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The future of an iconic Henry Moore sculpture owned by Tower Hamlets Borough Council will be decided at auction after the Mayor pressed ahead with plans to sell the artwork.

Members sitting on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee decided to bring negotiations about the future of Draped Seated Woman, affectionately known as Old Flo, back to the debating table at last night's Cabinet meeting.

142towerhamletslogoWEBBY.jpgNewly-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, has made the first appointments to his cabinet.

Mr Rahman, who became the borough's first directly elected mayor in controversial circumstances last month, confirmed four posts at his first cabinet meeting last night.


Tower Hamlets Council has warned its overspend for the year could approach £8million.

At a meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny committee last night, officers predicted a general fund overspend of £3.74million and a housing overspend of as much as £4million, based on spending up to September.


Cabinet minister Ed Balls visited East London to check on the process of diplomas offering "real world skills" to future professionals.

The schools secretary arrived at the Half Moon Young People's Theatre to meet students and teachers, who are testing the new hands-on "practical" courses.