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A fragment of east London’s controversial Robin Hood Gardens housing estate has been acquired as an example of “brutalist concrete architecture and social housing” by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The pension fund for Tower Hamlets Council staff has £92 million invested in fossil fuel industries — twice what it was a year ago, according to new figures.

Tower Hamlets has the ninth highest rate of recorded homelessness in London, a housing charity revealed today.

Just five days are left to tell the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and the town hall just what developments the public wants in London’s East End for the next 14 years.

Tower Hamlets looks after just one per cent of unaccompanied child asylum seekers in London, figures show.

A spectacular roof garden and an ordinary traffic roundabout have helped Tower Hamlets Council win the ‘best City’ title in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society’s UK finals.

Readers of the Advertiser who live in Tower Hamlets or Hackney have access to an exclusive pre-sale for All Points East in Victoria Park from today.

A 10-day music and community festival headlined by The National and The xx – and starring 200 other acts – will replace Lovebox and Field Day in Victoria Park next year.

“St Leonard’s should have been idyllic,” says Paul Connolly, a resident of the former Tower Hamlets’ children’s home where sexual abuse was rife.

A paedophile has been jailed for historical child sexual abuse at a former Tower Hamlets children’s home where youngsters were in council care in the 1970s and 80s.

Controversial plans to build a tower block in east London on the ‘Limehouse Triangle’ nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal are back before Tower Hamlets Council tomorrow for a third time.

The East End is doing ‘bloomin’ well winning awards in this year’s London in Bloom competition.

The first “community hub” in London’s East End has been opened in Whitechapel by Tower Hamlets Council offering voluntary groups low-cost space.

Police recruits are being stepped up with local authority funding in the aftermath of acid attacks on the streets of east London.

More than 100 homeless women are being told to quit their hostel shelter in Whitechapel which is being closed by the end of the year.

New social housing is on the way to make a political come-back in London’s East End with its desperate shortage after today’s official opening of Tower Hamlets Council’s Watts Grove estate.

Police trying to curb drug dealing and under-age drinking in public at night in London’s East End are calling for a Public Spaces Protection Order at a hotspot in Limehouse.

Homeless families are no longer being put in Bed and Breakfast accommodation by Tower Hamlets Council longer than the six-week legal limit, latest figures show.

This is the lethal ‘face melter’ acid that can burn and maim people in seconds - and has been used in a wave of shocking attacks across the capital.

The row over a Christian child placed with a Muslim foster parent by Tower Hamlets Council has been settled by a judge who has ordered the five-year-old to be removed and sent to her grandmother’s home.

Politicians in London’s East End are accusing “bigots” of whipping up hysteria over a white Christian child being placed by Tower Hamlets Council into care with a “niqab-wearing foster carer” in a Muslim household.

Protesters are furious at plans to allow “dangerous” cycling through the historic foot tunnel under the Thames linking east London to Royal Greenwich that could blow up into to a major dispute on both side of the river.

Artist Tim Barklem is desperately looking for businesses to help his social project to convert an empty basement in a tower block in east London into a recycling training centre.

Tower Hamlets Council yesterday halted plans for luxury flats and offices amid concerns it did not far enough to ensure a safe future for a new LGBT pub.

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