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Hackney Wick Station has reopened following a £25m overhaul.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have donated flowers from their Royal Wedding on Saturday to a hospice that cares for patients from Newham and Tower Hamlets.

The Star is hosting a bank holiday street party to celebrate a decade since its launch in Bethnal Green Road.

​A film about former East End gangster and Kray twins hitman Fred Forman has had its premiere screening at the East End Film Festival. Fred, now a reformed character, tells Emma Bartholomew about being a ‘respectable’ criminal.

Olympic Park developers have been denounced for making a “highly offensive and racist remark” after referring to an “infestation of Travellers” at a public meeting.

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Sentencing of a “dangerous” addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery has been delayed for a sixth time – because one judge didn’t want to “go behind the back” of another.

Police in Hackney will merge with their counterparts in Tower Hamlets later this year as part of a desperate effort to cut £325million from the running costs of the cash-strapped Met.

Sentencing of a “dangerous” addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery has been delayed for a fifth time – because there are no beds for him at the psychiatric hospital he will be treated at.

A 17-year-old boy has today admitted carrying out six acid attacks against moped riders, including one in Newham, in a bid to steal their vehicles.

Detectives investigating the murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - believe he might have been an innocent victim in a dispute between rival criminal gangs from London and Birmingham.

Neighbours are worried that an all-day drinks and entertainment licence at the sales suite for The Stage development in Shoreditch will set an unwelcome precedent for its future use.

A man has been jailed for assaulting former footballer Paul Gascoigne in the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch.

A “dangerous and violent” man who has been missing from the John Howard Centre medium secure unit since May is now wanted for questioning by police over the violent robbery of a frail 92-year-old woman in Hoxton last week.

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW finds an extensive beer list at Mason and Company and Italian American influenced food from Capish?

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW and her family find the picture-perfect Arc 1950 has a wealth of activity going on during the summer, meaning you’ll never be stuck for things to do

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW gives the thumbs up to the revamped cocktail list at Tapas Revolution in Shoreditch

The future of a wall for street artists known the world over is in jeopardy as a development where Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre was unearthed draws near to completion.

The future of a wall for street artists - which is known the world over and has raised over £100,000 for charity - is in jeopardy, as The Stage development draws closer to completion. EMMA BARTHOLOMEW finds out more about the Shoreditch Art Wall.

Emma Bartholomew discovers a new passion for turkey at Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch.

While many cuisines from far-flung places across the world are becoming staple fodder for the London foodie scene, Nigeria is still one country which is firmly under the radar.

A third of Victoria Park is out of bounds after Field Day festival-goers churned it up in the wet weather, and will stay fenced off until the end of July.

If only the sun would finally emerge and the rain would lay off this summer, Smokey Tails is perfectly placed next to Hoxton Square to grab one of its new takeaway BBQ Picnics and go al fresco.

As we headed up to Avoriaz on windy mountain roads it suddenly came into view - perched high atop a cliff edge in the distance – and its stunning abstract architecture took my breath away.

Fanny Nelsons has been transformed back to its former glory and more, after narrowly escaping being converted into flats when it shut 18 months ago.

My date didn’t “pop the question” on our visit to Plateau and quite frankly it would have been a bit premature considering we’d only met three weeks earlier. But the sumptuous six course menu inspired by flowers served up in its lavish surroundings conjures up the perfect setting for a romantic meal, complete with a ring hidden in the desert should your beau feel transported on a “vague d’amour”.

Greek street food has received a Michelin-star makeover at Suvlaki in Soho.

Post-apocalyptic zombie thriller 28 Days Later is the latest movie to be staged by Secret Cinema, in its first foray into the horror genre.

Archaeologists have begun excavating one of Shakespeare’s lesser known playhouses – the Curtain Theatre where Henry V was first performed.

A Hoxton pensioner has been convicted of murdering his partner after he admitted decapitating her and trying to flush her head down a toilet.

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