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New look Bow School takes shape

Press Release                                             
From the Office of the Mayor of Tower Hamlets

For immediate release

Mayor Lutfur Rahman continues Building Schools for the Future

New look Bow School takes shape with ‘topping out’ ceremony

With just over a year until its doors open, Bow School’s new site is taking shape, with construction works running to schedule.

Benefiting from a complete new build that will relocate the school from its current site in Paton Close, BowSchool is the final part of the £320 million Building Schools for the Future programme, which has been transforming local secondary schools since 2009.

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A new dispersal zone has been set up in London’s East End by the police and Tower Hamlets council targeted at drug dealers and street gangs in parts of Bethnal Green and Stepney Green.

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Everyone now needs to come together to protect our vital services from these savage spending cuts to come. Or will Eric Pickles and his dutiful supporter in our borough, Tory Councillor Peter Golds, only be content when there is a food bank on each street corner?

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A council in one of the poorest areas of London is offering grants of £1,500 to help young people go to university. Tower Hamlets is giving bursaries to 400 teenagers in what it claims is the biggest such scheme in England. The grants, from a £1.26m mayor’s fund, will help the least well-off students with books and travel. The east London borough’s mayor, Lutfur Rahman, said he wanted to ensure that local youngsters did not see university as an unobtainable “pipe dream”.

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