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Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and Newham will take a slice of the Mayor of London's annual £148million pot for transport improvements across east London.

While the cash is allocated by Transport for London (TfL), individual boroughs choose their priorities.

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Rogue landlords who rent out commercial properties for residential use have come under fire from Assembly Member John Biggs.

Mr Biggs, who represents Tower Hamlets and Newham, spoke out following the exposure of an illegal hostel in Cable Street, Limehouse, where units without heating or running water were available for £10 per night.

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Whether it is addressing a rocketing demand for new homes, improving transport links or forging a permanent Olympic legacy, the east of the capital could play a major part in Mayor of London Boris Johnson's 2020 vision.

He discussed the plans - which he described to the Greater London Assembly as "a work in progress" - at a meeting in City Hall where the viability of his proposals came under scrutiny.

boris mall1.JPGMayor of London Boris Johnson was in Canary Wharf this morning drumming up support for his re-election campaign.

The mayor arrived by Tube and was shown around Canada Place Mall and Cabot Place by Canary Wharf Group chief administrative officer Camille Waxer.

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Despite promises, pledges, concordats and initiatives, progress on moves to make the river a viable means of transport are water-logged and muddled.

That's the conclusion of an investigation by the London Assembly transport committee, which points to a lack of ownership and energy from Transport for London as one of the key failings.

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