Home / Author Archives: editor

Author Archives: editor

Proposals to make streets safer for walking and cycling in Bow

    Tower Hamlets Council is consulting on proposals for a low-traffic neighbourhood in Bow to improve road safety and encourage walking and cycling as part of its Liveable Streets programme. The plans aim to reduce some of the 33,000 daily motor vehicle journeys in Bow. Almost half of these vehicles travel through the area without stopping, creating extra noise, ...

Read More »

East London NHS staff celebrated in celebrity photographer Rankin’s NHS birthday portrait collection Powerful portraits of NHS staff working on the frontline in East London during the pandemic have been captured by celebrity photographer, Rankin as part of collection to celebrate the NHS’ birthday on 5th July. NHS Staff across the Capital have been adapting the way they work to care ...

Read More »

Coronavirus: Leicester ‘could be locked down’ says home secretary

The city of Leicester may be facing a localised lockdown after a rise in coronavirus cases, Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, she said it was “correct” that the government was considering the move, reported in the Sunday Times. Figures on June 16 showed about 25% of the city’s 2,494 cases so far ...

Read More »

Council warns rogue landlords to ‘get their house in order’

Tower Hamlets Council has helped tenants claim back more than £100,000 from rogue landlords in the past year. The money was recovered using rent repayment orders (RROs) that allow the council and tenants to get back up to 12 months’ rent from landlords who fail to license properties when they are required to do so. Landlords caught letting unlicensed properties ...

Read More »

Ina Khan: Fourth generation British Bengali singer

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah : I met Ina Khan, a fourth generation British Bengali singer, last year around April, at the London Guildhall Bengali New Year Celebration, where she was performing. I spoke to her during her performance. Watching her perform you wouldn’t think for a moment that she wasn’t a professional singer. She seemed confident and at ease with ...

Read More »

Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked in anti-Semitism row

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey for sharing an article containing an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory”. Mrs Long-Bailey retweeted an interview with actor and Labour supporter Maxine Peake. The shadow education secretary – who was beaten to the party leadership by Sir Keir – later said she had not meant to endorse all aspects of the article. But ...

Read More »

Bournemouth beach: Major incident declared as thousands flock to coast

Sun-seekers have been urged to stay away from the beach as thousands flocked to the Dorset coast and a major incident was declared in Bournemouth. Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council said it was “stretched to the absolute hilt” on the second day of a UK heatwave. Dorset Police said there were reports of gridlocked roads, fights and overnight camping. People ...

Read More »

Government must restore free travel for U18s and elderly Londoners

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has urged the Government to restore free travel for under-18s in London, and to remove the suspension of free travel at peak times for Older Person’s Freedom Pass and 60-plus Oyster card holders. The suspension of free travel for the over-60s took effect last week, starting on Monday 15 June. Removing these free ...

Read More »