Results tagged “Tower Hamlets Council”

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The arrival of commissioners Sir Ken Knight and Max Caller into Tower Hamlets Council has been hailed as a "fresh start" for the borough.

The Conservatives have welcomed Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' appointments, which will oversee various parts of the local authority's running.

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COMMENT

By Peter Golds

Thanks to successive governments, schools in Tower Hamlets, overall, have an excellent reputation.

I know this from the regular invitations I receive from George Green's, the Isle of Dogs secondary school.

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Campaigners in east London are celebrating after helping secure the future of Overland Day Nursery for deaf youngsters.

The group - led by mum and chairman of Tower Hamlets Deaf Children's Society Husna Begum - have been left "over the moon" after Tower Hamlets Council's Cabinet said it would remain open at a meeting on December 3.

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COMMENT

By Giles Broadbent

Recently Mayor Lutfur Rahman blew tens of thousands of pounds on a longshot attempt to save himself from humiliation.

Despite a High Court judge telling him that his claim against communities secretary Eric Pickles was "hopeless" he still opted for a second hearing.

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A residential led scheme of 888 homes built over two towers on the Isle of Dogs has been recommended for approval by planning officers at Tower Hamlets Council.