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Mayor Rahman insists 'nothing rotten' in Tower Hamlets

Controversial Mayor Lutfur Rahman told ITV News today:

There's nothing rotten in Tower Hamlets.

– Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman Credit: ITV News

On a school visit in Stepney, Rahman insisted there was no evidence of intimidation in May's election. The mayor claimed his staff were co-operating fully with an investigation ordered by ministers.

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman Credit: ITV News

The outcome of the audit was delayed after a senior civil servant accused Tower Hamlets of obstruction.

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Tower Hamlets named best for school meals service

Children in Tower Hamlets are enjoying the best school meals service in Britain. Catering staff in the area, who serve up meals for a staggering 24,000 children everyday, have been named catering service of the year in the industries biggest awards.

Children in Tower Hamlets are enjoying the best school meals service in Britain. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Tower Hamlets Council's Contract Services staff won the title at the annual Lead Association for Education Catering (LACA) Awards.

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