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Residents flee burning five-storey block of flats in Bethnal Green

Scores of people fled from their homes today after a fire broke out in a Bethnal Green block of flats.

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Palestinian flag flown from Tower Hamlets Town Hall

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has ordered the Palestinian flag to be flown from the Town Hall.

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Bedroom Tax and NHS campaigners lobby tonight’s Tower Hamlets council

Protesters are lobbying tonight’s meeting of Tower Hamlets council over the Bedroom Tax and threats to GP surgeries in London’s deprived East End.

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Prince Andrew meets Fish Island Lab artists

Prince Andrew opens Fish Island Labs to see artists pushing boundaries

Prince Andrew has officially opened the Barbican’s Fish Island Labs in East London as Britain’s first permanent centre for digital technology and artists exploring scientific frontiers.

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Noah on life support... before his sad passing

Noah’s Big Charity helps Royal London as legacy after his death at 3 months

Baby Noah’s sad passing at 90 days old—unable to breath by himself because of brain damage—has not been in vain.

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La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Pic: Clive Gee/EMPICS Sport

Leyton Orient learn possible Trophy opposition

Full details of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round draw have been revealed.

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Cyclists riding through the Highway

Video: Tour de France 2014 rides through Tower Hamlets and east London

Residents braved the rain in Tower Hamlets on Monday for the Tour de France, the largest sporting event in the world.

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MP for Poplar & Limehouse Jim Fitzpatrick says the Gaza slaughter must stop now

The last week before Parliamentary recess has been dominated by foreign news; the Israeli military strikes in Gaza and the downing of the aircraft over the Ukraine.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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