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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The controversial cycle super highway network was being debated at the London Assembly today over whether it is more dangerous to riders than safe.

Consultations have been carried out today and yesterday over whether a gate should be erected to stop public access to a crime-ridden back alley in London’s Docklands.

Rasbina Khan voted European Diversity 'Hero of the Year' and (inset) with her award

A local council cabinet member for housing in London’s deprived East End has been named ‘hero of the year’ in the prestigious European Diversity awards.

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.

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

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

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.

Rushanara Ali

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Petition goes to Tower Hamlets council

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

Mayor Lutfur Rahman

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.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman (left) and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

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.

Looking for neighbourhood coordinators... Tower Hamlets council

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

mp George Galloway when he campaigned in his former East End constituency

Former East London MP George Galloway is facing a petition with nearly 20,000 names calling for him to be charged with public disorder for causing “harassment and alarm”.

Heavy traffic in east London... City Hall campaigners call for areas to opt into 2020 Ultra-Low Emission zone

Traffic-polluted main roads in east London are being excluded from a proposed Ultra Low Emission zone due to start in six years’ time, City Hall campaigners claim.

Citizens UK founder Neil Jameson

A People’s Manifesto is now targeting MPs and parliamentary candidates in the build-up to the 2015 General Election.

Whistle-blower Michael James... facing eviction after 24 years

Michael James faces a mid-life crisis being booted out of the home he’s rented for 24 years in London’s East End—all because he says he complained about dangerous conditions in his block of flats.

Black jihadi flag of war gone... but Palestinian flag remains with its Arabic inscription at Poplar's Will Crooks Estate

The Black jihad flag of war similar to those flown by jihadist fighters in Iraq which was hoisted above a housing estate in London’s East End has been taken down after confrontation involving journalists and Muslim youths.

GPs protest led by Dr Livingstone (left) outside Tower Hamlets town hall on July 30

Doctors and patients are handing in a petition to Downing Street today to protest at threats to 22 surgeries across east London.

The flagover Tower Hamlets Town Hall

The controversial Palestinian flag ordered by Mayor Lutfur Rahman to be flown over Tower Hamlets town hall in London’s East End has been taken down.

Palestinian flag... now vanished from Tower Hamlets town yhall

Emergency resolutions were agreed at Tower Hamlets council last night for solidarity with the people of Gaza as Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s controversial Palestinian flag flew over the Town Hall.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman

EXCLUSIVE: The Mayor’s efforts to stop a BBC Panorama report scrutinising his record in office have been revealed in a letter written on the eve of the broadcast.

Tower Hamlets town hall

Protesters are lobbying tonight’s meeting of Tower Hamlets council over the Bedroom Tax and threats to GP surgeries in London’s deprived East End.

Lutfur Rahman re-elected Tower Hamlets mayor on May 22

Tower Hamlets independent Mayor Lutfur Rahman has lost his High Court bid to throw out a challenge to May’s local election in London’s East End which put him back in power for a second term.

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