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Local history celebrated at launch of #50TH exhibition

Fifty years ago, the boroughs of Poplar, Stepney and Bethnal Green merged together to form the London Borough of Tower Hamlets – and the events of those five decades are celebrated in the #50TH: Half a Century of Tower Hamlets ...

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Sniffing out illicit tobacco

The director of Geet Ghar shop in Osborn Street, Whitechapel, has been found guilty of possessing thousands of pounds worth of illicit tobacco at Thames Magistrates’ Court. Mohammed Razual Karim pleaded guilty to the charges in court which arose after ...

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Man fined for illegal trading

Mr Somsul Haq of Quaker Street, Shoreditch, was fined almost £2,000 at Thames Magistrates’ Court after being found guilty of illegal street trading. He had been found selling imported cigarettes in Whitechapel Market by Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers in August ...

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Bow gets the safety treatment

A community safety surgery and walkabout was held in Bow East on 27th March to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB). Organised by Tower Hamlets Council, it was the 14th in a series of interactive events held across the ...

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