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Sunday, December 10, 2017

A call has been made tonight for a return of government commissioners to take over all planning applications going through Tower Hamlets council in the light of fresh corruption allegations of a £2 million “bribery” attempt.

A public meeting for renters to know their legal rights is being held in Whitechapel on Monday as part of a long-running campaign to protect private tenants from rogue landlords.

A penguin has been picked by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets for his official Christmas card from the town hall which has been drawn by a four-year-old.

Shopkeepers in Tower Hamlets are being urged to ban the sale of acid or corrosive household products over the counter to customers under 18 or without proper proof of identity.

London Assembly member for east London Unmesh Desai is visiting Turkey next week as part of a UK delegation of MPs and MEPs watching the trials of Turkish opposition MPs.

A formal inquiry has been opened into the financial affairs of the controversial Island Health Trust in east London which holds £1.3 million public assets after a wave of protests and questions in Parliament.

Battling pub landlady Pauline Forster is getting an award after a pig’s ear of a war lasting a decade to defeat east London developers wanting to put up a block of flats on her doorstep.

Town Halls have less than 24 hours left to bid for the £1 million London ‘Borough of Culture’ title—with tomorrow’s midday deadline.

Schoolgirls should have the choice to wear hijabs “without fear of unfair targeting or challenging”, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets urged today.

Tower Hamlets received the most reports of rodents than any other London borough in the last five years, figures reveal.

The once-controversial Lovebox summer rock music festival that lost its contract for east London’s Victoria Park with 18 months still to go is “crossing the river” to stage next year’s music extravaganza in Brixton.

Another giant developer has thrown in the towel in the face of east London’s “people power” with the a fourth big building scheme within just six months being withdrawn.

A million first-time buyers are expected by the government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years - but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

The Norwegian government minister for immigration has been finding out how east London is tackling youth radicalisation and extremism.

A warning shot has been fires at the Chancellor ahead of Wednesday’s Budget if it leads to the “devastating” cuts the Mayor of Tower Hamlets fears on police spending.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

River pilots working on the Thames are likely to escape tough new licensing being voted on today by the European Parliament.

Seafarers past and present stood silent in east London this morning to honour the country’s war dead.

A fragment of east London’s controversial Robin Hood Gardens housing estate has been acquired as an example of “brutalist concrete architecture and social housing” by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The pension fund for Tower Hamlets Council staff has £92 million invested in fossil fuel industries — twice what it was a year ago, according to new figures.

A public pledge was made last night to broker 1,000 new apprenticeships across east London and the City by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

The threat to build a tower block in east London on open land next to the Regent’s Canal was thrown out last night by Tower Hamlets councillors for the third time this year.

The new Universal Credit is pushing families in deprived areas of east London into greater poverty and increasing their reliance on food banks, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets is warning Theresa May’s government.

Feminist protesters disrupted a Tower Hamlets council meeting last night over the closure of an east London hostel for homeless women.

Campaigners who have launched a plan for the future of Spitalfields with ‘legal teeth’ to stop City developers encroaching into London’s East End are calling first for the local authority to clear up rubbish from the streets.

Tens of thousands of spectators who braved the winter cold last night to watch the Guy Fawkes fireworks heard the mayor of Tower Hamlets pitch for a £1 million ‘culture cash’ up for grabs from City Hall.

Tower Hamlets looks after just one per cent of unaccompanied child asylum seekers in London, figures show.

An ‘transparency’ activist who challenged the government over Brexit has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of East London along with a leading Tower Hamlets college educationalist.

Schoolchildren in east London helped a government minister make a splash at the Isle of Dogs to launch the world’s first boat made with 99 per cent polymer from recycled plastic waste.

Fresh investigations into the corrupt 2014 Tower Hamlets local elections which led to mayor Lutfur Rahman’s ban from office could finally result in criminal prosecutions, an official report last night suggests.

A police officer is facing a misconduct meeting over a 13-year-old girl being headlocked when arrested after a squabble with another girl outside Wapping High School.

Work has started to install 10 lifts at Crossrail’s new Whitechapel station complex in east London to make it wheelchair accessible between the street and the platforms 150ft below ground.

An outdoor physical work-out facility has been built in east London with equipment made of steel melted-down from knives seized in police raids.

The brakes are being put on massive developments on the Isle of Dogs with new legal measures to stop scheme going ahead without improving public services.

Worshippers took to the streets after their Sunday service in a London Citizens campaign for ‘affordable’ housing in the East End.

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