How Tower Hamlets Council hides the truth from residents (and everyone else)

LW is publishing a few redacted examples of the many email questions we have sent to…

Labour Party MP candidate Apsana Begum faces council investigation into social housing

The Sun newspaper has revealed that Apsana Begum, Labour candidate for Poplar and Limehouse, is facing…

Freedom of Information does not exist in this east London borough (you can guess which one)

Tower Hamlets Council Freedom of Information publication scheme does not work. Even if you know that…

Bethnal Green Academy ‘ISIS bride’ Shamima Begum challenges removal of British citizenship in court

A legal challenge over the removal of British citizenship from Bethnal Green Academy ‘ISIS bride’ Shamima…

YOUTH SERVICES Another review underway amid rumours of outsourcing service to Poplar HARCA

LW has obtained a copy of a Tower Hamlets Council Children’s Services document which states that…

Maggie Thatcher would be proud of the property portfolios of Tower Hamlets Labour councillors

Last night at a Development Committee meeting at Tower Hamlets Town Hall two planning applications were…

Labour councillor Tarik Khan has new job at Office of National Statistics. Or is it Canary Wharf?

Seems that Labour Cllr. Tarik Khan (St Peter’s) has a new job with the Office of…

Tower Hamlets Labour ex-councillor Mohammed Harun pleads guilty to housing fraud

Former Tower Hamlets Labour councillor Harun Miah has pleaded guilty to housing fraud at magistrates court…

Action by Schools Adjudicator could mean a reprieve for Raines Foundation Secondary School

According to residents fighting the attempt to close Raines Foundation Secondary School, Tower Hamlets Council has…

Council threatened with witness summons by Local Government Ombudsman: few surprised

Thanks once again to BBC Local Democracy reporter Rachael Burford who spotted a very interesting letter…