Car stolen in Tower Hamlets crashed and abandoned in Ilford

Police were called to reports of a damaged car near the Redbridge roundabout in Ilford at 12.18 am. The car was found on the verge of the slip road off the A406 at the junction with... Read more »

Tower Hamlets man jailed for murder of Paulius Karalius

A man with a string of convictions for violence who stabbed another man to death over a row in a restaurant has been jailed. Aturas Kurpis, 39, of St Anne’s Row, Limehouse,... Read more »

Which Tower Hamlets schools are closed due to the snow?

Schools across Tower Hamlets have made alternative provisions today (December 12), following yesterday’s heavy snowfall. Icy conditions are expected to continue into tomorrow morning. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning... Read more »

Reopening of Poplar Boys and Girls Club in Tower Hamlets

A youth club where “the doors are open to every child” has reopened in Tower Hamlets following its temporary closure in 2021. Dudley John Willoughby, who joined the club in 1966 when he... Read more »

Tower Hamlets dog attack leaves girl, 11, traumatised in hospital

An 11-year-old girl has been left “traumatised” after a dog attack left her in hospital with broken bones. Police are appealing for information to identify the owner of the dog. The girl was... Read more »

Tower Hamlets pensioners unable to get parking permits

Pensioners in East London have been unable to access parking permits for the past three years due to the council’s “disastrous” customer service, a councillor said. At a Tower Hamlets overview and... Read more »

The St Edward’s Crown has been removed from the Tower of London in preparation for the King’s Coronation – UKNIP

The historic centrepiece of the Crown Jewels had been removed, according to Buckingham Palace, to allow for modification work to begin before the ceremony on May 6.The movement of the priceless crown... Read more »

Second Grenfell Tower inquiry play to put Eric Pickles in spotlight | Grenfell Tower inquiry

A play dramatising the “merry-go-round of buck-passing” at the Grenfell Tower public inquiry will open in February, casting actors as Eric Pickles, the former housing secretary, and Hisam Choucair, who lost six... Read more »

Tower Hamlets Council commits to free parking near markets

East London shoppers could be offered one hour’s free parking next to their favourite markets in a move to support local businesses in Tower Hamlets. During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday evening... Read more »

Protest fear over plans for Chinese embassy in Tower Hamlets

Families living on an East London housing estate are furious that the Chinese Embassy could soon be dropped on their doorsteps – as they don’t want to deal with noisy protesters. Residents... Read more »