A major European Union agency currently based in Tower Hamlets is fighting a High Court battle against Canary Wharf in a bid to use Brexit to get out of an estimated £500 million bill.

If you’re at Hackney Wick and you see a beaming bus driver it could well be Pat Lawson.

Around one in 10 drinkers in the UK are planning to start the new year with an entire month of sobriety, according to the charity Alcohol Change UK.

Santa’s famous red suit will be straining at the seams this Christmas thanks to the generosity of boys and girls in Tower Hamlets.

A primary school Poplar has been named as the best in the borough.

Stepney-born Harry Redknapp has been crowned King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Five “urban explorers” who climbed a Canary Wharf skyscraper have avoided jail for defying a court order banning them from trespassing on the site.

Almost all schools in Tower Hamlets are good or outstanding, Ofsted figures show.

Around 10,000 flames have filled the empty moat around the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Tower Hamlets has one of the highest rates of burglary in England and Wales, according to the latest police recorded crime figures.

House prices in Tower Hamlets have risen by 0.1 per cent in the last year - despite a 3.3pc drop in August.

Tower Hamlets has one of the highest levels of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

A homeowner who abandoned his £900,000 property in Bow will be forced to give it up after the back garden was “colonised” by foxes.

Almost 1,200 written warnings were handed out to businesses in Tower Hamlets for food hygiene issues over the last year, it has been revealed today.

A pub in Hackney Wick which dates back to 1844 has had its weekend hours slashed following complaints from neighbours about noisy revellers.

Figures released today reveal how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic in Tower Hamlets and it’s actually news.

The prime suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have claimed they visited Salisbury as tourists.

Singer-songwriters from the UK and around the world will perform at the latest Upstart Crow Festival in Spitalfields.

The rollout of the government’s controversial new benefits scheme is plunging huge numbers of households in Tower Hamlets further into poverty, charities and politicians have claimed.

A coach driver who killed a cyclist when he turned into her path has been convicted of causing death by careless driving.

A man accused of critically injuring a mother and daughter in a hammer attack has appeared in court charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Solar powered phone boxes which would give users free calls and wifi could be popping up in four places across the borough.

A coach driver who turned into the path of a cyclist and caused fatal and “catastrophic injuries” only knew there had been an accident because a passenger alerted him to it, a court has heard.

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.

Some of the poorest children from Tower Hamlets are being provided with free meals over the summer holidays as part of a council’s scheme.

A GP surgery on the Isle of Dogs will get almost £1million of council funding to help the area cope with a growing population and improve services.

Tower Hamlets Council has given the UK’s only Bangladeshi radio station a £10,000 emergency grant after increasing the rent on its studio.

The son of a Brick Lane bagel tycoon has been given an indefinite hospital order after a jury found he stabbed his mother and sister to death at the family home.

A renowned Brick Lane bagel baker broke down in court as he described finding his mother and sister lying in a pool of blood at the family home.

A man accused of stabbing his mother and sister to death in their home has been deemed unfit to stand trial.


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