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Tower Hamlets bails out 2,500 families hit by ‘Bedroom Tax’

Thousands of families in London’s deprived East End have lost an average of £1,000 since the government’s controversial ‘Bedroom Tax’ was brought in a year ago.

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John Biggs (second from left) in Brick Lane on campaign trail to clean up the streets, with council candidates Tarik Khan, John Pierce, Helal Abbas and Abdul Mukit

Lutfur Rahman’s Labour challenger Biggs pledges to ‘clean up’ East End

Labour’s challenger to the embattled Mayor of Tower Hamlets at next month’s elections has launched a campaign to “clean up” the streets of London’s East End.

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New 20mph speed limit zone from July, 2014, in City of London

New 20mph City of London speed limit Aldgate-Fleet St comes in from July

A new 20mph speed zone comes into force for traffic in the City of London from Aldgate to Fleet Street from July.

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Handshake... Docklands IRA bombing survivor Jonathan Ganesh meets Libyan victim Abubaker Ennuri at Foreign Office

Delegation of Gaddafi’s vicitms meets Docklands IRA bombing survivors

Survivors of the 1996 IRA bombing in Canary Wharf caused by semtex supplied by Colonel Gaddafi met Libyan victims of the deposed dictator in a poignant moment at the Foreign Office in Whitehall.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman campaigning in Stepney on Saturday

BBC slams Lutfur Rahman over ‘political’ use of Panorama interview video

EXCLUSIVE: The BBC has accused the mayor of Tower Hamlets of breaking an agreement to not use his own footage of his Panorama interview for “political campaigning”.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Lutfur Rahman defends ‘every’ funding grant as government auditors probe council files

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has defended “each and every” grant awarded since his election, as a team of government-appointed auditors inspect allegations of “mismanagement and fraud” at the council.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Mayor Lutfur Rahman ‘welcomes’ government inspection, invites Pickles to Tower Hamlets

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has said he welcomes a government inspection into “mismanagement and fraud” at the council ordered by a cabinet minister this morning.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Inspectors sent to Town Hall as Eric Pickles launches probe of Tower Hamlets Council

An inspection is underway at Tower Hamlets Council this morning by government auditors sent by a cabinet minister, following a BBC Panorama investigation into Mayor Lutfur Rahman.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman and the BBC's John Ware on Panorama  Photo: BBC Panorama

Mayor Lutfur Rahman to release unedited video of Panorama interview

EXCLUSIVE: The Mayor of Tower Hamlets will release unedited video footage of his interview with BBC Panorama’s John Ware, a spokesman has confirmed.

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Pedestrian crossing in Whitechapel where drivers don't get 'red light' when people cross road

Make pedestrian crossing times longer, London Assembly urges TfL

Demands are being made to extend the automated time period for people to use pedestrian crossings at some of London’s dangerous traffic hot spots.

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Dog smuggling could bring rabies to UK, MP Fitzpatrick tells Commons

Anyone caught smuggling dogs into Britain could face tough penalties if a Bill tabled by Docklands MP Jim Fitzpatrick gets through Parliament.

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Dean Cox celebrates his stunning strike with a ball boy. All pics by Simon O'Connor

PICTURE GALLERY: Orient thrash Gillingham with devastating display

Orient returned to form with a devastating display of attacking football against Gillingham at Brisbane Road.

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The track is a remix of Kanye West's Bound 2 (Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

London duo Sigma top singles chart

London-based dance duo Sigma have gone straight in at number one in the singles chart with a remix of a Kanye West song.

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