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A prestigious arts education trust in London’s East End is holding its 20th anniversary birthday bash next month with the public being let in to peek behind the scenes—despite critics once predicting such things would flop.

Royal London Hospital

Hospital services at the Royal London have been slammed as “inadequate” by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals.

Biking it over Tower Bridge for Stroke victims

Cyclists swarmed in hundreds peddling over Tower Bridge raising funds to support victims of Stroke.

Putting their backs into it

What happens when teenagers in London’s East End break up from school for the half-term in the middle of taking their GCSEs before graduation? They sign each other’s shirts!

Planting seeds of horticultural career in Royal Parks

Applications for an apprenticeship scheme are now open for school leavers in east London who fancy a career in London’s Royal parks.

(Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Good news for rail travellers - the bank holiday train strike that was set to bring London to a ‘standstill’ has been called off, it has just been announced.

Abu killed girlfriend Sannah Javed

A man who beat his girlfriend to death in her home in east London then lied to police that she had collapsed on her bed has finally admitted half-way through his trial to killing her.

Busted concrete security wall at Hatton Garden after Easter weekend heist

Two men from East London are among the eight due in court today charged with the Hatton Garden raid over the Easter Weekend.

Battle for Tower Hamlets town hall

Top cops are facing the ‘third degree’ today after being summoned to City Hall for questioning about Tower Hamlets election fraud.

Crime & Court

Thu, 13:58

A man who beat his girlfriend to death in her home in east London then lied to police that she had collapsed on her bed has finally admitted half-way through his trial to killing her.

Thu, 09:32
Busted concrete security wall at Hatton Garden after Easter weekend heist

Two men from East London are among the eight due in court today charged with the Hatton Garden raid over the Easter Weekend.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
The stolen bike

A police appeal has been launched after a disabled person’s bike was stolen in Bishopsgate on Monday.

Health

Yesterday, 18:02

Hospital services at the Royal London have been slammed as “inadequate” by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals.

Yesterday, 07:00
Biking it over Tower Bridge for Stroke victims

Cyclists swarmed in hundreds peddling over Tower Bridge raising funds to support victims of Stroke.

Mon, 13:51
Surgeon Matt Barry [right] and his medical team in Gaza

A surgeon at the Royal London Hospital back from a Middle East war zone has been treating the injured in Gaza who were caught in last year’s conflict between Hammas and Israel.

Environment

Thu, 15:03

Applications for an apprenticeship scheme are now open for school leavers in east London who fancy a career in London’s Royal parks.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Volunteers clear overgrown foliage on Regent's Canal [picture: Kois Miah]

Volunteers have been out tidying up the Regent’s Canal in east London to stop buddleias getting out of ciontrol and damanging buildings.

Monday, March 30, 2015
Buddleia hit squad... volunteers clean-up Regent's Canal

Volunteers have been busy getting rid overgrown plants from the Regent’s Canal near east London’s Victoria Park before nearby buildings are plagued by extending roots damaging brick work.

Politics

Yesterday, 18:02

Hospital services at the Royal London have been slammed as “inadequate” by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals.

Thu, 07:00
Battle for Tower Hamlets town hall

Top cops are facing the ‘third degree’ today after being summoned to City Hall for questioning about Tower Hamlets election fraud.

Wed, 12:59
Azmal Hussain with his petition to the Electoral Commission

Anti-corruption campaigner Azmal Hussain who brought down Mayor Lutfur Rahman in the High Court for election malpractice is now demanding the sacking of 17 Tower Hamlets councillors.

Education

07:00

A prestigious arts education trust in London’s East End is holding its 20th anniversary birthday bash next month with the public being let in to peek behind the scenes—despite critics once predicting such things would flop.

Yesterday, 07:00
Putting their backs into it

What happens when teenagers in London’s East End break up from school for the half-term in the middle of taking their GCSEs before graduation? They sign each other’s shirts!

Thu, 15:03
Planting seeds of horticultural career in Royal Parks

Applications for an apprenticeship scheme are now open for school leavers in east London who fancy a career in London’s Royal parks.

Heritage

Tue, 09:50

An ordinary block of family rented dwellings in London’s deprived East End has won national acclaim for its traditional-style architecture.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
VE Day anniversary celebrations at HMS President, by Tower Bridge [pictures: Stewart Turkington]

Young cadets and veterans of war gathered on the Thames waterfront by Tower Bridge to celebrate the end of the War in Europe 70 years on.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Military sallute in East End to 1915 Ypres VC heroes Geoffrey Woolley and Izzy Smith

Two heroes awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the same battle at Ypres in 1915 have been honoured with specially-commissioned paving stones in London’s East End where they lived—one a vicar’s son, the other a Jewish immigrant.

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