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Calls have been made for the resignation of a councillor who has been suspended by the Labour Party for sharing anti-Semitic posts online.

Councillor Mohammed Pappu, who represents the Blackwall and Cubitt Town ward, shared the posts on social networking website Facebook.

A study into whether London’s first town council for 100 years should be set up has been started by Tower Hamlets Council.

A badly-needed footbridge linking the Isle of Dogs to Canary Wharf has been given £7 million government funding to start construction following a three-year campaign.

Frank Wang has won a victory to carry on dishing out coffee from his cart outside the entrance to the London Underground station at Bethnal Green.

The government has finally ended the ‘probation’ overseeing the affairs of a once-troubled Tower Hamlets Council three years after the Lutfur Rahman era ended in the High Court.

An apprentice working for council building contractors and a Tower Hamlets parks department manager have received awards for going that extra mile in their jobs.

The council has called for a second vote on whether the country leaves the European Union.

The iconic Brick Lane in the heart of London’s East End is staging a street festival on Sunday aimed at keeping traders up to date.

There were more than 1,000 people killed or injured on the borough’s roads last year, the latest figures reveal.

A study begins next month to set up one of London’s first town councils which would cover Spitalfields and the area around Petticoat Lane, bringing “parish politics” back after more than a century.

Angry mums have vowed to fight on after the mayor of Tower Hamlets agreed at last night’s cabinet meeting to close council-run day nurseries.

A week of events for the elderly is being championed by Tower Hamlets Council to tackle isolation and keep them active.

More than 2,000 affordable homes weren’t built when they should have been, a report has shown.

Calls on the public today to vote in another referendum are being made by Tower Hamlets Council’s newly-appointed Brexit Commissioner.

A financial ‘health centre’ is being opened today to help families struggling to make ends meet as the government completes its roll-out of Universal Credit to postcodes around Bethnal Green and part of Shoreditch.

The historic Kingsley Hall where Mahatma Gandhi stayed in 1931 to be among the East End’s poor is marking its 90th anniversary tomorrow.

A shake up of the borough’s constituencies is not in the best interest of communities, MP Rushanara Ali has claimed.

The local Brexit Commission launched by Tower Hamlets Council today is starting off with the mayor wanting another referendum.

Off-licences and retailers are to get training to join the mayor of Tower Hamlets’ battle against boozed yobs in the streets.

Fresh plans to double to size of a proposed a skyscraper development on the Isle of Dogs’ controversial Westferry Printworks site have now been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council.

The Brexit commission being launched on Thursday by Tower Hamlets Council has been slammed as “too late” to do any good as Britain gets ready to quit the EU.

Public events are being staged by Tower Hamlets Council to help clean up London’s East End.

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The People’s Alliance of Tower Hamlets has announced it is joining forces with the Liberal Democrats.

Small businesses that rent railway arches which are soon to be sold off have written to Transport Minister Jo Johnson setting out their demands for the future of the Network Rail properties.

Victims of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing are set to meet with the Northern Ireland Office to discuss compensation plans for those impacted by the Troubles.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets council has accused Boris Johnson of “incredibly offensive” behaviour after he compared women who wear burkas to bank robbers and letter boxes.

Angry commuters and passers-by who stop off for a coffee at Frank Wang’s cart outside Bethnal Green tube station are protesting tonight alongside Chinese community leaders against what they say is a bid to get rid of him.

Work is about to resume on the controversial Westferry printworks construction site which caused months of pollution and clouds of dust on the Isle of Dogs last summer.

A call for flexibility to allow ‘fast track’ religious burials has been made by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets following a High Court ruling against a “dogmatic” queuing system.

Derek Sansom is one of 8,000 traders signing a petition calling on the government to halt Network Rail’s “fire sale” of 4,455 railway arches.

Downing Street should up the tabs on the £1.1 million legal bills facing four petitioners who ousted Lutfur Rahman’s corrupt town hall regime in the High Court, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets is demanding.

Drivers leaving their engines running when parked are being slapped with £20 fines—double if not paid in 28 days.

A new device to help Type 1 diabetics monitor their glucose levels without having to go through blood tests with needles is now available on the NHS after its approval by Tower Hamlets GPs’ commissioning group.

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