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LONDON ASSEMBLY

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

The London Assembly member for City and East has welcomed news that the London Living Wage is set to rise.

A road in Tower Hamlets has been named the second unhealthiest high street in London.

The bus stop for Adler Street in the Whitechapel Road is to be renamed in memory of the murdered Bangladesh textile worker Altab Ali 40 years ago.

Tower Hamlets has been given £13 million to build more council homes.

Rail bosses have admitted they don’t know how much delays to Crossrail will cost.

“We’re killing ourselves to earn a living.”

There has been a drop in the number of women in Tower Hamlets being screened for cervical cancer, according to NHS data.

London Assembly members have quizzed representatives from the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) over the rate of housebuilding in the Olympic Park last year.

High level talks have been going on at City Hall today over controversial plans for a cruise-liner terminal on the Thames close to the Isle of Dogs which is feared would cause severe air pollution both sides of the river.

London Assembly member for City and East, Unmesh Desai, has condemned homophobia and transphobia in Tower Hamlets.

TfL Rail has skipped stops on almost 2,000 services in the past two years to “meet punctuality targets”, a London Assembly member has claimed.

Four of the seven candidates battling to win the election to be Tower Hamlets’ next all-powerful executive mayor on May 3 have vowed to make sure the sleaze and corruption of the past is finally over.

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.

Protesters intend holding a disco in the road to blockade traffic on Tower Bridge tonight over London’s air pollution.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.

Plans for a new pedestrian footbridge over the Millwall Docks to bypass Canary Wharf’s ‘bottleneck footbridge’ have been unveiled today.

A High Court judge today said the judicial review into senior coroner Mary Hassell’s refusal to prioritise religious people’s burials should be dealt with as soon as possible.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has written to the Home Secretary urging her to ban the so-called ‘Football Lads Alliance’ demonstrations from the area altogether.

Almost 1,200 violent crimes have taken place in Tower Hamlets between January and September where the victim and the suspect are related, FOI data reveals.

Tower Hamlets Council have launched their bid to become London’s Borough of Culture in 2019 or 2020.

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.

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

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

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