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Thursday 31st January 2019
Tower Hamlets is prepared this winter

Tower Hamlets is prepared this winter

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´╗┐With the met office warning of snowy and icy conditions, Mayor John Biggs this week took the opportunity to visit the council's impressive 'grit mountain' and see first-hand the measures in place to deal with adverse weather.
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31/01/2019
Have your say on the next generation of cycle routes

Have your say on the next generation of cycle routes

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Residents have the chance to shape ambitious plans to increase cycling routes across London.
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31/01/2019
Wednesday 30th January 2019
Work starts on 24 new council homes in Stepney

Work starts on 24 new council homes in Stepney

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Mayor John Biggs and the Deputy Mayor of London for Housing and Residential Development, James Murray, in partnership with construction company Bouygues UK, today broke ground on the site that will lead to 24 new council homes in Stepney in 2020. This scheme is the first to start on site as part of the Mayor of London's council house building programme.
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30/01/2019
Tower Hamlets again amongst the top employers for LGBT+ rights

Tower Hamlets again amongst the top employers for LGBT+ rights

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Tower Hamlets Council has been rated among the highest performing local authorities in Stonewall's annual employer index for its commitment to promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) staff.
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30/01/2019
Tuesday 29th January 2019
Council gets permission to build five new family homes as the drive to 2,000 continues

Council gets permission to build five new family homes as the drive to 2,000 continues

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Five new council houses are set to be built on the site of the former Stepney Library in Sidney Street after planning permission was granted by the Development Committee.
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29/01/2019
Thursday 24th January 2019
Council awarded silver Investors in People

Council awarded silver Investors in People

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´╗┐Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded the silver Investors in People standard, the prestigious accreditation recognising organisations' commitment to realising the potential of their workforce.
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24/01/2019
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
The Big Half is back! Have you registered yet?

The Big Half is back! Have you registered yet?

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The Big Half is back again for 2019 on March 10.
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23/01/2019
Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Your chance to win tickets to see West Ham take on Fulham

Your chance to win tickets to see West Ham take on Fulham

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Tower Hamlets Council is giving residents a chance to win tickets to see an action-packed football match at the London Stadium on 22 February, as West Ham take on Fulham in the Premier League.
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22/01/2019
Monday 21st January 2019
Council steps up support for residents and staff in the run up to Brexit

Council steps up support for residents and staff in the run up to Brexit

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As the countdown to the UK's departure from the EU enters its final weeks, Tower Hamlets Council has launched a reassurance campaign to support non-UK EU citizens living in the borough, as well as its own staff, who are facing the daily uncertainty of Brexit.
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21/01/2019
Thursday 17th January 2019

Ofsted inspectors recognise ongoing improvement in Children's Services

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Ofsted's latest visit to Tower Hamlets has praised the ongoing improvement in the council's Children's Services
Date:
17/01/2019
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