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Eric Pickles has ordered an investigation into the financial management of Tower Hamlets Council.

The Communities Secretary is acting in response to allegations made by the BBC Panorama documentary broadcast earlier this week.

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By Jim Fitzpartick

Last week I had a minor op on my hand over at the Royal London. In between recovery and emailing one handed I've had the opportunity as an outpatient to think about our health service. I'm sure we all spare a thought for the NHS often when not a week goes by without a headline or story.

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Of all the Big Ideas bequeathed by the Blair government, the one that has intrigued foreign leaders more than most is his Delivery Unit, headed up by Sir Michael Barber in the early 2000s.

The idea that success is the mundane application of a handful of disciplines ("government by routine, not government by spasm") may not appeal to a politician's ego, the glossy brochure industry or the media but "it works", says Sir Michael.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

jimELECT.JPGSince Labour kicked off the party conference season the other week the news has been full of political stories and policies.

We've also had the front bench reshuffles, which are the equivalent of the football transfer window in politics. What each party will be saying at the next election and who will be saying it is set.

By Lutfur Rahman

lutfurrahman.jpgThe party conference season is upon us, although I suspect most residents will be wondering what, if any, substance lies behind all the hot air.

Here in Tower Hamlets, action speaks louder than words, and I am especially pleased that Manorfield Primary School has gone from being under special measures to "outstanding" in just 18 months.

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