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Gripping tight... 700 up above Canary Wharf [Night Scape image]

Security at London’s second tallest tower seems to have taken a ‘dive’ after two young men managed to get into One Canada Square in Canary Wharf and climbed up to the very top.

Met Police delayed 999 response

Two police officers “have a case to answer” for gross misconduct on duty over a delayed response to a 999 call when a woman was found hanged in London’s East End.

Commuters are experiencing delays this morning after a cement spill closed Limehouse Link Tunnel. Picture: PA Images.

Limehouse Link Tunnel has reopened after a large cement spillage led to an earlier closure.

Children get cracking with mural on Whitechapel's Collingwood housing estate

Children have been splashing paint on the wall of a housing estate in London’s East End—and no-one seems to mind.

Isle of Dogs' Barkantine GP surgery in West Ferry Road

Doctors in east London have been given a ‘clean bill of health’ on the Isle of Dogs.

The Tube strike will cause travel misery for thousands of people    Picture: PA/Nick Ansell

Commuters heading into London will not be able to use the Central line before 7am on Wednesday if the planned Tube strike goes ahead.

Youth worker.Zak Hussain

A youth worker arrested in a headlock for “obstruction” in east London’s Asian community while he says he was cleaning his car has been cleared in court.

The 24-hour Central line strike starts at 9pm.  Picture: Katie Collins/ PA Images

Drivers on the Night Tube will be balloted for strike action in a dispute over pay and career progression.

Krasimira Stoyneva

Designer Krasimira Stoyneva had a goal when she sent her designs down the catwalk at the London Fashion Week—convince the industry that it’s time to “wear hair, not fur”.

Accident and Emergency entrance at Whitechapel

Hospital A&E departments are struggling to keep medical services going, according to latest NHS figures.

Amies Freedom choir

A music project has been started in London’s East End to help rescued women including teenage girls to overcome the trauma of being trafficked into forced prostitution or domestic slavery.

Delays are also expected eastbound on Eastway.

The A12 Northbound at the junction of Wansbeck Road is closed near Stratford’s Olympic Park following an earlier car fire.

Some of the blunt and dirty tools used to carry out FGM (Pic credit: Sala Lewis/Irish Aid via PA)

There were 85 newly-discovered cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) of women living in Tower Hamlets recorded in just one year.

Don't Panic in Spitalfields (Pic: Google)

Two businesses in the East End have been named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

Rejected... Bengy's tower block plan for Mile End

Controversial plans for a tower block to replace a popular nightclub in London’s East End have been booted out tonight.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 15:49
Youth worker.Zak Hussain

A youth worker arrested in a headlock for “obstruction” in east London’s Asian community while he says he was cleaning his car has been cleared in court.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace in connection with a sexual assault in Poplar.

Police are appealing for information after a woman was subjected to a sexual assault.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Gun owners were asked to hand in their weapons to the police (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA)

One firearm and 10 rounds of ammunition were handed in at Bethnal Green police station as part of the Metropolitan Police’s gun amnesty week.

Health

Friday, February 17, 2017
Some of the blunt and dirty tools used to carry out FGM (Pic credit: Sala Lewis/Irish Aid via PA)

There were 85 newly-discovered cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) of women living in Tower Hamlets recorded in just one year.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
John Biggs (left centre forward) and clubs getting his Mayor's Cup awards [photo: Rehan Jamil]

Cash has been rolling out onto the pitch for 23 East London grassroots football clubs which have scored with grants from Tower Hamlets council.

Monday, February 6, 2017
Heart runner Louise McCormick

Louise McCormick may have been born with a hole in the heart defect — but insist she’s fit enough for a 10k run at east London’s Olympic Park.

Environment

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Rejected... Bengy's tower block plan for Mile End

Controversial plans for a tower block to replace a popular nightclub in London’s East End have been booted out tonight.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
George Tavern's landlady Pauline Forster

Pub landlady Pauline Forster is going back to her local town hall in her long-running battle to stop developers putting up a block of six luxury flats on her doorstep.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Mock-up of how campaigners say proposed 'Benjy's Tower' will dominate Mile End

Campaigners lobby a Tower Hamlets planning meeting tonight over a skyscraper proposed at Mile End which is being recommended for approval.

Politics

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Rejected... Bengy's tower block plan for Mile End

Controversial plans for a tower block to replace a popular nightclub in London’s East End have been booted out tonight.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
George Tavern's landlady Pauline Forster

Pub landlady Pauline Forster is going back to her local town hall in her long-running battle to stop developers putting up a block of six luxury flats on her doorstep.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Mock-up of how campaigners say proposed 'Benjy's Tower' will dominate Mile End

Campaigners lobby a Tower Hamlets planning meeting tonight over a skyscraper proposed at Mile End which is being recommended for approval.

Education

07:00
Children get cracking with mural on Whitechapel's Collingwood housing estate

Children have been splashing paint on the wall of a housing estate in London’s East End—and no-one seems to mind.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Krasimira Stoyneva

Designer Krasimira Stoyneva had a goal when she sent her designs down the catwalk at the London Fashion Week—convince the industry that it’s time to “wear hair, not fur”.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Delayed... former secondary school site planned to be converted to Bow Primary [Google arial view]

A desperately-needed new primary school planned to cope with a booming population growth in London’s expanding East End is being delayed by a year, anxious parents have been told.

Heritage

Thursday, February 16, 2017
George Tavern's landlady Pauline Forster

Pub landlady Pauline Forster is going back to her local town hall in her long-running battle to stop developers putting up a block of six luxury flats on her doorstep.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Valentine Desmond... all set to knock down his dad's old printworks [photos: Mark Moody]

A two-year-old tot started the massive demolition of east London’s former Westferry printworks on the Isle of Dogs today.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Isle of Dogs mass development... what Treasury Minister Gauke saw from top of Pan Peninsula Tower

The Chief Treasury Secretary got an eyeful of just what the overcrowding problem is in London’s East End where planning development “overdrive” aims to treble the crammed population of the Isle of Dogs in the next 10 years.

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