<![CDATA[News]]> Fri, 24 May 2019 19:20:18 +0100 <![CDATA[‘Revitalised’ V&A Childhood Museum is No 2 in UK for disabled access, survey finds]]> /news/education/childhood-museum-no-2-in-survey-for-disabled-access-1-6070780

One of the best museums in Britain for wheelchair access turns out to be Bethnal Green’s own V&A Museum of Childhood, a national survey shows.

1.6070780 Fri, 24 May 2019 19:20:18 +0100
<![CDATA[All Points East to bring two weekends of big name music acts to Victoria Park]]> /home/promoted/all-points-east-festival-brings-two-weekends-of-music-to-victoria-park-1-6067548

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

1.6067548 Fri, 24 May 2019 16:47:46 +0100
<![CDATA[Queen Mary’s begin trials for alternative drug to statins to prevent high cholesterol heart attacks or stroke]]> /news/health/trials-for-alternative-to-statins-for-high-cholesterol-patients-1-6070190

A clinical trial led by researchers at Queen Mary University is looking for volunteer patients who are intolerant to the controversial statins to see if a new alternative cholesterol-lowering drug could save lives.

1.6070190 Fri, 24 May 2019 16:36:45 +0100
<![CDATA[Canary Wharf sets itself up as a stage for 2019 London Festival of Architecture]]> /news/canary-wharf-festival-of-architecture-1-6069470

Plans have been unveiled for a mini ‘festival of architecture’ at Canary Wharf using its iconic César Pelli building One Canada Square as its stage.

1.6069470 Fri, 24 May 2019 13:33:57 +0100
<![CDATA[Historian Dan Cruikshank in battle to stop 18th century Huguenot house being bulldozed]]> /news/heritage/campaign-to-stop-huguenot-house-demolition-1-6068844

TV Historian Dan Cruikshank is spearheading a campaign to stop an historic 18th century Huguenot silkworker’s house in Bethnal Green being bulldozed to make way for a luxury block of flats.

1.6068844 Fri, 24 May 2019 13:10:01 +0100
<![CDATA[Watch this bank holiday weekend weather forecast: Sunny Saturday, cloudier Sunday and a fresh-feeling Monday]]> /news/crime-court/weekend-weather-video-forecast-may-25-27-2019-1-6068900

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this long bank holiday weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

1.6068900 Fri, 24 May 2019 10:15:06 +0100
<![CDATA[Bid to open a traditional Bavarian beer house in Canary Wharf]]> /news/munich-cricket-club-could-take-over-la-tasca-tapas-site-in-tower-hamlets-1-6068426

A traditional Bavarian beer house specialising in imported German food and drink could be coming to Canary Wharf.

1.6068426 Thu, 23 May 2019 17:41:23 +0100
<![CDATA[EU elections: German nationals wrongly turned away from polling station on the Isle of Dogs]]> /news/cctv-footage-proves-isle-of-dogs-residents-could-vote-in-the-elections-1-6068357

Two German nationals who were turned away from polling stations in Tower Hamlets this morning have been told they will be allowed to vote after CCTV footage proved they had submitted their registration forms in time.

1.6068357 Thu, 23 May 2019 17:34:04 +0100
<![CDATA[Guilty: Gang who hacked businessman’s email account to steal £3m]]> /news/crime-court/gang-guilty-of-3m-fraud-1-6068352

A gang has been found guilty of hacking into a businessman’s email account and attempting to steal £3million.

1.6068352 Thu, 23 May 2019 17:19:17 +0100
<![CDATA[Mayor vows to ‘thoroughly scrutinise’ plans to close the East End’s oldest school]]> /news/education/raine-s-foundation-school-in-bethnal-green-is-facing-closure-1-6068229

Plans to close down the East End’s oldest school will be “thoroughly scrutinised”, the mayor of Tower Hamlets has said.

1.6068229 Thu, 23 May 2019 16:47:27 +0100
<![CDATA[How Tower Hamlets is tackling east London’s housing crisis with public schemes]]> /news/politics/exhibition-of-eight-tower-hamlets-housing-schemes-1-6067269

Public housing schemes drawn up by Tower Hamlets Council are being recognised by a professional architects forum as being among the best in London.

1.6067269 Thu, 23 May 2019 12:12:01 +0100
<![CDATA[Group to launch appeal to put life-saving defibrillators in Victoria Park]]> /news/health/victoria-park-defibrillator-appeal-to-launch-1-6065865

A fundraising appeal is to be launched in a bid to introduce life-saving equipment installed in a park.

1.6065865 Thu, 23 May 2019 11:29:57 +0100
<![CDATA[How a council housing estate split families between the bulldozer or ‘saving it for the nation’]]> /news/robin-hood-gardens-exhibition-at-four-corners-gallery-1-6065509

The lives of East End families living in a nine-year war between architects trying to preserve their massive concrete housing estate and the local authority itching to pull the whole lot down are chronicled in a poignant exhibition opening today.

1.6065509 Thu, 23 May 2019 09:03:17 +0100
<![CDATA[Hidden secrets of London’s rivers exposed by Museum of London Docklands]]> /news/education/museum-of-london-docklands-secret-rivers-exhibition-1-6065881

The secrets of London’s rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

1.6065881 Wed, 22 May 2019 17:31:29 +0100
<![CDATA[Teacher Louise chalks up a right royal day at Buckingham Palace with Prince Charles]]> /news/teacher-invite-to-buckingham-palace-garden-party-1-6064738

Teacher Louise Workman-Dent had a day out to remember away from the classroom as a guest at a royal garden party with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

1.6064738 Wed, 22 May 2019 11:47:04 +0100
<![CDATA[Street gangs sent out by Tower Hamlets Council to fix crumbling roads with tender loving care]]> /news/politics/council-programme-to-repair-roads-and-pavements-1-6064087

Meet the gang fixing broken pavements and filling in potholes in a street near you.

1.6064087 Wed, 22 May 2019 10:35:14 +0100
<![CDATA[London City Airport flies high with new ‘grassroots’ cash for east London communities]]> /news/city-airport-communities-fund-1-6064308

A £75,000 ‘grassroots’ fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations “making a difference” to east London’s community life.

1.6064308 Wed, 22 May 2019 10:23:13 +0100
<![CDATA[Teachers at Isle of Dogs school stage three-day walkout over bullying allegations]]> /news/education/harbinger-school-teachers-strike-1-6063536

A school’s staff have gone on strike after accusing a headteacher of ‘unacceptable’ behaviour.

1.6063536 Tue, 21 May 2019 17:10:17 +0100
<![CDATA[Tower Hamlets welcomes new British citizens in Tower of London ceremony]]> /news/new-british-citizens-welcomed-to-tower-hamlets-1-6063245

A total of 36 new British citizens have sworn their allegiance to Queen and country.

1.6063245 Tue, 21 May 2019 15:49:56 +0100
<![CDATA[Duke of Cambridge launches campaign to reduce Thames deaths]]> /news/prince-william-launches-thames-campaign-1-6063006

The Duke of Cambridge told how a ‘simple hello’ could save a life as he launched a campaign to reduce deaths on the River Thames.

1.6063006 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:47:30 +0100
<![CDATA[All creatures great and small get their own floating island homes on the Regent’s Canal]]> /news/heritage/biodiversity-project-regent-s-canal-1-6061772

Floating islands are literally being launched on the Regent’s Canal to help east London’s wildlife flourish.

1.6061772 Tue, 21 May 2019 11:20:16 +0100
<![CDATA[Campaigners turn Bethnal Green Road parking bay into ‘parklet’ in streets protest]]> /news/environment/bethnal-green-road-street-protest-1-6060595

A campaign group parked pot plants in a parking bay to highlight the need to reclaim the streets for people.

1.6060595 Mon, 20 May 2019 14:33:13 +0100
<![CDATA[Bow Church reveals its dark 700 years of East End rebellious history]]> /news/heritage/bow-church-volunteers-open-day-1-6060445

The ancient Bow Church wants volunteers to help bring its 700 years of East End rebellious history to life like the annual ale fayre so rowdy it had to be shut down.

1.6060445 Mon, 20 May 2019 14:11:18 +0100
<![CDATA[TfL outlines plans for new cycle route from Hackney to Isle of Dogs]]> /news/tfl-outlines-plans-for-new-cycle-route-from-hackney-to-isle-of-dogs-1-6060208

Transport chiefs have laid out their plans for a new cycle route from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs.

1.6060208 Mon, 20 May 2019 13:05:40 +0100
<![CDATA[Social housing firm Finefair Limited scoops industry magazine award]]> /news/finefair-scoops-acquisition-international-award-1-6060165

A firm which manages social housing for councils has scooped an industry award.

1.6060165 Mon, 20 May 2019 12:29:28 +0100

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