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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.

Proposed changes to the Local Plan for the East End's development over the next 15 years are being put to the public before Tower Hamlets Council moves towards adopting it.

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.

Formal backing for the 'Breaking Point' campaign to fight the government's austerity programme and its impact on public spending has been agreed by Tower Hamlets Council.

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.

A whole raft of traffic restrictions near schools is planned by Tower Hamlets Council to cut the volume of passing cars when pupils are around.

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.

The approach of 'Storm Freya' wasn't enough to deter survivors from the 1943 Second World War air-raid shelter disaster attending Sunday's 76th anniversary memorial at Bethnal Green.

A new policy to decide what's 'graffiti' and what's 'street art' has been agreed by Tower Hamlets Council to speed up removing unsightly daubings—while protecting renowned mural art.

More than 40 homeless people are known to have died on the streets of London's East End in the past five years, latest data from the Office for National Statistics reveals.

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

More than 1,600 people have gathered at Altab Ali Park to commemorate four students who lost their lives during the campaign to get Bangla recognised as a state language of Bangladesh.

Family lawyers representing runaway Bethnal Green Isis teenager Shamima Begum have been slammed by Tower Hamlets Council after it was accused of failing to safeguard her.

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.

Council tax goes up by 3.4 per cent on April 1 at Tower Hamlets after an overwhelming vote last night in favour of Mayor John Biggs' budget in the face of swinging government spending cuts.

The mayor has accused political opponents of "cynical scaremongering" after they condemned budget cuts to a community language service.

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".

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