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COMMENTby John Biggs
The report into allegations of mismanagement at Tower Hamlets Council is shameful, showing a disregard for proper, transparent, accountable decision making by Mayor Lutfur Rahman.
Tower Hamlets should prepare for another round of police cuts, according to the London Assembly member for the region.
City and East representative John Biggs said Mayor Boris Johnson's refusal to give assurances on whether police contact points would be closed at a recent meeting was bad news for the borough.
COMMENTBy John Biggs
Transport for London is planning to close nearly all Underground ticket offices, including Canary Wharf, as the world uses Oysters and other contactless tickets.
It says there will still be staff on stations to assist passengers and few of us will notice the difference.
The full extent of staff cuts on the Tube have been disclosed - and east London will be suffering disproportionately.
Jobs losses are being made as part of the planned closure of ticket offices and it will see some stations lose over half their workforce.
Around 9% of sergeant and constable positions in Tower Hamlets are unfilled, according to data released on Wednesday.