There has been a 27 per cent increase in rough sleepers across Tower Hamlets since 2013.

Police are hunting a cigar-smoking suspect whose single punch left his victim with a “permanently disfigured jaw” and potentially permanent facial nerve damage.

A man who drove his white Range Rover into three Muslims celebrating Eid has been jailed for 12 years.

The legacy of a corrupt 19th century magistrate’s crimes against the East End’s poorest was exposed in a book talk at the Wanstead Tap.

This relentlessly fascinating account of the sordid schemes of Joseph Merceron, a 19th century magistrate of Bethnal Green, charts the rise, fall and return of a man who shamelessly stole from the East End’s poorest.

From pro-wrestlers to politicians, here are our top 10 most unlikely Hammers.

A takeaway owner from Bethnal Green has been fined after a customer found a cockroach in their curry.

“Major failings” by police led allowed electoral fraud Lutfur Rahman to remain mayor as evidence was missed, an investigation concluded today.

Drivers on the Night Tube will be balloted for strike action in a dispute over pay and career progression.

Police are growing “increasingly concerned” about a 13-year-old girl who went missing yesterday.

Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing £1,600 in nine armed robberies across east London bookies, including five in the borough.

An Old Bailey jury found a Romford man not guilty of murdering 15-year-old Joel Adesina today.

A passenger travelling in the car of a man accused of murdering 15-year-old Joel Adesina carried out the fatal stabbing in self-defence, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

The murder trial continues today over the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old schoolboy Joel Adesina at Bethnal Green in London’s East End before Christmas after one of the men accused of taking part was acquitted by an Old Bailey judge.

Stabbed teenager Joel Adesina spent his final hours in a weaponised gang wearing face coverings and fleeing at least one man with a knife, the Old Bailey heard.

Joel Adesina and friends went looking to “stab people up” on the night of his death, the Old Bailey heard today.

One of the group Joel Adesina was with the night he died threw an object at the car of a man accused of his murder, the Old Bailey heard today.

Stab victim Joel Adesina was carrying a “sword” on the night he was killed, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.

Rushanara Ali, the Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate for Bethal Green and Bow, has been selected as the constituency’s member of parliament.

Votes have been cast and are being counted for the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

Tower Hamlets Foodbank has received an interior design reboot – thanks to architecture firm Gensler.

Today the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition announced its Poplar and Limehouse candidate for the general election.

Labour councillor Rachael Saunders has accused mayor Lutfur Rahman of failing the people of Tower Hamlets.

Today parliament dissolved, marking the start of official general election campaigning.

Chancellor George Osborne announced a “saving revolution” today in his final budget before the General Election.

The world’s largest community genetics research project launched yesterday in East London.

Lutfur Rahman has refused to scrap his tax-funded car while backing cuts to services helping children and young people leaving care.

A cyclist has died following a collision with a truck.

Transport union RMT has cancelled a strike that was due to start tomorrow at 4am.

Cellist Jo Quail’s unorthodox live return takes the form of her new show, Nocturnes.

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