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Yesterday, 18:26
Jailed... Fahim Islam from Whitechapel (left) and gang-leader Makhzumi Abukar

Eight members of a gang of 11 fraudsters have been jailed for a total of 34 years for tricking pensioners out of £1 million in a fake police courier scam.

The mayoral election winner will take over from Boris at City Hall (PA)

The polling stations for the 2016 London mayoral election close at 10pm tonight. Wondering what time the winner the mayoral election 2016 will be announced?

Joanne Ross finally giving up her florist shop after 30 years and a family market treading tradition going back to the 1920s with parking restrictions driving away trade

One of the longest-surviving market trader families in London’s East End is quitting after 90 years in the same street.

Duchess of Cornwall meets children rehearsing at People's Palace in Mile End [photos: Ken Mears]

The Duchess of Cornwall was in London’s East End to watch a dress rehearsal yesterday and meet 130 children taking part in a new work being performed by the London Chamber Orchestra.

Typical East End polling station in Brick Lane

Polling stations open from 7am today for the 172,500 registered votes in London’s East End to take part in the elections for London mayor and Assembly.

Barnardo's classroom at Leopold House, Burdett Road, around 1890

Schoolchildren are being invited to learn first-hand about the tough life in the Victorian classroom of London’s East End.

New programme helping long-term unemployed

A new programme is being set up in east London to help anyone out of work for more than a year to learn the skills and confidence needed to get through those nerve-wracking interviews for jobs.

Artist Peter Morray's view of proposed drawbridge at Canary Wharf

Candidates from the major parties in Thursday’s London mayor elections have pledged backing for a proposed bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the Thames.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick backing Parliamentary launch of Sepsis awareness campaign [photo: Ayub Khan]

MP Jim Fitzpatrick is backing a public awareness campaign about Sepsis, a life-threatening and relatively unknown deadly condition which claims 44,000 lives a year in Britain alone—including a-thousand children.

Jailed motor-scooter bandits... John Smith (left) and Shemar Williams

Two teenage motor-scooter bandits who carried out a terrifying string of 34 violent robberies across east London—mostly at night—have reached the end of the road and are spending the Bank Holiday and the next five years in jail.

UEL design student Charles Caldron with his 'skier rescue' ideas

An enterprising student at the University of East London is combining his passion for skiing and talent for design by inventing a unique safety device to help rescue skiers trapped in avalanches.

A-Level science pupils from Tower Hamlets College visit Hadron particle collider in Geneva

Students from London’s East End have been on a “collision course” to uncover how the universe begin at the world-famous Hadron collider in Switzerland.

Owen Flanders

Signal maintenance engineer Owen Flanders is steaming ahead for a senior career on the railways and has taken part in a campaign to recruit 150 more Network Rail apprentices.

Jonathan Goldstein, Cain Hoy’s chief executive; Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy; and Heather Knight, the senior archaeologist leading the dig on behalf of MOLA at the launch of The Stage dig (Picture: Adrian Pope)

Archaeologists have begun excavating one of Shakespeare’s lesser known playhouses – the Curtain Theatre where Henry V was first performed.

Susan Hiller in conversation at the Hayward Gallery in 2006 [photo by Jack Goffe]

An old wishing well has made a wish come true for east London’s Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery—to get on a national a shortlist of venues to stage an event with world-renowned artist Susan Hiller.

Crime & Court

Mon, 08:36
Jailed motor-scooter bandits... John Smith (left) and Shemar Williams

Two teenage motor-scooter bandits who carried out a terrifying string of 34 violent robberies across east London—mostly at night—have reached the end of the road and are spending the Bank Holiday and the next five years in jail.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Abdi's police mugshot

A serial rapist who spent six months preying on East End women as old as 75 has been locked up for life.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Moment a door is busted open as police raid a flat on the Isle of Dogs [photos: Isabel Infantes]

This is the moment police bust into an apartment at dawn this-morning in a three-day operation aimed at smashing a violent drugs network in London’s East End.

Health

Tue, 07:00
MP Jim Fitzpatrick backing Parliamentary launch of Sepsis awareness campaign [photo: Ayub Khan]

MP Jim Fitzpatrick is backing a public awareness campaign about Sepsis, a life-threatening and relatively unknown deadly condition which claims 44,000 lives a year in Britain alone—including a-thousand children.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Royal London BMA rep Dr Emily Mills (left) supported by East End GPs Dr Cambis Boomla from Poplar's Chrisp Street surgery and Dr Anna Livingstone from the Limehouse practice

Junior doctors have begun their two-day strike at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel along with NHS doctors throughout the country.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Crowds of spectators watch fancy dress and mass runners run along The Highway in Shadwell in the 2016 London Marathon [photo: Vickie Flores]

The 30,000 competitors pounding the streets in the London Marathon brought joy twice over to thousands of spectators as it wound its way in both directions through London’s East End.

They raced for glory—or to raise cash for many charities.

Environment

Tue, 13:29
Artist Peter Morray's view of proposed drawbridge at Canary Wharf

Candidates from the major parties in Thursday’s London mayor elections have pledged backing for a proposed bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the Thames.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Crowds of spectators watch fancy dress and mass runners run along The Highway in Shadwell in the 2016 London Marathon [photo: Vickie Flores]

The 30,000 competitors pounding the streets in the London Marathon brought joy twice over to thousands of spectators as it wound its way in both directions through London’s East End.

They raced for glory—or to raise cash for many charities.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Children in the Weavers Field playground

Children don’t worry much about the play equipment in the park—they just enjoy having fun at Weavers adventure playground in London’s East End.

Politics

Yesterday, 17:28
The mayoral election winner will take over from Boris at City Hall (PA)

The polling stations for the 2016 London mayoral election close at 10pm tonight. Wondering what time the winner the mayoral election 2016 will be announced?

Yesterday, 06:00
Typical East End polling station in Brick Lane

Polling stations open from 7am today for the 172,500 registered votes in London’s East End to take part in the elections for London mayor and Assembly.

Tue, 13:29
Artist Peter Morray's view of proposed drawbridge at Canary Wharf

Candidates from the major parties in Thursday’s London mayor elections have pledged backing for a proposed bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the Thames.

Education

Yesterday, 10:39
Duchess of Cornwall meets children rehearsing at People's Palace in Mile End [photos: Ken Mears]

The Duchess of Cornwall was in London’s East End to watch a dress rehearsal yesterday and meet 130 children taking part in a new work being performed by the London Chamber Orchestra.

Wed, 16:16
Barnardo's classroom at Leopold House, Burdett Road, around 1890

Schoolchildren are being invited to learn first-hand about the tough life in the Victorian classroom of London’s East End.

Wed, 14:48
New programme helping long-term unemployed

A new programme is being set up in east London to help anyone out of work for more than a year to learn the skills and confidence needed to get through those nerve-wracking interviews for jobs.

Heritage

Friday, April 29, 2016
Jonathan Goldstein, Cain Hoy’s chief executive; Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy; and Heather Knight, the senior archaeologist leading the dig on behalf of MOLA at the launch of The Stage dig (Picture: Adrian Pope)

Archaeologists have begun excavating one of Shakespeare’s lesser known playhouses – the Curtain Theatre where Henry V was first performed.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Mayor Boris Johnson... pictured at IT bootcamp launch 2011

Boris Johnson has given up getting the controversial plans passed for a ‘wall of seven skyscrapers’ on the site of the old Bishopsgate goods station using his executive powers.

Instead, he is leaving it to the next Mayor of London to decide if the £800 million Hammerson’s scheme goes ahead after he steps down on May 5.

Friday, April 15, 2016
'Kill the Bill' campaigners now plan 'sleep out' protest in east London [photo: Debbie Humphry]

Campaigners who have been demonstrating to “kill the bill” on housing now going through Parliament plan a ‘sleep out’ protest in London’s East End which faces a huge homeless crisis.

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