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Government Scrutiny or Political Maneuvering? Mayor and Council’s Resilient Stance Amidst Growing Critique

In a borough marked by unique challenges, Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman and the local council find themselves under renewed government scrutiny, prompting questions about the motivations behind this external review. As concerns mount, the mayor’s resilient leadership and the council’s commit...

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Watch Out! Shop Owner Gets Time Behind Bars for Fake Luxury Watches

In a time-ticking twist, a shop owner has been handed a prison sentence for dealing in counterfeit luxury watches, with a flashy total value of £700,000. Tower Hamlets Council’s eagle-eyed Trading Standards officers uncovered 132 imitation watches, complete with straps, boxes, and bags, during th...

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Noisy Neighbour’s Melodic Mischief Ends with £5,000 Fine and Gear Confiscation

A symphony of legal actions unfolded as a resident, Stella Rayne, faced the music for her noisy escapades in Salford House on the Isle of Dogs. Despite numerous serenades of warnings from Tower Hamlets Council’s Environmental Health Team, Rayne’s loud tunes persisted. In a crescendo of enforceme...

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Israel-Hamas conflict: Labour calls for 'immediate ceasefire'

Sir Keir Starmer has previously called for a “ceasefire that lasts” in the Middle East, but stopped short of using the word “immediate”

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Craft Central at The Forge Isle of Dogs set to close

Craft Central on the Isle of Dogs has announced it will close its doors for good at the end of the month after "extreme financial difficulties".

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Body found in River Thames in search for Clapham suspect Abdul Ezedi

A body has been found in the River Thames by police searching for Clapham chemical attack suspect, Abdul Ezedi.

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East Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs crash: Girl remains critical

A 12-year-old girl involved in a crash between a car and e-scooter on the Isle of Dogs is continuing to fight for her life in hospital.

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Ex-Post Office chief hits back at Badenoch over Horizon claim

Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch accused former Post Office chairman Henry Staunton of spreading “made-up anecdotes”.

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Ilyas Habibi - the teenager stabbed to death in Sutton in 2023

This is the face of Ilyas Habibi, a 17-year-old boy, who was stabbed to death in Sutton in 2023.

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Teddi Baker was involved in fight before death - Met Police

Police believe 21-year-old Teddi Baker was involved in a fight in Limehouse just hours before her body was found by paramedics.

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Crash near Crossharbour DLR leaves girl fighting for life

A 12-year-old girl is fighting for her life after a crash between a car and e-scooter in East Ferry Road on the Isle of Dogs.

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A12 drivers to face closures for Margaretting scheme

Drivers on the A12 are set to be hit by overnight closures as part of a major works scheme in Essex.

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Hunt for on-the-run rapist who may be in London

A man who raped a woman twice is on the run from prison after he was temporarily release.

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Met Police officer sent George Floyd meme in group chat

A Metropolitan Police officer who sent a photo making light of the death of George Floyd in a WhatsApp group has avoided the sack.

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Roman Kemp announces he is leaving Capital FM role

Roman Kemp will no longer host his Capital Breakfast show on Capital FM after March 28.

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Trisha Goddard, 66, reveals breast cancer has returned

TV presenter and Dancing on Ice star Trisha Goddard has shared that her cancer has returned and that it is incurable.

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Simarjeet Singh Nangpal - the teenager stabbed to death in Hounslow

This is the face of Simarjeet Singh Nangpal who was stabbed to death in Hounslow in 2023.

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Man found dead in Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets petrol garage

A man’s body has been found by the police inside a van in Tower Hamlets.

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Hackney Road stabbing: Forensics set up tent in Shoreditch

Forensics investigators have arrived at the scene of a 17-year-old’s fatal stabbing in Hackney.

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Hackney Road cordoned by police after teen’s fatal stabbing

A teenage boy has died after he was fatally stabbed in Hackney last night.