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The cost of policing September’s English Defence League (EDL) march and counter demonstrations in east London was £1.9million, it can be revealed.

Traditional half time food is set to be dished up with a twist at a new restaurant being opened by Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville celebrating the beautiful game.

Henry Moore’s £17m Draped Seated Woman sculpture is to be sold off “at the earliest opportunity”, Tower Hamlets council has insisted.

Confiscated objects - ranging from pea-shooters to make up - taken from school pupils are to be put on display in a new exhibition.

London’s first electric car club has been launched in Tower Hamlets, allowing drivers to rent vehicles on a “pay-per-use” basis.

A massive police operation saw 140 officers swoop on Whitechapel Market targeting illegal immigrants and traders selling counterfeit goods.

A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged with grievous bodily harm after an alleged attack on an American student was caught on CCTV.

Boris Johnson has given the green light to controversial plans to turn the former Queen Elizabeth Children’s Hospital into flats.

Two of the Tower of London’s prize ravens donated for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee have been eaten by a fox.

Former education minister Estelle Morris has backed calls for more work to be done to tackle Tower Hamlets’ schools crisis.

Works by a controversial Victorian writer whose novels brought the East End to life are being explored in a conference this weekend.

Archivists have made a start on the mammoth task of sorting through 100 years worth of history at the East London Mosque.

Harvest season has seen more than 100 children and parents pick vegetables grown in Mile End Park.

Around 140 police officers are carrying out raids in Whitechapel this afternoon as part of a “pre-planned” swoop by the Met.

A food shop opened its doors on Thursday after a £365,000 refurbishment.

Two robbers who slashed, stabbed and beat a group of friends who were on their way home from a night out in an unprovoked attack with knives and a crowbar have been jailed.

Squeezed households have been given a drop of good news as a regulator rejected a planned eight per cent hike in water bills.

A young ballerina has seen her dreams come true after she was picked to feature in the English Youth Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker.

Entrepreneur Jamal Edwards told pupils to follow their dreams and be “persistent” during a school visit yesterday.

Boris Johnson’s ‘cycle superhighways’ have been branded “confusing” by a coroner who investigated two cyclists’ deaths in east London.

Concern over Tower Hamlets Council’s accounts has been raised following the publication of a compensation payment to a senior staff member.

The second round of public funding for repairs to faith buildings is up for grabs.

A group which brought a taste of Africa to the East End has been handed a gardening gong.

A white Muslim convert who wants to bring Sharia law to Britain has admitted assaulting two people during street patrols in Whitechapel.

A London Assembly Member has backed a coroner’s call to improve safety for cyclists at the busy Bow roundabout interchange.

School pupils raised £900 for the Foodbank charity in Tower Hamlets by organising a non-uniform day.

The proud parents of a baby girl delivered on a garage forecourt by police and the suspects they were questioning look set to follow a bobby’s advice by calling her ‘Mercedes’.

A town hall chief received a £115,000 payout, causing a government minister to accuse Tower Hamlets Council of “outrageous waste.”

The layout of Boris Johnson’s ‘cycle superhighway’ where a rider died after being dragged beneath the wheels of a lorry was “an accident waiting to happen”, an inquest heard.

Teenagers in Tower Hamlets are falling off the council’s radar, the government has warned.

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