A food festival is planned over three days in the Moat at the Tower of London next month with cooking demos from top chefs and lessons on how to decorate a naked cake.

Former BBC Countryfile TV presenter Julia Bradbury is urging people to cross Tower Bridge in her campaign to stop people dying of bowel cancer.

Teenager Shakila Karim who raised funds for Grenfell Tower families and for victims of the Nepal earthquake with her own benefit concerts is launching a singing career with her first EP record.

A new film about the notorious Krays gangland rulers inspired by true events tells the shocking story of Mad Axeman Frank Mitchell’s murder.

Women are taking over Wilton’s Music Hall for a four-day festival to “put the gender balance” into traditional south Asian performance culture.

Angry commuters and passers-by who stop off for a coffee at Frank Wang’s cart outside Bethnal Green tube station are protesting tonight alongside Chinese community leaders against what they say is a bid to get rid of him.

New drinking water refill dispenser machines are being installed at Canary Wharf to try and phase out ‘single use’ plastic bottles.

Work is about to resume on the controversial Westferry printworks construction site which caused months of pollution and clouds of dust on the Isle of Dogs last summer.

A call for flexibility to allow ‘fast track’ religious burials has been made by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets following a High Court ruling against a “dogmatic” queuing system.

A clinical trial has begun by researchers at Whitechapel using stem cell transplants to grow new immune systems for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease.

Derek Sansom is one of 8,000 traders signing a petition calling on the government to halt Network Rail’s “fire sale” of 4,455 railway arches.

Downing Street should up the tabs on the £1.1 million legal bills facing four petitioners who ousted Lutfur Rahman’s corrupt town hall regime in the High Court, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets is demanding.

A schoolboy has become the latest stabbing victim after being attacked in Bromley-by-Bow last night.

Schoolchildren are being ‘recruited’ to learn how to shoot straight with a crossbow by yeomen at the Tower of London.

The fun is just starting this-morning at east London’s Victoria Park for a family day out.

Drivers leaving their engines running when parked are being slapped with £20 fines—double if not paid in 28 days.

A new device to help Type 1 diabetics monitor their glucose levels without having to go through blood tests with needles is now available on the NHS after its approval by Tower Hamlets GPs’ commissioning group.

Wannabe engineers have been trying their hand at broadband wiring techniques in a recruitment drive run by Tower Hamlets Council’s jobs training service.

Little Freddy Cooper has to have breathing mask to survive the day living next to a massive demolition site on the Isle of Dogs.

A strange character appears to be inviting passengers on board the DLR for a tourist ‘Discovery’ run starting on Saturday for the summer holiday between Tower Gateway and the Cutty Sark at Greenwich.

Canary Wharf could soon be turned into the world’s first single-use ‘plastic free’ commercial district.

The deadline for the next stage in Network Rail’s controversial £1.5bn arches sell-off is Thursday when the remaining four shortlist bidders must come up with a structured management plan to stay in the game.

Bad housing and the struggle to find decent accommodation can affect people’s health such as obesity and mental stress, a conference of Tower Hamlets professionals has been told.

Tributes have poured into Roman Road Market where traders and shoppers left flowers for Brian Baker, ‘the king of the wheelbarrows’ who has died aged 77.

Developers who went ahead with ambitious regeneration plans despite the recession have completed the final phase of St Paul’s Square in Bromley-by-Bow.

A man who survived an avalanche and still recovering from brain injury six years later has been back to the Alps to return to snowboarding after long treatment at Ability Bow therapy gym.

A big-hearted big brother who cares for his little sister with a rare disease persuaded his school in Wapping to hold a fundraising day for a charity that helps children with liver conditions.

Children’s author Caroline Lawrence is starting a hunt to find out what happened to a teenage girl whose 2,000-year-old remains were discovered near London Bridge.

Mums turned up to address Tower Hamlets cabinet meeting with a plea against closing down their children’s nurseries—but were barred from speaking.

The government has rejected a plea by anti-corruption petitioners to pick up the tabs on their £1 million legal bills after they got Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman’s regime banned for election rigging.


Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

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