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UEL architecture students shortlisted in Architects’ Journal contest

    Two architecture students from the University of East London (UEL) have been shortlisted for the prestigious Architects’ Journal Student Prize. Undergraduate Nisha Anwar and postgraduate Ze Rou Yong were selected from a pool of their peers representing 51 architecture schools accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The competition will name its top three winners in ...

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Shop fined for selling cigarettes to 13-year-old

  A shop has been fined after a packet of cigarettes was sold to a 13-year-old boy following an operation by the Tower Hamlets Council trading standards team. All three defendants from All in One Bazar on Roman Road pleaded guilty to the charges at Thames Magistrates Court in Bow on August 1. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Selling ...

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Brick Lane 1978: A major new project being launched in October

  Four Corners and partner Swadhinata Trust are delighted to announce a major new project which has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. Thanks to National Lottery players, ‘Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point’ will share the stories of the local community of Brick Lane, East London, during a pivotal year in race relations. The largely Bengali community mobilised ...

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Class of 2019 achieve A level success across the borough

Students across Tower Hamlets have achieved great success in their A levels this year Nearly three quarters of students gained A*-C grade in their A levels and,  in Tower Hamlets 98.9% of students entered for A Levels achieved at least 1 A*-E grade, an increase of 0.3% points from 2018. Mayor John Biggs met students at Sir John Cass school in Limehouse and said: ...

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Mayor Biggs attacks government ‘obsessed with no-deal Brexit’

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has criticised the government for driving the country towards a no-deal Brexit while at the same time leaving councils out of crucial work to prepare their residents for the possible outcome. New figures show the government is ploughing five times more money into ‘propaganda’ on a no deal Brexit than helping councils prepare. While ...

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New ‘hub’ to help people in Tower Hamlets stay well

  A new Wellbeing Hub has been launched this week by Tower Hamlets Council to help people in the borough look after their health and wellbeing. The interactive service will make it easier for people to connect with the resources available in Tower Hamlets that will help them stay well. This includes access to information, referrals to services and support ...

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The University of East London at the forefront of modern-policing

  From 2020 anyone in England and Wales who wants to become a police officer will be required to hold a degree or be working towards the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship. This is a huge change in the history of policing and the University of East London (UEL) is poised to be at the forefront of training and supporting police officers ...

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Progress made towards becoming carbon neutral by 2025

Tower Hamlets Council has achieved an 18 per cent reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions compared to last year as its drive to become carbon neutral by 2025 continues. Progress has been tracked as part of a carbon management plan, which commits the council to a 60 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020, potentially saving more than £2 ...

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