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A Poplar man has been found guilty of the murder of his cousin following a minor family dispute that quickly escalated.

Paul Hamilton, 30, of Woodstock Terrace, was yesterday handed a sentence of life with a minimum of 26 years for killing 32-year-old Liam Hamilton, after he was fatally stabbed in the back with a large kitchen knife.

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Stabbing victim Liam Hamilton was killed just an hour after performing for friends and family at a karaoke night, the Old Bailey heard this week.

The jury was shown camera phone footage of the 32-year-old from Poplar singing David Gray's hit Babylon at the Manor Arms pub on the evening of July 26 last year.

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A family feud resulted in the death of a 32-year-old in Poplar, a jury at The Old Bailey heard this week.

Liam Hamilton died from a stab wound on July 26 last year. Four of his cousins are on trial over the killing.

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The sale of Old Poplar Town Hall is under investigation after Tower Hamlets councillors claimed a cut-price deal had cost taxpayers millions.

The building was sold as office for £867,000 - little more than a terraced house nearby - and its value was further increased when developers were given clearance to become a hotel - a decision made without the scrutiny of elected councillors.

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A firm managing high-end properties in east London is offering two weeks free rent to those who let before March.

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