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Government to get tough on council newspaper propaganda

PUBLISHED: 13:01 21 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:04 05 October 2010

The new coalition government has declared war on East End Life and other council run newspapers by bringing in tough new rules. The Tower Hamlets Council publication costs more than £1m to produce and is distributed free to 90,000 homes in the borough.

Thr new coalition government has declared war on East End Life and other council 'freesheets' by bringing in tough new rules.

The Tower Hamlets Council publication costs more than £1m to produce and is distributed free to 90,000 homes in the borough.

Although the proposals are still at an early stage, officials from the Department from Communities and Local Government, confirmed they will take action to stop 'unfair competition.'

Peter Golds, councillor for Blackwall and Cubitt Town said: "We're delighted by this decision. East End Life is not a newspaper, it is pure propaganda."

Joshua Peck, deputy leader of Tower Hamlets Council, is responsible for overseeing East End Life.

He told the Advertisier: "It's not clear at the moment what the coalition proposal means but there has been an ongoing discussion about the role of East End Life.

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