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By Giles Broadbent

Recently Mayor Lutfur Rahman blew tens of thousands of pounds on a longshot attempt to save himself from humiliation.

Despite a High Court judge telling him that his claim against communities secretary Eric Pickles was "hopeless" he still opted for a second hearing.

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A residential led scheme of 888 homes built over two towers on the Isle of Dogs has been recommended for approval by planning officers at Tower Hamlets Council.

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At a time when it should be preparing to reap the rewards of the legacy coming out of next year's Rugby World Cup, Tower Hamlets' only club is facing a winter of discontent.

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Tower Hamlets Council has denied that the borough's schools are suffering from the malign influence of Islamist fundamentalist.

The council says there is "no evidence" that any "Trojan Horse" activities will be uncovered despite an Ofsted spot check on Marner Primary School. The council says it expects the school will receive a "clean bill of health".

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Tower Hamlets Council has been accused of hypocrisy after spending over £128,000 on a failed attempt to stop the Panorama investigation being broadcast.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman's team paid the money on consultant lawyers, lobbyists and a QC, it was revealed this week.