Students from the Mulberry School For Girls in the heart of London's East Endgot the chance to question the US First Lady today.Read the full story ›
America's First Lady Michelle Obama will host an event at a school in East London today.
She will meet pupils at the Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets to discuss joint work between America and Britain to boost education for adolescent girls across the world through the Let Girls Learn initiative, championed by her and US president Barack Obama.
Pupils at the single-sex comprehensive will get the chance to grill the first lady - along with former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard, who chairs the board of the Global Partnership for Education.
It’s fantastic that the First Lady chose to visit one of our borough’s excellent schools today. Following a major transformation programme, our schools are now internationally recognised and delivering some of the best results in the country. I am sure the First Lady welcomed the chance to meet some of the inspirational young people our borough is rightly proud of and I know they will have found her visit an incentive for further success, in school and in life.
Labour's John Biggs has been elected mayor of Tower Hamlets borough in east London to replace Lutfur Rahman, who was removed from office for "corrupt and illegal practices" in April.
Polls in the Tower Hamlets Mayoral election re-run open at 7am this morning.
The election follows the removal of former Mayor Lutfur Rahman after a special election court found illegal practices were present in his 2014 election win.
The polls will close at 10pm with the result expected in the early hours of Friday morning.
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Nominations close later today for candidates standing to be the new Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
It comes after the election of former Mayor Lutfur Rahman was declared void following a court hearing.
At a rally packed with his supporters, former Tower Hamlets mayor Luftur Rahman has named the current cabinet member for housing Rabina Khan as the next mayoral candidate for his party. But it's unclear if she'll be allowed to stand, as the Tower Hamlets First party has been banned from the ballot.
At the rally at the Waterlily Conference Centre on Mile End Road, Cllr Khan insisted she was not a "puppet". She told the crowd she was proud to be Bangladeshi, proud to be Muslim and proud to be British.