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Warning after e-bike battery fire in Whitechapel flat

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The Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, has urged residents to follow safety advice when charging e-bikes and e-scooters after a fire broke out in a flat in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Date:
7th February 2024
Young people in Tower Hamlets to benefit from £488k investment in youth centres

Young people in Tower Hamlets to benefit from £488k investment in youth centres

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Young Tower Hamlets (YTH), the council's youth service, has been awarded a £488k Youth Investment Fund (YIF) Refurbishment Grant to renovate youth centres across the borough.
Date:
5th February 2024
Petticoat Lane Food Court crowned Best Small Speciality Market 2024

Petticoat Lane Food Court crowned Best Small Speciality Market 2024

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Petticoat Lane Food Court has won the Best Small Speciality Market Award at The Great British Market Awards 2024. The market was commended for its vibrant atmosphere, support for emerging talents, and innovative approaches to community engagement.
Date:
1st February 2024

Check live pollution levels with Air Aware

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Check live pollution levels with Air Aware
Date:
1st February 2024

Council wins national award for free school meals in secondary schools

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Tower Hamlets Council has won the Group Award at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Excellence in School Food Awards for its Universal Free School Meals (UFSMs) in Secondary Schools programme.
Date:
30th January 2024

Financial bereavement support

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A recent rule change means that parents whose partners died between April 2001 and February 2023 could qualify for backdated bereavement benefits.
Date:
29th January 2024
Idea Store Watney Market open for business

Idea Store Watney Market open for business

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Residents braved the cold to show their support for Idea Store Watney Market as it marked its official reopening and 10th anniversary.
Date:
29th January 2024
£2million investment to improve Watney Market starts

£2million investment to improve Watney Market starts

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Physical improvements to Watney Market will soon be underway, as a number of works to the market concourse and underground carpark will begin this January.
Date:
25th January 2024

Free swimming, a Women's Resource Centre and continued grants for young people included in new budget

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Tower Hamlets Council has announced further investment proposals for its 24/25 budget which include additional cost-of-living crisis support, and new initiatives for residents to get active and involved in the running of their borough.
Date:
23rd January 2024
Shop closed after mice found gnawing through food packaging

Shop closed after mice found gnawing through food packaging

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A shop that had mice eating through food packaging and leaving droppings on top of food containers was closed by Tower Hamlets Council.
Date:
22nd January 2024
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