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GCSEs: Be part of our coverage

Thousands of students across the borough are anxiously awaiting their GCSE results tomorrow morning.

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Maurillia Simpson, a former Lance Corporal in the Royal Logistics Corps, will compete in the Invictus Games.

Invictus Games: ‘I lost dream of being soldier but found new one’ tells wounded warrior from East Village

Becoming a soldier was Maurillia Simpson’s dream from a tender age, but one that would be cut short through injury.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Ofcom: Islam Channel ‘broke rules’ in TV interview with Mayor Rahman

A television interview with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets has been censured by a government watchdog for breaching impartiality rules.

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Wheeler House, Spitalfields... scene of police operation

Two charged in east London in police probe into bank-card PIN phone scam

Two teenagers arrested in London’s East End have been charged in connection with a £1m courier fraud investigation by five police forces in the South West.

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Jumping for joy... A-level pupils at Paul's Way Trust school

All 24 A-level pupils at St Paul’s Way Trust School are off to university

A failing school in London’s deprived East End which was sent into special measures by the government just six years ago is now sending all its A-level students off to university.

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Four crews tackled the blaze

Lobby damaged in Poplar flat fire

Residents were trapped in their homes when a fire broke out in a block of flats in Poplar yesterday.

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mp George Galloway when he campaigned in his former East End constituency

MP Galloway faces 20,000-name petition calling for ‘public disorder’ charge

Former East London MP George Galloway is facing a petition with nearly 20,000 names calling for him to be charged with public disorder for causing “harassment and alarm”.

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Killer Liam Whitnell... jailed in 2013 for 24 years for murder

Killer Whitnell’s internet photos of birthday behind bars shocks victim’s family

Killer Liam Whitnell posted photos on the internet boasting about his 31st birthday celebrations behind bars which have shocked the family of his victim.

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£6,000 worth of heroin and cannabis seized in Isle of Dogs drugs raid

Three people have been arrested and bailed after police seized £6,000 worth of heroin and cannabis from a Isle of Dogs home.

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Suraiya Rashid, four, enjoys a ride at the Stepney Green Fair

Pictures: Stepney Green fair attracts thousands

There were rides and activities galore to entertain all ages at the Stepney Green fair on Sunday.

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Pothole repair in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets granted £250,000 pothole funding

The council will be inspecting the borough’s roads over the coming months after being granted £250,000 to tackle potholes.

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Poplar food lovers sink teeth into new pop-up market

Fridays are about to get a whole lot tastier for street-food lovers in Poplar as a new market is set to make its debut appearance this month.

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Central Line users in Tower Hamlets will be affected

Central Line drivers to strike on Friday

Commuters in Tower Hamlets will face delays on Friday after Central Line drivers called a strike.

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Heavy traffic in east London... City Hall campaigners call for areas to opt into 2020 Ultra-Low Emission zone

2020 Ultra Low Emission zone won’t go far enough, warns London Assembly’s Jenny Jones

Traffic-polluted main roads in east London are being excluded from a proposed Ultra Low Emission zone due to start in six years’ time, City Hall campaigners claim.

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At 103... Fauja Singh is official starter for October's Big Fun Run at Vicky Park [photo: Jean-Francois] Rodrigues

Marathon veteran Fauja, 103, ready for Big Fun Run at Victoria Park

He may be 103 years old—but that won’t stop Fauja Singh starting the Big Fun Run at east London’s Victoria Park.

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From left: Lorraine Hope, Olivia Hope, 5, Tahlia Adams, 6, Cylise Adams, 4, and Lisa Pope at the Picnic in the Park event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Pictures: Picnic in the Olympic Park

Families came in their droves to enjoy the late summer sun with an outdoor picnic.

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Police swoop on three East End addresses after £1m PIN scam

Three arrested in East End after £1m courier PIN number scam in 8 counties

Three youths have been arrested in dawn raids in London’s East End today by detectives investigating a £1m courier fraud.

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New kit for firefighters when visiting people's homes for safety advice

Firefighters get new uniform kit when out advising public on fire safety

Firefighters have been kitted out with new uniforms to wear when they are out and about in east London advising the public about fire safety.

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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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Little Maddison enjoys firing her rubber-band cannon in hospital [photo: Royal Institution]

Fun science experiments for children in hospital at the Royal London

Boffins popped into the Royal London Hospital and turned the children’s wards into a fun laboratory for a day.

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Jerome Bertram is working as an apprentice with Guildmore construction

Jobs: Construction role for candidate thanks to Tower Hamlets Council

A candidate is on the path to his goal of being a project manager thanks to an apprenticeship scheme offered by Tower Hamlets Council.

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Nathan Sawaya's Lego brick sculpture 'Yellow'... coming to Brick Lane, of course

Sculptor Nathan Sawaya displays a million Lego bricks in Brick Lane

It’s just a kids toy—well, not according to lawyer-turned-LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya.

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Students receive their A-level results at Tower Hamlets College, Poplar Campus

Tower Hamlets College sending students to Cambridge and Canary Wharf

A-level students topped 92 per cent passing their A-levels at Poplar’s Tower Hamlets College in today’s results and are now heading for top universities.

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Students Samiha Sulthana, left, Joy Kiingati, Katie Hogg and Aba Abubakar celebrate their A-levels results at Tower Hamlets College, Poplar Campus.

Pictures: Students celebrate their A-level results across Tower Hamlets

Students were celebrating and planning for the future today as they discovered their A-level results.

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Jumping for joy at A-level results... Bishop Challoner students Kelechi Uzoho (left), Sharmin Rouf and Adetomike Tinuola

Bishop Challoner pupils score 99pc in A-level passes for 2nd year running

Pupils scored a 99 per cent pass rate in today’s A-level results at Stepney’s huge Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools in London’s East End.

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Muzakkir Hyder opening his A Level results at Bethnal Green Academy

A-level results: Bethnal Green Biology student gets first university choice

A biology student was celebrating today after finding out his A-level results at Bethnal Green Academy.

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First-ever A-levels at Bethnal Green Academy gets almost 99pc pass rate

Bethnal Green Academy’s first-ever A-levels notch up 99pc pass-rate

The first-ever A-level exams taken by pupils at Bethnal Green Academy in London’s East End has turned up a pass-rate of almost 99 per cent.

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Tower Hamlets A-level results: The wait is over

Thousands of youngsters across the borough are poised to receive their A-level results this morning.

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Lea River could supply heating to east London, says Environment Dept [picture: Steve Bates, 2009]

Lea River can supply east London with hot water and heat, says Energy Secretary

Clean and reliable heating could one day be provided by the flow of the Lea River.

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Jobseeker's Allowance claimants drops in Tower Hamlets

Jobseeker claimants down 3,000 in Tower Hamlets, say new figures

Tower Hamlets had 3,000 fewer people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in the last year – a fall of nearly a third.

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Students need not worry if they don't get the grades they were hoping for tomorrow on A-level results day. Picture: David Cheskin

A-level results 2014: Your guide to university Clearing

Teenagers are gearing up to find out if they have got into their chosen universities on A-level results day tomorrow - but what happens if students don’t get the grades they need?

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Secret Cinema is hoping to unite the country to raise money for mental health charity MIND [Image by Secret Cinema]

Secret Cinema to show Dead Poets Society in memory of Robin Williams

After the tragic death of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, Secret Cinema is screening his classic movie Dead Poets Society at London’s Troxy and cinemas up and down the country ‘to honour the life of an extraordinary actor and spirit’.

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The retail development at Canary Wharf Station is part of the tour

Tours of Canary Wharf Crossrail station announced

If you’ve ever wanted to see behind the scenes at the Crossrail works, the doors are being thrown open for one weekend.

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Market man Paul Morris has written a book about East End markets.

Market inspector pens book about the history of the trade

A Tower Hamlets market inspector has explored the history of the trade in his new book.

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Ramzy on the finishing straight of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 (pic: Marathon Photos/marathon-photos.com)

Parklife: News editor Ramzy takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

News editor Ramzy Alwakeel tackled a particularly wet Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for Parklife on Sunday. Here’s how he got on.

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Starlight Foundation's 'Robinson Crusoe' pop-up hospital panto a hit with kids in Royal London

Robinson Crusoe panto just what hospital doctors ordered at Royal London

Summer has been brightened up for children in hospital in London’s East End.

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James Blake was due to perform at Jabberwocky (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

All Tomorrow’s Parties cancels Jabberwocky festival at ExCel Centre

The Jaberwocky festival which was scheduled to take place at the ExCel Centre in Docklands, east London, has been cancelled.

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Asfor Ali, 27, jailed for terrorism offences

Video: Bethnal Green Islamist jailed for keeping al-Qaeda terror manuals

A man with links to a banned Islamist group has been jailed for more than two and a half years for keeping al-Qaeda manuals that could be used for terrorist attacks.

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American rockers the Foo Fighters are set to headling the Invictus Games closing concert. Pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Invictus Games: Tickets sold out for closing concert with Foo Fighters and James Blunt

Tickets have sold out for a concert featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry set to close the Invictus Games.

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Mr Berridge died at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel

Inquest: Royal London Hospital stomach patient went through ‘six weeks of hell’

The family of a cancer patient who died after an operation to remove his stomach went wrong have questioned whether he should have undergone surgery in the first place.

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Wheeler House, Spitalfields... scene of police operation

Two charged in east London in police probe into bank-card PIN phone scam

Two teenagers arrested in London’s East End have been charged in connection with a £1m courier fraud investigation by five police forces in the South West.

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City & London AM John Biggs accuses Tower Hamlets council of improper use of time

I remain busy at City Hall. There are new ideas for east London river crossings, plans for the next Crossrail line, major planning applications to dig into, budgets to manage, challenging policing matters to consider. Yet I am drawn back to comment yet again on Tower Hamlets politics. It’s not surprising – the East End is always the most raw and lively place in the UK.

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