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Barnardo’s: Tower Hamlets fails homeless children in B&Bs

Barnardo’s: Tower Hamlets fails homeless children in B&Bs

By on April 27, 2015 in Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments

Another shameful ‘worst of’ for our borough as Barnardo’s releases figures showing that Tower Hamlets is the worst London borough for accommodating homeless families with children in B&Bs for more than six weeks – the maximum allowed by law. Barnardo’s is calling for changes to the housing and benefits system to stop scores of homeless children being […]

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Chrisp Street Market spring festival Saturday 18th April

Chrisp Street Market spring festival Saturday 18th April

By on April 15, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments

Chrisp Street Market is having its first Spring Festival this coming Saturday, so why not pop along and see what they are getting up to?Chrisp Street is one of our Borough’s genuine street markets dating back to Victorian times and was the first specially designed, covered and pedestrianised shopping centre in the UK. Westfield it […]

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Election petitioner proposes CCTV coverage of polling stations.

Election petitioner proposes CCTV coverage of polling stations.

Anti-Corruption campaigner Andy Erlam has demanded that all polling stations in Tower Hamlets are covered by video cameras on General Election Day 7th May. Mr Erlam is one of the four petitioners who have taken the mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman to court for alleged electoral irregularities. The petition is a cross-party initiative. RCJ verdict likely […]

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Tower Hamlets audit report reveals grants funding shambles

Tower Hamlets audit report reveals grants funding shambles

A Tower Hamlets council audit report paints a grim picture of an almost total lack of control in relation to the awarding and monitoring of grants across the borough. The internal audit report, which covers the period September 2014 to November 2014, describes a culture within Tower Hamlets council that seems to have little or no interest in accounting […]

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Unusual Shoveler ducks spotted on Wapping Canal

Unusual Shoveler ducks spotted on Wapping Canal

By on February 4, 2015 in News, Wildlife with 2 Comments

Kevin the Kingfisher may still be absent but Wapping Canal now has some Shoveler Ducks for us to look at. They were first spotted by the ever vigilant John Archer, the Tower Hamlets Biodiversity Officer, the other week: “I was walking along the canal this afternoon and was surprised to find a drake Shoveler associating with the Mallards […]

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