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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

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.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

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.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

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

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

A one-day festival where Joe Public can have a soapbox rant and take on leading political figures is being staged on the Isle of Dogs on Saturday.

Mental health services for children and young people are in crisis.

I'm delighted that Tower Hamlets children's services have recently been rated 'Good' by Ofsted.

A baton representing the 50 patients who benefited from Tom Wilson's organs after he died at the age of 22 playing hockey has begun its symbolic relay from the Royal London Hospital to the World Transplant Games.

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Following TfL's announcement that the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf bridge project has been put on hold, I attended recent London Assembly Budget and Transport Committee meetings to hear about the reasons behind the delay and the alternative solutions under consideration.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

On just one day last week, three people entered the waters of the River Thames and did not resurface, one at Waterloo, one at Kingston-on-Thames and one at Shadwell Basin.

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