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Friday, November 8, 2019

Market traders are getting ready to transform Poplar's Chrisp Street into a winter wonderland for children when the magical Christmas lights come to life later this month.

Christmas is coming a little early on the Thames with Santa swapping his traditional sleigh for a handy speedboat to switch on the festive lights at St Katharine's by the Tower.

Mother-of-two Laura Lehman-Kochan is getting back to her first love creating charcoal and pastel artwork to go on public show now her two children are growing up.

This picture shows what happens the moment that shoeboxes filled with toys donated by east London churchgoers are opened when delivered to children in eastern Europe in time for Christmas.

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

Last week, the City Hall Fire Committee, which I chair, published the London Fire Brigade's (LFB) report on the Grenfell Tower fire, setting out the progress they have made in learning the lessons identified, acknowledged, and acted upon.

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At the start of the month, I attended New City College's Student Achievement Awards ceremony and it was fantastic to see a further education campus in Tower Hamlets making such a positive difference to the lives of young and adult learners alike.

I have had to deal with numerous cases of residents whose mental health has been seriously affected by failures of social housing providers.

The government's cruel austerity scheme has been devastating for our education services. Schools up and down the country are struggling to cope with cuts, alongside a funding shortfall for Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) services.

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Universal Credit is continuing to let our most vulnerable people down in Tower Hamlets.

More landlords are banning renters keeping pets in their properties with three of the worst areas found in east London.

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London is a global city, more than 250 languages are spoken here, 43 per cent of Tower Hamlets residents like me were born outside of the UK.

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Whitechapel is steeped in a rich and varied history of religious heritage, industry and progressive politics.

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