The number of Universal Credit claimants in Tower Hamlets has risen by 2.4 percent, according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

A number of apprentices at Queen Mary University recently organised a charity auction which raised around £1600.

A total of 880 new claims for Universal Credit were made in Tower Hamlets between July and August, according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The number of new claims for universal credit fell between between June and July as the UK continues to recover from coronavirus.

A 17-year-old boy from Romford was arrested in connection with an alleged assault at Bow Church DLR station.

The findings of a ‘Covid-19 and Me’ archive project launched earlier this year have been released.

The number of new claims for universal credit fell between between May and June as the UK continues to recover from coronavirus.

An MP has demanded the government prioritise the removal of flammable cladding, amid concerns that too many buildings are still at risk three years on from Grenfell.

An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man near Crossharbour DLR station on Friday, July 10.

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a number of measures to boost the ailing economy, including cuts to VAT and stamp duty, alongside bonuses for employers who bring back furloughed workers.

A number of rough sleepers housed by Tower Hamlets Council during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic have been warned that they face eviction, following an assessment that they do not meet the criteria which would allow for the continued provision of temporary accommodation.

The chairman of Wapping Youth FC has received The Diana Award for going above and beyond to create positive change within the community.

Ten women from Tower Hamlets are walking a step marathon to raise £5,000 for Social Action for Health (SAfH), a charity that supports isolated parents in the borough.

London’s last surviving horse repository has been awarded a Grade II listing, following a campaign by The Victorian Society.

A burst water main at an old hospital building caused extensive flooding in Whitechapel earlier today.

A petition to install a statue of female abolitionist Mary Prince outside the Museum of London Docklands has reached over 1000 signatures.

The Roman Road neighbourhood could be in for a boost with its famous market set to reopen in a few days’ time.

A motion to provide weekly coronavirus testing for NHS and social care workers has been defeated after 331 Conservative MPs voted against the proposal.

TFL services between Whitechapel and Upminster remain disrupted after a trackside wall collapsed onto the railway track at East Ham.

The team at Barts Health NHS Trust has performed more than 140 urgent breast cancer operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, by pooling staff and patients from three hospitals and introducing strict infection control protocols.

Further data from the department of work and pensions (DWP) shows a spike in universal credit claims across both Tower Hamlets constituencies between April and May.

Detectives have released images of a man they wish to speak with regarding two separate serious assaults against women.

Plans to redevelop the Truman Brewery in Spitalfields continue to take shape, with one week left to submit objections.

The number of universal credit claimants rose across east London between April and May, according to the latest figures from the department of work and pensions (DWP).

A new discretionary grant scheme has been set up to help small businesses in Tower Hamlets who were unable to benefit from earlier initiatives.

MP Rushanara Ali has called for governmental action to deal with the “deep-rooted causes” of inequality, arguing that such imbalances are “literally killing people”.

A team of archaeologists from University College London (UCL) believe they may have discovered the earliest Elizabethan playhouse at a site in Whitechapel.

Politicians in Tower Hamlets have reacted to a report which confirmed that Covid-19 disproportionately impacts people from the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community.

Tower Hamlets and Newham have among the highest number of pest problems in London.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

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