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

MP Galloway faces 20,000-name petition calling for ‘public disorder’ charge

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”.

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

2020 Ultra Low Emission zone won’t go far enough, warns London Assembly’s Jenny Jones

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.

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Hunt for man who sexually assaulted girl, 16, on tube

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a teenage girl have released images of a man they would like to speak to.

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Newham Borough Commander Tony Nash urges us to keep valuables out of sight

In the past few weeks we had a rise in theft from cars to the east of Newham around Little Ilford ward and a rise in mobile phone snatches by men on bicycles around Canning Town and Beckton.

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Win an overnight stay and breakfast at Travelodge London Vauxhall right near the Thames!

Win an overnight stay at Travelodge London Vauxhall

To celebrate the launch of Travelodge’s Get Up and Go campaign, the biggest hotelier in the Capital are offering one lucky reader the chance to win an overnight break in one of our newest hotels in the city, London Vauxhall Travelodge.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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