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The battle for Spitalfields going back to real parish politics with its own town council after 100 years has fired off with accusations of “elitism” and a row over who’ll pay for it.

Calls have been made for the resignation of a councillor who has been suspended by the Labour Party for sharing anti-Semitic posts online.

Councillor Mohammed Pappu, who represents the Blackwall and Cubitt Town ward, shared the posts on social networking website Facebook.

The head of the Science Museum paid a visit to students in Bromley-by-Bow.

The rise in anti-social behaviour has had a real detrimental impact on families and communities, with people feeling unsafe on their streets and in their own homes.

The government has come under fire by Tower Hamlets Council for “threatening the future of the NHS” on its 70th anniversary by failing to give enough cash to meet its needs.

Trade union bosses have tonight slammed reports that Tower Hamlets’ Labour Mayor John Biggs is planning to pay his inner circle cabinet members a 60 per cent rise in their council allowance.

Members of John Biggs’ Tower Hamlets cabinet are set to whack up their council allowances by £6,000 a year while his three deputy mayors are set for around 110 per cent rises.

Senior editors from across the regional newspaper industry have joined forces to urge MPs to vote against press freedom curbs in the Data Protection Bill today.

Counting the votes for mayor of Tower Hamlets is expected to begin at around 4.30am after all the ballot boxes have been checked and validated.

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.

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

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.

Rushanara Ali is one of four Muslim MPs who have received suspicious liquid substances in packages and Islamophobic race hate in the post.

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.

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