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Beer is to blame for waterlogged sports pitches on the Isle of Dogs, it's been claimed.

A German-themed festival, which took place last year and wants to return in 2014, is accused of causing drainage problems, leading to the cancellation of a host of sporting fixtures.

By Peter Golds

aa-nov25-Golds142WEBBY.jpgAt last broadcasting has come to Tower Hamlets Council.

Having taken part in the meeting I then viewed it via the council's website.

It will not be featuring in the Oscars but it is a step towards open government in this secretive borough.

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About 25,000 litres of a one-of-a-kind tipple will pour out into the steins of festival-goers as a traditional German celebration makes its debut on the Isle of Dogs.

The world's biggest beer festival, London Oktoberfest, will pitch up for a four-day stint at Millwall Park from October 3.

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A four-day German-themed beer festival coming to Millwall Park next month has been attacked by an Isle of Dogs councillor.

Gloria Thienel said the proposal for the "alcohol-fuelled party" was unsuitable for the area and has sent an objection to the Tower Hamlets licensing committee.

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The executive mayor of Tower Hamlets has put up a For Rent sign on the borough's parks in an effort to fill a black hole in the council's budget.

Despite concern from residents near Millwall Park and a motion from councillors urging a re-think, the mayor swept aside protests and pushed through the revenue raiser without debate.

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