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Mon, 12:29

Tower Hamlets councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion last week calling for universal credit to be scrapped and replaced.

A woman who lied to get a council flat in Whitechapel illegally while owning a £340,000 house has been slapped with a suspended jail sentence for fraud.

A step towards shaping the future of the East End has been taken by Tower Hamlets Council adopting a formal Local Plan.

Parents have started a petition to reopen the popular One O'Clock club for toddlers in Victoria Park that Tower Hamlets Council has kept closed "temporarily for repairs" for nearly two years.

The community of London's East End has rallied round to save this year's Holocaust Memorial service which the Mayor of Tower Hamlets is due to attend following the ceiling collapse at the East London Central Synagogue.

Tower Hamlets council has said it will go to war with the government over a controversial application for 1,500 homes that was approved by the Secretary of State this week.

The controversial Westferry housing scheme is going ahead on the Isle of Dogs after the Secretary of State overruled Tower Hamlets Council's objections and gave developers the green light.

A £22million windfall has swept into the East End at gale force as a thank you from the government for getting on top of the housing crisis.

The Holocaust memorial service with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets to mark the genocide of six million Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe has had to be cancelled after the ceiling of East London Central Synagogue collapsed.

Council tax is likely to go up in April above inflation when it goes before Tower Hamlets Council next month.

The East End has lost one of its colourful independent butchers, Peter Sargent, who took on the big supermarket and came out on top in his David and Goliath battle down the Bethnal Green Road.

Grassroots football clubs and community sports groups in the East End are being urged to apply for £500 hand-outs from the town hall to promote their sport.

The first train arriving at the Elizabeth line platform will be three years late — and half-a-billion over budget.

A warning to shoppers has been fired off this week after a Whitechapel market trader was caught selling henna products with a potentially lethal toxic substance.

Medical professionals in Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets will receive extra training to recognise signs of domestic violence and offer victims support sooner.

The mayor is laying it on the line in public over fears that Tower Hamlets council tax could be rising in April.

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

Another £39million in public service cuts face deprived East End families who need support in the next three years, Tower Hamlets Council is warning.

Public transport won't be able to cope with the East End's population expansion in the next 30 years, Tower Hamlets Council is warning.

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.

More than 400 fake goods have been seized from market stalls in Whitechapel in a Trading Standards sting targeting rogue traders trying to fleece Christmas shoppers.

Police have been operating high visibility patrols across east London to promote "public reassurance" in the war on drug dealers and anti-social behaviour.

Pensioner Charles Rumsey won't be spending Christmas in hospital after a medical response unit from the Royal London arrived at his home in East Ham following a 999 call.

Children have been getting anxious about the rise of rough sleeping and the number of homeless people living in the East End and what Tower Hamlets Council is doing about it.

A five-year-old boy from Shadwell has scooped this year's Tower Hamlets in Bloom awards.

A public grilling awaits the Mayor of Tower Hamlets in the New Year over what council tax is being spent on and what services could be cut.

A headteacher campaigning to "break the cycle of malnutrition and obesity" among children in Poplar is to run a half marathon to raise funds — despite a personal knee injury.

A holiday childcare scheme with its own foodbank for families in Bethnal Green has received the top rating from Ofsted.

Djamila Aggabi has been named one of the country's top social workers for her "anti-oppressive approach" to training new professionals after seven years working in deprived areas of the East End.

Labour's Rushanara Ali has kept her seat of Bethnal Green & Bow and newcomer Apsana Begum has won Jim Fitzpatrick's old seat of Poplar & Limehouse - both with comfortable margins.

The East London Advertiser will be live throughout the night bringing you the latest from the General Election count at the ExCeL.

Polling stations are open as 12 wannnabe MP candidates fight it out in the two Tower Hamlets parliamentary constituencies.

New plans to prevent public services facing collapse on the Isle of Dogs by a population explosion have been drawn up by its neighbourhood forum.

Labour's candidate for Poplar and Limehouse who failed to appear at last night's final hustings was still asked questions in her absence about anti-Semitic tweets and allegations of jumping a council housing queue which has dogged her General Election campaign.

One of the six parliamentary candidates is missing from this panel line-up at a constituency hustings for Bethnal Green and Bow.

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