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Yesterday, 17:50

Children at one primary school in London’s East End decided they wanted to tell the traditional Nativity story this year from the animals’ point of view.

Yesterday, 16:36
Ahnaf Hamim with his Snowman Christmas card [Pictures: Steve Poston]

Ahnaf Hamim had a big smile and a big surprise for his mum and dad—his snowman drawing has been chosen for the Mayor of Tower Hamlets’ official Christmas card this year.

Yesterday, 11:40
Young patients at the Royal London Hospital receive their gifts. From left:  Rhyanne Gasper, 14, from Newham, Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, and Harshika Partheepan, 4 months, from Newbury Park, with volunteers from the Kindness Offensive Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Children being treated in hospital over Christmas received hundreds of gifts in a surprise visit by well-wishers.

Joel Adesina was stabbed on December 5 in Padbury Court off Bethnal Green Road

A 20-year-old man will today appear in court charged with murdering Dagenham teenager Joel Adesina.

Thu, 07:00
Bangladeshi campaigners on hunger strike in Altab Ali Park

Activists held a hunger strike to remember those killed in Bangladesh’s independence war and call for the punishment of a man they consider one of the perpetrators.

Wed, 17:53
Mayor Lutfur Rahman (left) and local government secretary Eric Pickles

Government-backed council bosses arrived at the Town Hall today to seize grant-making powers, promising to “restore faith” in how Tower Hamlets operates.

Wed, 12:00
Catherine Santucci [inset] and mountain of gifts Queen Mary students distributed to rough sleepers on the streets

Students have answered a Christmas goodwill call to help feed and clothe the homeless who are sleeping rough on the streets of London.

Sport

Yesterday, 18:00

London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson is writing a regular blog during the 2014/15 season

Yesterday, 15:00
Better Gym is opening a new site in North Greenwich

State-of-the-art venue to open in Docklands

Yesterday, 13:30

O’s striker keen to build on goal against Peterborough United last weekend.

Yesterday, 12:00
London Raiders duo TJ Fillery and Jacob Ranson competed in the Vauxhall Winter Classic in London this week

Youngsters ready to return

Yesterday, 10:00
Nathan Clarke (left) is hoping for a win on his return to Yorkshire when Leyton Orient travel to Barnsley tomorrow. Pic: Simon O'Connor

Captain keen to get O’s out of the rut they currently find themselves in.

Yesterday, 08:00
West Ham United v Newcastle at the Boleyn Ground

Hammers boss is looking to rotate his squad over the Christmas period

Thu, 15:00
East Ham Active are organising a walking football event this month

Event takes place two days after Christmas

Entertainment

Friday, December 5, 2014

Gravenurst’s lauded Nick Talbot, whose tragic death aged 37 was announced this morning, releases unheard material and two early albums that only reinforce his talents.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Carol Harrison with East Enders' Danny Dyer [left] and John Altman, and her 1960s Small Faces albumn

Hundreds of fans of the 1960s Small Faces band are coming to East London’s newly-reopened Ruskin Arms pub on Saturday night where the rock clock is being turned back to the Swinging Sixties.

Monday, December 1, 2014
John Grant - With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: Live In Concert

The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra are employed to superb effect in this spine-tingling concert with the singer-songwriter.

Friday, November 28, 2014
Kelis - Live In London

Kelis comes out on top with nifty reinterpretations of career classics and a feast of fun from her latest album.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kill It Kid - You Owe Nothing

Brit rockers wring every ounce of emotion from this debut set - but is it enough?

Monday, November 24, 2014
Iamamiwhoami - Blue

Swedish audiovisual artist Jonna Lee has come up trumps with the year’s most joyously complex pop record.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Neil Young - Storytone

Young offers fans intimate solo and lavishly orchestrated versions of the same songs, with typically mixed results.

Competitions

Thu, 17:17

Greenall’s The Original London Dry Gin, has added two new flavours to their gin range.

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