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The world's oldest complete steamship is on track to re-open to the public after being awarded a grant of almost £1million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The SS Robin, which is moored on a pontoon in the Royal Victoria Dock, will receive £954,500 to enable the final restoration of the historic vessel.
By Lutfur Rahman
One of the most short-sighted policies that the Conservative-led Government has pushed through has been the abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).
Some £30 a week may not sound much to millionaire cabinet ministers, but it does to our young people, especially in Tower Hamlets.
It has featured in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and now the Old Royal Naval College has received a much needed boost towards preserving its historic Painted Hall.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a £29,000 development grant for the first phase of its £2million conservation project.
Scrapping the Education Maintenance Grant was, "a mean spirited and short-sighted action by this government," according to Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman.
Yesterday he announced a new scheme to fill the gap felt by students in the poorest borough in the country.
A £180million bursary scheme to help the most vulnerable teenagers will replace the Education Maintenance Allowances which were scrapped in England last year.
Education Secretary Michael Gove told the Commons this week that 12,000 students with the greatest needs will receive an annual bursary of £1,200 if they continue their education and the revised system would provide a "more targeted" support system.