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By John Biggs
As widely reported, the other week planning permission was granted for a 75-storey block of apartments close to Canary Wharf.
There was strong local opposition, and the councillors who agreed it were evenly divided. It will certainly be a striking addition to London's skyline, the tallest residential building in the UK.
By John Biggs
The Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has challenged me to oppose a "cap" on welfare spending.
My position is simple - the welfare state is a safety net for those in difficulty and I will always support that principle. However, it cannot be immune from all the pressures elsewhere in the economy.
London Mayor Boris Johnson will team up with comedian John Ryan to host a charity auction tomorrow, Wednesday.
Greenwich's Painted Hall was the backdrop for Councillor Angela Cornforth as she was officially installed as Mayor of the borough.
Currently representing the Plumstead ward, Cllr Cornforth has previously served on the council as deputy leader.
Tower Hamlets Labour Party have picked John Biggs as their candidate for the borough's mayoral elections next year.
Biggs is currently a London Assembly member for City and the East and has led the borough council in the past. He now takes on Lutfur Rahman for control of the £1.2billion budget.