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Local charity worker honoured by Queen with MBE

By on June 11, 2016 in Charities, News with 0 Comments
Local charity worker honoured by Queen with MBE

Lorraine Dooley has been made a Member of the British Empire in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for her many years work running the Tower Hamlets Opportunity Group (THOG) in Limehouse.LW can attest to the energy and commitment of Mrs Dooley MBE after a recent visit to THOG which was founded in 1986. Well done Lorraine!Despite […]

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Criminal record of Docklands Handicapped Group founder revealed

Criminal record of Docklands Handicapped Group founder revealed

Exclusive: In March 2016 LW reported on an unusual situation whereby Tower Hamlets council had paid £300,000 in funds to Docklands Handicapped Group – a charity that did not exist – for a period of ten years. . A council investigation into this is underway.As reported records for Docklands Handicapped Group give an address of […]

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Payments to Docklands Handicapped Group

Payments to Docklands Handicapped Group

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Investigation into £300k payments to Tower Hamlets charity

Investigation into £300k payments to Tower Hamlets charity

Tower Hamlets council has started an investigation into payments of over £300,000 to a non-existent local charity for ten years despite repeated warnings. Docklands Handicapped Group was removed from the Charity Commission register in March 2000.

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Wapping Mole to burrow Wapping Mini Marathon 17th October

By on October 9, 2015 in Charities, Events
Wapping Mole to burrow Wapping Mini Marathon 17th October

EXCLUSIVE: Sources close to LW say that the Wapping Mole is to make a rare public appearance next Saturday 17th October at the Wapping Mini Marathon.The precise reasons why the Wapping Mole is to change the habit of a lifetime of burrowing through the dirt to actually appear in public are unclear.Sources close to Moley […]

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