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Panorama's John Ware says the mayor tried to stop the programme

Lutfur Rahman ‘tried to stop’ Panorama going ahead, says BBC reporter

The mayor of Tower Hamlets tried to stop BBC Panorama’s report about his time in office from going ahead, according to the chief reporter on the programme.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman

‘No money’ for free school meals in Tower Hamlets budget, say critics

The mayor’s flagship free school meals policy was dismissed as “smoke and mirrors” by critics after it was alleged no money had been put aside to pay for it.

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Police clarify ‘no evidence’ statement: investigating grants to Brady Youth Forum

Police are investigating grants of public money given to the Brady Youth Forum by the council, according to a “clarification” statement issued by the Met.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman planting the trees

Thieves steal trees from WWI memorial for bombed Poplar school

EXCLUSIVE: Thieves have stolen trees from a WWI memorial just days after they were planted to mark the deaths of 18 children killed in a German wartime bombing raid.

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Staff and shoppers at Sainsbury's in Whitechapel took part in the treadmill challenge to raise cash for a cancer charity

Whitechapel supermarket staff help raise cash for cancer charity

Staff and shoppers at a Sainsbury’s store took part in a treadmill challenge to raise £500 for Bowel & Cancer Research.

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New band promises energetic Bethnal Green show

Exciting new band Raglans are making waves on the London music scene having been highly rated by BBC Radio 1 and XFM.

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Dean Cox celebrates his stunning strike with a ball boy. All pics by Simon O'Connor

PICTURE GALLERY: Orient thrash Gillingham with devastating display

Orient returned to form with a devastating display of attacking football against Gillingham at Brisbane Road.

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Coldplay announce summer Royal Albert Hall date

London’s Royal Albert Hall will play host to Coldplay this July as part of a select series of dates to launch the band’s forthcoming album Ghost Stories.

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