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Both want to be doctors...  Bethnal Green Academy's inseparable GCSE classmates Aanisah Anjum and Rayisa Karim

Bethnal Green Academy breaks record with 80pc GCSE passes in A*-C grades

Two classmates at Bethnal Green Academy do everything together—study, play, go out and both even want to go to medical school to become doctors.

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Once expelled from school... now Liam Joseph Beckles gets his GCSEs at Bethnal Green Academy

Liam was expelled before coming to Bethnal Green Academy and now has 6 GCSEs

Liam Joseph-Beckles has been expelled from several schools and was not educated in mainstream provision.

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Engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend works and Notting Hill Carnival close parts of Tube and Overground network

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this Notting Hill Carnival weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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HSBC Bank's Canary Wharf HQ

Students ‘more entrepreneurial’ after recession to set up own businesses, says HSBC

Growing up in the recession is leading more students starting university this autumn wanting to set up their own business when they graduate, say researchers at HSBC’s Canary Wharf HQ.

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Central Line users in Tower Hamlets will be affected

Delays expected as Central Line drivers strike

Commuters will face delays this morning after Central Line drivers called a strike.

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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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Suraiya Rashid, four, enjoys a ride at the Stepney Green Fair

Pictures: Stepney Green fair attracts thousands

There were rides and activities galore to entertain all ages at the Stepney Green fair on Sunday.

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City & London AM John Biggs accuses Tower Hamlets council of improper use of time

I remain busy at City Hall. There are new ideas for east London river crossings, plans for the next Crossrail line, major planning applications to dig into, budgets to manage, challenging policing matters to consider. Yet I am drawn back to comment yet again on Tower Hamlets politics. It’s not surprising – the East End is always the most raw and lively place in the UK.

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