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Tower Hamlet’s dodgy grants – a Wapping story

Tower Hamlet’s dodgy grants – a Wapping story

Update 13 May 2015: Below is a response from Tower Hamlets Council to this story which was received yesterday. “I have been asked to advise you that no grant agreements were signed, and no payments were made to the organisation named in your piece from the council’s Main Stream Grants programme (2012-15).  The organisation in […]

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Special ‘You had one job’ Souvenir Poster Download

Special ‘You had one job’ Souvenir Poster Download

In celebration of the events of Thursday LW is offering all (well, both) it’s readers the opportunity to download this special ‘cut-out-and-keep’ poster of the ex-Mayor and chum.Click the image above to download a PDF version or just click here.Please feel free to download and print off a copy of this lovely collectors edition A3 poster. […]

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St. George’s Day was Armageddon day for Tower Hamlets First

St. George’s Day was Armageddon day for Tower Hamlets First

Ooh what a kerfuffle!  Scenes of elation and defeat inside and outside Court 38 at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand today as Electoral Commissioner Mawrey QC delivered a damning judgement.You can read some of the highlights here.At times it was enough to make you wince as Mr Mawrey forensically worked his way […]

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DCLG Commissioners clamp down on Tower Hamlets grants

DCLG Commissioners clamp down on Tower Hamlets grants
The Commissioners sent in by Eric Pickles to sort out Tower Hamlets council have begun to publish the results of their work on the Main Stream Grants (MSG) shambles.Have a look at the bar chart below to see which organisation’s projects have been stopped. Grant funding with ‘red’ status are the ones in – you […]

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Tower Hamlets audit report reveals grants funding shambles

Tower Hamlets audit report reveals grants funding shambles

A Tower Hamlets council audit report paints a grim picture of an almost total lack of control in relation to the awarding and monitoring of grants across the borough. The internal audit report, which covers the period September 2014 to November 2014, describes a culture within Tower Hamlets council that seems to have little or no interest in accounting […]

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