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Angela Lansbury introduces Bednobs & Broomsticks

Angela Lansbury makes a hit at Poplar Film Fest in her granddad’s memory

Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury came back home to London’s East End at the weekend to curate the Poplar Film Fest in her famous grandfather’s honour—and was mobbed by hundreds of fans.

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Poplar & Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick wants youth employment to be a priority

One of the major events of the year in Parliament is when the Chancellor reveals his budget for the year ahead. Economic recovery is at the forefront of everyone’s minds now more than ever. A better economy means something to every household whether it’s job security, better wages or just more opportunity.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman justifies his proposed budget

In the national context, Tower Hamlets Budget might be a small issue, but locally it means a lot to our residents. It is certainly too important to play petty politics with.

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Ernie Tribe's Uncle John Arthur Tribe died in World War 1 at the age of 20. He has a collection of images, his original dog tags, medal and his funeral memorial card.

Remembering one of the First World War’s young fatalities

When Ernie Tribe’s uncle lied about his age to join the army in 1911, he could not have predicted just four years later he would lose his life during the largest British offensive of 1915.

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West Ham reconnecting with their Thames Ironworks heritage

Southend rowers embark on marathon trip to Olympic stadium

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Cllr Peter Golds demands a council tax reduction but improvements in essential services

Most of what a local authority spends is subject to legislation and the grant system, the budget making process of a local authority can be both frustrating and revealing. It is possible to cut a car used as a vanity project by the political leader of the council. Few, if anybody would miss the excess publicity promoted by this council, and Tower Hamlets residents will sleep easy without millions of pounds of taxpayer’s money being spent on a unique, Faith Buildings initiative.

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City & East London AM John Biggs will review planning and parking policies if he becomes Mayor

As a politician, I often go canvassing and the most regular things I hear about are crime and anti-social behaviour, including dealing and use of drugs, problem neighbours and the fear of crime. It is a clear signal that more needs doing.

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Tower Hamlets Borough Commander Dave Stringer is keeping residents informed

I was at a MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) roadshow last week at Queen Mary University to talk about crime and confidence in Tower Hamlets.

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© Licensed to London News Pictures. 27/01/2014. London, UK UPRISING EVENT AT SPEAKERS HOUSE, HOUSE OF COMMONS. Photo credit : Stephen Simpson/LNP

MP for Bethnal Green & Bow Rushanara Ali co-founds a youth charity to invest in our young people

Youth unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing young people today.

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A group of Indian Cavalry dismounted near Fricourt in July 1916 Photo c IWM

East Ender unearths lost history of South Asians who served in the First World War

The First World War was one of the biggest in history and saw new levels of violence and destruction overtake Europe.

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Hotellerie de Mascognaz in Champoluc

Föhn wind brings pristine ski conditions to Champoluc and Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley, Italy

Deserted slopes, delicious food, friendly folk, and it’s a whole load cheaper than France, Switzerland and Austria... why Italy’s Aosta Valley beats its neighbours in the skiing stakes – especially this season, as it’s bathing in plentiful snow while Chamonix is suffering.

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Erica Wagner by the Brooklyn Bridge, Photo: Adam Nadel

Lifestyle: East End writer wins grant for Brooklyn Bridge book

A writer from the East End has won a £20,000 grant to write a book about the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Tom Packman and Hannah Arterton

Dynamic young band to rock East End

Energetic young band, The Hitmen and Her bring their dynamic live set to Brick Lane’s 93FeetEast tonight.

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Water and well-being come under focus in new exhibition

Artist Adham Faramawy has brought his latest exhibition to the Cell Space Projects in Bethnal Green. Exploring the themes of media consumption and the influence of advertising, the exhibition features a variety of works around the notion of “well being”.

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Bethnal Green & Bow MP Rushanara Ali is backing John Biggs for Tower Hamlets’ Mayor

Crime and anti-­social behaviour are among the most serious ­issues facing Tower Hamlets.

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East London Humanist Chair Paul Kaufman claims that secularism is the best guarantee of freedom of religion

Queen Mary College hosted a lively debate in January on the hot topic of human rights and religious rights for the BBC1 The Big Questions show.

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MP for West Ham Lyn Brown opposes celeb MP’s opinions on food banks

Surfing the web, waiting for inspiration to strike, I came across the views of Edwina Currie. Remember her, former Conservative MP, who has since become a minor TV celeb?

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Angela Hancock and members of the Tower Hamlets Older Peoples Reference Group

Good Neighbours: Tower Hamlets community charity giving voice to older people

The pressures of 21st-century life could seem daunting to the area’s elderly residents, but one charity is helping the older generation speak out for themselves.

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Cllr Sirajul Islam

Following the closure of Bow Fire Stn, Cllr Sirajul Islam asks how much our safety is worth

There are few things more important than our emergency services. Whether policing our streets, healing the sick or fighting fires, the public servants who make up our emergency services are the backbone which our community rely upon.

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Should fracking for shale gas be allowed in the UK?

Big Debate: Fracking

This week Stefan Mrozinski, Conservative mayoral candidate for Newham, and Chris Smith, Green Party mayoral candidate for Tower Hamlets, debate the pros and cons of fracking for shale gas.

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Pupils and staff at Bethnal Green Academy raised £4,000 for Typhoon victims

Press Gang: Bethnal Green students raise £4,000 for Philippines typhoon victims

Students at a school in Bethnal Green raised a total of £4,000 for a charity that supports victims of the Philippines typhoon.

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Madison Amber, 5, who came second place is the under 8's Easter Bonnet competition Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: Easter fun at Mudchute Farm

Mudchute Farm celebrated Easter with a host of seasonal events.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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