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Hundreds flocked to the launch of a unique tool to marry technology and creativity this month.

It's fun tunnelling for one nipper at East End's new drop-in children's centre [photos: Carmen Valino]

Tunnelling for Crossrail 150ft deeep under east London may have been completed last month—but on the surface there is serious tunnelling still being carried out by this toddler.

Lavish Easter bonnets for two youngsters at Arnhem Wharf Primary [photo: Anthony Gray]

Easter came early on the Isle of Dogs when children staged their own special parade with bonnets they made themselves.

Lloyd Everitt as Othello at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre  [photo: Ellie Kurttz]

Thousands of pupils from schools across east London have seen a special updated version of Othello set in the First World War at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Chloe Fawsitt, 16, has been missing for three days.

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a missing 16-year-old girl.

Bobby Andrews and Mariel Roe

Top executive staff at one of the big east London estate agencies has scooped prestigious internal company recognition at its US parent group’s annual conference in New York.

In six weeks, the borough will go to the polls Pic: PA

The election campaign officially starts at the end of March – but the battle for hearts, minds and votes started long ago. Political editor Annabelle Dickson sets out her guide

Tuition fees cut by volunteering as part of 'return to work' scheme... Annie Majeed, Amel Daoud and Louise Hogger

A ‘back to work’ employment programme in London’s deprived East End has now helped its 200th parent get a job after raising a family.

Busy bee pollinating plants in the East End

Biodiversity experts are buzzing round looking for volunteers to count bees in London’s East End now spring is here.

Crime & Court

Thu, 17:14

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a missing 16-year-old girl.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Police gathering evidence of public concerns on street crime walkabout at Mile End

Police officers have been on a walkabout in London’s East End looking for evidence of street crime and anti-social behaviour..

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Wanted... Mohhamed Alam for rape and and Anthony Dennis for suspected drug smuggling

A convicted rapist on the run from justice last known to be living in London’s East End has found his way onto the latest list of Britain’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives.

Health

Mon, 18:07

Patients joined their GPs in a street protest over budget cuts that campaigners say could close down many surgeries in London’s deprived East End with its high levels of chronic illness.

Monday, March 16, 2015
Sea of green... banners launch Green Party's General Election campaign at Whitechapel

Green activists have launched their campaign to take two of east London’s Labour stronghold Parliamentary seats in May 7’s General Election with a protest against local GP surgeries closing down.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Lord Freud

The government’s much-criticised “making work pay” Universal Credit has arrived at Jobcentres in London’s deprived East End where unemployment is traditionally high and many families are feeling the pinch from benefit capping.

Environment

Thu, 07:00

Biodiversity experts are buzzing round looking for volunteers to count bees in London’s East End now spring is here.

Monday, March 16, 2015
Mummy duck and her chicks need feeding... but no bread, please!

Crumbs! Don’t feed us bread—it’s junk food. That’s the message ducks and other fowls would quack if they knew what was good for them.

Monday, March 2, 2015
Volunteers clearing up Regent's Canal where wartime hand-grenade was found

Volunteers who found a wartime hand-grenade and other weapons in the Regent’s Canal are returning to give the waterway a makeover to help wildlife.

Politics

Thu, 14:28

The election campaign officially starts at the end of March – but the battle for hearts, minds and votes started long ago. Political editor Annabelle Dickson sets out her guide

Wed, 17:31
Protest at Cambridge Heath Sixthform College

Mums are making a desperate plea tonight to stop their children’s special needs unit in London’s deprived East End being closed down.

Wed, 07:00
Mayor Rahman viewing new council 'home'

Controversial mayor Lutfur Rahman looked round his new “home” which is costing council taxpayers in London’s deprived East End a cool £9 million—for a run-down pile of bricks needing some attention.

Education

Fri, 14:38

Easter came early on the Isle of Dogs when children staged their own special parade with bonnets they made themselves.

Fri, 13:18
Lloyd Everitt as Othello at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre  [photo: Ellie Kurttz]

Thousands of pupils from schools across east London have seen a special updated version of Othello set in the First World War at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Wed, 17:31
Protest at Cambridge Heath Sixthform College

Mums are making a desperate plea tonight to stop their children’s special needs unit in London’s deprived East End being closed down.

Heritage

Tue, 16:58

Construction for the Crossrail underground rail project around Liverpool Street has literally been bedlam for archaeologists.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
August 19, 1916... Corps pet St Bernard named Hissy and Terrier named Jack with Staff Sgt Len Nusse

Pictures of dogs of war have come to light for a unique exhibition launched this-evening of photographs going back 100 years that almost ended up in the dustbin.

Monday, March 9, 2015
Tearaway twins Ron and Reg at Daneford Secondary School, either side of boy with boxing trophy

The notorious Kray twins were once naughty little boys who got a thick ear from Kelly’s pie’n’mash shop owner in London’s East End where they grew up.

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The Ukip leader doesn’t want to be too scripted for the seven-way televised encounter.

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