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Prices in Tower Hamlets increase by a third in last year

Prices in Tower Hamlets have gone up by a third in the last year Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The picture over the last year also shows a slowdown for prices in Kensington & Chelsea, however Tower Hamlets is the big boom area over the 12 month period.

Biggest annual increases (biggest first):

Tower Hamlets: 33.2%

Lambeth: 22.2%

Wandsworth: 21.6%

Richmond-Upon-Thames: 21.5%

Croydon: 19.7%

Smallest annual increases (smallest first):

Kensington & Chelsea (down): -2.8%

Westminster (down): -1.8%

Haringey: 0.9%

Havering: 5.3%

Hammersmith & Fulham: 8.2%

Landlord responds to resident's concerns

"We are in open dialogue with our tenants to handle any queries they have about their rent position.

Annual rent reviews are a standard business practice and the current tenants were paying significantly below market rates.

They will continue to benefit after the rent review from a discounted rate compared to both the local market rent and the rent for new lettings for comparable units in the Estate."

– Cross Property Investments

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Olympic Velodrome prepares to open to the public

by James Banks: ITV London Reporter

Almost two years on from that now historic goldrush we saw at the Velodrome in 2012, this area of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been converted - and renamed the Lee Valley Velopark.

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On offer is a wide range of cycling activities. This is the Olympic BMX track, converted and rebuilt.

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There's also a mile-long road safety course. And, five miles of mountain bike trails, weaving in an out of this part of east London.

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The park opens to the public on March 31st.

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Murder investigation launched in Tower Hamlets

Police were called to an address in Tower Hamlets this morning following reports of a serious assault.

Upon their arrival at Sandall House near Victoria Park, officers found a 60-old-woman suffering from severe head injuries and a wound to her chest.

The woman was pronounced dead a short while later.

A male youth was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has been taken to an east London police station.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

Police officer delivers baby on duty

A police officer from Tower Hamlets Safer Transport Team helped deliver a baby yesterday afternoon.

PC Robert Morgan
PC Robert Morgan at the end of an eventful shift. Credit: Metropolitan Police

PC Robert Morgan was dealing with a vehicle, which had been stopped in Newham, when he was flagged down by the father-to-be at around 1pm.

The father was driving his partner, who was in labour, to hospital when he passed PC Morgan.

He pulled over and asked him for help as the baby was on its way.

The heavily pregnant woman got out of the car and PC Morgan acted quickly, calling for assistance and an ambulance, before being joined by another Tower Hamlets based police officer.

They helped deliver the baby girl, who was born at 1:23pm.

Both mother and child were then taken to hospital.

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