A council's plan to sell a Henry Moore sculpture has hit a snag as another local authority has said it owns it. Lutfur Rahman
It is no secret that street food in London is thriving. Every month new traders hit the scene with mind boggling new concepts and taste combinations crazy enough to make Heston think twice... But our own experience thus far has been fraught by intransigent councils and endless negotiating with the powers that be.
There has been huge domestic and international interest in our decision to sell a much loved Henry Moore sculpture, 'Old Flo', that our borough bought many years ago - it wasn't donated to us as press reports have erroneously claimed. We are not the first authority to explore raising much needed revenue at a time of austerity from selling works of art... If only there was as much national media interest in the fact that we are being forced to make £100million cuts by 2015, as there has been over the proposed sale of this sculpture to mitigate the effect of some of those cuts
The implications of austerity for residents in boroughs like Tower Hamlets is literally to turn back time. Our youth are the first generation to be poorer than their parents. No longer can families have the expectation of increasing living standards. The welfare state compact that has defined the post war period is being rewritten, and not for the better. The consequences will be greater inequality, with all its accompanying ills.
A series of marches by a right-wing group has been banned amid fears of violence on the streets. Policing minister Damian
This demonstration has been a long time coming. It comes at a time when for the first time we can really see the true extent of this government's plan to cut the public sector and shrink the state to proportions that would even shock America.
The redevelopment of London's historic Spitalfields Fruit and Wool Exchange is a loss to London socially and culturally, but also to its economy.
When David Cameron and George Osborne first coined the phrase "We are all in it together", I started counting the spoons. The idea that these multi-millionaire ex-Etonians, both of who have no experience of life at the sharp end should speak in such a glib manner was shocking enough.
The immigration debate is often reduced to a mundane battle of statistics. Though just focusing on the economic aspect of immigration does not do nearly enough justice to the scale of the problem.
We welcomed the Olympics in Tower Hamlets, despite our concerns about its over commercialisation.