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Yesterday, 19:27

Security has been tightened with solar lighting and SmartWater kits to mark property at the community garden in London’s East End that intruders have raided five times.

Dina Asher-Smith and Maggie Alphonsi lighting 2015 Youth Games flame at opening ceremony

Youngsters representing the East End have come away with gold from the London Youth Games.

What a laugh... Nanny meets nanny down at Stepney City Farm [photo: Remi Bumstead]

A “furry animal” therapy project which helps improve the lives of the elderly and those in care homes has won a prestigious City of London award.

Hidden Heroes... film-makers come into the Limelight

Young film-makers from London’s East End scooped the top prize at this year’s Limelight London film awards for best animated feature.

Battle of the Dragon boats at Canary Wharf

Office staff took to dragon boat racing at Canary Wharf in East London last night to raise £35,000 for blood cancer charities.

Fed up... Britain's 'Greenest Tenant' Tom Gleed's community garden raided by thieves yet again

The community of London’s East End has rallied round to protect a public garden lovingly tended by Britain’s greenest tenant which has been raided by thieves for the fifth time.

Russell Brand given meal at Salvation Army's Whitechapel hostel for the homeless

Comedian Russell Brand dropped by for dinner at the Salvation Army’s Booth House hostel in London’s East End last night to share a meal with the homeless.

Virginia Primary pupils' sales pitch down Petticoat Lane [photos: Tony Hussey]

Schoolchildren took time out of their classroom to sell products on a street market stall in London’s famous Petticoat Lane.

Getting to grips with the law... Rainbow Hamlets LGBT members at London Gay Pride parade

Members of Rainbow Hamlets clad in their best party frocks ‘cosied up’ to police officers at this year’s Gay Pride parade through London’s West End.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 19:27

Security has been tightened with solar lighting and SmartWater kits to mark property at the community garden in London’s East End that intruders have raided five times.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Fed up... Britain's 'Greenest Tenant' Tom Gleed's community garden raided by thieves yet again

The community of London’s East End has rallied round to protect a public garden lovingly tended by Britain’s greenest tenant which has been raided by thieves for the fifth time.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Fed up... Britain's 'Greenest Tenant' Tom Gleed's community garden raided by thieves yet again

Thieves have targeted a community garden for the fifth time in London’s East End which is tended every day by pensioner Tom Gleed, who won “Britain’s greenest tenant” title last year.

Health

Yesterday, 18:51

Youngsters representing the East End have come away with gold from the London Youth Games.

Yesterday, 10:27
What a laugh... Nanny meets nanny down at Stepney City Farm [photo: Remi Bumstead]

A “furry animal” therapy project which helps improve the lives of the elderly and those in care homes has won a prestigious City of London award.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Staff Nurse Aklima Rahman joints patient Sala Uddin for lunch

Hospital patients tucked into a slap-up lunch at the Royal London—and so did their visitors.

Environment

Yesterday, 18:51

Youngsters representing the East End have come away with gold from the London Youth Games.

Yesterday, 10:27
What a laugh... Nanny meets nanny down at Stepney City Farm [photo: Remi Bumstead]

A “furry animal” therapy project which helps improve the lives of the elderly and those in care homes has won a prestigious City of London award.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Food slops... soon to be banned from landfill sites

Food and restaurant businesses in East London are being targeted for a commercial waste collection service to help prepare for new regulations.

Politics

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Michelle Obama has been in London’s East End meeting pupils and teachers at Mulberry Secondary School for Girls.

Friday, June 12, 2015
Hints that he's in the lead... John Biggs with council leader Rachael Saunders sense victory

John Biggs has stormed home for Labour to be the new mayor of Tower Hamlets, beating rival Rabina Khan by a resounding margin of 7,370 votes.

Friday, June 12, 2015
Sabina Akhtar... winning Stepney Green for Labour [photo: Mike Brooke]

Labour stormed back in the Stepney Green by-election giving them the overall majority on Tower Hamlets council of just one.

Education

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Young film-makers from London’s East End scooped the top prize at this year’s Limelight London film awards for best animated feature.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Virginia Primary pupils' sales pitch down Petticoat Lane [photos: Tony Hussey]

Schoolchildren took time out of their classroom to sell products on a street market stall in London’s famous Petticoat Lane.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Phoenix pupils in Nomura's post-room [photos: Tony Hussey]

Special needs youngsters from London’s East End who have autistic spectrum disorders have been on a groundbreaking visit to a City financial institution to see where they can fit in.

Heritage

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A troupe of actors are taking over the gardens of east London’s famous Geffrye Museum for three nights to stage a play written for the Twelfth Night of Christmas by an up-and-coming dramatist living in area for a while.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Acrobatics in the Sky Garden in City Festival's newest venue at 20 Fenchurch St, near Aldgate

Acrobats have been skylarking in a rooftop garden high above the streets testing their high wire antics to promote this year’s City of London Festival which opens on Monday.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Computer image of how former Essoldo, also known as the Rex, will look when remodelled as flats

One of East London’s famous art deco cinemas once frequented by the Krays which closed half-a-century ago is being redeveloped as luxury apartments for the property market.

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