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Axing the West End section of the 25 bus route that runs through east London has led to a dramatic drop in passenger numbers, according to transport campaigners.

Crossrail chiefs “didn’t have the skills” to understand risks of delaying the £17billion ‘super tube’ construction becoming apparent, a scathing attack today by the London Assembly has revealed.

Rocketing costs of building the world’s longest pedestrian drawbridge over the Thames at Canary Wharf could put the whole scheme in danger, it has emerged.

One thing Tim Allen wants to do is walk along the Lea River to the Olympic Park and even out to Hertfordshire from his home at the new City Island complex.

Renters have won a resounding victory with government plans to outlaw landlords evicting tenants with summary notices without reason.

A row has erupted over whether or not Shamima Begum should have access to legal aid to challenge a decision to deprive her of UK citizenship.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick put on a thick pair of protective gloves and donned a high-visibility jacket to join Tower Hamlets Council’s volunteer army of litter pickers in a Big Clean Up battle.

Anyone with ‘a welcoming heart’ and a spare room is being urged by Tower Hamlets Council to open their home to help adults with learning disabilities.

The council’s children services have ‘significantly improved’ two years after they were deemed “inadequate” during a damning inspection.

A recruiting event for anyone fancying themselves as a firefighter is being organised by Tower Hamlets Council to encourage them to know if they’ve got what it takes.

The “best place to live in London” has been named as the Isle of Dogs in a national Sunday paper.

A campaign to help people quit smoking in the run-up to Ramadan which starts in four weeks was kicked off in Poplar at lunchtime today by Tower Hamlets Council.

Another neighbourhood plan is being launched to try and control major developments on the Isle of Dogs to ease the strain on public services—almost a year on from a previous failed attempt.

A report to Parliament today is demanding to know why the government may be taking tax revenue from Libyan assets while Docklands and other victims of IRA atrocities fuelled by Semtex supplied by Gaddafi have been refused any compensation.

Six out of 10 households in Spitalfields want their own town council which could include a say in running the famous Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane Sunday street markets.

Two east London borough councillors are among 24 from all over London who have signed an open letter to City Hall today urging the mayor to scrap plans for the Congestion Charge for minicab drivers.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick is finally taking time off from the Brexit chaos at Westminster to help clean up London’s East End.

A top level meeting about tighter security at mosques in the wake of the New Zealand massacre has been held with east London’s police chief and the mayor of Tower Hamlets.

The controversial ‘Limehouse Triangle’ scheme to put up a tower block on what was once a nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal has finally got through on its fifth attempt.

A new ‘Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets’ has been elected by 11,000 teenagers and pre-teens the East End to influence council decision makers.

Two roads were closed to traffic for three hours in Poplar so that children could play games, skip, cycle and watch street performances staged by their school.

Yet another ‘rogue’ landlord has been fined by Tower Hamlets Council ahead of tough licensing regulations which have been extended across the whole East End from today.

Yet another attempt is being made to push through the controversial ‘Limehouse Triangle’ building scheme to put up a tower block on a nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal which had its trees and shrubs bulldozed.

Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick has voted in support of Theresa May’s Brexit deal despite overwhelming support for remain from his constituents.

Volunteers are going ‘fruit and nuts’ to plant trees in Victoria Park that include an orchard of ancient Biblical species to feed the masses.

Collection days are being ‘recycled’ by Tower Hamlets Council for recycling and food and garden waste from April 8 to help save the planet.

Politicans in Tower Hamlets have urged West Ham United’s board to ban activists accused of fuelling racism in football.

Bus passengers are finding themselves “out of pocket” in east London because they now have to change buses to get to Oxford Circus after the 25 route was shortened, campaigners have found.

The two Tower Hamlets MPs voting last night in the Big Brexit debate were sometimes together on the issues but sometimes split when all eight alternative options were defeated.

Pedestrians are getting their skates on to prevent any moves to let cyclists ride through the foot tunnel under the Thames linking the Isle of Dogs to Greenwich.

Students have finally won their three-year battle to stop the prestigious Sir John Cass School of Art’s Whitechapel campus closing down.

More than 40,000 voters across Tower Hamlets’ two parliamentary constituencies have joined the 5.7 million throughout the UK who’ve signed a petition to Parliament demanding Article 50 to quit the EU be revoked.

Proposed changes to the Local Plan for the East End’s development over the next 15 years are being put to the public before Tower Hamlets Council moves towards adopting it.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has slammed government policy on right to buy as figures reveal ex-council homes in the borough have been re-sold to the tune of £631million.

Formal backing for the ‘Breaking Point’ campaign to fight the government’s austerity programme and its impact on public spending has been agreed by Tower Hamlets Council.

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