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Lutfur Rahman re-elected Tower Hamlets mayor on May 22

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman loses High Court bid to throw out challenge to his election

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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Lutfur Rahman re-elected Tower Hamlets mayor on May 22

High Court challenge to Lutfur Rahman election as Tower Hamlets mayor

Voters are in the High Court this morning in their challenge to May’s local Tower Hamlets election results which put independent Mayor Lutfur Rahman back in power for a second term.

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Aerial view of proposed Bishopsgate development

Campaign launched to stop tower blocks at Bishopsgate goods yard

A massive opposition campaign is being launched against 800ft high tower blocks planned at the old Bishopsgate goods yard which would overshadow a large swathe of London’s East End.

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Area to right of Aquatics centre where 'Olympicopolis' is planned

Commuters to get cheaper fares when Stratford is shifted to Zone 2 by TfL

Thousands of commuters are to get cheaper travel into central London with Zone 2 on the transport map being extended eastward to Stratford.

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Canary Wharf IRA victim Jonathan Ganesh being rescued in 1996

New hope for compensation for victims of 1996 Canary Wharf Gaddafi-sponsored IRA bombing

Victims of the IRA bombing in Canary Wharf 18 years ago have welcomed news that the government is finally sending an envoy to Libya to seek compensation for sponsored terrorism by Gaddafi’s regime.

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Firefighters from across four stations were involved in tackling the blaze in Barking Road Picture: Tony Gay

Tower Hamlets firefighters to strike for eight consecutive days

Firefighters in Tower Hamlets will strike on eight consecutive days this month in their long-running battle with the government over pensions.

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Police outnumbered by crowds outside Stepney's Troxy where the count for Mayor was held. Photo: David Mirzoeff

Report slams Tower Hamlets Council’s ‘inadequate’ election planning

Tower Hamlets Council has been slammed by a government watchdog over its running of the local elections, in a report that calls the council’s planning “inadequate”.

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Lutfur Rahman re-elected Tower Hamlets mayor on May 22

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman loses High Court bid to throw out challenge to his election

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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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman supported the council staff and teachers strike action

Last week many of our council and teaching staff took park in national strike action against the pay freezes imposed by the government. I supported them in that action. Low pay is driving more and more people into financial distress. It may surprise readers to know the majority of those in receipt of benefits are now from working families due to low wages, part-time working and rising living standards. Everybody deserves a decent wage. I was proud that Tower Hamlets was one of the first London councils to introduce the London Living Wage, some five years ago, to support some of our lowest paid staff.‬

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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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