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Thursday 14th November 2019

Truth and justice catches up with solicitor found guilty of housing fraud

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A solicitor and former councillor Muhammad Harun was sentenced to serve 16 months in custody at Snaresbrook Crown Court today, Thursday 14 November 2019 after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud.
Date:
14/11/2019
Tuesday 12th November 2019
Tower Hamlets Council remembers on Armistice Day

Tower Hamlets Council remembers on Armistice Day

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Tower Hamlets Council paid its respects to those who gave their lives in the service of their country at a Remembrance Day memorial event on 11 November at the town hall.
Date:
12/11/2019
Friday 8th November 2019
London's first women-only street market to launch in Tower Hamlets

London's first women-only street market to launch in Tower Hamlets

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The capital's first women-only street market called Lady Lane Market and funded by Tower Hamlets Council is set to launch in Petticoat Lane on Friday 15 November 2019.
Date:
08/11/2019

Trading standards officers crack down on 'sham licences' as rogue landlord fined £22,000

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A rogue landlord has been fined £22,000 for dishing out 'sham licences' to tenants in Tower Hamlets following an investigation by the council's trading standards team.
Date:
08/11/2019

Bus gateway to open in Wapping

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A bus gateway will be introduced in Wapping this month to protect residents from the blight of drivers using their streets as a rush hour rat-run.
Date:
08/11/2019
Thursday 7th November 2019

Welcome to Tower Hamlets project helps migrants to reach their full potential

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Welcome to Tower Hamlets guide launched
Date:
07/11/2019
Annual Writeidea Festival celebrates the pleasure of reading

Annual Writeidea Festival celebrates the pleasure of reading

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Annual Writeidea Festival celebrates the pleasure of reading
Date:
07/11/2019
Monday 4th November 2019
Statutory notice on the proposal to close Raine's Foundation School

Statutory notice on the proposal to close Raine's Foundation School

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A statutory notice has now been issued on proposals concerning the future of Raine's Foundation School. This follows a decision by John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets in Cabinet on 30 October to approve a report recommending the closure of the school.
Date:
04/11/2019
Remembrance Sunday events 2019

Remembrance Sunday events 2019

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Summary of Remembrance Sunday events in the borough on Sunday November 10, 2019
Date:
04/11/2019
Friday 1st November 2019
Future engineer sets out on dream career after securing apprenticeship

Future engineer sets out on dream career after securing apprenticeship

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A former cinema worker from Poplar is starring in his own epic adventure after securing a place as an apprentice engineer through the council's WorkPath employment and skills service.
Date:
01/11/2019
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