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Consultation on plans for South Dock Bridge development   

A pedestrian and cycle bridge that will link Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs  – easing congestion on the existing South Quay Footbridge (also known as the Wilkinson Eyre Bridge) and significantly cutting journey times across a busy area of Tower Hamlets was given the go ahead for consultation this week. The proposed ‘South Dock Bridge’ agreed by Tower ...

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100 Mayor’s Apprenticeships in the pipeline

More than 100 new Tower Hamlets Apprenticeship opportunities have already been created since the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, launched The Mayor’s Apprenticeship Commitment in the borough last month. The Mayor’s Apprenticeship Commitment is an ambitious plan to create at least 1000 Apprenticeships for local residents with businesses and organisations of all sizes, across the borough, the City and ...

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Tower  Hamlets’ big clean up is a success

Staff and councillors joined forces with residents last week to hit the streets of Tower Hamlets for the council’s second week-long Big Clean Up event. The combined effort saw some 38 sacksof litter collected, with 23 wall tiles also cleared of graffiti and fly posting. The Big Clean Up is a key part of the council’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ campaign, which ...

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Post-Christmas recycling

After the fun of Christmas comes the big clear up  so to get the best out of recycling this Christmas and make a great start to 2018, the council has issued some useful guidance on waste and recycling: Recycle like a pro:  Check what you can recycle including what can be done with those mounds of wrapping paper. Check the Love Food Hate Waste campaign for ...

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Motion to stop targeting of minorities prior to general election in Bangladesh

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : Jim Fitzpatrick MP for Poplar & Limehouse constituent of Tower Hamlets where majority Bangladeshi resides submitted an Early Day Motion (EDM) titled ‘Political Intimidation in Bangladesh’ on Wednesday 20 December for a debate in the UK House of Commons. EDMs allow MPs to draw attention to a cause. In this case the MP who is known to be a ...

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Nominate an unsung community hero!

Residents have less than two weeks to nominate community heroes for the prestigious Civic Awards 2018. Tower Hamlets Speaker, Councillor Sabina Aktar said: “I would urge all residents to consider the people in their community who go the extra mile to make a real difference to Tower Hamlets and those who live, work and study in the borough. Make their ...

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Mystery mattress dumping epidemic hits East London

More than 5, 000 mattresses have been dumped on Tower Hamlets housing estates in last 12 months.  Shocking figures reveal that 5, 064 mattresses, an average of 422 every month, were removed by Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) from their social housing estates across the borough in the last year. The crisis has sparked an urgent investigation to find out why ...

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Leftley Sports Club open through winter

Emdad Rahman : The newly formed Leftley Sports Club are open for business as usual and will continue to provide fun filled sports activities throughout the winter months. LSC Chairman Muhammed Ali said: “Sport is one of the best ways to beat the winter blues. This is particularly a time of the year when a lot of people within our ...

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Community lunch promotes unity

Emdad Rahman : Friends, neighbours and community members came together to enjoy a collective lunch at the Care House in Shadwell, East London. A pleasant afternoon saw various members of all faiths and none enjoy lunch, intermingling, pleasant discussions and speeches. Zoinul Abidin hosted the event which included Imam Kazi Ashiqur Rahman, Shabbir Kawsar, Hasan Mueenuddin, Ishaque Uddin, Khoyrul Shaheed ...

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