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Yesterday, 23:06
Campaigner Paul Johnston addressing Tower Hamlets council's planning meeting

A lone protester tonight saw off Artist Tracey Emin’s plans to knock down a listed 1920s building in a historic conservation area of London’s East End.

Tracy Emin at a car boot fair maning her stall in Brick Lane

Artist Tracey Emin’s plans to knock down a listed 1920s building to erect a modern five-storey studio complex in London’s East End is facing rejection tonight at a local authority planning meeting.

Police patrol car crash at Polar in 2014 [photo: Kaysar Ahmed/@specialist0027]

A police patrol-car driver who crashed into a motorbike at red traffic lights causing seven injuries—including pedestrians—has been given a 15-month suspended sentence.

'Pothole planter' Steve Wheen (inset) spotted at work in Shoreditch

A ‘pothole gardening protester’ has been caught on camera turning ruts in the road into micro gardens in London’s East End.

Mayor John Biggs (centre) and the Special Education Needs volunteers at their graduation

More volunteers have graduated after training as advisors and independent supporters for families in London’s East End who are looking for help for their children with special education needs.

Trinity Green almshouses at Mile End Gate

The first historic buildings in east London to be saved for posterity are facing their worst threat in 120 years from being cast in shadow by plans to build a 28-storey tower block just yards away.

Ihsan Bashir releases dove of peace in memory of his brother Inam Bashir who was killed in IRA Canary Wharf bombing in 1996

White doves of peace were released in the bright sunshine today as survivors turned up to remember the 1996 IRA bombing that killed two men, injured 50 people and devastated a community in London’s East End.

A memorial service was staged at South Quay close to where the Semtex device packed into a lorry parked next to Inam Bashire’s news kiosk exploded, wrecking the Midland Bank office block opposite.

Luke and Skywalker are recovering well after being found with severe injuries in Victoria Park. Picture: Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Two adorable young cats found horrifically injured and dumped in an east London park have sparked an outpouring of generosity from animal lovers.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs

More “social rent” homes for those on the long housing waiting list in London’s deprived East End are being built in the next two years with profits made from the local authority selling off properties under the government’s ‘Right to Buy’ scheme.

Morpeth pupils 'lined up' against the Berlin Wall

Sixth form history students have returned to London’s East End from to Berlin where they have been studying the 20th century’s Cold War and the Rise and fall of the Third Reich.

Jonathan Ganesh in one of his Downing Street visits campaigning for IRA bomb victims

A memorial service is being held at Canary Wharf today for the 20th anniversary of the devastating IRA terrorist bombing in which two men were killed and 50 people injured.

Whitechapel Mission lands £25,000 windfall for its meals service from Pranic Foundation

Two charities in Whitechapel feeding London’s homeless and giving them shelter have received cash from a foundation that preaches “self-healing” processes that repair the mind and body.

Previous Cutting East film festival at Genesis Cinema

Preparations are under way for next month’s Cutting East film festival in London’s East End where youngsters have submitted their short films and documentaries or are learning about marketing and programming.

James Flanagan... jailed after

A man who tricked his victim into shaking his hand “to put him off guard” has been jailed for viciously attacking him outside an Underground station in London’s East End.

Marvin Couson in hospital after he was shot

The murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - will be reconstructed tonight on BBC’s Crimewatch.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 16:05
Police patrol car crash at Polar in 2014 [photo: Kaysar Ahmed/@specialist0027]

A police patrol-car driver who crashed into a motorbike at red traffic lights causing seven injuries—including pedestrians—has been given a 15-month suspended sentence.

Mon, 09:55
Marvin Couson in hospital after he was shot

The murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - will be reconstructed tonight on BBC’s Crimewatch.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Cyclist Alan Neve from Poplar (inset) and protest at Holborn after he was killed [Images: Evo Lucas]

A lorry driver jailed after crushing a cyclist to death has today failed to get his jail sentence quashed.

Barry Meyer, 54, killed music industry executive Alan Neve who was cycling to work in the West End from his east London home at Poplar.

Health

Monday, February 1, 2016
Lord Lieutenant.Ken Olisa tourws Mildmay HIV hospital

The Queen’s representative for Greater London has visited the Mildmay HIV treatment hospital at Shoreditch as part of its 150th anniversary, which the late Princess Diana famously visited many times in the 1980s.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Emma Thompson at Whitechapel Mission climbing aboard mobile screening bus [photos: Ken Mears]

Actress Emma Thompson turned up at a homeless mission centre in London’s East End with her son today to help a public health project to fight Tuberculosis.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Kim Wilde leads Mildmay Christmas carol concert

A host of showbiz stars brought a sparkle to Mildmay Hospital’s Christmas carol concert in London’s East End to raise funds for its unique, world-renowned HIV treatment.

Environment

Tue, 12:28
Luke and Skywalker are recovering well after being found with severe injuries in Victoria Park. Picture: Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Two adorable young cats found horrifically injured and dumped in an east London park have sparked an outpouring of generosity from animal lovers.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
How Bishopsgate skyscrapers would domominate East End's skyline at Commercial Street

Candidates for May’s election for London Mayor and the London Assembly are being challenged over where they stand on the controversial Bishopsgate goodsyard development.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Marsh Wall gets makeover to cope with Isle of Dogs utility demands

Extensive road renovations are nearing completion to a major thoroughfare in east London linking Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs.

Politics

Yesterday, 23:06
Campaigner Paul Johnston addressing Tower Hamlets council's planning meeting

A lone protester tonight saw off Artist Tracey Emin’s plans to knock down a listed 1920s building in a historic conservation area of London’s East End.

Yesterday, 17:24
Tracy Emin at a car boot fair maning her stall in Brick Lane

Artist Tracey Emin’s plans to knock down a listed 1920s building to erect a modern five-storey studio complex in London’s East End is facing rejection tonight at a local authority planning meeting.

Yesterday, 12:00
Mayor John Biggs (centre) and the Special Education Needs volunteers at their graduation

More volunteers have graduated after training as advisors and independent supporters for families in London’s East End who are looking for help for their children with special education needs.

Education

Tue, 07:00
Morpeth pupils 'lined up' against the Berlin Wall

Sixth form history students have returned to London’s East End from to Berlin where they have been studying the 20th century’s Cold War and the Rise and fall of the Third Reich.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Bishop Challoner Girls' head-teacher Chantelle Easmon-Johnson addresses her pupils to inspire them

A campaign to inspire teenage girls to have ambitions and break out of restrictions holding them back has been launched at one of the biggest girls’ schools in London’s deprived East End.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Syrian children in Skype link with two schols in east London

A British government project helping children in war-torn Syria get their education has been started with youngsters at two secondary schools in east London using the internet to forge links with classes in Damascus.

Heritage

Yesterday, 23:06
Campaigner Paul Johnston addressing Tower Hamlets council's planning meeting

A lone protester tonight saw off Artist Tracey Emin’s plans to knock down a listed 1920s building in a historic conservation area of London’s East End.

Yesterday, 17:24
Tracy Emin at a car boot fair maning her stall in Brick Lane

Artist Tracey Emin’s plans to knock down a listed 1920s building to erect a modern five-storey studio complex in London’s East End is facing rejection tonight at a local authority planning meeting.

Yesterday, 07:00
Trinity Green almshouses at Mile End Gate

The first historic buildings in east London to be saved for posterity are facing their worst threat in 120 years from being cast in shadow by plans to build a 28-storey tower block just yards away.

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