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Opponents of the so-called ‘hijab gates’ to Brick Lane can relax - the plans will definitely not go ahead.

The controversial proposals by David Gallagher Associates to build giant headscarf-shaped arches in London’s East End as part of a £1.85 million cultural trail sparked a huge row - mainly on the grounds that they looked horrible.

Tower Hamlets Council said it would consult further before pressing ahead, but, following a change of council after the general election, the dream is no more.

There is no similar news on Anish Kapoor’s proposed Olympic landmark (AJ 08.04.10).

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