cuts over three decades in London’s East End celebrates its 30th birthday with a children’s special Saturday workshop day.
Earlier this year more than 40 per cent of residents told us that dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour was their top priority. That’s no surprise given that since the current Mayor of Tower Hamlets came to power crime in the borough has risen by nine per cent.
School children and market traders in the East End joined the festive season this week with the switching on of the Christmas lights in Chrisp Street.
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