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COMMENT

By Giles Broadbent

You may believe that Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is right to challenge the Government's investigation into alleged financial malpractice at the Town Hall.

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A four year search for justice by the family of Ibrahim Ghrib finally received some reward after two men were found guilty of his manslaughter.

The 20-year-old (pictured right) and his girlfriend were attacked at Shadwell Basin and in the struggle he ended in the freezing water.

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After years of uncertainty residents at a riverside location in Tower Hamlets have finally been given the news that a concrete batching plant will not be built.

The scheme at Orchard Wharf would have seen 600,000 tonnes of aggregate pass through each year at the Thames site at the mouth of the River Lea.

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Police seized two cars at the weekend at a "Fast and Furious-style" gathering in Beckton.

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A train crossing over the Thames at Barking Riverside and a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians at Rotherhithe are being supported by London's Liberal Democrats.

Dozens arrested in police operation in east London

By Rob Virtue on September 19, 2014 10:50 AM |

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Police were out in force on Thursday as they targeted offenders using east London's road network.

Officers made 40 arrests across nine boroughs, with 10 of them taking place in Newham and two in Tower Hamlets.

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It was 300 years ago today that King George first set foot on British soil.

East London to be hit by Tube job losses

By Rob Virtue on September 18, 2014 3:39 PM |

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The full extent of staff cuts on the Tube have been disclosed - and east London will be suffering disproportionately.

Jobs losses are being made as part of the planned closure of ticket offices and it will see some stations lose over half their workforce.

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Canary Wharf is losing its McDonald's as work prepares to begin on a two-tower development.

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Businesses and developers should be installing solar technology, the Green Party's Jenny Jones has said.

The London Assembly environment committee member said rooftops - of schools, offices and car parks - were an underused resource.

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London mayor Boris Johnson learnt a thing or two in the classroom as he visited the East London Science School, which is taking part in a £320,000 project aiming to "put the fizz back into physics."

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An ambitious scheme to create a cultural quarter in east London to rival the South Bank is about to take shape.

The Olympicopolis scheme could see a 600-seat theatre for Sadler's Wells and V&A exhibition space all housed in a single building within four years.

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COMMENT

by Peter Golds

On September 11, voters in Newham's Beckton ward elected a new councillor.

The count was quick, efficient, and conducted in a calm and quiet manner. Polling stations were, as we would expect, equally calm and quiet too.

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It's unusual to have a driving range as part of a major residential scheme.

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A man was rescued from the Thames at Greenwich Pier last night after a police helicopter detected him by his body heat.

An RNLI crew from Tower lifeboat station and a marine police unit were called to reports of a man in the water just before 10pm and began to search for him using spotlights.

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