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Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is claiming petitioners contesting his election win have "no evidence" despite High Court judges giving the go-ahead to an inquiry into the vote.

And petitioners have accused the mayor and the election's returning officer John Williams of squandering money on the unsuccessful appeal.

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A Victorian tunnel in east London has been renovated as it prepares to become part of the Crossrail train system.


Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has failed in an attampt to stop an inquiry into the events surrounding his election in May.


Plans to transform Royal Albert Dock into an Asian business district have been approved by Newham Council.

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A 19-year-old woman was assaulted and raped in a street attack in Plumstead earlier this month.

It happened at about 4.30am on Sunday, July 13, near Glyndon Estate, when the teenager was making her way home after a night out.

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A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was stabbed in a Newham park.

Police, who had been called to reports of violence in Plaistow Park, Balaam Street, on Saturday afternoon, found the boy with a number of wounds.


Two east London youth projects have reached the finals of this year's National Lottery Awards.


Lycra-clad cyclists seem to be taking over the Canary Wharf estate. So it's no surprise the latest store to open in the area is specifically catering for that market.


Plans to transform Silvertown Quays by bringing in businesses, brands and building 3,000 new homes have been submitted.


Sip Champagne or leisurely chew on delicate morsels while suspended 100ft above Canary Wharf this summer as London In The Sky arrives.


A new vision and brand mark was today unveiled to symbolise the "next chapter" in Canary Wharf Group's 27-year history.


Plans to bring a floating village to the Royal Docks have been criticised by Newham's mayor over a lack of affordable housing.


Flybe has announced plans to launch flights from London City to Aberdeen, drawing praise from David Cameron.

The Prime Minister welcomed the safeguarding of the "vital route" which is being dropped by British Airways.

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Canary Wharf Group has won permission to build 3,100 new homes among the estate's towering skyscrapers.

The homes will be built on a 20-acre mixed use site in Wood Wharf that will include offices, shops, restaurants and cafes.


Calls have been made to rezone West Ham, Canning Town and four DLR station to increase the rate of regeneration in east London.

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said it would be unfair not to make the changes after Stratford was given the go-ahead to move from Zone 2 to 2/3 by 2016.

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