In the last few weeks East London has witnessed an increase in acid attacks while hate crime directed towards Muslims is on the rise nationally. In response Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali said:Read more
On 19 June 2017 there was a horrific terrorist attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque injuring at least ten people.
On 3rd June 2017, an attack took place in the Southwark district of London, England, when a van mounted the pavement of London Bridge and was driven into pedestrians. Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants.Read more
On 22nd May 2017 a terrorist attack took place at the Manchester Arena. Twenty-three adults and children were killed and 250 were injured, 59 taken to hospital, and 23 classified as critically injured.Read more
On 3rd March, Rushanara Ali, visited the Whitechapel section of the Crossrail development. Given a tour of the tunnel, eastbound and west bound platforms and renovation of original entrance by Crossrail’s Chief Executive, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, this was Rushanara’s second trip to the site, following an initial visit in November 2013.Read more
On Friday 7th April, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) published its report on children’s social care in Tower Hamlets. The report found that “there are widespread and serious failures in the services provided to children who need help and protection in Tower Hamlets. As a result, too many children remain in situations of actual or potential harm for too long.” Ofsted, therefore, gave the service an overall rating of “inadequate”.Read more