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Grand-daughter Lisa Mead researching Kate Webber's hit-run death in 1970

Hunt for hit-run driver who killed Lisa’s grandmother in Mile End 44 years ago

Lisa Mead is desperately trying to find the man who killed her grandmother in London’s East End 10 years before she was even born.

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John Kennedy... murdered February 8, 1997

Vigil for John Kennedy—his killer is still free after 1997 Railway Arms stabbing

The family fighting for justice for father-of-two John Kennedy—whose killer is still on the loose 17 years after his murder in a pub in London’s East End—are holding a memorial vigil to him on Saturday.

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Mum, 19, gets 2 years suspended for killing 4-month-old baby in Mile End

A teenage mum has been sentenced today after admitting killing her four-month-old baby girl in London’s East End.

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Police and Tower Hamlets council using dogs to stop drug dealers

Sniffer dogs have uncovered stashes of crack cocaine and heroin in an operation by police and local authority officers to arrest at least one drug dealer every day in London’s East End.

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CCTV images of four suspects police want to trace after attack on bus driver at Stratford on April 27

Police hunt woman and 3 men after attack on east London bus driver

Police are appealing today for help to trace a woman and three men following an attack on a bus driver in east London.

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Two boys re-bailed in connection with homophobic Whitechapel attack

Two 16-year-old boys arrested in connection with a homophobic attack on Whitechapel Road have been re-bailed to a date in mid-August.

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From top left: Kara, Patel, a teenager, Jada, Mansha and Mohammed were all sentenced

36 years for gang who fractured man’s skull in Bow racist attack

Six people have been jailed today for more than 36 years for a violent racist attack in Bow.

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Ring leader Vishal Chaudhary

Sex trafficking gang leader who lived in Canary Wharf luxury faces jail

A man who lived in luxury in Canary Wharf while his gang trafficked more than 100 women into the UK and forced them into prostitution is facing jail today.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Tower Hamlets goes to high court to challenge Pickles audit

Tower Hamlets Council this week announced it was going to court try to halt a government-backed audit into its finances – just 24 hours after being accused of withholding information from the auditors.

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Police outnumbered by crowds outside Stepney's Troxy where the count for Mayor was held. Photo: David Mirzoeff

Report slams Tower Hamlets Council’s ‘inadequate’ election planning

Tower Hamlets Council has been slammed by a government watchdog over its running of the local elections, in a report that calls the council’s planning “inadequate”.

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Grand-daughter Lisa Mead researching Kate Webber's hit-run death in 1970

Hunt for hit-run driver who killed Lisa’s grandmother in Mile End 44 years ago

Lisa Mead is desperately trying to find the man who killed her grandmother in London’s East End 10 years before she was even born.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman supported the council staff and teachers strike action

Last week many of our council and teaching staff took park in national strike action against the pay freezes imposed by the government. I supported them in that action. Low pay is driving more and more people into financial distress. It may surprise readers to know the majority of those in receipt of benefits are now from working families due to low wages, part-time working and rising living standards. Everybody deserves a decent wage. I was proud that Tower Hamlets was one of the first London councils to introduce the London Living Wage, some five years ago, to support some of our lowest paid staff.‬

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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