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By Giles Broadbent

East End Life, like the rest of the press, appears to be drinking in last chance saloon.

A Government bill to crack down on "town hall Pravdas" has cleared its final Parliamentary stage in the House of Lords.

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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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Affordable housing on the Isle of Dogs will be put under the spotlight as councillors decide whether to allow an amendment to tenure at Indescon Court.

Members of Tower Hamlets Council's Strategic Development Committee will meet tonight, (Thursday) to discuss a variation to a Section 106 agreement at phase two of the site, at 20 Millharbour.

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Residents fighting to protect the future of an Isle of Dogs Park are celebrating after the latest application to develop a section of the site was withdrawn.


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Bear with us while we present some hypocritical goobledygook in relation to the City Pride scheme:

"The City Pride site fails to represent a mixed and balanced community contrary to strategic objective 8 and policy SP02 of the Core Strategy 2010, policy DM3 of the Managing Development Document 2013, policy 3.9 of the London Plan 2011 and the National Planning Policy Framework which seeks to promote sustainable development through fostering social diversity and redressing social exclusion."