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On Monday, October 13, the Commons voted strongly in favour of recognising Palestine as a sovereign state.

Transport for London (TfL) recently announced plans for a 24-hour weekend tube trains from next September, with six services to run every hour across the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines.

Restaurant today where Jack the Ripper's graffiti was scrawled in doorway in 1888 and (inset) what it may have looked like [photos: Mike Pattison]

A fish’n’chip shop in London’s East End has had a traditional makeover and been turned into an historic memorial to the victims of Jack the Ripper—at the spot where the Victorian serial killer taunted police with a message chalked on a wall.

As Ch Supt Stringer is on a well deserved holiday this gives me an opportunity to introduce myself as the Deputy Borough Commander with responsibility for Operations and Neighbourhood policing.

If you’re the type of person who jumps to conclusions, don’t bother reading what I have to say, just head to the last sentence.

This month has been re-named Stoptober. Across the country smokers are being encouraged to get the support they need to stop smoking for good.

The Horrors perform Troxy show

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Horrors Concert

A great headphones album, filled with all sorts of uplifting, multi-layered textures is a serious contender for the soundtrack of the summer.

Feminists protest in defence of Salman Rushdie in 1989  Photo: Rob Kenyon

A book launch was held in Bethnal Green by feminists who took a stand to defend author Salman Rushdie from death threats over his novel The Satanic Verses.

The Skillsmatch service can help people find jobs

An East End man has landed a job as a caretaker on a Bethnal Green housing estate.

E-cigarettes - friend or foe?

The popularity of e-cigarettes has soared since they were first introduced to the UK about a decade ago, with current estimates suggesting that there are 2.1 million users in Great Britain alone.

Mr Wilson's Second Liners brass band will perform at the festival Photo: Duncan Elliott

A community arts centre toasted its 130-year history with an exhibition to kick off its annual arts festival.

Lorna Holder in the late 1980s

The history of Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix building as a fashion house is being explored in a new exhibition.

Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

As the vote for Scottish independence approaches the debate is shifting to how best to protect the future of the NHS. Scottish nationalists claim creeping privatisation is rapidly eroding the very principle of free medical care on demand and say the future of the NHS is not safe with Westminster.

Mark Wallinger

Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger is curating this year’s renowned Bow Arts Open Show being staged in an old pickle factory.

Natalie Wilcox in 'Lie Back and Think of America'

Natalie Wilcox is taking on all six roles in the play she has written about life in London’s East End at the height of the Second World War.

The newly elected Tower Hamlets is finding its feet. Whilst the membership has changed, no fewer than seventeen of the forty five councillors are newly elected, other things remain constant. At our first full business meeting in July the Mayor, as usual refused to answer questions from either councillors or the public.

Author Penny Hancock

The streets of Mile End are the setting for author Penny Hancock’s new psychological thriller, A Trick of the Mind.

An image from the Syria in Transit exhibition

The harrowing stories of refugees fleeing Syria are told in a exhibition exploring what it means to be in transit.

This dog has got into the spirit of things

Fancy having your dog judged by Rankin?

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The Messiah has returned to Newsnight, And this time Russell Brand was airing his controversial opinions to new presenter Evan Davis.

You wouldn’t want to pay £1.7 billion would you? Well neither does David Cameron – and here’s why.

Mobile phone footage could hold crucial evidence about what happened.

Scientists have found that cooking with olive oil is better than cooking with many of the seed oils.

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