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A solicitor and former Tower Hamlets councillor has been jailed for a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties while illegally sub-letting his council house.

Protesters accused developers of "cultural vandalism" after plans to build a hotel on the site of the bell foundry that made Big Ben were approved.

Phone thieves are disguising themselves as commuting cyclists at rush hour by wearing hi-vis jackets and helmets, police have warned.

Besieged families are facing daily intimidation from drug gangs roaming their neighbourhood with machetes in a "crime bottleneck" of robberies, car-wrecking and even car hijacking at knifepoint.

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 car crash in Chadwell Heath has left a child injured in hospital and caused heavy delays to railway services between Romford and London Liverpool Street.

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.

A psychotic 32-year-old who killed his sister visiting his home on the Isle of Dogs has been detained under a Mental Health order after claiming Satan told him to do it.

The first day of the controversial 'bus gate' restrictions stopping through traffic using Wapping has caused chaos and confusion today.

Two me have been arrested at addresses in east London on suspicion of terrorism-related offenses.

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.

GPs are protesting in east London against online digital consultations that are "speeding up" privatisation of NHS practices they fear will hit the elderly and the seriously ill.

Commuters on c2c are facing disruption due to an electrical supply failure at Barking.

Calls for "strong youth provision" to tackle child poverty and inequality have been made by the East End's biggest youth service on its fifth anniversary.

Two drug dealers from Stepney, who were caught following a police pursuit in Kent, have been jailed.

Crime & Court

17:00

A solicitor and former Tower Hamlets councillor has been jailed for a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties while illegally sub-letting his council house.

12:22

Phone thieves are disguising themselves as commuting cyclists at rush hour by wearing hi-vis jackets and helmets, police have warned.

Yesterday, 19:00

Besieged families are facing daily intimidation from drug gangs roaming their neighbourhood with machetes in a "crime bottleneck" of robberies, car-wrecking and even car hijacking at knifepoint.

Health

Wed, 10:16

GPs are protesting in east London against online digital consultations that are "speeding up" privatisation of NHS practices they fear will hit the elderly and the seriously ill.

Mon, 12:11

Little Jacob Hopkins has cerebral palsy but the special needs council services his mum depends on is facing budget cuts.

Friday, November 8, 2019

A brother and sister with a rare genetic nerve condition are appealing for cash for a disability therapy gym in Bow which has helped them avoid having to use wheelchairs.

Environment

Tue, 12:29

A packed evening meeting above a pub in the Columbia Road flower market heard from a Tower Hamlets Council planning officer why they should have a road barrier to keep traffic out of their neighbourhood.

Mon, 17:21

Bus crews held a remembrance with a difference today at Bow Garage — to mark the passing of the famous Routemaster that used to run on Route 8.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The first-ever women-only stallholders' street market is being opened on November 15—in Petticoat Lane, of all paces!

Politics

17:00

A solicitor and former Tower Hamlets councillor has been jailed for a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties while illegally sub-letting his council house.

Yesterday, 19:00

Besieged families are facing daily intimidation from drug gangs roaming their neighbourhood with machetes in a "crime bottleneck" of robberies, car-wrecking and even car hijacking at knifepoint.

Wed, 18:00

The first day of the controversial 'bus gate' restrictions stopping through traffic using Wapping has caused chaos and confusion today.

Education

Wed, 07:00

Calls for "strong youth provision" to tackle child poverty and inequality have been made by the East End's biggest youth service on its fifth anniversary.

Tue, 07:00

A skills training partnership designed to provide residents with access to jobs in the hospitality sector has celebrated its first graduates.

Mon, 12:11

Little Jacob Hopkins has cerebral palsy but the special needs council services his mum depends on is facing budget cuts.

Heritage

Tue, 15:24

Silence was observed after the ship's bell from HMS Crane was rung at the town hall as Tower Hamlets Council paid tribute to those who lost their lives during two world wars.

Mon, 17:21

Bus crews held a remembrance with a difference today at Bow Garage — to mark the passing of the famous Routemaster that used to run on Route 8.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Hundreds packed the Merchant Navy's own Sunday Remembrance at the Seamen's memorial today from the Armed Forces and members of the public.

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