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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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Opposition councillors have accused Mayor Lutfur Rahman's party of walking out of an important council debate over its failed judicial review.

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The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been urged to reconsider his decision to give a key contract to a national organisation at the expense of a small Isle of Dogs disabled charity.

The reprieve could save jobs at Real which employs disabled people to deliver services to the community.

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Tower Hamlets is to push ahead with a legal challenge to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' investigation into alleged impropriety at the Town Hall despite a judge calling the action "hopeless".

Mr Pickles sent in auditors PwC following a Panorama expose that alleged that Mayor Lutfur Rahman had influenced grant-giving to favour his own supporters.

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Tower Hamlets Council has been accused of hypocrisy after spending over £128,000 on a failed attempt to stop the Panorama investigation being broadcast.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman's team paid the money on consultant lawyers, lobbyists and a QC, it was revealed this week.

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