<![CDATA[News]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:04:57 +0100 <![CDATA[Man jailed after bashing partner in Poplar with frying pan in row about a text message]]> /news/crime-court/man-jailed-after-bashing-partner-in-poplar-with-frying-pan-in-row-about-a-text-message-1-5121745

A man who whacked his partner with a frying pan 20 times following a trivial argument over a text message has been jailed for six years.

1.5121745 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:04:57 +0100
<![CDATA[Ex-Whitehall top civil servant hired as Toynbee Hall’s new chief to tackle Whitechapel’s poverty]]> /news/ex-whitehall-top-civil-servant-hired-as-toynbee-hall-s-new-chief-to-tackle-whitechapel-s-poverty-1-5121375

A former top government civil servant is coming to Whitechapel to take on the fight against East End poverty as Toynbee Hall’s new chief executive.

1.5121375 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:51:24 +0100
<![CDATA[Bid by Port of London Authority to clean up air quality on the Thames]]> /news/bid-by-port-of-london-authority-to-clean-up-air-quality-on-the-thames-1-5121368

An operation to ‘clean up’ the Thames is underway with new research by the Port of London Authority.

1.5121368 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:48:49 +0100
<![CDATA[Tower Hamlets Council paying for police recruits to tackle drug runners on its housing estates]]> /news/crime-court/tower-hamlets-council-paying-for-police-recruits-to-tackle-drug-runners-on-its-housing-estates-1-5120724

More police officers are being recruited in east London to tackle crime and drug dealing on Tower Hamlets council estates—paid for by the town hall.

1.5120724 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:43:35 +0100
<![CDATA[Chelsea FC scores 3-year deal with Institute of Sport Business’ Olympic Park campus]]> /news/education/chelsea-fc-scores-3-year-deal-with-institute-of-sport-business-olympic-park-campus-1-5120316

An academic programme for former Chelsea FC players making the transfer away from football as part of an ‘aftercare’ scheme is being set up by the Institute for Sport Business at its Hackney Wick campus.

1.5120316 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:06:28 +0100
<![CDATA[Paedophile who raped girl of 9 in Poplar is jailed for 18 years]]> /news/crime-court/paedophile-who-raped-girl-of-9-in-poplar-is-jailed-for-18-years-1-5120088

Police are urging possible victims of a paedophile sex predator who raped a girl under nine years old in east London to come forward.

1.5120088 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:12:53 +0100
<![CDATA[A taste of Future Forest in Stratford is in the clouds for the school holidays]]> /news/education/a-taste-of-future-forest-in-stratford-is-in-the-clouds-for-the-school-holidays-1-5119433

A new multi-sensory exhibition has opened in east London in time for the school holidays where youngsters experience the ‘forest of the future’ to understand the natural world.

1.5119433 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:33:36 +0100
<![CDATA[Ace Hotel Shoreditch attack: Lewis Beard jailed for pushing Paul Gascoigne down the stairs]]> /news/crime-court/ace-hotel-shoreditch-attack-lewis-beard-jailed-for-pushing-paul-gascoigne-down-the-stairs-1-5118682

A man has been jailed for assaulting former footballer Paul Gascoigne in the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch.

1.5118682 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:32:55 +0100
<![CDATA[Cash seized during police raid at suspected gang member’s home in Tower Hamlets]]> /news/crime-court/cash-seized-during-police-raid-at-suspected-gang-member-s-home-in-tower-hamlets-1-5117584

Thousands of pounds in cash has seized by police during a raid on the home of a suspected gang member in Tower Hamlets.

1.5117584 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:07:28 +0100
<![CDATA[Sporadic heavy showers expected for the next 48 hours: Watch this weekend’s weather forecast]]> /news/weather/sporadic-heavy-showers-expected-for-the-next-48-hours-watch-this-weekend-s-weather-forecast-1-5117433

If you’re wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend why not watch our three-minute Met Office update on whether we’re getting rain or sunshine?

1.5117433 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:40 +0100
<![CDATA[Public square will be transformed as part of Shoreditch Village project]]> /news/public-square-will-be-transformed-as-part-of-shoreditch-village-project-1-5117177

Plans to create a public square off Shoreditch High Street as part of a major project known as Shoreditch Village have been given the green light by councillors.

1.5117177 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:03:57 +0100
<![CDATA[New nursing course will help east London people fight nurse shortage]]> /news/health/new-nursing-course-will-help-east-london-people-fight-nurse-shortage-1-5116649

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

1.5116649 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:37:38 +0100
<![CDATA[Homelessness in Tower Hamlets rises by 27 per cent]]> /home/homelessness-in-tower-hamlets-rises-by-27-per-cent-1-5116636

There has been a 27 per cent increase in rough sleepers across Tower Hamlets since 2013.

1.5116636 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:32:56 +0100
<![CDATA[Entrepreneur tells of ‘amazing’ impact Thames Gateway Business Awards win had on his charity]]> /news/entrepreneur-tells-of-amazing-impact-thames-gateway-business-awards-win-had-on-his-charity-1-5116280

An entrepreneur who secured an exclusive top prize at last year’s Thames Gateway Business Awards has spoken of the “amazing” effect it has had on his charity.

1.5116280 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:40:44 +0100
<![CDATA[Witness appeal over broad daylight Brick Lane stabbing]]> /news/crime-court/witness-appeal-over-broad-daylight-brick-lane-stabbing-1-5116129

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a teenager in Brick Lane are appealing for witnesses.

1.5116129 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:34:25 +0100
<![CDATA[Gun found by gardeners in Mile End]]> /news/crime-court/gun-found-by-gardeners-in-mile-end-1-5116019

Police have recovered a gun after it was found by gardeners working in Mile End.

1.5116019 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:01:55 +0100
<![CDATA[GPs win Tower Hamlets backing in revolt over NHS ‘sustainability’ savings]]> /news/politics/gps-win-tower-hamlets-backing-in-revolt-over-nhs-sustainability-savings-1-5115737

GPs worried about plans to streamline NHS functions with social care to save £500 million across east London have won Tower Hamlets Council support.

1.5115737 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:46:24 +0100
<![CDATA[Second bid for council night time levy on booze outlets agreed by Tower Hamlets]]> /news/politics/second-bid-for-council-night-time-levy-on-booze-outlets-agreed-by-tower-hamlets-1-5115185

Controversial plans to bring in a night levy on selling alcohol after midnight are back on the drawing board after traders legally challenged Tower Hamlets Council’s earlier attempt.

1.5115185 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:18:08 +0100
<![CDATA[East London named as acid attack hotspot and a third of victims are Asian]]> /news/crime-court/east-london-named-as-acid-attack-hotspot-and-a-third-of-victims-are-asian-1-5115133

East London is the hotspot for acid attacks and nearly a third of victims are Asian, a senior officer has said today.

1.5115133 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:07:04 +0100
<![CDATA[Topping up your Oyster from your smartphone? There’s an app for that]]> /news/topping-up-your-oyster-from-your-smartphone-there-s-an-app-for-that-1-5115132

Soon, you’ll be able to top up your Oyster card wherever you are, using your smartphone.

1.5115132 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:04:21 +0100
<![CDATA[Anger as Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation is axed in heated council debate]]> /news/politics/anger-as-youth-sport-foundation-is-axed-in-heated-tower-hamlets-council-debate-1-5114777

A petition by 2,000 schoolchildren has failed to stop Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation being axed in a stormy council debate last night.

1.5114777 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:27:53 +0100
<![CDATA[Winning artwork aims to show what Hackney Road is really like]]> /news/education/winning-artwork-aims-to-show-what-hackney-road-is-really-like-1-5113201

An art competition on how to change Hackney Road “for the better” has been scooped by pupils at Bethnal Green’s Oakland’s Secondary taking first and second places with several runners-up.

1.5113201 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:18 +0100
<![CDATA[Man arrested after ‘noxious substance’ disguised in fruit squash bottle is seized by police in Tower Hamlets]]> /news/crime-court/man-arrested-after-noxious-substance-disguised-in-fruit-squash-bottle-which-could-be-used-in-an-acid-attack-is-found-in-tower-hamlets-1-5113128

Officers have seized a bottle filled with a ‘noxious substance’ following a police chase in Tower Hamlets last night.

1.5113128 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:43:11 +0100
<![CDATA[Police ready to stop boy racers at Tower Hill and Canary Wharf ‘TakeOver’]]> /news/police-ready-to-stop-boy-racers-at-tower-hill-and-canary-wharf-takeover-1-5113069

Police have warned that they’ll get tough in a bid to stop a Big Summer TakeOver event with ‘boy racers’ planned between Tower Hill and Canary Wharf on Sunday.

1.5113069 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:18:20 +0100
<![CDATA[Sanchez Edwards charged with robbery of 92-year-old woman in Hoxton]]> /news/crime-court/sanchez-edwards-charged-with-robbery-of-92-year-old-woman-in-hoxton-1-5112765

Sanchez Edwards has been charged with the robbery and grievous bodily harm of a 92-year-old woman in Hoxton.

1.5112765 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:10:33 +0100

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