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Students have finally won their three-year battle to stop the prestigious Sir John Cass School of Art’s Whitechapel campus closing down.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has slammed government policy on right to buy as figures reveal ex-council homes in the borough have been re-sold to the tune of £631million.

Families living in St Clement’s housing at Mile End invited Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs to sign an “oranges and lemons” pledge to secure their own community space now in danger of being sold off.

Families living in St Clement’s housing at Mile End are planning their own “oranges and lemons” demo to secure a community space for public use.

Women have joined a career course run by Tower Hamlets Council to consider jobs in the building industry that were once an ‘all male’ preserve.

A woman shooting drugs in the street in front of children and persistently flouting court orders for four years banning her from housing estates in Bethnal Green has been jailed.

The famous Roman Road is getting a revamp in a new £3.3 million Bow town centre scheme.

A panel of experts has met religious leaders in a drive to get more kidney donations from ethnic minorities.

Dawn raids have been carried out across east London by police using Tower Hamlets Council’s CCTV network to pinpoint illicit street deals and track dealers’ cars.

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.

A councillor has called for more understanding of how terrorist groups groom young people after a pregnant teenager who joined IS in Syria now wants to return home.

Council chiefs are encouraging residents to cut down on fizzy drinks throughout February.

A Tower Hamlets scheme teaching ‘suicide first-aid’ has received £50,000 from Health Education England to expand across North East London.

Work has begun on 24 homes in Stepney, all of them council run and expected to be completed in 2020.

A strategy to end rough sleeping and prevent homelessness has been launched by 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”.

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.

The deadline to apply for a primary school place for your child is next Tuesday.

Creatives in Hackney Wick and Fish Island will be protected after the area was named one of Sadiq Khan’s first Creative Enterprise Zones – requiring developers to provide affordable workspace.

An enterprise zone for artists and the creative industries is being set up at Hackney Wick as one of six schemes within the M25 unveiled today by the Mayor of London in the wake of the Brexit threat.

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

The oldest family business in Spitalfields which fought off the big chain stores in a ‘David and Golliath’ struggle to survive has led the East End Trades Guild’s Saturday take-over of the Old Market.

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has been urged to step in to stop households being slapped with a £2.4 million bill to replace fire combustible cladding covering the New Providence Wharf complex.

Council leaders have fired a warning shot at Downing Street over cuts to public service funding which they say is pushing local authorities to breaking point in areas like Tower Hamlets which has lost 64 per cent from its budget.

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