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Members of the public trying to save the historic Arnold Circus being churned up plan to return this Saturday morning (Oct-24) after coming face-to-face in a confrontation with a council road gang digging up the road.

Members of the public trying to save the historic Arnold Circus being churned up came face-to-face in a confrontation today with a council road gang digging up the paving.

Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets councils today said they would step up to feed hungry children over half term after the government rejected plans to fund free school meals during the holidays.

A Covid volunteer hub helping vulnerable people in the East End since the pandemic began has been given the green light with funding from Tower Hamlets Council to continue for another year.

A “life science bureau” to replace the European Medicines Agency which quit east London after the Brexit referendum should be set up at Canary Wharf.

The Covid emergency has hit this year’s Spitalfields Music Festival with a ban on audiences for live venue performances.

Some shops managed to pull through the Big Lockdown with barely a scratch, while other “non essentials” down Roman Road that had to shut have now recovered none-the-worse for wear.

A Shop Local campaign to support our independent stores hit by the coronavirus pandemic is launched today by the East London Advertiser.

Hundreds of isolated and disabled people are in shock this week after being warned by Tower Hamlets Council that their day-care centres could be closed down.

Fury has erupted over work that’s begun on altering the heritage Arnold Circus aimed at blocking through traffic which has led to a protest to Tower Hamlets Council.

A woman sleeping rough each night for 10 years now has a home and a job helping a project being set up in the East End for volunteers with experience of homelessness to help others on the streets.

Charities sending food to people in isolation hit by the Covid-19 pandemic are appealing for volunteers to help run collections in supermarkets this Christmas.

The East End has the highest percentage of child poverty in the country, a study shows.

Plans for another residential skyscraper adding 600 more flats to the already-densely populated Canary Wharf district have been sent to Tower Hamlets Council for planning permission.

The famous Ragged Museum in Mile End has been added to the “heritage at risk” register of historic buildings likely to be “lost forever” from neglect or decay.

The Home Secretary should “apologise for inhumane proposals” on how to tackle waves of refugees, the mayor of Tower Hamlets is demanding.

Nearly £1million is being given to the Rich Mix arts centre as part of the government’s £1.5billion Culture Recovery emergency fund announced this week.

Work has been completed on 53 new homes built on council housing estate car parks in Stepney and Bethnal Green.

Two out of every three toddlers missed out on getting their flu jabs in the East End just as the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, Tower Hamlets NHS has revealed.

The future of the historic Whitechapel bell foundry is being thrashed out as the second week of a planning inquiry gets under way.

The London Assembly’s planning chief has slammed Tower Hamlets Council for giving the green light to new housing that would cut off direct emergency vehicle access to an 18-storey tower block already hemmed in by a canal.

A lifesaving cash boost from the government has been given to the East End’s biggest nature reserve and its canal network as well as the Tower of London to get them back on their feet after the coronavirus pandemic.

A second Covid-19 test centre opened in the East End today (October 9) run by the government to help increase capacity within walking distance of where people live.

A lifeline is being thrown to small firms in the East End that are “the backbone of the community” to navigate them through the Covid-19 emergency.

Emergency fire crews could be hampered getting to an 18-storey tower block next to the Limehouse Cut after planners agreed last night to allow more high-rise housing to be built on its car-park access route.

The annual general meeting of the forum that’s to decide the final draft plan for the future of Spitalfields is having to go online because of the Covid emergency.

A bid to stop Covid-19 Universal Credit increases being scrapped which is claimed would throw thousands of families in the East End into poverty is being backed by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets with a plea to the chancellor.

Small business facing threat of eviction following the end of the rent freeze during the Covid emergency are facing another challenge meeting a deadline to find £5,000 for their legal crowdfunding campaign.

The town hall at last has come up with children’s wonder playground equipment designed by the kids themselves.

The historic 500 years of the Whitechapel bell foundry would be reduced to “window dressing behind a glass screen” if a proposed controversial boutique hotel scheme goes ahead, a planning inquiry opening today has heard.

Electrifying news from the town hall is that the East End is getting booted-up with new car-charging lamp-posts in the New Year.

The budget-busting Crossrail scheme which has been delayed three years and overspent by £3billion is getting ready to be handed over to City Hall control under Transport for London to run as the “super tube” Elizabeth Line.

Next summer’s first vegetarian food festival planned in Victoria Park could be off the menu if the Covid crisis isn’t over by then, Tower Hamlets Council’s legal advisor has warned.

A campaign to encourage more people to think about adopting has been started by Tower Hamlets Council aiming to bust the myth of who’s eligible.

The million-plus Muslims locked up in detention camps by the Chinese government which is applying for planning consent for its UK embassy at Tower Hill wasn’t considered “urgent enough” to be debated at last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

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