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Five-year-old Christian girl placed into foster care of strict Muslim families

Five-year-old Christian girl placed into foster care of strict Muslim families

By on August 28, 2017 in News, Tower Hamlets council with 3 Comments

A report in The Times newspaper today alleges that a five-year-old girl, a native English speaker, was placed in the foster care of two Muslim families in Tower Hamlets who did not speak English and encouraged her to learn Arabic.

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Deputy Mayor Rachael Saunders resigns

Deputy Mayor Rachael Saunders resigns

By on August 9, 2017 in Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

Cllr. Rachael Saunders (Labour, Mile End) has resigned her position as Deputy Mayor responsible for Health & Adult Services on Tower Hamlets council and will not be standing for re-election as a councillor in May.Sensible decision.Cllr. Saunders was criticised in an Ofsted report  which condemned Tower Hamlets Children’s Services as being  ‘inadequate’. Another day, another […]

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Findings of Tower Hamlets Corruption ‘Clean Up’ Investigations Published

Findings of Tower Hamlets Corruption ‘Clean Up’ Investigations Published

The findings of the Tower Hamlets corruption ‘Clean Up’ investigations have been formally presented at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 27th June and will be presented to the Council next week.Original allegations are wide ranging but include Youth Services, misuse of the RIPA Act, misuse of council credit cards, electoral fraud, fabrication of evidence and the […]

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Tower Hamlets Council fails voters even before General Election 2017 polls open

Tower Hamlets Council fails voters even before General Election 2017 polls open

Despite all the good work being put in by the police it seems as if the Council’s IT department have failed to carry out a basic job yet again.LW has previously criticised the lame and inept efforts to provide voters with a simple and effective way to find out where their polling station is.This morning […]

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Mayor Biggs denies accusations of Islamophobia by demoted Cllr. Khatun

Mayor Biggs denies accusations of Islamophobia by demoted Cllr. Khatun

By on June 2, 2017 in Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

The row between Cllr. Shiria Khatun (Labour, Lansbury) and directly-elected Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has worsened after BBC London News broadcast an interview with Cllr. Khatun in which she accuses Mayor Biggs of Islamophobia and sexism.Cllr. Shiria Khatun was previously one of three Deputy Mayors and also in charge of Community Safety but […]

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