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Council leaders have fired a warning shot at Downing Street over cuts to public service funding which they say is pushing local authorities to breaking point in areas like Tower Hamlets which has lost 64 per cent from its budget.

The councillor at the centre of the row over having shared antisemitic posts on social media was absent from last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting after circulating a full apology over his past views.

Navy veterans, cadets and councillors fell silent for two minutes at Tower Hamlets Town Hall today (Friday) to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War.

New City College closed its six campuses for a day to take part in a march in Westminster.

Artist Agnes Jones has used the two-headed Janus for the new gate design installed at St Clement’s housing scheme at Mile End as part of a public artworks project.

The first ‘Freedom of the Borough’ of the 21st century given by Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded to Commander John Ludgate as former as Deputy Lieutenant who escorted the Royal family on visits to London’s East End for 22 years.

Labour councillors voted themselves a 70 per cent “big fat pay rise” for cabinet posts as their first act in power at last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting after their landslide victory at the May 3 polls.

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

The row in which Labour’s national party leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused of fermenting anti-semitism over a racist mural on a wall in Brick Lane six years ago has led to mass demonstrations planned outside parliament today and next month.

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.

Women are unveiling their own election manifesto in the run-up to May’s local council polls being unveiled by Tower Hamlets Labour Party on Women’s International Day.

Eight years of continued cuts by the government in police funding is “devastating” for Tower Hamlets with its rising crime and one-in-three officers lost.

The Met Police failed to consider a raft of 27 files of damning corruption evidence against Tower Hamlets ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman over election fraud and malpractice in public office, a solicitors’ tribunal report concludes.

The American president has been slapped with a self-declared “Trump-free zone” around London’s East End after Tower Hamlets Council voting to tell him he’s not welcome.

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