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A spruced-up post office reopens in London’s East End today with longer hours seven days a week including Sundays.

Lirttle Sameeha, 5, presented with her winning design T-shirt by law firm's David Bickerton

A five-year-old child in London’s deprived East End has scored the winning design in a competition for a T-shirt for a team of rugby-paying lawyers who are the official legal advisors to the 2015 World Cup.

Tower Hamlets Town Hall in Mulberry Place

Tower Hamlets Council has been accused of a “huge disparity” in its funding decisions that give less money to the poorest areas of the borough.

Terrapins spotted abandoned on our waterways after outgrowing tanks in the home [photo: Jack Perks]

The trust that looks after our canals and rivers is worried about ‘mutant Ninja turtles’ munching their way through wildlife along its waterways.

Ability Bow's Joanne Roche in a pervious Big Run to raise funds

Supporters are putting their best foot forward in the annual 5k Big Fun Run in Victoria Park on Saturday to keep a unique therapy gymnasium in London’s East End from closing.

Key to the door... Missionaries Michelle and Steve Addison get Bishop of London's blessing [photos: Joe Miles]

The Bishop of London has started a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the church’s mission in deprived communities in London’s East End.

MPs Rushanara Ali and Jim Fitzpatrick with mothers at Overland Children's Centre

Mums fighting to save nurseries from possible closure received a boost after both the borough’s MPs and the Labour council group came to their aid.

Scribbling ideas in the park

Four giant ‘cubes for ideas’ have appeared in public parks around Shoreditch in east London asking people how green spaces can be used to benefit the community.

The Greenwich Over 55s Club celebrate their victory at the Better Club Games 2014 in the Copper Box Arena

Former Olympic javelin champion Tessa Sanderson CBE was on hand to present medals to winners at the annual Better Club Games.

Crime & Court

Thursday, October 9, 2014

An off-the-books Islamic school has been raided by counter-terrorism police amid a row over extremism in Tower Hamlets.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Police wish to identify these men

Stepping in to prevent a woman being harassed left a Poplar man hospitalised after a violent attack.

Monday, October 6, 2014
The pedestrian was hit at the junction of Bancroft Road and Mile End Road, by Queen Mary University , this morning (Picture: Google Streetview)

A man in his 20s was killed after being hit by a car in a hit and run by Queen Mary University in Mile End Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Health

Wed, 12:53

Supporters are putting their best foot forward in the annual 5k Big Fun Run in Victoria Park on Saturday to keep a unique therapy gymnasium in London’s East End from closing.

Wed, 08:36
MPs Rushanara Ali and Jim Fitzpatrick with mothers at Overland Children's Centre

Mums fighting to save nurseries from possible closure received a boost after both the borough’s MPs and the Labour council group came to their aid.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I don't believe it... it's TV's Victor Meldew,— actor Richard Wilson,— with Royal London's Dr Chloe Orkin

A national campaign to test emergency patients for HIV and Hepatitis routinely has been launched at the Royal London Hospital.

Environment

Wed, 14:03

The trust that looks after our canals and rivers is worried about ‘mutant Ninja turtles’ munching their way through wildlife along its waterways.

Tue, 15:25
Scribbling ideas in the park

Four giant ‘cubes for ideas’ have appeared in public parks around Shoreditch in east London asking people how green spaces can be used to benefit the community.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Tom Gleed relaxes in the urban garden he created

Retired dock worker Tom Gleed has been shortlisted as Green Tenant of the Year in the national Sustainable Housing awards.

Politics

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The controversial cycle super highway network was being debated at the London Assembly today over whether it is more dangerous to riders than safe.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Consultations have been carried out today and yesterday over whether a gate should be erected to stop public access to a crime-ridden back alley in London’s Docklands.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Rasbina Khan voted European Diversity 'Hero of the Year' and (inset) with her award

A local council cabinet member for housing in London’s deprived East End has been named ‘hero of the year’ in the prestigious European Diversity awards.

Education

Yesterday, 17:27

A five-year-old child in London’s deprived East End has scored the winning design in a competition for a T-shirt for a team of rugby-paying lawyers who are the official legal advisors to the 2015 World Cup.

Wed, 08:36
MPs Rushanara Ali and Jim Fitzpatrick with mothers at Overland Children's Centre

Mums fighting to save nurseries from possible closure received a boost after both the borough’s MPs and the Labour council group came to their aid.

Tue, 00:01

All first-year students have been given Tablet and Notepad devices downloaded with eBooks by the University of East London.

Heritage

Monday, October 13, 2014

A schools campaign exploring the importance of remembrance as part of the First World War centenary is being launched with three questions by the Tower of London.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Restaurant today where Jack the Ripper's graffiti was scrawled in doorway in 1888 and (inset) what it may have looked like [photos: Mike Pattison]

A fish’n’chip shop in London’s East End has had a traditional makeover and been turned into an historic memorial to the victims of Jack the Ripper—at the spot where the Victorian serial killer taunted police with a message chalked on a wall.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Can't wait... Summer's barely over, but these youngsters are ready for 'Winterville' fun in Vicky Park

A heart-stopping wall of death is coming to east London when a month-long winter festival is set up in the run-up to New Year’s Eve.

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