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Mon, 19:06

Victims of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing are set to meet with the Northern Ireland Office to discuss compensation plans for those impacted by the Troubles.

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.

Angry commuters and passers-by who stop off for a coffee at Frank Wang’s cart outside Bethnal Green tube station are protesting tonight alongside Chinese community leaders against what they say is a bid to get rid of him.

Work is about to resume on the controversial Westferry printworks construction site which caused months of pollution and clouds of dust on the Isle of Dogs last summer.

A call for flexibility to allow ‘fast track’ religious burials has been made by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets following a High Court ruling against a “dogmatic” queuing system.

Derek Sansom is one of 8,000 traders signing a petition calling on the government to halt Network Rail’s “fire sale” of 4,455 railway arches.

Downing Street should up the tabs on the £1.1 million legal bills facing four petitioners who ousted Lutfur Rahman’s corrupt town hall regime in the High Court, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets is demanding.

Drivers leaving their engines running when parked are being slapped with £20 fines—double if not paid in 28 days.

A new device to help Type 1 diabetics monitor their glucose levels without having to go through blood tests with needles is now available on the NHS after its approval by Tower Hamlets GPs’ commissioning group.

Wannabe engineers have been trying their hand at broadband wiring techniques in a recruitment drive run by Tower Hamlets Council’s jobs training service.

Little Freddy Cooper has to have breathing mask to survive the day living next to a massive demolition site on the Isle of Dogs.

The deadline for the next stage in Network Rail’s controversial £1.5bn arches sell-off is Thursday when the remaining four shortlist bidders must come up with a structured management plan to stay in the game.

Bad housing and the struggle to find decent accommodation can affect people’s health such as obesity and mental stress, a conference of Tower Hamlets professionals has been told.

Mums turned up to address Tower Hamlets cabinet meeting with a plea against closing down their children’s nurseries—but were barred from speaking.

The government has rejected a plea by anti-corruption petitioners to pick up the tabs on their £1 million legal bills after they got Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman’s regime banned for election rigging.

A public appeal not to risk swimming in east London’s dangerous Shadwell dock basin during the heatwave has been made this-morning by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

A Brexit Commission is to be set up by Tower Hamlets Council as Britain gets ready to quit the EU.

The controversial redevelopment of Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market area got the green light from Tower Hamlets council tonight.

A teaboy making cuppas for firemen who ended up as the London Fire Brigade’s borough commander for Tower Hamlets is retiring after 30 years.

The transport minister has agreed to look at alternatives the £1.5bn “fire sale” of railway arches causing Network Rail’s 350pc rent rises, according to campaigners.

The prime minister has been asked to get the government to foot the £1 million legal bill for the High Court case which ousted Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman’s regime for election rigging.

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

The Bishop of Stepney is leaving through ill health after seven years as east London’s ‘campaigning church leader’ tacking the government for social justice.

Traders are planning a second mass protest to stop a major redevelopment of Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market when it goes before Tower Hamlets Council on Tuesday.

Campaigners have turned a corner in their fight to stop the controversial Enderby Wharf cruise-liner scheme polluting a huge swathe of the Thames and the Isle of Dogs now that Greenwich Council has come on board.

Bad landlords who failed to improve bathroom and kitchen ventilation to stop damp and mould in a block of flats in Shadwell have been fined £1,500 by Thames magistrates.

A campaign to stub out the trade in illicit tobacco has been ignited by Tower Hamlets Council with a roadshow touring the East End.

A new accommodation service with an emergency ‘crash pad’ being set up by Tower Hamlets Council to help prevent teenagers becoming homeless.

A victim of the Libya-IRA Canary Wharf bombing has died in a nursing home in Stepney after living 22 years with his injuries.

Petitioners led by anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam who brought down Lutfur Rahman’s corrupt regime running Tower Hamlets Council have been slapped with legal bills of £1.1 million from their own lawyers.

A call to the government and Network Rail has been made by the mayor of Tower Hamlets to halt “damaging rent increases” on small businesses under railway arches.

Key witnesses in the Island Health funding controversy have been interviewed since the Charity Commission began its investigation seven months ago into the way the organisation operates, it has emerged.

The government has come under fire by Tower Hamlets Council for “threatening the future of the NHS” on its 70th anniversary by failing to give enough cash to meet its needs.

Fees for learning English as a second language are being scrapped in a “bold move” by east London’s New City college group.

Customers were getting more than herbal cures at the Chinese health medicine shop down Petticoat Lane—more like “services of a sexual nature”.

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