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    Tower Hamlets has loads of takeaways, research reveals

    The Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) based at Cambridge University has revealed that Tower Hamlets has 1.56 takeaways per 1,000 people. Out of the 1,728 food outlets in Tower Hamlets, 397 are takeaways. Three years ago there were 371 takeaways meaning an increase of 7pc. Dr Thomas Burgoine, CEDAR research associate, said: “This is concerning, […] More

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    Tower Hamlets carers find respite in creativity

    Adult carers who attend The Carers Centre in Tower Hamlets are taking part in a multi-arts project delivered by award-winning arts charity Create, the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts. The workshops, which are led by Create’s professional artists, are giving the participants respite from the pressures of caring, and enabling them […] More

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    Girl, 5, fined £150 for trading without a licence

    A five-year-old girl was fined £150 by a Tower Hamlets Council for selling 50p cups of lemonade to festival goers. The girl’s father Professor Andre Spicer helped his daughter set up the stall in Mile End, while thousands of music fans were on their way to the Lovebox Festival at the weekend. Cups of lemonade […] More

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    Former Tower Hamlets FC youngster confirms Watford move

    Former Tower Hamlets FC and Crystal Palace winger Randell Williams has confirmed he’s set to sign a deal with Watford who play in the Premier League. The youngster who transferred to the Eagles in 2015 was released this summer and had been a free agent. Williams played 45 minutes for Watford’s U23 side in a […] More

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    Mini-cab rapist from Poplar jailed

    A mini-cab driver who sexually assaulted female passengers while they were sleeping, including cutting off one woman’s clothing and raping her in the back of his car, has been jailed for 12 years. Jahir Hussain, 37 from E14 had previously pleaded guilty, on 15 May after one day of his trial at the same court, […] More

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    Tower Hamlets: Bedbug capital of the UK

    Data collected by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has awarded the unenvious title bedbug capital to Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets was found to have the highest ratio of bedbug call-outs made per 1,000 people with a rate of 2.80, representing a 21% decrease compared to the previous year (from 3.53 to 2.80). The figures […] More

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    Peabody Launches Latest Shared Ownership Homes at Merchants Walk

    Leading London housing provider, Peabody, will be launching the latest phase of its award-winning development, Merchants Walk, on 8th and 9th July. The development will offer a total of 48 one, two and three bedroom apartments through Shared Ownership. With easy access to both the City and Canary Wharf, Merchants Walk is a superb investment […] More

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    Three charged with Brenton Roper murder

    Three men have been charged with the murder of Brenton Roper who died after being shot in Bow. This comes after there was four further arrests in the murder investigation. The murder investigation was launched after the police were called to Eagling Close, E3 at approximately 4.30pm on Saturday, 13 May. Brenton Roper, 41, was found […] More

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    Lutfur Rahman electoral fraud investigation at ‘full strength’

    An inquiry examining allegations of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets is back at full strength after five detectives were redeployed elsewhere following a series of homicides in London and warnings that a lack of detectives could slow its progress. In 2014, the High Court found former Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman was guilty of corruption […] More

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