While we may be at the early stages of the coronavirus lockdown it is becoming clear that it will end eventually even if we are not sure when yet.

Five men, including two from Dagenham and Ilford, have denied killing a man who was shot in the head in Stepney.

Homeowners have vowed to take legal action against a London council over a £2 million repair bill to protect their homes from collapse if there was a large explosion or intense fire.

Traders at Billingsgate Fish Market say they are being “forced” to close due to a lack of protection from coronavirus.

Some of the East End’s most famous markets are being closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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A group set up in the wake of a Docklands terror attack is helping vulnerable people who are isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS England confirmed Tower Hamlets has its first case of Covid-19 and on Monday my surgery was inundated with questions about this.

Shamima Begum, one of three Bethnal Green schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State, has lost the first stage of a legal challenge against the decision to revoke her British citizenship.

In November last year I proposed a motion at council that it has a duty to support and assist people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to enable them to access appropriate living conditions; with a couple of minor amendments it was unanimously passed.

A homeless man had a “good reason” to bring a late appeal against Tower Hamlets Council’s decision that he was not in priority need of housing because he was trying to secure legal aid, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

New projects to help businesses become greener and make the borough’s air cleaner are set to be launched.

A man has had a seventh child taken from his care after council social services staff told a High Court judge of their worries about his “sexual behaviour”.

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Social housing is the bedrock of many successful communities, in Tower Hamlets and in many other places around the UK. It provides safe, stable, affordable homes for those who need support.

An immersive theatre show full of murder and intrigue is opening at a five star hotel.

The governor of the Bank of England has urged finance chiefs to help tackle poverty on their doorsteps.

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We have just published the council’s draft budget and do so at a time of massive uncertainty with the general election delaying government decisions about future funding, and continued uncertainty around Brexit.

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The Tower Hamlets portion of your council tax will go up by 3.99 per cent from this April, 1.99pc is for inflation (now 1.5pc) and 2pc is for adult social care. Over five years council tax will have gone up by 18.4pc in total.

Three Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to a train have been spared jail.

Three Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to a train have been found guilty “with regret” by a jury in the first crown court trial linked to environmental demonstrations.

Despite it being the kind of weather that tempted curling up indoors, Christ Church Primary School managed to draw an eager crowd to Spitalfields market for their fifth annual Living Nativity performance.

A man who allegedly beat his fiancee to death made an effort to cut down his cross-dressing habits after fearing she would leave him, a court has heard.

A drug addict who strangled a vulnerable mother-of-three to death in her Poplar flat when he feared his secret habit would get out has been jailed for 17 years.

A cross-dresser murdered his Australian fiancee by bludgeoning her over the head with a metal bar after she told him she would leave him, a court heard.

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Property Week magazine did a story recently about the huge amounts of money paid to Tower Hamlets Council by developers.

The decision to strip Islamic State bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship is unlawful, a court has heard.


Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

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Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

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