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Power is being given back to the controversial Tower Hamlets council two years after Government commissioners were sent in to tackle corruption and malpractice in public office during the Lutfur Rahman administration.

Labour took a bruising at last night’s Whitechapel by-election result in east London when a “novice” independent candidate won the seat on Tower Hamlets Council with a runaway majority.

Polls close tonight at 10pm for the controversial Whitechapel by-election in London’s East End to replace a councillor jailed for housing fraud.

Preparations are under way in the final seven days for the controversial Whitechapel by-election in London’s East End to replace a councillor jailed for housing fraud.

Youths took over the Town Hall taking decisions to see how the world is run — or at least how the East End of London is managed.

An independent “clear up” team headed by a top civil servant has been set up to deal with any outstanding allegations of Town Hall dodgy dealings in London’s East End where disgraced mayor Lutfur Rahman was banned from office for malpractice.

Veteran campaigner Dan Cruickshank is backing conservationists fighting to stop a tower development that threatens to overshadow Grade I-listed almshouses darting back to 1696.

Campaigners in East London are tackling the mighty West Ham football club for not paying the Living Wage to sub-contracted workers.

Civil society activists gathered to mark 20 years of campaigning to improve working people’s lives in London.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

The parents of the schoolboy who died after being taken ill during what’s believed to have been a lunchtime detention at his East London school have had a visit from the Mayor of Tower Hamlets offering condolence.

Schoolchildren have been used to help clear the streets of London’s East End which are constantly littered with rubbish.

London’s East End joined the nation today to remember the fallen from The Great War on the 11th hour this morning and from all other conflicts.

Today at 11am, November 11, the nation marks the moment when the guns fell silent in 1918 to end the Great War with a London Remembrance service at City Hall this-morning, while preparations are also under way for services to remember the Fallen being held this Sunday throughout the United Kingdom.

The Bishop of Stepney has called on the government to reverse the growing levels of child poverty which is hitting many families in the run-up to Christmas, especially those struggling on benefits or income support.

The increase in the London Living Wage to £9.75-an-hour has been welcomed in the deprived East End with its large ratio of low-paid workers.

An MP has slammed the parent company of east London’s troubled Old Ford Housing Association in Parliament over its planned merger with another housing conglomerate to form Europe’s biggest social landlords.

A threat of police action has been dropped against anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam who exposed Town Hall malpractice in London’s East End.

Calls have been made for any charges to be dropped against Zakaria Hussain—the youth worker seen on Youtube being rough handled by police outside his youth club in London’s East End.

A councillor once part of Lutfur Rahman’s corrupt administration at Tower Hamlets has today been sentenced to five months in prison for housing fraud.

A war on drug-dealing in the street and prostitution has opened up in London’s East End where the new Public Spaces Protection Order regulations are being used for the first time to tackle a crime hot-spot.

Moves are under way to help prevent youngsters in London’s East End being brainwashed on social media by extremist organisations like Daish.

Tenants have won their fight for a renters’ charter to tackle rogue landlords after campaigning to stop unlawful evictions and unscrupulous registration fees in London’s East End.

The council has said that it will openly oppose the government’s policy allowing new grammar schools to open.

The council will be seeking the opinions of local residents as they begin the consultation process on improvements to Stepney Green.

A councillor admitted housing fraud in the once-troubled Tower Hamlets council in London’s East End when he appeared in court on yesterday.

A heated council meeting was halted when protesters prevented members speaking during a row about ‘mother tongue’ classes being cut in London’s East End with its large immigrant population.

A Town Hall battle was expected tonight over the future of council youth services in London’s East End which are under investigation for corruption and malpractice.

The family of a father who pioneered the country’s first campaign to make knives illegal to carry are calling for automatic jail sentences on the 30th anniversary of his son’s murder.

A food alert has been sent to grocery stores in east London about farm-crafted cheese made with unpasteurised milk said to be linked to an E coli outbreak in Scotland.

A greasy spoon café in London’s East End has been fined in court for a mouse infestation that contaminated the food.

Public consultations have begun by Tower Hamlets council over plans to merge sexual health and contraception services across east London resulting from spending cuts.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets whose predecessor Lutfur Rahman (pictured) was banned from office for corruption and fraud has called for a change in the law to protect election petitioners now facing bankruptcy—even after winning their High Court case.

Hundreds turned out for the Merchant Navy annual remembrance at the Tower Hill for the civilian seafarers who died in both world wars and those lost at sea—and the plucky ferry captain who rammed a German U-boat rather than be captured on the High Seas.

Families who have been refused double glazing in their council flats in London’s East End have accused the Town Hall of lacking ‘transparency’ for just repainting their old windows instead.

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