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Tower Hamlets Council is preparing to acquire the property rights to the City Pride development by using a planning loophole.
A High Court case challenging the Tower Hamlets mayoral election in May will begin on February 2, it has been revealed.
A total of nine weeks have been set aside for the hearing, although a venue has yet to be decided on.
Detailed claims of voter fraud, intimidation and false representation have been submitted to the High Court by a group contesting the validity of May's Tower Hamlets election.
Tower Hamlets Council said a Palestinian flag placed outside its town hall was torn down in an act of "perceived vandalism".
In a move which saw it criticised by the government, council staff had put up the symbol at Mulberry Place on Wednesday following a decision by Mayor Lutfur Rahman.
Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is claiming petitioners contesting his election win have "no evidence" despite High Court judges giving the go-ahead to an inquiry into the vote.
And petitioners have accused the mayor and the election's returning officer John Williams of squandering money on the unsuccessful appeal.