Results tagged “Tower Hamlets”

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Concerns over allegations of witness intimidation has seen the Election Petition case against Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman moved to the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.

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Work on the Cycle Superhighway 2 is set to begin early next year after the scheme received 89% support for all or part of the proposals.

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by John Biggs

Although we all like a bit of excitement, most people prefer calm and certainty. Politics is one of the more roller coaster professions, where it never seems to stop. That's why people who do it find it addictive. And why many others don't understand why we do it.

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Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has appointed two of the three commissioners he wants to take charge of some parts of Tower Hamlets Council's administration.

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MPs in Tower Hamlets have hailed a £25million housing boost from Government.

The funding, through the New Homes Bonus, comes on top of £165m secured from the Decent Homes programme. Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali said: "It will make a real difference in helping us continue to address the housing issues across our borough.