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Council workers are coming out on strike again this week across the East End over the controversial new Tower Hamlets employment contracts brought in during the pandemic emergency.

A crowdfunding appeal might soon be started to hire lawyers for families left homeless by the collapse of a 60ft crane that crashed onto their terraced homes in Bromley-by-Bow.

Summer activities are being laid on to deal with youngsters getting bored during the school holidays caused by youth centres having to be shut through the Covid emergency.

One of the “top performing hospitals in the UK” coming through Coronavirus has been named as the London Independent in Stepney after its role supporting the Royal London during the pandemic crisis.

Hints that your council tax or business rates could shoot up in the New Year have been given by Tower Hamlets Council following exclusive reports in the East London Advertiser.

Car owners are facing tougher restrictions next month that stop them parking more than three hours in the day outside their immediate mini zone when Tower Hamlets brings in its new rule.

Leisure centres face a threat of shutting their doors again after Coronavirus despite East London’s “Olympic legacy” because public funds are running out, the prime minister is being warned.

Thousands of leaflets have been posted through letterboxes across Spitalfields by volunteers asking for public help on a neighbourhood plan being put to a referendum next year.

The council has been charged with health and safety breaches over the death of Alexia Walenkaki in a playground five years ago.

Most Brick Lane curry houses facing “a devastating impact” from Covid-19 probably have just three months to survive, leading figures in the restaurant trade itself fear.

A car-park magnet for yobs has been turned into a new housing scheme in memory of veteran anti-fascist campaigner Max Levitas from the 1936 Battle of Cable Street who helped beat off Mosley’s Blackshirts.

The big financial districts in Canary Wharf and the City risk becoming centres for “dirty money” laundering from terrorism and international crime in what could be “a race to the bottom” when Brexit transition ends.

The former head of Amnesty International UK who now chairs the residents’ body covering the controversial Bethnal Green traffic closure proposals has made a scathing public attack on the local authority’s “Liveable Streets” programme.

Student Mohammed Bhaimia who was nearly killed in a crash in which his friend died is warning this week about the dangers of so-called ‘smart motorways’.

Teenagers and their mums have made an impassioned plea to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets defending the East End’s much acclaimed A-Team arts organisation from being scrapped.

Huge council tax rises could be on the way because the Covid emergency is fast emptying Tower Hamlets reserves of cash that’s stashed in the bank.

The cash crisis caused by coronavirus could delay some of the 17 traffic schemes across the East End planned by Tower Hamlets Council which is costing £17million from public coffers.

Minicab drivers blocked Tower Bridge in a two-hour demo this-afternoon protesting at the Mayor of London’s new £15 daily Congestion Charge which has also been extended to 10pm and weekends.

Work has now resumed on Crossrail ready to start test runs after time lost caused by the Coronavirus emergency.

The housing Secretary of State has publicly admitted for the first time his role in deliberately giving the controversial £1billion Westferry housing scheme the green light to beat a new levy on developments by just 24 hours.

Families living near the proposed Roman Road “Livable Streets” traffic free scheme in Bow are wondering when their Malmesbury estate round the corner is going to get a look in.

Tougher protection is needed for those living in privately rented homes who’ve lost jobs caused by coronavirus with the ban on evictions ending next month, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets is warning.

Five years of “haggling” have now ended in a deal ready for the public to decide the whole future of Spitalfields with its own draft neighbourhood plan now completed.

Car-owners are challenging the mayor of London in the courts over extending the Congestion Charge to 10pm and now weekends.

‘A councillor has explained to her neighbours why she wants to get rid of “rat run” motoring through Bow — even though she drives herself all the time.

An MP has demanded the government prioritise the removal of flammable cladding, amid concerns that too many buildings are still at risk three years on from Grenfell.

A looming “jobs crisis” could hit the East End as the government’s furlough scheme is withdrawn, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets warned this week.

A rapid testing programme for Covid-19 is being carried out in five East End care homes for the elderly by Tower Hamlets GPs using labs at the Royal London Hospital.

Protests and celebrations sat cheek-by-jowl as families in the two halves of Bow got to grips today with Tower Hamlets Council plans to ban through traffic in their adjoining neighbourhoods.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a number of measures to boost the ailing economy, including cuts to VAT and stamp duty, alongside bonuses for employers who bring back furloughed workers.

A £1.5billion bailout is “a crucial next step on the road to recovery” and a “vital lifeline” for the arts.

You need to sign in and leave your name and number when you go into most East End pubs now the lockdown is ending.

Extinction Rebellion campaigners have urged the government to “put community over corruption” in a protest sparked by the Westferry Printworks scandal.

Faith communities are being urged by the mayor of Tower Hamlets to bid for a government fund now being doubled to improve security against hate crime.

Two protesters were arrested in the East End today on a trade union picket line during the Tower Hamlets council workers’ strike now in its second day.


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