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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Building work starts this month on a £600,000 refurbishment of 1960s' TV documentary reporter Daniel Farson's once-famous Waterman's Arms pub on the Isle of Dogs.

"Our goal is to create a world where nobody feels out of place if they're not drinking," says Laura Willoughby MBE, who co-founded Club Soda in 2015.

Barrister Rachel Barrett and civil servant Jonny Richards are the first mixed sex couple to sign a civil partnership at Tower Hamlets Register Office.

Little Finlay Ko made a grand entrance into the world on New Year's Day being born opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Test your festive lyrics knowledge in our Christmas Eve quiz.

Two little children want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas in 2019 and a Happy New Year for 2020!

A thousand donations of food and gifts to help people living in poverty in the East End have been handed over at the town hall by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

Rail services on the Fenchurch Street line to Rainham are being closed for two days after Christmas for engineering work ready for the new TfL extension to Barking Riverside.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

Volunteers from the East End's oldest homeless charity stage an Election Day carol concert as voters go to the polls.

The magical Christmas lights have been switched on at Poplar to light up this year's "winter wonderland" in Chrisp Street Market for the 14th year running.

A new ice rink is being opened for the first time at the City Island development at Blackwall for all those who would have had enough of the general election by then.

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