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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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London Enterprise Academy Whitechapel fails ACM cladding fire tests

By on July 14, 2017 in News, Schools with 0 Comments
London Enterprise Academy Whitechapel fails ACM cladding fire tests

The London Enterprise Academy in Commercial Rd, Whitechapel, has failed fire safety tests on cladding undertaken as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire.According to a statement by the Department for Education the tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) confirmed that the cladding was not of limited combustibility and the London Enterprise […]

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It’s official – broadband speeds in Wapping suck!

By on July 5, 2017 in Broadband, Infrastructure with 0 Comments
It’s official – broadband speeds in Wapping suck!

A map by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at University College London shows the abysmal state of broadband speeds in Tower Hamlets, especially Wapping.

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Details of ACM cladding on Poplar HARCA tower blocks revealed

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments
Details of ACM cladding on Poplar HARCA tower blocks revealed

As a result of our news story of earlier today Poplar HARCA have supplied more details of the external panels on William Cotton and Anne Matthews Courts that need to be removed due to fire safety concerns.The yellow panels are part of the facade of William Cotton and Anne Matthews Courts that surround the balconies as shown in […]

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