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130,000 residents get free WiFi in first phase of £1.75m Council rollout

By on August 16, 2017 in Broadband, Infrastructure with 0 Comments
130,000 residents get free WiFi in first phase of £1.75m Council rollout

Tower Hamlets Council has approved a £1.75m of investment into free Wifi in town centres and social housing.

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13,000 Newham landlords not paying tax on properties – Guardian

By on August 13, 2017 in Housing, Property with 0 Comments
13,000 Newham landlords not paying tax on properties – Guardian

A report in The Guardian today reveals that up to 13,000 landlords in our neighbouring borough Newham are not paying tax worth of a value of around £200 million to the Chancellor. 

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Poplar residents revolting over Council’s ramshackle recycling system

By on August 1, 2017 in Environment, Infrastructure with 0 Comments
Poplar residents revolting over Council’s ramshackle recycling system

Poplar residents have set up a petition to get the Council’s new recycling system changed back to the previous system that worked a treat.

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Social cleansing in Tower Hamlets? Whitechapel residents fight for homes

By on July 28, 2017 in Housing, Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments
Social cleansing in Tower Hamlets? Whitechapel residents fight for homes

Residents of Treves House and Lister House in Lomas Street Whitechapel continue to fight against plans by Tower Hamlets Council to demolish their homes.

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Big Capital: Who is London for? by Anna Minton book review

By on July 14, 2017 in Housing, Planning, Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments
Big Capital: Who is London for? by Anna Minton book review

“Can you tell me where Emery Wharf is please?” asked the young Chinese woman with an air of despair. “Google Maps works in Hong Kong but not here!”She showed me the map pin representing Emery Wharf on the screen of her iPhone. It was not somewhere I had ever heard of.“Ah! It’s London Dock,” I said. “Up Vaughan […]

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