A town hall boss has hit hack at union claims that 4,000 council workers have been sacked all over the East End in order to rehire them with worse employment terms.

What a score for Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary getting 100 per cent in no fewer than three subjects today.

Pupils at Bow School have busted through this year’s A-Level downgrade barrier caused by lockdown with winning results getting them to top universities.

Artist Rosie Woods has created a mural for passers-by on the busy Burdett Road to say “thanks” to the NHS for everything they’ve done during the long pandemic crisis.

Children’s nurseries are throwing their doors open in Shadwell to new mums and dads on Saturday for the first time since the lockdown began.

A “digital divide” has opened up since the Covid emergency with a survey in east London revealing broadband in the home now seen as just as essential as gas, water and electric mains — but is excluding one-in-three families.

Plans have been drawn up on the back of an envelope to relocate Stepney Post Office from its shabby corner shop next door to the famous Troxy venue.

Council workers are coming out on strike again this week across the East End over the controversial new Tower Hamlets employment contracts brought in during the pandemic emergency.

Police who arrested a driver with a disability blue badge for stopping on a yellow line in Poplar are to get better training in how to handle incidents involving motorists.

A crowdfunding appeal might soon be started to hire lawyers for families left homeless by the collapse of a 60ft crane that crashed onto their terraced homes in Bromley-by-Bow.

Summer activities are being laid on to deal with youngsters getting bored during the school holidays caused by youth centres having to be shut through the Covid emergency.

Daniel Farson’s famous Waterman’s Arms pub on the Isle of Dogs has reopened with the original 1960s name after its £600,000 refit was delayed by the Coronavirus emergency.

A deadline has been extended for anyone with social ideas to make life better in east London after the coronavirus emergency to apply for cash to get their start-ups off the ground.

One of the “top performing hospitals in the UK” coming through Coronavirus has been named as the London Independent in Stepney after its role supporting the Royal London during the pandemic crisis.

Hints that your council tax or business rates could shoot up in the New Year have been given by Tower Hamlets Council following exclusive reports in the East London Advertiser.

Car owners are facing tougher restrictions next month that stop them parking more than three hours in the day outside their immediate mini zone when Tower Hamlets brings in its new rule.

Six men have been arrested and suspected Class A drugs seized in a series of police dawn raids on 10 addresses across the East End.

Leisure centres face a threat of shutting their doors again after Coronavirus despite East London’s “Olympic legacy” because public funds are running out, the prime minister is being warned.

Thousands of leaflets have been posted through letterboxes across Spitalfields by volunteers asking for public help on a neighbourhood plan being put to a referendum next year.

Most Brick Lane curry houses facing “a devastating impact” from Covid-19 probably have just three months to survive, leading figures in the restaurant trade itself fear.

More than a dozen restaurants and snack bars in Canary Wharf have joined the government’s half-price ‘eat out to help out’ campaign on its first day.

A car-park magnet for yobs has been turned into a new housing scheme in memory of veteran anti-fascist campaigner Max Levitas from the 1936 Battle of Cable Street who helped beat off Mosley’s Blackshirts.

The big financial districts in Canary Wharf and the City risk becoming centres for “dirty money” laundering from terrorism and international crime in what could be “a race to the bottom” when Brexit transition ends.

The former head of Amnesty International UK who now chairs the residents’ body covering the controversial Bethnal Green traffic closure proposals has made a scathing public attack on the local authority’s “Liveable Streets” programme.

Student Mohammed Bhaimia who was nearly killed in a crash in which his friend died is warning this week about the dangers of so-called ‘smart motorways’.

A new confidential health textline has been started by Tower Hamlets GPs for secondary school pupils away from prying eyes.

Teenagers and their mums have made an impassioned plea to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets defending the East End’s much acclaimed A-Team arts organisation from being scrapped.

Huge council tax rises could be on the way because the Covid emergency is fast emptying Tower Hamlets reserves of cash that’s stashed in the bank.

The cash crisis caused by coronavirus could delay some of the 17 traffic schemes across the East End planned by Tower Hamlets Council which is costing £17million from public coffers.

Spotlight is on the Isle of Dogs to tackle youth offending and turn the world upside down by unlocking youngsters’ potential and hoping to transform their community.


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