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Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed Theresa May’s £400m pledge to replace dangerous cladding on tower blocks owned by councils and housing associations, with lips sealed on his own council’s spending.

The controversial Neighbourhood Plan for the Isle of Dogs where over-development has caused a funding gap of nearly £1 billion to sort out gas and water mains, drainage and sewers is up for public examination this-morning.

The Lutfur Rahman era of corrupt town hall politics is finally over with Labour’s landslide at the polls wiping out all but one of the last traces of his half decade running Tower Hamlets as an all-powerful ‘emperor’ mayor.

Office workers have set up a Whitechapel group to sponsor at least one refugee family from Syria to be resettled in London’s East End with others to follow.

Plans to double the size of the controversial Westferry Printworks housing scheme from 700 homes to 1,500 have been revealed which will add to the Isle of Dogs’ rocketing population.

Old photographs and memorabilia about the Brady youth clubs that defined the Jewish community in Whitechapel and Spitalfields which lay hidden in an attic for 60 years have been uncovered and are going on show.

Political leaders campaigning in the Tower Hamlets council election campaign have come out in condemnation against an ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet by Labour party activists in the name of the Momentum group.

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.

An urgent call on all rival politicians in the Tower Hamlets council election to ask supporters to “behave ethically” has been made following an attack on a candidate for Lutfur Rahman’s Aspire party who was beaten up on the campaign doorstep.

Seventy five years ago, on Monday, March 29, 1943, 2,400 Jews from Skopje were murdered on arrival at the Treblinka Extermination Camp.

Pensioners demonstrated to get the keys back to their social club in Wapping and demand to know where Tower Hamlets Council has taken their ‘Henry’.

Women punk wrestlers are coming to Bethnal Green under railway arches near you with all their grunts and groans.

The Tower Hamlets councillor who first exposed the racist Brick Lane mural six years ago at the centre of the current row over anti-Semitism in the national Labour Party was among protesters at last night’s demo outside Parliament against Jeremy Corbyn.

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.

A group of opposition members of Tower Hamlets Council has been formally recognised as a political party by the Electoral Commission in time to take on Labour in May’s local elections.

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.

Controversial plans to redevelop Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market have been deferred at a packed Tower Hamlets planning meeting.

Campaigners have won a landmark victory for social housing at Shadwell that is to provide more than 40 families with genuinely affordable homes to buy.

The diaries of suffragette Kate Parry Frye who was twice arrested in Whitechapel for holding an ‘unlawful’ street meeting has come to light after 100 years, discovered rotting in a damp cellar.

Suffragette leader Sylvia Pankhurst set up her ‘battle HQ’ in the East End during the First World War having seen the poverty among families whose menfolk were away to the Front.

The struggle for women’s equality began in the East End almost three decades before the suffragettes set up their HQ in the area.

A retired doctor who was the oldest person involved in the wartime Bethnal Green air-raid shelter disaster in east London has died this week aged 102.

Six Tower Hamlets councillors were threatened with court proceedings for not paying their council tax on time.

The sister of Russell Brown who was stabbed to death at a party in Bethnal Green is undertaking a daring tandem skydive to raise funds and say ‘thank-you’ to London’s Air Ambulance team from Whitechapel who tried to save him.

A call for the chair of the controversial Island Heath Trust to resign has been made publicly by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

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