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Sir Derek Jacobi with Heartstone director Sita Kumari at the Whitechapel unveiling with Osmani Trust director Shafiur Rahman

A photo-documentary exhibition about real life on the streets of London’s East End has been unveil by Sir Derek Jacobi on the London Underground.

Rosemary Lane rag fair, 1730s [Rowlandson's watercolour]

Ambitious plans are on the drawing board to revive a traditional East End street market near the Tower of London that vanished more than 150 years ago.

Fun day barbecue on the Isle of Dogs' Union Wharf housing estate

Families on a housing estate in London’s Docklands half-way through its reconstruction have still managed to hold their annual summer fete with music and barbecue during Wednesday’s heatwave.

Delighted children at Bow Arts exhibition (photos: Rob Harris]

An education charity developing the next generation of artists with a schools programme in east London that puts creative learning back in the classroom has put on its first year’s partnership exhibition of the youngsters’ artwork.

Bethnal Green Academy pupils visiting Cern centre in Switzerland

School pupils studying A-Level physics in London’s East End have returned from a trip to the CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research centre in Geneva.

John Biggs... attacking Housing Act

The Mayor of London’s most deprived borough with the longest housing waiting list has today launched a blistering attack on the government’s Housing and Planning Act which he warns is killing off “affordable housing” in inner city districts.

Helal Abbas... calls for head teacher at Ian Mikado to resign

Protesters are handing in a petition tonight to Tower Hamlets council over the appointment of a once-convicted killer as a classroom assistant in an east London special school.

Scotland Yard counter-terrorism raids

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of funding terrorism in east London and north London as part of a Scotland Yard counter-terrorism operation.

The cottasges before they were illegally pulled down

Legal action could be launched against developers who illegally demolished Victorian cottages in a conservation area of London’s Docklands.

Mayor John Biggs with his weekly shopping when children bring their pop-up market to the Town Hall

Schoolchildren took over the Town Hall when pupils set up a pop-up fruit and veg market selling fresh produce to council staff that they had grown themselves.

New mural at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End [photo: Ken Greenway]

Artists have painted murals of endangered animals on the walls of an education centre in an east London cemetery park.

Victorian terraced cottages on the Isle of Dogs that disappeared overnight [Google just caugjht them in time]

First you see them—now you don’t. Three little Victorian terraced cottages in a conservation area in London’s Docklands have suddenly been reduced to rubble.

Bob the Builder's chums... toddlers at Barnardo's Bromley-by-Bow nursery

Free places for more two-year-old toddlers are being be created from September in London’s East End when Barnardo’s children’s charity expands its nursery school.

Abdus Kamal Samad... left wife and two little girls when he was murdered in 1997

Kamal Samad warned bystanders to “stay away” in his dying moments while he was being murdered by three masked thugs.

The 25-year-old curry delivery driver had been lured into a quiet turning to be killed—because he refused to get involved in a dispute with a rival delivery business.

Shortlisted... East London's rejuvenated Ocean Estate in Stepney

The biggest social housing development in east London has been shortlisted for another housing industry award.

Crime & Court

Friday, July 15, 2016
Abdus Kamal Samad... left wife and two little girls when he was murdered in 1997

Kamal Samad warned bystanders to “stay away” in his dying moments while he was being murdered by three masked thugs.

The 25-year-old curry delivery driver had been lured into a quiet turning to be killed—because he refused to get involved in a dispute with a rival delivery business.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Jailed for robbery... Abdul Kalam

A man slammed by a Met Police detective as a coward for stabbing a woman while snatching her handbag in a street robbery has been jailed for eight years.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Cardiologist Elliot Smith leads NHS team in cardiac live broadcast to Florida

A heart operation on a patient has been beamed live by satellite across the Atlantic in a pioneering training session carried out in London at Barts new cardiac centre.

Health

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Scotland Yard counter-terrorism raids

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of funding terrorism in east London and north London as part of a Scotland Yard counter-terrorism operation.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Caroline Star gets Downing Street's 'Points of Light' award [Google street scene]

A woman civil servant has won the Points of Light award today for outstanding volunteering contribution from Prime Minister David Cameron in his final day in office.

Friday, July 1, 2016
Surgeons at Royal London carrying out Barostim Neo surgery

Hospital patients are getting an implant for the first time on the NHS that could save the lives of people with uncontrollable high blood pressure.

Environment

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Victory ofr The George... Pauline Forster's son Clovis WilsonCopp raises a glass

The Forster family have finally won their nine-year battle to save one of London’s oldest taverns dating back to the late Middle Ages from encroachment by 21st century developers.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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.

Politics

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
John Biggs... attacking Housing Act

The Mayor of London’s most deprived borough with the longest housing waiting list has today launched a blistering attack on the government’s Housing and Planning Act which he warns is killing off “affordable housing” in inner city districts.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Helal Abbas... calls for head teacher at Ian Mikado to resign

Protesters are handing in a petition tonight to Tower Hamlets council over the appointment of a once-convicted killer as a classroom assistant in an east London special school.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Scotland Yard counter-terrorism raids

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of funding terrorism in east London and north London as part of a Scotland Yard counter-terrorism operation.

Education

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Delighted children at Bow Arts exhibition (photos: Rob Harris]

An education charity developing the next generation of artists with a schools programme in east London that puts creative learning back in the classroom has put on its first year’s partnership exhibition of the youngsters’ artwork.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Bethnal Green Academy pupils visiting Cern centre in Switzerland

School pupils studying A-Level physics in London’s East End have returned from a trip to the CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research centre in Geneva.

Monday, July 18, 2016
Bob the Builder's chums... toddlers at Barnardo's Bromley-by-Bow nursery

Free places for more two-year-old toddlers are being be created from September in London’s East End when Barnardo’s children’s charity expands its nursery school.

Heritage

Yesterday, 11:18
Sir Derek Jacobi with Heartstone director Sita Kumari at the Whitechapel unveiling with Osmani Trust director Shafiur Rahman

A photo-documentary exhibition about real life on the streets of London’s East End has been unveil by Sir Derek Jacobi on the London Underground.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Rosemary Lane rag fair, 1730s [Rowlandson's watercolour]

Ambitious plans are on the drawing board to revive a traditional East End street market near the Tower of London that vanished more than 150 years ago.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
New mural at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End [photo: Ken Greenway]

Artists have painted murals of endangered animals on the walls of an education centre in an east London cemetery park.

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