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Friday, October 11, 2019

Parents who have lost a High Court battle to stop Raine's Foundation closing have accused Tower Hamlets Council of running down the 300-year-old School long before the decision to shut it.

Two east London MPs have joined 19 Labour colleagues by signing letters to EU leaders calling on them to work "night and day" with the British government to thrash out a deal before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Police are trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across their vehicles by 2050.

A public meeting has been organised to talk about ways of combating racism in mainstream politics.

Almost 4,000 people have now signed up to the East End's 'No Place for Hate' pledge by the mayor of Tower Hamlets.

A former Tower Hamlets councillor could face jail after he admitted committing housing fraud while in office.

The number of new cases of HIV has fallen by half in the East End in the past four years, new figures reveal.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport's expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to "have a weekend break" from aircraft noise.

An "alternative" school for youngsters excluded or outside mainstream Tower Hamlets education has had 85 per cent of its pupils getting GCSE in English and maths, a government minister has found.

Today's Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending Parliament has been welcomed in east London by the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow.

Trains are being cancelled or failing to stop at some Overground stations in east London the rush-hour to "speed up the service".

The parks and gardens of the East End have held their turf along with Canary Wharf with top awards at this year's London in Bloom contest.

Converting the old London Hospital back into use as the new Town Hall and Tower Hamlets civic centre has begun after dangerous asbestos was removed.

Hundreds of angry protesters in east London brought the busy Whitechapel Road to a standstill today as part of the worldwide day of climate protests.

Tower Hamlets Council spent more than £60million last year buying back old right-to-buy properties to house the homeless.

The cost of looking after 8,000 children and young people in the East End who have special education needs or disabilities has reached crisis point with a £6million gap opening up.

Children have declared war on parents dropping off youngsters at the gates of their Isle of Dogs primary school, demanding that Tower Hamlets Council sends in parking wardens to hand out fines.

Communist protesters brought last night's Tower Hamlets council meeting to a halt in a demonstration against Israel from the public gallery.

Summer play schemes that have been a hit with East End youngsters also appear to be thumbs up with Ofsted.

The Mayor of London is throwing open City hall for a day for EU citizens living here who face uncertainly over Brexit.

A national charity is appealing to Tower Hamlets Council for "any spare land" to set up a centre to help homeless teenagers live independently.

The Mayor's Cup competition attracted 1,000 spectators over the summer to watch the East End's expanding People's grassroots football.

Two east London MPs are among scores of leading Westminster politicians demanding that Parliament be recalled after the Scottish Court of Session ruled today that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending it.

Hundreds of patients have been given their own personal health budgets by their GPs in the East End to give them control over what services they choose.

A call for more police patrols to make the streets safer has been made at the London Assembly after violent deaths this year reached 100 with the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy.

The community rallied round to save the historic Whitechapel bell foundry at a packed protest meeting led by historian Dan Cruikshank and Tower Hamlets councillors.

Student tuition fees leading to lifelong debt are putting school-leavers off going to university and must be scrapped, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets is demanding.

Cameras are to be fitted in carriages on Central line trains which have had more sexual attacks on women than any other part of the London Underground.

A public meeting is being held on Monday to protest at plans to turn the historic Whitechapel Bell foundry into a themed hotel.

Another 11 streets are being closed off to traffic around primary schools as part of Tower Hamlets Council's plans to discourage parents dropping off children by car.

The fight is on to defend the rights of 41,000 non-British EU citizens' living in the East End who could face deportation if Brexit goes ahead.

Secrets of how activists organised protests in the East End over 30 years of conflict are being unravelled at a public exhibition about street battles, racist murder and schoolchildren going on strike.

A people's "action day" has reclaimed open space that has been a magnet for yobs by sprucing up the run-down Rectory Gardens next to the Limehouse Cut.

Almost 400 arrests have been made and 170 East End properties raided in a war on drugs and organised crime, a Tower Hamlets annual survey has confirmed.

A training course putting lorry drivers firmly in the cyclist saddle to see what the dangers are is being set up by Tower Hamlets Council in the wake of deaths on busy traffic roads.

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