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Cabinet meeting: Lutfur Rahman rebuts Theresa May’s claim of extremism in Tower Hamlets

Lutfur Rahman opened tonight’s cabinet meeting by angrily rebutting Theresa May’s claim the borough’s schools are at risk of influence from extremism.

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Councillors set for Tower Hamlets cabinet meeting tonight

Councillors are due to meet tonight at a Tower Hamlets cabinet meeting.

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GPs protesting in Whitehall over 22 surgeries facing closure across East London

Fight to save GP surgeries goes on—even as Stepney’s Jubilee St practice gets reprieve

A major surgery facing closure in London’s deprived East End has been given an 11th hour reprieve to keep open for at least two years.

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Rushanara Ali

Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali quits shadow cabinet over Iraq vote

Breaking: Rushanara Ali has resigned from her post as shadow education minister over parliament’s decision to carry out air strikes in Iraq.

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Protesters in 2011 erect mock tower on Shadwell waterfront to show how big sewer venrtillation shaft would be [photo: Mark Baynes]

Green loss for Shadwell as Thames Tideway ‘super sewer’ gets green light

The controversial Thames Tideway Tunnel has been given the green light by Whitehall after a three-year battle to save a memorial park in London’s deprived East End which is to have the construction depot dumped on it.

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Kids and parents protest at Tower Hamlets council to save their playground

Kids lobby Tower Hamlets council in bid to save Burdett estate playground

Children turned up with their mums and dads at the Town Hall to protest at losing the last play area on their housing estate in London’s deprived East End.

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Empty seats... Tower Hamlets First group members walk out over High Court council audit issue, as Tory leader Peter Golds (left) continues to talk, with the mayor also absent

Lutfur Rahman’s councillors storm out over High Court ruling on Tower Hamlets council audit

Members of controversial Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s Tower Hamlets First party staged a walk-out at last night’s Tower Hamlets council meeting over attempts to discuss an audit of Town Hall spending ordered by Secretary of State Eric Pickles.

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Petition goes to Tower Hamlets council

Speeding cars in Carr Street could kill a child, claim Stepney families

Youths in speeding cars could turn a quiet residential side turning in London’s East End into a death trap, families fear.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Citizens of Tower Hamlets have right to know if Mayor Rahman was properly elected, judge rules

Embattled Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman is fighting a war on two fronts in the High Court over allegations of election fraud after a BBC Panorama programme and attempts to stop an audit of town hall accounts.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman (left) and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

Tower Hamlets bid to stop Town Hall audit rejected by High Court judge

A top High Court judge has this week rejected attempts by Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman to halt a major inspection of his council’s public spending which had been ordered by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

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Looking for neighbourhood coordinators... Tower Hamlets council

Tower Hamlets mayor Rahman wants volunteers to spend £200,000

Volunteers are being recruited to help spend £200,000 of Town Hall cash on neighbourhood pet projects in London’s East End.

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A man was jailed for 13 years at Snaresbrook Crown Court, shown here, for raping his wife. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

Husband jailed for repeatedly raping wife in Tower Hamlets

A husband has been jailed for 13 years after he admitted repeatedly raping his wife.

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Lyn Brown MP

Lyn Brown pledges support for Focus E15 mums

The campaign by the young mums of Focus E15 has shone a light onto the impact of a number of this Government’s policies on thousands of my constituents.

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