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Friday, June 15, 2018

They call her ‘Ma’am’ as they pass the new ‘super borough’ Tower Hamlets and Hackney police commander walking down the corridor to her office ready for the day’s action.

A council enforcement order to stop construction manufacturing work on an unregistered site that sprung up on the Isle of Dogs has been slapped on the owners—spelling victory for neighbours having to put up with noise and pollution all day.

A charter banning modern slavery has been signed by Tower Hamlets Council to stop ‘slave masters’ who might be supplying them with goods and services.

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets is wading into the controversy of toxic clouds sweeping across the Thames to the Isle of Dogs from the proposed cruise liner terminal on the Greenwich Peninsular.

The ‘Big Clean Up’ campaign organised by Tower Hamlets Council with 83 volunteers from the public sprucing up the East End collected 74 bags of rubbish in four days.

All new development should stop around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs because critical services now identified by the Greater London Authority haven’t been put in place, campaigners are demanding.

The site of a new development with 53 new council homes in Bethnal Green with their own community centre has been given the ‘once over’ by Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs today.

The controversial Hopetown women’s hostel in Whitechapel has been given a new identity now it’s being used by homeless men who were reluctant to move there.

Proposals for a formal plan for public services to cope with the Isle of Dogs population explosion crisis have been rejected.

Enforcement action is being threatened against a construction manufacturing site that has sprung up on the Isle of Dogs without planning permission.

Government ministers have been slammed by Tower Hamlets Council for denying that reducing police numbers has caused the shock rise in street crime.

Volunteers have been using grapple hooks to clear old bike frames dumped in the Regent’s Canal.

Volunteers have joined Tower Hamlets contractors to clean up the East End’s parks as well as streets and housing estates all this week.

High level talks have been going on at City Hall today over controversial plans for a cruise-liner terminal on the Thames close to the Isle of Dogs which is feared would cause severe air pollution both sides of the river.

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on to the streets again, the jaws of Tower Hamlets Council are snapping for another big clean-up.

Illegal tobacco found hidden in cereal boxes have been seized by Tower Hamlets trading standards officers in raids on 18 premises.

Tower Hamlets Council’s children services are “significantly improving” a year after a damning Ofsted report deemed them “inadequate”.

The first trains have been on trial test runs through east London on Crossrail’s new Elizabeth line at speeds up to 60mph.

Hundreds of revellers are likely to head to east London for the annual Monday Bank Holiday street festival at the Star of Bethnal Green pub.

The first ‘Freedom of the Borough’ of the 21st century given by Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded to Commander John Ludgate as former as Deputy Lieutenant who escorted the Royal family on visits to London’s East End for 22 years.

Projects tackling air pollution are being offered cash by Tower Hamlets Council after a study has shown lung function of children aged eight and nine has been reduced by up to 10 per cent.

Labour councillors voted themselves a 70 per cent “big fat pay rise” for cabinet posts as their first act in power at last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting after their landslide victory at the May 3 polls.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been getting his hands dirty painting the town black in Bethnal Green.

Diffusion tubes to monitor air pollution have been installed in east London along the busy St Paul’s Way in Bow Common.

The Chinese are to open their biggest embassy at the old Royal Mint site on Tower Hill to rival their Washington DC complex.

Trade union bosses have tonight slammed reports that Tower Hamlets’ Labour Mayor John Biggs is planning to pay his inner circle cabinet members a 60 per cent rise in their council allowance.

Members of John Biggs’ Tower Hamlets cabinet are set to whack up their council allowances by £6,000 a year while his three deputy mayors are set for around 110 per cent rises.

The new £2 limit being imposed on ‘fixed odds’ gambling terminals in high street betting shops by the government has been welcomed by Tower Hamlets’ “puritanical” mayor John Biggs.

The new cabinet appointed by Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs after Labour’s landslide victory has been drawn up to keep sweeping the board clean after the previous corrupt administration he took over three years ago.

It has taken 12 months for Tower Hamlets Council to get 5,000 men and women into jobs or in training.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today opened the door for community groups in Barking and Dagenham to bid for a share of £45 million fund for youth services.

The government must pay compensation after 22 years to victims of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing by the IRA who were supplied with Libyan Semtex, MPs are demanding.

Allegations of council election staff “making up the rules” during the Tower Hamlets local election count which almost cost the Tory opposition leader his seat are being sent to the Electoral Commission.

The proposed referendum on a neighbourhood plan for future Isle of Dogs developments could be delayed because City Hall didn’t release a study on solving the ‘mains and drains’ crisis until just hours before a public hearing.

Last week, a feminist action group replaced bus adverts in Tower Hamlets in a bid to raise the profile of domestic violence.

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