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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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Sultan Miah (third from left) and Sheba staff winning Best Curry House in the UK 2013

Brick Lane curry house Sheba celebrates 40th anniversary

One of Brick Lane’s first curry houses is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special menu to mark the occasion.

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Firearms officers arrested the suspect

Passers by prevent Whitechapel attempted armed robbery

Members of the public helped to thwart an attempted armed robbery in Whitechapel yesterday.

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New Year-7 intake at Bishop Challoner's summer activity school

Summer school helps Bishop Challoner’s new Year 7 adapt to life in secondary education

The new Year-7 intake at Bishop Challoner secondary in London’s East End have had an early introduction to the school with a summer transition project.

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Firefighters at Whitechapel fire station on strike last year over pension reforms (pic: Isabel Infantes)

Three fire engines ‘temporarily’ removed from East End still not returned – more than a year on

Three fire engines “temporarily” removed from East End fire stations to cover strike action still haven’t been returned – more than a year on.

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A Tube strike earlier this year caused chaos at commuter hotspots like Whitechapel

Fresh Tube strikes to hit Tower Hamlets commuters from Wednesday

Staff on the Tube are to stage to fresh industrial action in a long-running row over ticket office closures.

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Mark died hours after a doctor employed by the now-defunct Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust sent him home from the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel

Bethnal Green man died eight hours after doctor ‘said he had flu’

A grieving fiancee has spoken out following a four-year battle to sue a GP after her partner collapsed and died hours after being discharged from a minor injuries unit.

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Coins and watches among the haul seized at Stanwell

‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of stolen goods from burglaries put on show by police

Valuables snatched during burglaries in east London are among possessions recovered by police raiding an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ stashed at an address next to Heathrow airport.

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Residents of McCullum Estate complain about the smell of sewage.

Bow residents suffer stinky three months

A group of residents are kicking up a stink after smelling raw sewage in their homes for the past three months.

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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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One of the images which features in the exhibition honouring those who died in the 1943 disaster

Bethnal Green tube disaster exhibition will keep memory alive

An exhibition that honours the people who were crushed to death in the Bethnal Green tube disaster in 1943 is touring through the borough.

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Frankie Oatway in Strippers

Whitechapel actor set for big screen success

Just four years after taking up acting, a Whitechapel actor is rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars in a new film.

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Hermaphrodite artist XXXora launches pair of East End exhibitions

Hermaphrodite XXXora this week launches two exhibitions in the East End that condemn the “non-consenting mutilation” of unisex babies.

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London local historian Tom Ridge... fighting to save heart hospital [picture: Mike Brooke]

Save London Chest heart hospital from bulldozers, urges historian

A local historian has called for a Victorian hospital in London’s East End which leads Britain in 21st century heart treatment to be listed to save it from developers.

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Dogs in fancy dress join the Paw Pageant catwalk at Spitalfields market.

Pictures: Dogs take the lead on Spitalfields market catwalk

Spitalfields Market hosted 6,000 canines of all shapes and sizes from across England for its third annual Paw Pageant on Monday.

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Dogs sniff out fake cigarettes in raids netting £21,000 tobacco in East End

Dogs that sniff out tobacco have been used in raids that netted £21,000 in illegal fake cigarettes in London’s East End.

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Town Hall nets A* for its fishy school meals in Tower Hamlets

Town Hall bosses have netted an A* rating for their fishy school meals.

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Another 24-hour strike could bring misery to a million Central line commuters if the ASLEF train drivers' strike goes ahead on Wednesday, September 17 (photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Central line strikes could continue in September

Bethnal Green and Mile End commuters could face a repeat of Friday’s strike action in September if drivers cannot reach an agreement with Underground bosses.

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Comedian David Walliams will take part in SwimBritain at the London Aquatics Centre. Picture: Eddie MacDonald

David Walliams takes on charity relay at London Aquatics Centre

Comedian, actor and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams will take on his next big swimming challenge for charity at the London Aquatics Centre.

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Visitors at the boat tour by Lee & Stort Boat Co Ltd explores the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through the river.

Pictures: Boat tours open to the public at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Why traipse around the Olympic Park by foot when you can glide along the water like a real VIP?

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Thierry Schoen with some of the potholes in Campbell Road.

Potholes costing Tower Hamlets Council £122k a year

Pothole compensation claims are costing Tower Hamlets Council £122,000 a year, the 
Advertiser can reveal.

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Charles Welham and Kieran Wall (back row, second and third left) with their fellow ballsquad members (Pic: Arsenal Football Club/David Price)

Tower Hamlets teens selected for Arsenal ballsquad

Two young Arsenal fans from Tower Hamlets are getting closer to their heroes after being selected for the club’s ballsquad.

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Supermarket staff meet service users and employees from Phoenix café in Bell Lane, chosen as their 'charity of the year'

Phoenix café rises in Spitalfields as supermarket chain’s ‘charity of the year’

A supermarket has pledged to raise funds for the next 12 months for an employment chaity’s café hub in London’s East End as its ‘charity of the year’.

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Bethnal Green Academy's Head teacher Mark Keary

Switching GCSE modules to finals ‘dumped on us mid term’—Bethnal Green Academy

The change from GCSE course modules to end-of-course final exams hit many schools battling to keep their pass-rates high.

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Both want to be doctors...  Bethnal Green Academy's inseparable GCSE classmates Aanisah Anjum and Rayisa Karim

Bethnal Green Academy breaks record with 80pc GCSE passes in A*-C grades

Two classmates at Bethnal Green Academy do everything together—study, play, go out and both even want to go to medical school to become doctors.

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Once expelled from school... now Liam Joseph Beckles gets his GCSEs at Bethnal Green Academy

Liam was expelled before coming to Bethnal Green Academy and now has 6 GCSEs

Liam Joseph-Beckles has been expelled from several schools and was not educated in mainstream provision.

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HSBC Bank's Canary Wharf HQ

Students ‘more entrepreneurial’ after recession to set up own businesses, says HSBC

Growing up in the recession is leading more students starting university this autumn wanting to set up their own business when they graduate, say researchers at HSBC’s Canary Wharf HQ.

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Central Line users in Tower Hamlets will be affected

Delays expected as Central Line drivers strike

Commuters will face delays this morning after Central Line drivers called a strike.

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Sandy Elliot... 6 A*s and aming to be an author with his first novel

Wouldbe novelist Sandy Elliot starts with five A*s and four As at Morpeth Secondary

Avid novel readers might want to look out for a bright 16-year-old sporting a bow tie who got five A*s and four As at Morpeth Secondary in London’s East End.

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19 A* GCSEs between them... Morpeth school pals Ikram Hussain and Kabirilul Choudhury

East End schools notch up 80pc top grade GCSE results at A* to C grades

Two school pals who play football together a lot before getting down to their GCSE studies have notched up 19 A* grades and seven As between them.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will welcome 3 millionth visitor on Firday

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to welcome 3 millionth visitor

Celebrations will be held to mark the three millionth visitor to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Mayor accused at High Court of using ‘spiritual influence’ for re-election

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets exerted unlawful “spiritual influence” on voters to secure his re-election, according to allegations filed at the High Court by petitioners seeking to overturn the election result.

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East Village looking west towards the City

Last plot completed in handover of 2,800 East Village homes in E20

The last residential plot has been completed which concludes the handover of all 2,818 homes at East Village to the Olympic Delivery Authority.

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Pic: PA Wire

GCSEs: The wait is over

The wait is finally over for thousands of pupils who will collect their GCSE results today.

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Pic: PA Wire

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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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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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

Island Gardens Cllr Peter Golds wants the role of Tower Hamlets Mayor to change

The newly elected Tower Hamlets is finding its feet. Whilst the membership has changed, no fewer than seventeen of the forty five councillors are newly elected, other things remain constant. At our first full business meeting in July the Mayor, as usual refused to answer questions from either councillors or the public.

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