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Man dies after a fatal collision in Tower Hamlets

A man in his 50s has died following a fatal collision in Tower Hamlets. Police were called to Roman Road in east London yesterday at 1.50pm after reports that a motorcycle and bus had collided.

London Ambulance service and London's Air Abulance attended the scene and the male rider was pronounced dead at the scene at 3.06pm.

The identity of the man has not been made public. His next of kin have been informed.

Police investigating the incident are appealing to any witnesses.


Michelle Obama to meet pupils at East London school

Michelle Obama waves as she arrives at Stansted Airport on Monday. Credit: Chris Radburn / PA Wire/Press Association Images

America's First Lady Michelle Obama will host an event at a school in East London today.

She will meet pupils at the Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets to discuss joint work between America and Britain to boost education for adolescent girls across the world through the Let Girls Learn initiative, championed by her and US president Barack Obama.

Pupils at the single-sex comprehensive will get the chance to grill the first lady - along with former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard, who chairs the board of the Global Partnership for Education.

It’s fantastic that the First Lady chose to visit one of our borough’s excellent schools today. Following a major transformation programme, our schools are now internationally recognised and delivering some of the best results in the country. I am sure the First Lady welcomed the chance to meet some of the inspirational young people our borough is rightly proud of and I know they will have found her visit an incentive for further success, in school and in life.

– John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets
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