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One of the world’s biggest arms fairs is coming to the ExCel centre in east London later this month, and more than 1,000 protestors are already planning to oppose it.

True-crime movie Legend with Emily Browning as Frances Kray and Tom Hardy as Reggie Kray

The tragic wife of notorious gangster Reggie Kray who took her own life after walking out on him had electric shock treatment in hospital which helped erase memories of their doomed marriage, a book out on Thursday reveals in the run-up to next week’s Legend movie about the Krays.

Eleanor Gussman

A woman with a “passionate belief in the power of music” has been appointed to lead Spitalfields Music’s festivals and education programme.

Pupils from St Paul's Way School at a young entrepreneurs' workshop in the City

School-pupils from London’s East End had a summer camp for would-be entrepreneurs to find out about the world of business.

Chilean naval training ship Esmarelda and [inset] Fr Michael Woodward

A Chilean naval training vessel once said to have been used as a “prison torture ship” by the Pinochet regime is facing protests today at the Millwall Docks in east London.

Preparting fresh food for cookery class at Swanley's summer camp

A two-week ‘transition camp’ has been running to help primary children make the jump to secondary education when they join the new Year 7 at Whitechapel’s Swanlea School for the new term.

Arina

Demystifying the process of growing companies securing funding from investors and lenders is the aim of the first event of its kind in the UK.

David Dutoit [inset] admits at Southwark crown court to historic sex charges

Detectives are appealing today for any more victims of paedophile David Dutoit to come forward and speak to police—now he has been jailed for six years.

Tower Hamlets

Members of deposed mayor Lutfur Rahman’s former administration last night boycotted the vote to appoint a long-awaited chief executive at the troubled Tower Hamlets council in east London.

Crime & Court

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Detectives are appealing today for any more victims of paedophile David Dutoit to come forward and speak to police—now he has been jailed for six years.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Gun seized

A gun has been seized by police in a dawn raid in London’s East End during an operation across the metropolis involving 1,000 officers.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The house at the end of Huddleston Close

A man has been charged in East London today with the murder of his 79-year-old father at his home in Bethnal Green.

Health

Friday, August 21, 2015

TV actress Meera Syal opens a fundraising ‘Memory Walk’ at the Tower of London for the first time in its history next month.

Monday, August 10, 2015
swimmers' gruelling pace in the Thames at Blackwall Reach

Tens of thousands of spectators across East London cheered on 13,000 competitors in the world’s biggest triathlon at the weekend.

Thursday, August 6, 2015
St Bartholemew's Hospital at West Smithfield, in the City

The first NHS specialist cervical smear clinic for rape victims is being opened today by the health trust that runs the Royal London and Bart’s hospitals.

Environment

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hundreds of families from all over East London got on their bikes for Saturday’s traffic-free ride from Mile End to the City and back.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Now you see it... Aerial view of Norton Folgate

Hundreds of protesters are to join hands to form a human chain encircling historic buildings at Norton Folgate next to London’s famous Spitalfields Market in a campaign to stop developers demolishing a huge swathe of the unique Georgian neighbourhood.

Monday, July 6, 2015
Dina Asher-Smith and Maggie Alphonsi lighting 2015 Youth Games flame at opening ceremony

Youngsters representing the East End have come away with gold from the London Youth Games.

Politics

One of the world’s biggest arms fairs is coming to the ExCel centre in east London later this month, and more than 1,000 protestors are already planning to oppose it.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Chilean naval training ship Esmarelda and [inset] Fr Michael Woodward

A Chilean naval training vessel once said to have been used as a “prison torture ship” by the Pinochet regime is facing protests today at the Millwall Docks in east London.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Tower Hamlets

Members of deposed mayor Lutfur Rahman’s former administration last night boycotted the vote to appoint a long-awaited chief executive at the troubled Tower Hamlets council in east London.

Education

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A woman with a “passionate belief in the power of music” has been appointed to lead Spitalfields Music’s festivals and education programme.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Pupils from St Paul's Way School at a young entrepreneurs' workshop in the City

School-pupils from London’s East End had a summer camp for would-be entrepreneurs to find out about the world of business.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Preparting fresh food for cookery class at Swanley's summer camp

A two-week ‘transition camp’ has been running to help primary children make the jump to secondary education when they join the new Year 7 at Whitechapel’s Swanlea School for the new term.

Heritage

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The tragic wife of notorious gangster Reggie Kray who took her own life after walking out on him had electric shock treatment in hospital which helped erase memories of their doomed marriage, a book out on Thursday reveals in the run-up to next week’s Legend movie about the Krays.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Chilean naval training ship Esmarelda and [inset] Fr Michael Woodward

A Chilean naval training vessel once said to have been used as a “prison torture ship” by the Pinochet regime is facing protests today at the Millwall Docks in east London.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Krays Behind Bars... author Rob McGibbon

The only book about the Krays to reveal what they were like after they were banged up behind bars has gone onto Kindle the month before a blockbuster movie and a documentary about the notorious East End gangsters are released.

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