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Councillors have voted overwhelmingly to demand Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman withdraws his plans to axe nurseries in London’s deprived East End.

Tom Odell sings‘ 'Real Love'’ at the piano [Photos: David Benett/Getty Images]

An array of A-List celebs turned up in London’s East End last night to hear pop idol Tom Odell perform his Christmas TV ad hit at the launch of ‘Manhattan island city’ development on the banks of the River Lea.

Unison trade union protesters outsideTower Hamlets Council's meeting urging Mayor Rahman stands up to Eric Pickles

Furious council members voted overwhelmingly at last night’s Tower Hamlets council meeting for embattled Mayor Lutfur Rahman to “pay out of his own pocket” if he increased the cost of the £1.2million auditors’ report into Town Hall spending by delaying tactics.

Mad Frankie Fraser at the Repton Boys Boxing Club in East London.

Notorious East End gangster and rival to the Kray twins ‘Mad’ Frankie Fraser has died in hospital at the age of 90.

Under fire... Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Emergency resolutions are being tabled at tonight’s Tower Hamlets council meeting to overhaul the system of public funds which have been dished out by embattled mayor Lutfur Rahman and how he sold off council buildings at knock-down prices.

How Whitechapel's new civic hub will look in 2015

Plans to regenerate Whitechapel have been ‘highly commended’ at the 2014 national Planning Awards in the face of stiff competition from some of the country’s biggest planning projects.

The fatal accident happened at this junction between Commercial Road and Cavell Street on Monday November 24 [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Police have arrested the driver of a car that hit and killed a cyclist in Whitechapel and failed to stop at the scene.

Bethnal Green tube station today

The trust fund struggling to complete the partially-built memorial in London’s East End to Britain’s worst civilian disaster of the Second World War needs the last £50,000 to complete the £480,000 project.

Victoria Phillips and daughter Antonia Payne-Cheney, 17

Teenager Antonia Payne-Cheney is spending Christmas in the youngsters’ ward after languishing 10 months in hospital unable to walk.

Crime & Court

Thursday, November 20, 2014

These may look like cuttings from a pleasant little garden—but they turn out to be plants seized by police from a suspected cannabis ‘factory’ they stumbled on in London’s East End today.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The brawl broke out in Clare Street, near Old Bethnal Green Road (Pic: Google Street View)

Police converged on a gang fight in London’s East End last night when at least 100 youths clashed in the street.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Ty Padmore

A teenager from Bethnal Green has been jailed for 14 years for attempted murder after stabbing two men in a brutal attack.

Health

Mon, 18:11

Teenager Antonia Payne-Cheney is spending Christmas in the youngsters’ ward after languishing 10 months in hospital unable to walk.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wrestlers in action at Lucha Britannia's recent Halloween Howler (Pic: PUMPphotography.com)

The thought of masked Mexican wrestlers with outlandish stage names might sound lightyears away from the backstreets of east London, but the sport’s European hub is closer than you may think.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Megan Simpkins (centre) at 10 Downing Street with Samantha Cameron and the charity's president David Dimbleby

Cancer survivor Megan Simpkins attended a private reception at 10 Downing Street to explain to the Prime Minister’s wife how she coped with the killer disease.

Environment

15:05

An array of A-List celebs turned up in London’s East End last night to hear pop idol Tom Odell perform his Christmas TV ad hit at the launch of ‘Manhattan island city’ development on the banks of the River Lea.

Yesterday, 12:00
How Whitechapel's new civic hub will look in 2015

Plans to regenerate Whitechapel have been ‘highly commended’ at the 2014 national Planning Awards in the face of stiff competition from some of the country’s biggest planning projects.

Friday, October 31, 2014
.Creative Unity steel band banging the drum for Vicky Park

The People of London’s East End have been banging the drum to celebrate their favourite Victoria Park topping the Green Flag poll as Britain’s best public space.

Politics

31 minutes ago

Councillors have voted overwhelmingly to demand Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman withdraws his plans to axe nurseries in London’s deprived East End.

Unison trade union protesters outsideTower Hamlets Council's meeting urging Mayor Rahman stands up to Eric Pickles

Furious council members voted overwhelmingly at last night’s Tower Hamlets council meeting for embattled Mayor Lutfur Rahman to “pay out of his own pocket” if he increased the cost of the £1.2million auditors’ report into Town Hall spending by delaying tactics.

Yesterday, 14:04
Under fire... Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Emergency resolutions are being tabled at tonight’s Tower Hamlets council meeting to overhaul the system of public funds which have been dished out by embattled mayor Lutfur Rahman and how he sold off council buildings at knock-down prices.

Education

Friday, November 21, 2014

A call for more local authority powers has been made by a Safeguarding Children board to protect youngsters in the wake of today’s critical Ofsted reports into Islamic fundamentalist links in schools in London’s East End.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Sir John Cass Redcoat in Stepney way  [picture: Google Streetview] and Tower Hamlets education chief Robert McCulloch-Graham (inset)

Critical reports on six Muslim independent schools and a State comprehensive in London’s East End are expected today from the Ofsted watchdog, following government concerns about Islamic fundamentalism links.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Carry On Dr Babs Windsor!

The much-loved ‘Carry On’ star Barbara Windsor was given a standing ovation after receiving her honorary doctorate at London’s O2 Arena last night.

Heritage

Tue, 17:00

The trust fund struggling to complete the partially-built memorial in London’s East End to Britain’s worst civilian disaster of the Second World War needs the last £50,000 to complete the £480,000 project.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Sue Letchmere, great-great granddaughter of Ripper suspect, with the Letchmere family album

Private family snapshots have emerged for the first time showing the children of the latest suspect named as Jack the Ripper being exposed in a new TV documentary on Monday—more than a year after he was revealed exclusively in the East London Advertiser.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Ray Gipson tracing lost East End pubs

Ray Gipson is a recognised ‘geezer’ who has just been given £2,000 to go on a big pub crawl around London’s East End—on the taxpayer.

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There’s been a rise in the number of fresh shop-bought chickens contaminated with the bug since August.

Fellow writers Ian Rankin and Patricia Cornwell also paid tribute.

New responsibilities over income tax and welfare could be heading to Holyrood.

A man and woman in their 50s died in Fetcham, Surray.

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