Former Mayor of Tower Hamlets Doros Ullah has told ITV London that the community had "urged" the relevant authorities to take action over ongoing anti-social behaviour in the area, claiming that the death of a 16-year-old boy "could have been prevented".
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A lamp in the tower which houses Big Ben is to be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years.
Sir Bruce entertained audiences for more than seven decades.
Work in the tower will also pause over the bank holiday weekend.