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Reverend Jane Hodges, Ben Ffoulkes-Jones (Project Director at Prime Place Developments), Yvonne Apaloo (Resident), Mark Ottley (Senior Sales Manager at Prime Place Developments), Franny Cordrey (Resident), Lucy Hedley (Management Trainee at Prime Place Developments), Margaret Keep (Resident), Malcolm Ward (Project Director at Poplar HARCA) and Edna Howard (Resident).

Revived rose garden opened on Poplar estate

Summer isn’t quite over yet, and those living on the Aberfeldy Estate can now enjoy the last few days of sunshine in their new rose garden.

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Mum of Canary Wharf bomb victim urges ISIS hostage release

The mother of a Canary Wharf bomb victim has urged terror group ISIS to release British hostage Alan Henning.

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Marina at St Katharine's-by-The-Tower today

Chris West washes up 1,000-year history of St Katharine’s-by-the-Tower

Author and historian Chris West reveals the 1,000-year story of St Katharine’s-by-the-Tower on board a barge on Friday moored at the dock quayside.

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Members of the USA team during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. Picture: PA Wire/Jonathan Brady

Invictus Games raises the bar on Warrior Games, say American athletes

American athletes were full of praise for the Invictus Games, claiming its scale and support dwarfed their own Warrior Games that first inspired the adaptive sports tournament over here.

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The Hulk

Hulk hologram ‘opens’ Tower Bridge

Just like a storyline out of a comic book, the Hulk’s superhuman strength stopped onlookers in their tracks as he opened Tower Bridge - well, kind of.

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Team Great Britain on the stage for the medallion presentation at the closing ceremony. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Invictus Games: Foo Fighters headline spectacular five-hour closing ceremony

A star-studded line-up of musicians and comedians closed the first ever Invictus Games at a spectacular ceremony last night.

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St Katharine's Docks festival last year [photo: Jesper Mattias]

Dunkirk Little Ships and Queen’s Barge arrive at St Katharine’s-by-The-Tower

A flotilla of Dunkirk Little Ships that took part in the 1940 ‘Operation Dynamo’ rescues and The Queen’s row barge from the Diamond Jubilee Thames pageant are on display near the Tower of London today.

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Government advisor Prof Tanya Byron (centre) at her lecture to Bethnal Green's Morpeth Sixthform

Anxiety culture leads to child self-harm, government advisor tells Morpeth sixthform

Today’s students lack emotional resilience because society in trying to eliminate risk and failure has created a culture of children surrounded by anxiety and pressure.

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Protesters in 2011 erect mock tower on Shadwell waterfront to show how big sewer venrtillation shaft would be [photo: Mark Baynes]

Green loss for Shadwell as Thames Tideway ‘super sewer’ gets green light

The controversial Thames Tideway Tunnel has been given the green light by Whitehall after a three-year battle to save a memorial park in London’s deprived East End which is to have the construction depot dumped on it.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Delays and cancellations on Liverpool Street to Shenfield line after broken down train

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Kids and parents protest at Tower Hamlets council to save their playground

Kids lobby Tower Hamlets council in bid to save Burdett estate playground

Children turned up with their mums and dads at the Town Hall to protest at losing the last play area on their housing estate in London’s deprived East End.

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Empty seats... Tower Hamlets First group members walk out over High Court council audit issue, as Tory leader Peter Golds (left) continues to talk, with the mayor also absent

Lutfur Rahman’s councillors storm out over High Court ruling on Tower Hamlets council audit

Members of controversial Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s Tower Hamlets First party staged a walk-out at last night’s Tower Hamlets council meeting over attempts to discuss an audit of Town Hall spending ordered by Secretary of State Eric Pickles.

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Charlie Magri (left) celebrates the opening of the Victoria in Mile End with the pub's manager, Danny Connock (right)

Flyweight boxing champion opens revamped Mile End pub

A pub nestled in the heart of Mile End was exclusively opened by a former WBC European and British flyweight champion last week.

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Discovering Eddowes' body in Mitre Square, September 30, 1888... and (inset) historian Don Rumbelow

Historian Don Rumbelow challenges Jack the Ripper DNA link to Kosminski

A new claim this week that DNA has finally identified Jack the Ripper 126 years after the Whitechapel Murders has been challenged by a leading historian.

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Petition goes to Tower Hamlets council

Speeding cars in Carr Street could kill a child, claim Stepney families

Youths in speeding cars could turn a quiet residential side turning in London’s East End into a death trap, families fear.

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Diabetic cyclists will race to Tower Hill on September 14

Diabetics cycle to Tower Hill to show condition doesn’t slow them down

Diabetic cyclists will race through the borough next week as part of a Tour of Britain to show their condition need not slow them down.

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Stroke survivors hold public fair in East End to explain how to avoid risk

People who have survived a stroke are meeting the public in east London later this month to explain how to reduce the risk.

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A fleet of 20 huge vessels are moored at the old Wood Wharf, as part of the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival.

54 Tall Ships bid farewell to London on the Thames after Greenwich Regatta

Maritime history was made at Canary Wharf this week as 20 Tall Ships berthed among the tall buildings.

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A crash is causing heavy delays northbound through the Blackwall Tunnel.

Heavy traffic through Blackwall Tunnel following crash

Motorists face heavy delays through the Blackwall Tunnel northbound his morning following an earlier crash at the junction of Shooters Hill, Greenwich.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Citizens of Tower Hamlets have right to know if Mayor Rahman was properly elected, judge rules

Embattled Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman is fighting a war on two fronts in the High Court over allegations of election fraud after a BBC Panorama programme and attempts to stop an audit of town hall accounts.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman (left) and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

Tower Hamlets bid to stop Town Hall audit rejected by High Court judge

A top High Court judge has this week rejected attempts by Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman to halt a major inspection of his council’s public spending which had been ordered by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

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The zeppelin created by school children who worked with the arts group Emergency Exit Arts.

German zeppelin takes centre stage at Tower Hamlets exhibition

A huge German zeppelin airship created by school children was the centrepiece of a Tower Hamlets exhibition to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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Looking for neighbourhood coordinators... Tower Hamlets council

Tower Hamlets mayor Rahman wants volunteers to spend £200,000

Volunteers are being recruited to help spend £200,000 of Town Hall cash on neighbourhood pet projects in London’s East End.

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Invictus Games: Lights mark one week until Olympic Park tournament starts

It’s less than a week to go before the first-ever Invictus Games gets underway at the former Olympic Park.

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Adriana Marques closes the Living Walls arts project at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Olympic Park art project creating more than 2km of murals now complete

An art project that has seen more than 2km of commissioned paintings, mosaics and posters created in the Olympic Park is now complete.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Tower Hamlets spent £120k on lawyers and PR over Panorama on Mayor

Tower Hamlets Council spent more than £120,000 on lawyers and public relations over a BBC documentary about the Mayor’s record in office.

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Sade is on her apprenticeship thanks to Tower Hamlets Council

Jobs: Sade gets career boost with Tower Hamlets apprenticeship

A young woman is closer to her dream of becoming a project manager, thanks to an apprenticeship scheme offered by Tower Hamlets Council.

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Warning from Canary Wharf... is skills shortage sinking London's reputation beneath the waves?

Skills shortage and visa red tape hits business, Canary Wharf KPMG warns

Visa restrictions must be relaxed or shortage of skills will lose London its global competition to the Far East, KPMG analysts at Canary Wharf warn.

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East London Mosque... condemning Islamic State murders

UK Mosques condemn ‘Islamic State’ murders of Western hostages

Vicious executions carried out in the Middle East by Islamic State fighters have been condemned by Muslim leaders in east London and around Britain.

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Paradigm Trust takes over CET Primary Tower Hamlets school as term begins

One of the first private primary schools in London’s East End has been taken over by the Paradigm Trust as the new term starts.

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Households urged to join energy co-operative for cheaper gas and electric

Households in London’s East End are being invited to sign up for this year’s energy industry’s tariff auctions for cheaper gas and electric bills.

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Tom Gleed relaxes in the urban garden he created

Docker who refitted Sir Gallahad and saved battery hens is up for Green award

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

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Children enjoyed donkey rides

Mile End play park becomes seaside resort

A giant sand pit and pop up puppet show helped transform Mile End play park into a thriving seaside resort.

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Serving up school meals in term time... Stepney's Ben Johnson Primary

Free school meals for all kids up to 11 lanched by Tower Hamlets council

Primary schools are returning for the new term in London’s deprived East End with free meals for all children up to 11.

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It's a fair cop... Community support officer Paul Eakett recruits young Ethan and Chaya to try police head gear

East End kids go back to playing in the street at Poplar’s outsdoor fun party

Youngsters were getting down to the serious business of having fun—while mums were getting tips on how to prepare healthy meals at home and how to keep the home safe from fire.

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54 Tall Ships are taking part in grand parade on Thames on September 9 at Greenwich, like these at Keil Regatta in July [photo: Mike Brooke]

54 Tall Ships to parade on the Thames after Falmouth-Greenwich regatta

The Maritime clock is being turned back on the Thames to the days of sailing when 54 tall ships stage a grand parade next week.

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Serving up school meals in term time... Stepney's Ben Johnson Primary

Kids not getting enough to eat in school holidays, Kellogg survey reveals

More than one-in-10 children are not getting enough to eat in the school holidays, according to a survey of teachers.

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Half Moon's youth theatre children receive check towards a Speech Bubbles project

Half Moon gets Speech Bubbles drama cash to help East End kids listen

Young members of the famous Half Moon children’s theatre in London’s East End were over the moon when they were given a cheque for £9,500 from a City of London livery company.

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Getting ready for secondary education... pupils in a Tower Hamlets Business Partnership lesson

Programme for East End parents to help kids make right choices in school for their future

Education chiefs are setting up a programme to help pupils in London’s deprived East End to make the right choices in secondary school that will affect the rest of their lives.

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Court & Crime See all

Police wish to speak to this man

Hunt for man who sexually assaulted girl, 16, on tube

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a teenage girl have released images of a man they would like to speak to.

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Opinion See all

Newham Borough Commander Tony Nash urges us to keep valuables out of sight

In the past few weeks we had a rise in theft from cars to the east of Newham around Little Ilford ward and a rise in mobile phone snatches by men on bicycles around Canning Town and Beckton.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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