Thursday, October 6, 2016

A war on drug-dealing in the street and prostitution has opened up in London’s East End where the new Public Spaces Protection Order regulations are being used for the first time to tackle a crime hot-spot.

Moves are under way to help prevent youngsters in London’s East End being brainwashed on social media by extremist organisations like Daish.

Tenants have won their fight for a renters’ charter to tackle rogue landlords after campaigning to stop unlawful evictions and unscrupulous registration fees in London’s East End.

The council has said that it will openly oppose the government’s policy allowing new grammar schools to open.

The council will be seeking the opinions of local residents as they begin the consultation process on improvements to Stepney Green.

A councillor admitted housing fraud in the once-troubled Tower Hamlets council in London’s East End when he appeared in court on yesterday.

A heated council meeting was halted when protesters prevented members speaking during a row about ‘mother tongue’ classes being cut in London’s East End with its large immigrant population.

A Town Hall battle was expected tonight over the future of council youth services in London’s East End which are under investigation for corruption and malpractice.

The family of a father who pioneered the country’s first campaign to make knives illegal to carry are calling for automatic jail sentences on the 30th anniversary of his son’s murder.

A food alert has been sent to grocery stores in east London about farm-crafted cheese made with unpasteurised milk said to be linked to an E coli outbreak in Scotland.

A greasy spoon café in London’s East End has been fined in court for a mouse infestation that contaminated the food.

Public consultations have begun by Tower Hamlets council over plans to merge sexual health and contraception services across east London resulting from spending cuts.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets whose predecessor Lutfur Rahman (pictured) was banned from office for corruption and fraud has called for a change in the law to protect election petitioners now facing bankruptcy—even after winning their High Court case.

Hundreds turned out for the Merchant Navy annual remembrance at the Tower Hill for the civilian seafarers who died in both world wars and those lost at sea—and the plucky ferry captain who rammed a German U-boat rather than be captured on the High Seas.

Families who have been refused double glazing in their council flats in London’s East End have accused the Town Hall of lacking ‘transparency’ for just repainting their old windows instead.

Tricksters are running a scam to get tenants in overcrowded council housing to cough up cash to jump the waiting queue for better properties in London’s deprived East End.

Campaigners who exposed fraud during Tower Hamlets elections which led to disgraced mayor Lutfur Rahman being barred from office are calling for a meeting with London’s police chiefs to find out why no criminal prosecutions have followed.

A woman with cancer and a 10-month-old baby girl are among hundreds of people hit by fumes from contaminated canalside land in London’s East End where a wartime smelting works once stood.

London’s new Night Tube network began its second shift at midnight with a rush of success on the Central Line after last night’s huge surge in passengers.

Tens of thousands of Londoners crammed onto the Night Tube after midnight as Transport for London put the capital on 24-hour call out.

Hundreds of police officers being drafted in to cope with the London Underground running 24 hours through the night and tomorrow on the Central Line has been welcomed in east London by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

The government must protect whistle-blowers and take them seriously while also safeguarding local democracy when it sends commissioners in to scrutinise Town Hall spending like it did at Tower Hamlets.

That’s the conclusion of a Parliamentary committee of MPs in a report published today (Friday) into events at Tower Hamlets and Rotherham local authorities.

Former world athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton returned to London’s East End where she grew up—just four weeks after an operation for a knee injury—for yesterday’s grand reopening of a swimming pool that had been derelict nearly 30 years.

Politicians have reacted with fury in London’s East End over findings released today by Sir Eric Pickles that police and the judiciary are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud.

Barbara Windsor today joined the Mayor of London’s ‘ambassadors’ in Trafalgar Square to promote “the greatest city on earth”.

A planning application to help rid of ‘brutalist’ 1970s housing estate architecture London’s deprived East End has been submitted this week to the local authority.

Members of the deposed Gaddafi regime in Libya who supplied semtex to the IRA for the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing are living secretly today in the Home Counties, relatives of the victims have learned.

London may have a “perfect storm” of elections in 2020, juggling its own polls for mayor and the Assembly with the General Election for Westminster.

This year’s Bengali Mela finally shook off its commercial shackles of the past few years after families in London’s East End had complained it was too expensive to take part in.

Hundreds of demonstrators converged on Tower Bridge to march to City Hall for a rally against the rise in race hate incidents following the EU exit referendum.

Hundreds of children face disappointment with the sudden cancellation this week of East London’s famous ‘Kids Karnival’ which organisers blamed on “town hall red tape”.

The biggest Bengali New Year Mela parade outside Bangladesh returns to Brick Lane in the heart of London’s East End on Sunday amid a protest by campaigners wanting it to be staged further out at Victoria Park..

Schools in London’s East End are being warned not to hire staff who have violent or sexual police records without contacting the Town Hall first.

Teenagers caught up in a “post code war” were out on the streets in London’s East End protesting at their youth centre being closed down along with claims of 17 other centres facing the axe by the local authority.

How spooky that the 1930s Poplar Baths has re-opened in London’s East End after being derelict for three decades since it closed its doors.

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