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Yesterday, 18:49
Town Hall restructure... resignation

The man who steered Tower Hamlets council through its turbulent years under disgraced mayor Lutfur Rahman has quit the once-controversial local authority in east London.

Steve McCann (inset) invites regualrs at the Thomas Neale pub to come on stage for a turn

They laughed at lawyer Steve McCann when he walked into a backstreet boozer in London’s East End which he found “on its knees and dead quiet” and promised to turn it into a big comedy venue.

Whitechapel Idea Store

Enterprising people who want to set up in business could soon be offered space at their local library centre in London’s East End.

Staff raise cash for children's hospice from regulars at reopening of Aldgate's Three Tuns pub [photo: Ian Enness]

The launch night for the reopening of Aldgate’s Three Tuns pub in the City has raised £250 for east London’s Richard House children’s hospice in Beckton to mark the pub’s reopening.

Hackney's mayor Jules Pipe is set to become Sadiq Khan's planning chief

Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe is set to leave his post and become Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor for planning.

Ffish-out-of-water artist Giulia Marras

A budding Italian artist currently living in London’s East End who paints for a hobby has achieved international recognition with one of her works now on show in downtown New York.

TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher joined by joined by Olympic bronze medalist Cassie Patten at London Fields Lido

Olympic bronze medallist Cassie Patten got into the swim of things along with TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher with at a dive-in fitness promotion in east London—despite the rain.

Limehouse project saves families £107,000 on household bills in its first year

A project helping families on the poverty line get cheaper energy prices has saved them £107,000 in its first year in London’s deprived East End.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs

The rise in racist incidents in the wake of last Thursday’s shock EU exit referendum result is now worrying Town Hall bosses in the heartland of London’s East End with its high ratio of immigrants.

Floral narrowboat at Regent's Canal festival

The sun came out for hundreds of people celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Regent’s Canal in east London.

Buxton Street in Spitalfields... ready to create

Plans for more green spaces in the condensed inner city neighbourhoods of London’s East End have been given a £1 million boost by local Town Hall bosses.

Prime Minister meets Milly Finger, just turned 99 [photos: Blacke Ezra]

The Prime Minister took time off just days before the EU Referendum to meet a pensioner in London’s East End who has just turned 99.

Little Lennon in plea for stem cell donor to save his life

Tiny Lennon Goulart-Williamson is just three years old—but desperately needs a matching donor to save his young life.

Construction workers lend a hand making Weavers Field plaground safe

Housing developers have been making a children’s adventure playground safe in London’s East End by replacing ageing and worn-out equipment in a playpark that’s been in constant use for more than 40 years.

Tower Hamlets Council

New surgeries and existing practices wanting to expand to meet local demand for GP services are getting £12 million from the Town Hall to help meet the crisis of the rocketing population in London’s East End.

Crime & Court

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Floral tribute to Jo Cox at Wapping

The dockside community of east London is sending its floral tribute up the Thames to Westminster at 2pm today for the mass rally at Trafalgar Square for MP Jo Cox starting at 4pm.

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Helal Abbas... calls for head teacher at Ian Mikado to resign

Calls have been made for a head teacher to resign from a special needs school in London’s East End which employs a teaching assistant once convicted of a racist killing in the same neighbourhood.

Friday, June 17, 2016
Flowers in tribute to MP Jo Cox on the deck of her houseboat at Wapping [Archant London photos: Mike Brooke]

Hundreds of flowers strewn the deck of MP Jo Cox’s houseboat on the Thames at Wapping’s Hermitage Moorings following her violent death.

Health

Mon, 18:03
Little Lennon in plea for stem cell donor to save his life

Tiny Lennon Goulart-Williamson is just three years old—but desperately needs a matching donor to save his young life.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Setting the stage for 40th Spitalfields Music Festival [photo: James Berry]

Musicians and performers from all over the world are setting the stage in London’s East End for the 40th Spitalfields Music Festival opening today (Thurs) with venues over the next three weeks including an eerie cemetery and a canal bank next to disused gasworks.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Witness appeal to fatal road accident at Leamouth-rd, Poplar, May 31, 2016

A teenager died in a road accident involving a lorry on a busy dual-carriageway in east London just before last night’s rush-hour.

Environment

Wed, 13:38
TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher joined by joined by Olympic bronze medalist Cassie Patten at London Fields Lido

Olympic bronze medallist Cassie Patten got into the swim of things along with TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher with at a dive-in fitness promotion in east London—despite the rain.

Tue, 12:00
Buxton Street in Spitalfields... ready to create

Plans for more green spaces in the condensed inner city neighbourhoods of London’s East End have been given a £1 million boost by local Town Hall bosses.

Mon, 17:01
Construction workers lend a hand making Weavers Field plaground safe

Housing developers have been making a children’s adventure playground safe in London’s East End by replacing ageing and worn-out equipment in a playpark that’s been in constant use for more than 40 years.

Politics

Yesterday, 18:49
Town Hall restructure... resignation

The man who steered Tower Hamlets council through its turbulent years under disgraced mayor Lutfur Rahman has quit the once-controversial local authority in east London.

Yesterday, 07:00
Whitechapel Idea Store

Enterprising people who want to set up in business could soon be offered space at their local library centre in London’s East End.

Wed, 16:55
Hackney's mayor Jules Pipe is set to become Sadiq Khan's planning chief

Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe is set to leave his post and become Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor for planning.

Education

Wed, 13:46
Ffish-out-of-water artist Giulia Marras

A budding Italian artist currently living in London’s East End who paints for a hobby has achieved international recognition with one of her works now on show in downtown New York.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Pupils watch JK Rowling link in Harry Potter world record reading bid at Oaklands School

Harry Potter took centre stage at school in London’s East End yesterday as 120 pupils took part in a world record English lesson attempt.

Friday, June 17, 2016
Robot challenge for schools held at Queen Mary University's engineering challenge

School teams took up the challenge to solve space missions in a robotics challenge staged at Queen Mary University’s east London campus.

Heritage

Tue, 13:05
Floral narrowboat at Regent's Canal festival

The sun came out for hundreds of people celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Regent’s Canal in east London.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Members of Laburnum boat club in Haggerston are ready for Regent's Canal festival

Hundreds of spectators are expected for Sunday’s free grand festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Regent’s Canal, with narrowboats running trips by east London’s Victoria Park.

Monday, June 6, 2016
Learning from the over 70s at the GrandFest in Spitalfields [photos: Vickie Flores]

Enthusiastic youngsters turned up to learn a thing or two about traditional home crafts from the over 70s like jam-making, sewing and weaving.

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