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Security Guard Gibrilla Bangura will compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Victoria Park Harrier arrives at Glasgow Commonwealth Games to compete

Like something out of a comic book, mild mannered security guard Gibrilla Bangura has transformed into his sprinter alter ego to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

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John Kennedy... murdered February 8, 1997

Vigil for John Kennedy—his killer is still free after 1997 Railway Arms stabbing

The family fighting for justice for father-of-two John Kennedy—whose killer is still on the loose 17 years after his murder in a pub in London’s East End—are holding a memorial vigil to him on Saturday.

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Saturday night at Lovebox in Victoria Park, during MIA's set

Lovebox 2014: MIA and Chase & Status top bill in Victoria Park

Victoria Park has once again played hostess to one of the biggest events in London.

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Olympicopolis competition launched. Picture: Press Association.

International competition to create ‘Olympicopolis’ campus in Olympic Park launched

An international design competition has been launched in the search for designers to help create a new “world class” cultural and educational quarter in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Jessie J at Girl Effect concert

Girl Effect Live is a success at Brick Lane

Girl power has triumphed at an all-day festival in Brick Lane.

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Prince Harry at Bethnal Green Academy... learning to tweet

Prince Harry: ‘I hate tweeting,’ he admits as he meets kids tweeting Invictus Games

Prince Harry admitted he hates tweeting when he turned up in London’s East End to promote the Invictus Games on social media.

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Emdad Rahman in the Queen's Baton Relay

Queen’s Baton Relay role for Tower Hamlets volunteer

Thousands of Londoners will make the journey to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, but one man had a special reason for being there.

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Managing Director of Zamir Telecom Limited Naufal Zamir with staff in the office.

MPs back Canary Wharf telecoms firm in Bangladesh legal battle

A telecoms firm in Canary Wharf fighting for survival in a legal battle with Bangladesh’s state telecoms provider has called on MPs for help, warning that up to 54 staff members could lose their jobs.

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Mum, 19, gets 2 years suspended for killing 4-month-old baby in Mile End

A teenage mum has been sentenced today after admitting killing her four-month-old baby girl in London’s East End.

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Rob Myles took this photo from the Balfron Tower

Pictures: Storms hit Tower Hamlets

Thunder and lightning became a familiar sight in the borough over the weekend

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Area to right of Aquatics centre where 'Olympicopolis' is planned

Commuters to get cheaper fares when Stratford is shifted to Zone 2 by TfL

Thousands of commuters are to get cheaper travel into central London with Zone 2 on the transport map being extended eastward to Stratford.

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Overground rail campaigner Richard Pout

OBITUARY: Richard Pout, ‘father’ of the London Overground, dies at 65

The “father” of the London Overground who campaigned for 20 years for better rail services across east London has died.

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Peter Waterfield at the Orbit with school kids

Bow school children enjoy free healthy breakfast at Orbit

Local school kids enjoyed a free healthy breakfast at top heights of 115 metres at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last week.

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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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Clipper Race yachts pass under Tower Bridge

Clipper Race fleet returns to Tower Bridge after 40k mile voyage

The fleet of yachts returned to a heroes’ welcome a year after a 40,000 mile ocean voyage.

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Former Team GB athelete Iwan Thomas at Lee Valley Velodrome for sports charity Spogo

Former world champion runner Iwan Thomas takes on Olympic Velodrome for charity

Former World Champion runner Iwan Thomas MBE switched his spikes for a bike on behalf of a charity encouraging young people into sport.

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Beer

Tower Hamlets scheme to stop alcohol sale to minors

A new scheme to tackle under-age drinking has been launched by Tower Hamlets Council to stop shopkeepers selling alcohol to minors.

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Sir Chris Hoy with his two gold medals from London 2012 (pic: PA/Tim Ireland)

Sir Chris Hoy to start off Olympic Park anniversary runners

Sir Chris Hoy will start 5,000 runners off on a five-mile course through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this Sunday.

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War memorial to the victims of the Upper North Street School bombing in 1917

WW100: Poplar memorial features in new exhibition

Poplar’s memorial to the victims of the 1917 school bombing features in a new exhibition at the Wellington Arch.

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Pupils from Eastlea Comprehensive School, Newham

Young poets compete in Stratford world cup

If you thought there was only one world cup final this month, think again.

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Court & Crime See all

John Kennedy... murdered February 8, 1997

Vigil for John Kennedy—his killer is still free after 1997 Railway Arms stabbing

The family fighting for justice for father-of-two John Kennedy—whose killer is still on the loose 17 years after his murder in a pub in London’s East End—are holding a memorial vigil to him on Saturday.

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Opinion See all

Data Retention Bill... counter terrorism or state snoopers' charter?

BIG DEBATE: Emergency powers to fight terrorism—or a snooping charter?

Emergency powers for State surveillance on our phones and emails abroad in the war on terrorism have passed the Commons stage after a European Court ruling made EU-wide retention of data invalid. Critics say the “State Snoppers’ Charter” rushed through in a day was abuse of Parliament. Home Office Minister Norman Baker insists it doesn’t take away our Human Rights. But liberty groups like Big Brother Watch believe the promised “safeguards” to protect our privacy aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

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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