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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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Citizens UK founder Neil Jameson

Citizens UK’s People’s Manifesto now ready for 2015 General Election

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

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

Lobby at Tower Hamlets over whistle-blower 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.

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

Black jihad flag hoisted on East End estate taken down after nun’s protest

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.

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

GPs protest in Downing Street over threats to east London surgeries

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

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The flagover Tower Hamlets Town Hall

Palestinian flag taken down from 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.

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

Tower Hamlets council backs emergency calls on Gaza as Palestinian flag flies over town hall

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.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Revealed: Mayor’s letters in bid to stop Panorama on Tower Hamlets

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.

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Tower Hamlets town hall

Bedroom Tax and NHS campaigners lobby tonight’s Tower Hamlets council

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.

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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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Police wish to speak to this man

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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Opinion See all

Island Gardens Cllr Peter Golds wants the role of Tower Hamlets Mayor to change

The newly elected Tower Hamlets is finding its feet. Whilst the membership has changed, no fewer than seventeen of the forty five councillors are newly elected, other things remain constant. At our first full business meeting in July the Mayor, as usual refused to answer questions from either councillors or the public.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

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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