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09:01
Engineers making emergency resurfing repairs in damaged Blackwall Tunnel

The Blackwall Tunnel has fully reopened this-morning after yesterday’s fuel spillage which led to 10-mile traffic jams in east London.

07:58
Isabella Frances, 4, at the foot of T Rex, while Ibrahim Hoque, 5, finds himslef in the dinosaur's jaws [photos: Vikki Lince]

Children made a universe out of Lego bricks or went back in time to meet T Rex, the king of the dinosaurs, at a big science festival.

Yesterday, 16:09
Deputy Tower Hamlets Mayor Rachael Saunders

Claims of “fraud and corruption” in council youth services under disgraced ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman have emerged in an address to members of Tower Hamlets council in East London by Deputy Mayor Rachael Saunders.

Mon, 21:26
Abbie Gillgan (left) and two Women's Heritage protesters who unveiled their billbaord in Cable Street [photo: Chris Field]

Angry women fed-up with the “tacky” Jack the Ripper museum that opened in the East End—contravening its original ‘heritage’ planning permit—today unveiled a protest billboard virtually opposite the black-painted premises in Cable Street.

Mon, 15:00
Fish sculptured from plastic dumped in Thames [photos: Todd-White]

An artwork made entirely from non-degradable litter being dumped in the Thames aims to show the public the shock number of fish found with plastic in their gut.

Mon, 12:00
One of TfL's organised walks along the Embankment, passing the Millenium footbridge [photo: Eleanor Bentall]

Enthusiasts spent the weekend on their feet tramping through East London and the City on tours to mark May as National Walking Month.

Mon, 11:52
Gemma Berezag releases peace dove at 20th anniversary of IRA Canary Wharf bombing

A Bill finally starts its passage through Parliament today to compensate victims of the IRA bombing in Canary Wharf 20 years ago.

It would use some of the £9.5 billion frozen assets of Colonel Gaddafi, the former Libyan dictator who supplied semtex to the IRA’s terrorist campaign including the Docklands bomb that killed two men and injured 51 other people.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
River Lea murder under Canning Town Bridge [Google image] showing killer Saulius Urbanavicius (left) and his vitim Vaidas Sakalauskas [Met Police photos]

A homeless man has been jailed for life for the sleeping-bag murder of a fellow rough sleeper whose body was discovered in the water as the tide ran out in the Bow Creek in east London.

Sport

27 minutes ago
Russell Slade on the touchline alongside with Kevin Nugent (right) when the pair were Leyton Orient manager and assistant respectively (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Former Wales under-21 international hasn’t been offered a new contract with east Londoners and has looked back on his best memories with the O’s

12:00
Newark Youth London celebrate after being crowned winners of the UK Bangladeshi Championships (pic: Emdad Rahman).

UK Bangladesh Championships Final: Newham Youth London 1 Leeds One Formation 0

09:52
Hornchurch's Paul Walter picked up 2-11 for Essex's second team (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

A host of players from the Essex Cricket Leagues helped the county seconds gain the upper-hand on the opening day of their County Championship clash with Glamorgan at Bishops’ Stortford.

West Ham legend Tony Cottee

Our West Ham columnist says the season has been an eight out of 10

07:00
Tom Toolis lines up a shot (pic: claregreenphotography.com)

Former Coopers pupil impresses in relay event in Russia

Yesterday, 18:55
Ravi Bopara appeals for a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Welsh side earn bragging rights on day three

Yesterday, 15:35
The ground which Ilford Catholic call home in Barkingside

Ilford Catholic’s Andrew Humphrey is writing a blog during the 2016 season

Yesterday, 14:20
Edward Kennett of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

In-form British rider comes in for unavailable Swiderski

Yesterday, 10:30
Sir Bradley Wiggins will return to London for the Six Day event in October (pic: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Five-time Olympic gold medalist to make bow at iconic event

Entertainment

Mon, 15:00
Fish sculptured from plastic dumped in Thames [photos: Todd-White]

An artwork made entirely from non-degradable litter being dumped in the Thames aims to show the public the shock number of fish found with plastic in their gut.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Avoriaz

As we headed up to Avoriaz on windy mountain roads it suddenly came into view - perched high atop a cliff edge in the distance – and its stunning abstract architecture took my breath away.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Fanny Nelsons

Fanny Nelsons has been transformed back to its former glory and more, after narrowly escaping being converted into flats when it shut 18 months ago.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Grrrr... T Rex ready to snap if you get too close to Queen Mary's life-size replica dinasaur skull

Children can go face-to-face with a full-size dinosaur skull and also make their own pedal-powered smoothie when a two-week community festival opens in London’s East End on Saturday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Artists opened their studio doors to the public in Wapping [photo: Ollie Harrop]

Artists’ studio doors were flung open to the public for the first time in Wapping’s historic Pennington Street warehouse.

Sunday, May 15, 2016
The fantastical desert on the floral tasting menu at Plateau, with the Cadenzza ring which is included with the meal

My date didn’t “pop the question” on our visit to Plateau and quite frankly it would have been a bit premature considering we’d only met three weeks earlier. But the sumptuous six course menu inspired by flowers served up in its lavish surroundings conjures up the perfect setting for a romantic meal, complete with a ring hidden in the desert should your beau feel transported on a “vague d’amour”.

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