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Fire safety of two Poplar HARCA tower blocks in question (Updated)

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments
Fire safety of two Poplar HARCA tower blocks in question (Updated)

William Cotton Court and Anne Matthews Court in St. Paul’s Way Mile End have failed Fire Safety Assessment tests in the last few days according to local residents.Both tower blocks are owned and managed by Poplar HARCA and were built by Rydon, the company that undertook the Grenfell Tower refurbishment.  Poplar HARCA is one of the […]

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Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets with high or substantial fire risk

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 3 Comments
Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets with high or substantial fire risk

A report by BBC News states that eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets are believed to have a high/substantial fire risk.Six of the blocks are on the Cranbrook Estate in Mace Street, Bow, E2 and were built in 1963. Alzette House Modling House Offenbach House Puteaux House St Giles House Velletri House The other two […]

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Watch Grenfell Tower House of Commons Debate – Jim Fitzpatrick MP

By on June 27, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments
Watch Grenfell Tower House of Commons Debate – Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Everyone involved in ensuring that a tragedy such as the Grenfell Tower fire can never happen again should watch the House of Commons Adjournment Debate called by our MP for Poplar and Limehouse Jim Fitzpatrick.Click the video player ‘View fullscreen’ button for best results.The speech by Jim, an ex-firefighter, in the House of Commons is also […]

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Verdict on Lutfur Rahman’s appeal for judicial review expected today

By on June 22, 2017 in Lutfur Rahman, News with 0 Comments
Verdict on Lutfur Rahman’s appeal for judicial review expected today

A decision is expected this morning on the appeal by Lutfur Rahman to be allowed a Judicial Review of the Election Court’s 2015 ruling that he and his agents had engaged in corrupt electoral practise during the 2014 Mayoral election.If the Judicial Review is allowed and the original judgement put aside Rahman’s strategy is to try to regain […]

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Amid troubled times a gesture of friendship and humanity in Wapping

By on June 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments
Amid troubled times a gesture of friendship and humanity in Wapping

At last some good news. Earlier this evening a beautifully presented package was left outside Wapping Noorani Masjid & Cultural Centre in Prusom Street just before Iftar. Inside was a gesture that has power and significance way beyond its size. The letter reads as follows: “To everyone at the Wapping noorani masjid & cultural centre,This is a small gift […]

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