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

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.

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

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

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.

The councillor who quit amid allegations of Tower Hamlets housing fraud is now being investigated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, it has emerged today.

The fifth man involved in a massive £35 million land banking scam run from Canary Wharf has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

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.

A new academy has been opened to recruit and train more desperately-needed social workers in child care to avoid Tower Hamlets Council having to take on agency staff to cope with overloaded casework.

A vital announcement has been shelved about more spending cuts that local authorities like Tower Hamlets Council are facing in the New Year because of what the mayor calls “the government’s Brexit mess”.

Schoolchildren have planted a cherry tree in Limehouse to create the East End’s first ‘school’ street to play in, safe from traffic.

Volunteers are out every evening in Shadwell guiding people through the blacked out St George’s Gardens in their campaign for public lighting to keep people safe in the dark.

The Duchess of Cornwall popped into an East End pensioners’ lunch club in Bethnal Green bearing a Christmas gift and tucking into a square meal.

Two councillors could be paid for their mayor-appointed roles on a housing association board, it has emerged.

Parents have called for Tower Hamlets children’s centres to become “family health hubs” with health checks and even help getting jobs.

A thousand council homes have been lost in the past eight years because of the government’s ‘right to buy’ scheme for sitting tenants in part of east London with 19,000 families on the housing waiting list, latest Tower Hamlets figures reveal.

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