COMMENTBy Giles Broadbent
I try to limit how often I pick apart Mayor Lutfur Rahman's empty rhetoric, partly because it's a full-time job and partly because it wearies the soul.
However, an occasional example suffices to cover the whole.
A motorcyclist involved in a collision which lead to the closure of the Blackwall Tunnel on Thursday has 'potentially life-changing' injuries, according to police.
Detectives have launched an appeal for information into the incident which caused widespread traffic chaos across London.
The Conservative Party in Tower Hamlets has selected Chris Wilford as its candidate for mayor.
The announcement came as the party announced pothole repairs and cleaner streets were two key issues it's campaigning on to win votes in May's election.
The number of working days lost to sickness is at its lowest for 20 years, at 131million days in 2013. That compares to 134m days in 2012, and 178m days in 1993.
The average worker, in 2013, lost 2.1% of their working year to sickness. London has the lowest rate at just 1.5%.
Check out how graphics below to find out whose sicker, men or women; or public or private sector workers.
A serious accident, believed to involve a van and a motorbike, has caused the closure of the Blackwall Tunnel northbound.
Transport for London said it is unsure of how long the closure will be for but said it will shut the southbound tunnel for a period to allow some northbound traffic through.
COMMENTBy Tabitha Ronson
At drop-off on Monday, I bumped into the mum who is at war with her ex. She was totally distraught and begged me to go for a coffee with her.
My boss is in New York this week so, well, while the cat's away and all that...
Sundance London is marking the 30th anniversary of its parent film festival with screenings of three of its greatest success stories.
It may just be a building on an industrial strip of land next to the busy entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel but the team behind Studio 338 say it will bring the Balearics to London this summer.
Amid the airport warnings about gels, baby milk and sharp objects, there should be a 6ft 5in silhouette of wounded bear Liam Neeson. You simply don't want to be sharing cabin class with this gravity-stricken trouble magnet.
COMMENTBy Peter Golds
Over the past three years the Government has provided Tower Hamlets Council with £77million of taxpayer's money for housing, £25million of this is in the current financial year.
Successive governments have accepted that regeneration and new building is essential to ensure continuous improvement in our borough.