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MPs are calling for a tax on the fashion industry to cope with dumping on the streets which could add a penny on every item produced by east London’s traditional garment industry.

Last month, the Mayor of London revealed his draft budget. With policing remaining a priority, I scrutinised this and supported his judicious use of business rates and the police precept to ensure that police officer numbers remain stable.

Campaigners have smashed their £10,000 fundraising target to help Frank Wang get back in business.

Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

The London Assembly member for City and East has welcomed news that the London Living Wage is set to rise.

A road in Tower Hamlets has been named the second unhealthiest high street in London.

The bus stop for Adler Street in the Whitechapel Road is to be renamed in memory of the murdered Bangladesh textile worker Altab Ali 40 years ago.

Tower Hamlets has been given £13 million to build more council homes.

Rail bosses have admitted they don’t know how much delays to Crossrail will cost.

“We’re killing ourselves to earn a living.”

There has been a drop in the number of women in Tower Hamlets being screened for cervical cancer, according to NHS data.

London Assembly members have quizzed representatives from the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) over the rate of housebuilding in the Olympic Park last year.

High level talks have been going on at City Hall today over controversial plans for a cruise-liner terminal on the Thames close to the Isle of Dogs which is feared would cause severe air pollution both sides of the river.

London Assembly member for City and East, Unmesh Desai, has condemned homophobia and transphobia in Tower Hamlets.

TfL Rail has skipped stops on almost 2,000 services in the past two years to “meet punctuality targets”, a London Assembly member has claimed.

Four of the seven candidates battling to win the election to be Tower Hamlets’ next all-powerful executive mayor on May 3 have vowed to make sure the sleaze and corruption of the past is finally over.

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.

Protesters intend holding a disco in the road to blockade traffic on Tower Bridge tonight over London’s air pollution.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.

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