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The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been getting his hands dirty painting the town black in Bethnal Green.

The Chinese are to open their biggest embassy at the old Royal Mint site on Tower Hill to rival their Washington DC complex.

The new cabinet appointed by Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs after Labour’s landslide victory has been drawn up to keep sweeping the board clean after the previous corrupt administration he took over three years ago.

Counting the votes for mayor of Tower Hamlets is expected to begin at around 4.30am after all the ballot boxes have been checked and validated.

The Big Count gets under way when the polls close at 10pm tonight for the election of the highly contested Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Candidates for Mayor of Tower Hamlets are this-evening joining the East London Advertiser on Facebook for a live questions-and-answers grilling from voters.

The parties battling for votes ahead of local elections next week have clashed over their affordable housing plans.

Richard Horwood is hoping the open election meeting he is chairing on Tuesday for candidates running for Tower Hamlets mayor doesn’t turn into a disaster where they can’t answer questions about the vital Isle of Dogs’ upcoming Neighbourhood Plan.

The first of the big guns from Westminster turned up in the Tower Hamlets election campaign when former government minister Sir Vince Cable arrived in Brick Lane for a curry and to back Elaine Bagshaw’s pitch to be next mayor.

Over 100 schoolchildren from east London clubs were at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre with four Olympic gold medalists to celebrate the 100-day countdown until the start of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup.

Living within three or four miles of the iconic Tower Bridge gets you into the tourist exhibition on the walkway 140ft above the Thames for just £1.

Tower Hamlets Council scooped two awards at a national awards ceremony for local government.

Tower Hamlets is to take part in a new initiative which will allow sites earmarked for large-scale development to put up temporary modular housing to make use of the land while plans are being developed.

The progress of a bid to make Fish Island and Hackney Wick a protected area for artists and creative businesses has been welcomed by the mayors of Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

Labour’s mayor of Tower Hamlets has thrown down the gauntlet to take on Downing Street and turn the council into “a fighting organisation” to stop any further cuts in police numbers if he is re-elected in May.

All Points East has announced its In The Neighbourhood weekday programme of free community events in Victoria Park in May.

A landmark street mosaic made by schoolchildren in Spitalfields 23 years ago that fell into disrepair over the years and ended up in a rubble skip has been brought back to life.

Youngsters training to become professional barista expert coffee makers spilt the beans when the Mayor of Tower Hamlets dropped into their “school for baristas”.

The East End Trades Guild is quizzing John Biggs on his mayoral pledges at a meeting tomorrow.

The elderly and families on the breadline are among those now benefitting from a £1 million windfall levied on new building schemes in the mass redevelopment of Poplar and the Isle of Dogs.

Plans to ‘update’ Petticoat Lane have been revealed with a feasibility study to see how London’s most-famous ancient and iconic street market can be rejuvenated.

A jobs scheme is being launched in Tower Hamlets to help 16-24-year-olds find work.

On-the-spot fines for alcohol drinking on the streets and rowdy yob behaviour in public are being introduced in London’s East End.

Hundreds of households face being cut off for hours on end with road closures for a half-marathon charity race through east London with only 10 days to go.

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