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Wreckers have for the fourth time broken into a people’s community garden in London’s East End which is lovingly tended 365 days a year by the nation’s Greenest Tenant of the Year champion.

Police horse Jamestown was injured by the dog

A dog owner has received a control order after his dog attacked a police horse.

A pensioner was rushed to hospital after she was shot last night through the window of her house.

Scene of the action: Royal Courts of Justice. File picture: PA Wire

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has told a judge his “whole future” is in their hands after being accused of lying in a dramatic High Court hearing.

Michelle Yates jailed after spending more than £15,000 in unauthorised purchases

A former personal assistant from Tower Hamlets has been jailed for spending more than £15,000 using company credit cards on goods including designer handbags and champagne.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman and supporters campaigning last year in Stepney. Picture: Isabel Infantes

Mayor Lutfur Rahman was advised by a lawyer that his human rights might be breached if he answered questions about his “responsibilities”, a special High Court hearing has been told.

Left to right - Kadiza, Shamima, and unnamed girl passing through Gatwick Airport security

Police fear that three missing London schoolgirls have travelled to ISIS-controlled Syria, which is in the midst of a bloody civil war.

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman is accused of election fraud

A voter became suspicious when a council worker offered to “fold” and “post” his voting papers at a Limehouse polling station, a judge sitting at a special High Court hearing has heard.

Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A 12-year-old girl was gang raped by a man and his friends after being plied with drugs and alcohol, a court heard yesterday.

Coins were stolen from a moat at the Tower of London

Four men have admitted stealing £350 intended for the Royal British Legion from the Tower of London’s moat.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman with supporters in Stepney last May

Voters were “clearly intimidated” by supporters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s party during May’s elections, a Labour candidate has told a High Court judge.

Samad Uddin and Shelim Uddin

Five men who attacked an American student with a bottle in Commercial Road, leaving him scarred for life, were sentenced yesterday.

David Perry pleaded guilty to sexual assaults

A black cab driver who assaulted two women after they fell asleep has pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assaults today.

Returning Officer John Williams (right) signing Protocol for Tower Hamlets local elections in May, 2014

Allegations against Tower Hamlets Election Returning Officer John Williams have been withdrawn at the High Court today.

Embattled... Mayor Lutfur Rahman

A trial challenging Lutfur Rahman’s re-election as Mayor of Tower Hamlets is beginning this-morning in the High Court.

Oscar Dominguez was caught filming another man in the toilets of Liverpool Street station

A man who was caught filming another man using the toilets at Liverpool Street station had a sick stash of animal porn on his phone, police discovered.

Je Suis Charlie graffiti in Sclater Street, Shoreditch

Tower Hamlets Council fell silent on Thursday as a show of solidarity with people in France after the murder of 12 people in Paris by Islamist gunmen.

Ahmed, Samuel and Sayid were all jailed yesterday

Three teenage robbers who threw a casino worker to the ground in an armed raid in Bethnal Green have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

Ian Young, Joe Lillington and Desmond Lillington

A man from Poplar has been jailed for his part in an attack with baseball bats on a crowded train.

Joel Adesina died three hours after being stabbed

A 20-year-old was arrested today on suspicion of murdering teenager Joel Adesina in Bethnal Green.

Sidney Street in Whitechapel [Google images]

An appeal for witnesses has begun following a suspected murder just 90 minutes into the New Year in London’s East End.

Andy Prokopp and report of Joel Adesina's stabbing on Advertiser front page on December 11

Pensioner Andy Prokopp has begun a campaign to get first aid on schools’ national curriculum after the killing of a 15-year-old on the streets of London’s East End and the violent death of his own teenage nephew who were both stabbed.

Whitechapel's Denning Point in Commercial Street, near Petticoat Lane [Google Maps]

A man appears in court today charged with the murder of a woman in a high rise tower block near Petticoat Lane in London’s East End.

Joel Adesina was stabbed on December 5 in Padbury Court off Bethnal Green Road

A 20-year-old man charged with the fatal stabbing of Dagenham teenager Joel Adesina has appeared at the Old Bailey.

Joel Adesina was stabbed on December 5 in Padbury Court off Bethnal Green Road

A 20-year-old man will today appear in court charged with murdering Dagenham teenager Joel Adesina.

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