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EastEnders TV star Richard Blackwood was the surprise special guest on stage for the academic awards of New City College students.

A study into whether London’s first town council for 100 years should be set up has been started by Tower Hamlets Council.

A badly-needed footbridge linking the Isle of Dogs to Canary Wharf has been given £7 million government funding to start construction following a three-year campaign.

Worshippers are getting their new church on the Isle of Dogs that is finally “healing the wounds” seven decades after their Victorian building was destroyed in the Blitz.

A robot that has helped surgeons carry out 230 operations at the Royal London in 12 months has had its first birthday public debut with some of the patients it has treated.

Frank Wang has won a victory to carry on dishing out coffee from his cart outside the entrance to the London Underground station at Bethnal Green.

The government has finally ended the ‘probation’ overseeing the affairs of a once-troubled Tower Hamlets Council three years after the Lutfur Rahman era ended in the High Court.

The busy Blackwall, Rotherhithe and Limehouse Link road tunnels have found their way onto a list of Britain’s longest subterranean highways in a survey by the motor trade.

A diverse audience packed the start of the Bangla music festival that has returned to east London for its eighth year.

An apprentice working for council building contractors and a Tower Hamlets parks department manager have received awards for going that extra mile in their jobs.

The first-ever Formula E art car was unwrapped at Truman’s Old Brewery after artist Dean Stockton was given a new set of wheels to do what he wants with it.

The bishop who took over the Stepney diocese in a “baptism of fire” during the 2011 riots and went on to campaign to stop the EDL’s march and a Jack the Ripper tourinst trap has had to quit through ill health.

Plans have been unveiled today to revamp the east London’s famous Museum of Childhood to inspire future generations with activities to spark creative skills through play.

A hand-drawn map to help east London’s small traders in the run-up to the Christmas shopping spree is being prepared by artist Adam Dant.

The iconic Brick Lane in the heart of London’s East End is staging a street festival on Sunday aimed at keeping traders up to date.

A study begins next month to set up one of London’s first town councils which would cover Spitalfields and the area around Petticoat Lane, bringing “parish politics” back after more than a century.

Angry mums have vowed to fight on after the mayor of Tower Hamlets agreed at last night’s cabinet meeting to close council-run day nurseries.

A Met police officer who ‘kneed’ a boy to the ground during an arrest in Poplar has been cleared of misconduct.

A week of events for the elderly is being championed by Tower Hamlets Council to tackle isolation and keep them active.

The biggest festival of Bengali music outside the Indian sub-continent returns to east London at the end of the month for its sixth year running.

A plastic bottle ‘return deposit’ scheme on drinks has been started at Canary Wharf to stop single-use plastic waste.

Calls on the public today to vote in another referendum are being made by Tower Hamlets Council’s newly-appointed Brexit Commissioner.

Parishioners joined faith and civic leaders on a canal barge yesterday to get the Bishop of Stepney’s official blessing for their new community.

A snake found stuck in a mousetrap in the street in Limehouse has been rescued by the RSPCA, the second found within a mile in just eight weeks.

A financial ‘health centre’ is being opened today to help families struggling to make ends meet as the government completes its roll-out of Universal Credit to postcodes around Bethnal Green and part of Shoreditch.

Artists are throwing open their studio doors to the public in east London this weekend as part of a free ‘open studios’ event for the 50th anniversary of the Space arts organisation.

A fact-finding visit to see how school pupils are keeping fit with sports has been made by Tower Hamlets councillor Danny Hassell.

The historic Kingsley Hall where Mahatma Gandhi stayed in 1931 to be among the East End’s poor is marking its 90th anniversary tomorrow.

A Brexit ‘roadshow’ advice session for EU citizens living in Tower Hamlets is being held in Whitechapel tomorrow.

A choir that takes on new members without auditions is recruiting for its Christmas concert performance in Limehouse.

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