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

Youngsters from Bethnal Green's Morpeth Secondary at the Jewish Cemetery in Stepney Green to m ark the Holocaust

School pupils packed a disused Jewish cemetery in London’s East End today to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Nazi death camp in the Second World War.

Nick Fearn (left) returns Ehsan's lost phone after teacher Jerome Weatherman (right) rang it

Schoolboy Ehsan Rahman was devastated when he lost his mobile phone and thought he would never see it again.

Cellist Jo Quail is set to perform at St John in Bethnal Green on February 7

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

Islington primary pupils working on some programming at the event

Schoolchildren set to be future Tech City pioneers came together to celebrate their achievements in computing last week, joined by television personality Maggie Philbin.

Two lanes are blocked southbound on the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach.

Motorists heading southbound towards the Blackwall Tunnel face heavy delays this morning following a crash involving a lorry and a car.

DLR strike set for next week

Thursday, January 22, 2015
DLR workers are set to strike for 48 hours next week

Commuters across Tower Hamlets are set to face further misery if a 48 hour DLR strike goes ahead next week.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
You could win £100 worth of Ocado vouchers (picture: Katie Collins/PA)

We’ve teamed up with online supermarket Ocado to bring you the chance to win £100 worth of shopping vouchers.

Britain First post pictures of their armoured van in Whitechapel

“Christian Patrols” returned to Whitechapel this week as far-right campaigners claiming to target Muslim extremists roamed the East End.

Crime & Court

Monday, January 19, 2015

A man who was caught filming another man using the toilets at Liverpool Street station had a sick stash of animal porn on his phone, police discovered.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Je Suis Charlie graffiti in Sclater Street, Shoreditch

Tower Hamlets Council fell silent on Thursday as a show of solidarity with people in France after the murder of 12 people in Paris by Islamist gunmen.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Ahmed, Samuel and Sayid were all jailed yesterday

Three teenage robbers who threw a casino worker to the ground in an armed raid in Bethnal Green have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

Health

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A campaigning East End GP fighting to keep the NHS out of private hands has been knighted in the New Year Honours.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Head to head... Isla Firth, 9, and the 3D print-out bust of her head

Youngsters spending Christmas in the Royal London Hospital are the stars of a BBC TV children’s science show seen by millions of viewers on three evenings next week in the run-up to New Year’s Eve.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Babintha Mathan and baby daughter with Mary Claus and the Santa video link behind them

Santa has upgraded his grotto operation for the high-tech 21st century with a video link direct from the North Pole to the children spending Christmas at the Royal London Hospital.

Environment

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This rarely-seen Kingfisher has caused a ‘Wapping’ flap in London’s East End where it has taken up residence in the Tobacco Dock canal.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tom Odell sings‘ 'Real Love'’ at the piano [Photos: David Benett/Getty Images]

An array of A-List celebs turned up in London’s East End last night to hear pop idol Tom Odell perform his Christmas TV ad hit at the launch of ‘Manhattan island city’ development on the banks of the River Lea.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
How Whitechapel's new civic hub will look in 2015

Plans to regenerate Whitechapel have been ‘highly commended’ at the 2014 national Planning Awards in the face of stiff competition from some of the country’s biggest planning projects.

Politics

Friday, January 16, 2015

Campaigners from the Gay community in London’s East End have won backing from the Town Hall to save their local boozer which has now been declared an “asset of community value”.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Blackwall Tunnel northbound entrance in rush-hour

Shock figures reveal £1.1 million has been spent by City Hall on its Thames River Crossing team’s wages bill since 2012, paying out £46,000 every month to look at options to relieve the congested Blackwall Tunnel.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Twenty-three services across London are expected to be disrupted by action over pay and conditions.

Commuters in Tower Hamlets are facing disruption due to a bus strike.

Education

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Schoolboy Ehsan Rahman was devastated when he lost his mobile phone and thought he would never see it again.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Weightlift sensation Mercy Brown, 18.

Applications are now open for youngsters wanting to get into sports as a career to apply for grants worth up to £1,250.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
T Rex at Queen Mary's University's Mile End campus

A life-size cast of a dinosaur’s skull has dropped in at Queen Mary London University, ready for snap visits to schools in London’s East End.

Heritage

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School pupils packed a disused Jewish cemetery in London’s East End today to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Nazi death camp in the Second World War.

Friday, January 16, 2015
Joiners' Arms in Hackney Road [phorto: Goggle]

Campaigners from the Gay community in London’s East End have won backing from the Town Hall to save their local boozer which has now been declared an “asset of community value”.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Kray twins as you've never seen them... in an exhibition coming to the East End

Works of art using images of the notorious Krays are being used for an exhibition to raise cash for charity.

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