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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fares for tens-of-thousands of east London commuters are being slashed today with commuter trains out of Liverpool Street being switched to the London Overground network.

Kevin helps injured after earthquake

Ambulance paramedic Kevin Corringan is back in east London after witnessing a catastrophe of “Biblical proportions” in the aftermath of the earthquakes in Nepal.

Royal London Hospital

Hospital services at the Royal London have been slammed as “inadequate” by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals.

Battle for Tower Hamlets town hall

Top cops are facing the ‘third degree’ today after being summoned to City Hall for questioning about Tower Hamlets election fraud.

Azmal Hussain with his petition to the Electoral Commission

Anti-corruption campaigner Azmal Hussain who brought down Mayor Lutfur Rahman in the High Court for election malpractice is now demanding the sacking of 17 Tower Hamlets councillors.

Battle for Tower Hamlets town hall

Ten candidates have put their hat in the ring to run for Mayor of Tower Hamlets in the re-run-election set for June 11 to replace deposed Lutfur Rahman.

Rahman's election victim, John Biggs, at his original 2014 election campaign launch

Labour’s candidate for the hot seat of Mayor of Tower Hamlets in next month’s re-run Town Hall election has been re-elected as the London Assembly’s powerful budget chairman.

Battle for Tower Hamlets town hall

The gloves are off in the battle for Mayor of Tower Hamlets and the £1.2bn Town Hall budget now that the General Election is out of the way.

Andy Erlam in the East End after his High Court triumph [picture: Mike Brooke]

Anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam is lodging his nomination papers today to run for Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Rushanara Ali, the Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate for Bethal Green and Bow, has been selected as the constituency’s member of parliament.

Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse with Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

The Labour Party’s Jim Fitzpatrick has been elected member of parliament for Poplar and Limehouse.

Tower Hamlets general election count for Poplar and Limehouse at the ExCel Centre

Votes have been cast and are being counted for the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

Who gets your vote?

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the election with our live coverage of the count in Tower Hamlets this evening.

Residents across the borough have started casting their votes in the general election.

People across East London have began to cast their votes in this year’s general election.

Scotland Yard probe

New evidence has emerged from 47 allegations originally reported to police about election malpractice in the 2014 polls which re-elected Lutfur Rahman as mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Rahman... rejects judgement at rally [pictures: Mike Brooke}

Sacked Mayor Lutfur Rahman is considering a legal challenge to last week’s High Court judgement which pronounced him guilty of election fraud, malpractice and polling station intimidation in last year’s Tower Hamlets local elections which got him re-elected.

Lutfur Rahman

Lufur Rahman’s controversial ‘Tower Hamlets First’ Town Hall caucus has been removed from the Electoral Commission’s official register of political parties.

John  Biggs at his 2014 launch for Tower Hamlets Mayor that he lost to Rahman

John Biggs, the man beaten at the polls by Lutfur Rahman’s corrupt election campaign last year, is to stand as Mayor of Tower Hamlets in the re-run election in June.

Andy Erlam in the East End after his High Court triumph [picture: Mike Brooke]

The man who brought down what an election commissioner judge called the corrupt mayor Lutfur Rahman is now putting himself up to take over.

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Cleared at the High Court... Tower Hamlets' Election Returning officer John Williams, pictured with former borough Police Commander Dave Stringer

The returning officer caught up in the Tower Hamlets election trial has been cleared today of any wrongdoing.

Ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman... planning judicial review

Lutfur Rahman has been found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices by a judge after an Election Court trial into last year’s poll at Tower Hamlets which returned him as executive mayor for a second term.

Lutfur Rahman... waiting for verdict [pictures: Joe Lord]

Policians are now preparing for a re-run of last May’s election for Tower Hamlets mayor which has been declared “void” by the High Court today.

Lutfur Rahman

The election that put Tower Hamlets controversial Mayor Lutfur Rahman back in office last May has been declared “void” in the High Court this morning.

High Court QC Richard Mawrey [inset] and verdict on Tower Hamlets election trial

The judge in the High Court looking into allegations of mal-practice and intimidation in last year’s election for Mayor of Tower Hamlets is about to start his deliberations of his verdict this morning.

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