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

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.

A defiant ex-Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman—banned from office since 2015 for corruption—has defended his record while in power on his return to politics in the run-up to next month’s council elections.

Tough action could be meted out after the Tower Hamlets election for mayor against “super charged” cyclists crashing into pedestrians.

The candidates for next month’s council and mayoral elections have been announced.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

Ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman dominated last night’s campaign launch by the new Aspire party in the Tower Hamlets council elections in his first major public rallying speech for three years.

Pensioners plan a protest in Wapping today to demand that they get the keys back from the local council to the neighbourhood centre where they have their bingo and hold tea dances.

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

Work has begun on a new BMX track in Poplar.

A former leading member of ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman’s cabinet has promised a referendum to decide if Tower Hamlets should have an executive mayor after all if she gets elected to the office.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets joined police and rapid response officers on a weapons sweep in Bromley-by-Bow on Friday.

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.

Hundreds of fed-up families have petitioned Tower Hamlets Council to get cameras installed to stop night-time car racers speeding through the narrow streets of Wapping.

The corrupt administration of ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman has officially been condemned by Tower Hamlets Council which he ruled for five years before being barred from office in the High Court.

Pensioners turned up in force at the town hall demanding Tower Hamlets Council leaves their social club alone.

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.

Women have stolen the march by launching their election manifesto for Labour before the party’s official campaign later this month in the race to control Tower Hamlets Council.

A shack under railway arches used to roast and store peanuts by illegal street traders has been shut down by bailiffs half-a-mile from the Tower of London.

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