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by John Biggs

The report into allegations of mismanagement at Tower Hamlets Council is shameful, showing a disregard for proper, transparent, accountable decision making by Mayor Lutfur Rahman.

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Firms in Stratford town centre have agreed to create a Business Improvement District to promote the area.

The deal means nearly 250 businesses will pay a levy of up to 1.5% of their rateable value each year to the scheme.

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The Tower Hotel by St Katharine Docks will be the venue for a prestigious business award event recognising the work of the best firms in east and south-east London.

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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for an immediate response from six independent Muslim schools in Tower Hamlets after education watchdog Ofsted said pupils might have been left vulnerable to radicalisation and their welfare put "at serious risk''.

The findings of the report into a seventh state school, Sir John Cass Foundation and Red Coat Church of England School in Stepney, had been leaked ahead of the publication date but now the full scale of the concerns has become clear.

Murder arrest after body found in car in Deptford

By Rob Virtue on November 21, 2014 10:52 AM |

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was seen attempting to throw a body in the Thames at Deptford Wharf.

Officers were called to the scene at 3am on Friday and stopped a car at nearby Evelyn Street. They found a man with severe head injuries inside the vehicle.

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The creator of an app that keeps all your loyalty cards in your phone is hoping to expand it across Canary Wharf stores.

The app can already be used at phone technology repair shop, iSmash, but founder Dev Subrata, says he plans to introduce it across the estate soon.

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The London Assembly has voted to investigate concerns about the relationship between Mayor of London Boris Johnson's inward investment arm and ABP, the Chinese developer which landed the contract to redevelop land neighbouring Royal Albert Dock.

The deal has come under fire with suggestions the relationship between London & Partners and ABP was too "cosy" and the tender process flawed.

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A Tower Hamlets school has been placed into special measures by education watchdog Ofsted over concerns about a sixth form Islamic society's links to radical preachers.

Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England School in Stepney is accused of failing its safeguarding duties after not monitoring the society's online activity. It is the first school outside Birmingham to be failed on such safeguarding issues.

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With a packed Christmas programme already under way, Canary Wharf Group's chief administrative officer Camille Waxer tells us what Wharfers can see this year.

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Plans to create nearly 500 new homes alongside open space, community and retail facilities at Glengall Quay have been revealed today, Wednesday.

Tameric Investments is leading the redevelopment scheme at the western end of Glengall Bridge, on the Isle of Dogs.

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Thousands of Wharfers tucked into free breakfasts this morning as Hilton Garden Inn served up pancakes, bacon rolls and muffins outside Canary Wharf.

Queues of commuters snaked out across Reuters Plaza as chefs took to the streets in a special Hilton Garden Inn food truck to dish out hot and cold items.

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The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has given his official response to the prospect of Commissioners arriving at the Town Hall to take over certain council functions.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman said he finds their instructions "to be excessive and disproportionate" to the findings of a report by PwC.

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Shopping channel QVC revealed in recent research that Brits will spend an average of £831.95 each this festive season.

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Fire crews evacuated about 100 people from a hotel and flats in West India Quay this morning.

They then tackled a small fire in the goods lift at the building in Hertsmere Road just before 3.30am.

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The High Court has rejected Tower Hamlets' second legal challenge to the Government's moves to instal commissioners in the Town Hall to oversee some aspect of the council's functions.

An earlier hearing had called the application for a judicial review of the decision "hopeless" but Mayor Lutfur Rahman's administration pushed ahead with an oral hearing anyway.