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Sports clubs have scored a goal for cash in the Tower Hamlets Mayor’s Cup annual football tournament awards which aim to get more youngsters in London’s deprived East End to take up physical activity.

Measures to insulate more households to prevent winter chills are being taken by Tower Hamlets Council with a ‘fuel poverty awareness’ project.

The mayor of London has stepped in with cash to help keep youngsters away from violence and knife crime in the face of “crippling” financial cuts to youth services by the government.

Tower Hamlets has seen skills shortages and a spike in hate crime since the UK voted to leave the EU, according to a report released today.

Tower Hamlets could lose out on “millions of pounds of financial support” and services will be put at risk by ‘a perfect storm of uncertainty” after Brexit, according to a council report.

Tower Hamlets Council is set to formally object to plans for a 1,000ft bud-shaped skyscraper citing it would ‘seriously harm’ the view from the Tower of London,

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has chosen Tower Hamlets as one of two London boroughs that will help the agency rehearse for the 2021 census.

‘Advanced security measures’ to help manage elections are being introduced by Tower Hamlets Council.

A Tower Hamlets election candidate has today apologised for sharing an antisemitic conspiracy video fronted by a prominent white supremacist on social media.

A disabled woman told she was fit enough to work even though she struggled to walk has been awarded £23,000 a year following a U-turn.

Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse Jim Fitzpatrick has voted against multiple amendments protecting against a no-deal Brexit.

A prestigious “people” award has been scooped by the once-tainted Tower Hamlets Council recognising an improved commitment to public services and its 4,000 workforce after emerging from the years of a previous corrupt administration.

A scheme which includes the poorest families not having to pay their Tower Hamlets council tax is being expanded to more households.

Claims of “scaremongering” over school funding cuts using misleading figures have been levelled against Tower Hamlets’ ruling Labour group despite education budgets said to be the best in the whole country.

Moves to abolish the all-powerful office of Tower Hamlets’ once-tainted executive mayor have been soundly rejected.

Tower Hamlets Council has spent thousands of pounds promoting the rights of EU residents on the side of its bin lorries.

London Fire Brigade is due to spend more than £860,000 on local fire stations over four years, including £200,000 for a new kitchen at Poplar.

The first steps in getting into healthcare careers are being made for students and secondary pupils across east London with today’s launch of a programme “to secure the future of the NHS”.

Cultural events are taking place this week in memory of the six million Jews murdered during the Nazi Holocaust in the Second World War.

Beefeaters at the Tower of London are among castle workers staging a strike today in a pensions dispute accusing Historic Royal Palaces of “wasting money buying cake” instead of giving them a fair deal.

An overheard call from a public phone kiosk about a planned drugs deal going down in Bethnal Green has led to two men being jailed for a total of nine years between them.

Police have carried out two separate drug arrests in the street using the local authority’s CCTV monitoring to track suspect dealers’ cars in Bethnal Green and Spitalfields.

The last public highway in London’s East End to escape parking meters is now having restrictions imposed by Tower Hamlets Council to stop commuters using it.

Work has started on major improvements to leisure centres in London’s East End for the New Year with £1.5 million from Tower Hamlets Council.

An open day to recruit apprentices to work in public transport is being held in Poplar “to tap into east London’s economic growth”.

Both MPs representing Tower Hamlets in Parliament voted against Theresa May’s Brexit deal in last night’s historic defeat for the government.

A community centre on a housing estate at Mile End has been renamed after a refugee from Nazi Germany who settled there and was responsible years later for its mammoth regeneration.

No fewer than eight Tower Hamlets schools have lost funding this year reaching more than £100,000 each, according to latest figures from the National Education Union.

A public appeal has been started asking former staff or anyone with connections to the historic London Hospital in Whitechapel to share photos and stories to go on the worldwide web.

Council tax is set to go up by nearly three-and-a-half per cent in a draft three-year budget approved by Tower Hamlets Council’s cabinet last night.

A duped renter has won back his deposit after a lettings agent was fined a record £167,000 with another £8,800 costs for a misleading advertising scam for a ground-floor bedsit near Victoria Park that turned out to be a tiny room at the top of the stairs.

Creative industries and start-up businesses are finally being protected from developers and rocketing rents with a new ‘creative enterprise’ zone being set up at Hackney Wick.

Tower Hamlets Council is among 11 boroughs which have joined forces to provide accommodation to families at risk of homelessness – backed by £38m in government funding.

Yet another attempt is being made by Tower Hamlets Council to push through the controversial ‘Limehouse Triangle’ scheme to put up a tower block of flats on a nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal.

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