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By Giles Broadbent

You may believe that Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is right to challenge the Government's investigation into alleged financial malpractice at the Town Hall.

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COMMENT

By Giles Broadbent

Pro-Palestininan campaigners clog up Blackwall tunnel in support of the victims of the Gaza confict. Jewish organisations report an increase in anti-Semitic attacks.

And what does the mayor of Tower Hamlets do? Tweet a picture of a Palestinian flag outside the Town Hall.

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By John Biggs

A tiny earthquake happened last week - Stratford station is moving from Zone 3 to Zone 2/3.

You may wonder why I describe it as an earthquake. The answer is simple - during my lifetime, the "centre" of London has been moving east.

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By John Biggs

Well, last week I stood for mayor of Tower Hamlets and I lost. I am quite a good loser (in politics you tend to get practice) but I am not convinced I was beaten totally fairly.

Many others are grumpy too. However, the other guy got more votes than me, so it's back to the day job at City Hall.

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Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick has labelled the Tower Hamlets election count an "utter shambles" and said he would make sure questions on what went wrong are answered.

The issues, widely criticised and culminating in the prolonged count at Bromley South, are currently part of an investigation by the Electoral Commission.

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