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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Imagine a girl called Sofia – 19-years-old. She could be your daughter, or cousin. You might know a person like her – your granddaughter, or neighbour.

Transformers live band

British comedian and drag queen Jonny Woo is once again bringing one of his famous nightlife events to London’s Rich Mix.

Tax avoidance has been a big issue in the news as of late, particularly in relation to HSBC.

Danny Dyer at Bromley-By-Bow - which sits in as Walford East on the EastEnders Tube map (Picture: PA)

Self-confessed geezer and all-round rogue Danny Dyer is voicing the announcements at Bromley-by-Bow station today to mark EastEnders’ 30th anniversary.

The government’s plan to cut the benefit cap yet again is cynical political posturing at its worst.

Mary Barnes' Volcanic Eruption' (left) and as yet 'Untitled'

Pictures created by a woman having treatment in an experimental psychiatric programme in London’s East End in the 1960s who was the subject of a book about madness have gone on public show.

A young boy takes a closer look at one of the motorbikes on display at last years show

An exclusive collection of bikes from nine-time Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi are roaring over to the Royal Docks events centre.

Cllr Peter Golds

The combined populations of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets is just short of one million people.

CCTV footage of the siege is used in the film

As Islamist terrorism is back in the headlines, a new film looking at an earlier attack is being screened at the Whitechapel Gallery.

I visited the Crossrail site in Stepney last week.

Cellist Jo Quail is set to perform at St John in Bethnal Green on February 7

Cellist Jo Quail’s unorthodox live return takes the form of her new show, Nocturnes.

Times remain incredibly tough for people in East London. Families are £1,600 a year worse off since 2010. Child poverty is spiralling. People’s pay has fallen nine per cent on George Osborne and David Cameron’s watch.

Dora Maurer's Seven Rotations 1 to  6, 1979

A century of the weird and wonderful will be explored in a major new exhibition on abstract art

The forthcoming election will be about fairness, running the economy and reducing the deficit fairly.

Tottenham MP David Lammy wrote last month that Tower Hamlets residents lived in ‘animosity and hostility.’

Dolls’ houses that ‘come alive’ showing how families have lived over the past 300 years are on show at east London’s V&A Museum of Childhood.

Twenty-three services across London are expected to be disrupted by action over pay and conditions.

Commuters in Tower Hamlets are facing disruption due to a bus strike.

St James' Court, A Taj Hotel Lobby

With the run up to New Year well under way, using up those last days of holiday to jet off somewhere warm may be impossible - with limited time to plan and spiralling Christmas prices. But, though the next few months may be cold and dreary, there is no other city quite like ours and taking steps to enjoy it is easier than you think.

Boris on a bike... arriving at launch of cycle superhighway in Stratford

The Mayor of London has unveiled plans for a new ‘back street’ cycle network so that ordinary folk can “ride in safety” in ordinary clothes away from busy main roads. The first route planned in the New Year would stretch from west London and the City through Canary Wharf, Newham and out to Barking in the east. But it doesn’t replace the deathly ‘super cycle’ blue lane routes which have led to deaths in traffic accidents, especially along the worst blackspot A11 between Stratford and Aldgate. This “Johnson versus Johnson” debate has London Mayor Boris urging us to get on our bikes and feel safe, while London Assembly Opposition member Darren fears super cycleways still lulled cyclists into a false sense of security…

As you would expect, the Christmas and New Year period is a very busy time for the Police Service.

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The advert celebrated Fanta’s inception in Germany 75 years ago – you do the maths.

Nick Clegg announced on St Piran’s Day – the patron saint of tin miners – that he would form a “Cornish Assembly”.

The USA has stationed troops in Korea since the 1950s. A number of Koreans think it’s time they left.

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