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Teenagers leaving care homes and going into the adult world are to be excempt from Tower Hamlets council tax until they are 25, the local authority decided last night.

A man who whacked his partner with a frying pan 20 times following a trivial argument over a text message has been jailed for six years.

A former top government civil servant is coming to Whitechapel to take on the fight against East End poverty as Toynbee Hall’s new chief executive.

An operation to ‘clean up’ the Thames is underway with new research by the Port of London Authority.

More police officers are being recruited in east London to tackle crime and drug dealing on Tower Hamlets council estates—paid for by the town hall.

An academic programme for former Chelsea FC players making the transfer away from football as part of an ‘aftercare’ scheme is being set up by the Institute for Sport Business at its Hackney Wick campus.

Police are urging possible victims of a paedophile sex predator who raped a girl under nine years old in east London to come forward.

A new multi-sensory exhibition has opened in east London in time for the school holidays where youngsters experience the ‘forest of the future’ to understand the natural world.

GPs worried about plans to streamline NHS functions with social care to save £500 million across east London have won Tower Hamlets Council support.

Controversial plans to bring in a night levy on selling alcohol after midnight are back on the drawing board after traders legally challenged Tower Hamlets Council’s earlier attempt.

A petition by 2,000 schoolchildren has failed to stop Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation being axed in a stormy council debate last night.

An art competition on how to change Hackney Road “for the better” has been scooped by pupils at Bethnal Green’s Oakland’s Secondary taking first and second places with several runners-up.

Police have warned that they’ll get tough in a bid to stop a Big Summer TakeOver event with ‘boy racers’ planned between Tower Hill and Canary Wharf on Sunday.

A killer zombie knife has been found hidden at the back of an electricity junction box on a housing estate in Mile End during a weapons sweep.

Hundreds of youngsters plan a town hall demonstration at tonight’s Tower Hamlets council meeting to protest at youth sports programme face being scrapped through lack of funds.

The deadline for objections runs out tomorrow to try and stop developers in their tracks churching up the Limehouse Triangle to build two tower blocks of flats.

Police are running activities before schools break up at the end of term to deter youngsters from carrying knives during the summer holidays.

An artist and a university academic have been given awards for their documentary and exhibition of the 1996 IRA bombing of Canary Wharf.

An apprentice crew has won this year’s Barge Drive race on the Thames rowing seven miles downriver under Tower Bridge from the Houses of Parliament to Greenwich Palace.

Schoolchildren who took a petition to the Department of Education in Whitehall about school funds being cut have learned tonight that the government may have found some cash after all—but their mums, dads and teachers aren’t holding their breath.

Affordable business rents should be used in the war to stop small firms being pushed out of East London by large companies, campaigners say..

A second arrest has been made by detectives investigating five linked acid attacks in east and north London late last night, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

The old market square in Poplar is going back six decades to the Swing era and its Festival of Britain roots on Sunday.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a spate of five acid attacks during street robberies across east London late last night—all thought to be connected.

Small businesses fire off a revolution with a Bastille Day social on Friday in Shoreditch to show that East End trade is thriving.

A town hall charter protecting private renting tenants in Tower Hamlets against rogue landlords and illegal evictions is being set up after a three-year campaign.

An off-duty minicab driver who raped a woman passenger twice and sexually assaulted two others he had stalked in Old Street has been jailed for 12 years.

Hundreds of low paid hospital workers in east London begin a seven-day strike in a pay dispute for a 30p-an-hour pay rise claim.

A motorist was squirted in the face with a noxious-type liquid and his car stolen in a robbery on the A13 Commercial Road in Stepney during last night’s rush-hour.

Footage from CCTV showing a 92-year-old woman being violently robbed in a broad daylight in Hoxton has been released today by detectives.

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