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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.

Stained glass tree biscuits. Picture Laura Edwards.

Hit TV show, The Great British Bake Off has released a recipe book full of tasty festive bakes.

In the wake of proposed council cuts which threatened nurseries in our local area, parents organised and inspired support in their campaign to protect our borough’s children. I, alongside my Labour colleague, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, stood with them.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 06/12/2014 - Programme Name: Doctor Who Christmas Special - TX: 25/12/2014 - Episode: Last Christmas, written by Steven Moffat (No. 1) - Picture Shows: ***EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01hrs 6TH DEC 2014*** Santa Claus (NICK FROST), Doctor Who (PETER CAPALDI) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Adrian Rogers

There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy on TV this Christmas as the channels compete with a bumper feast of festive delights to draw the viewers in. From a selection box of brand new programmes, to a stocking full of seasonal specials, we take a look at what’s on offer this Christmas on TV…

Christmas Eve at Crisis Centre

A donation of just £21.62 would buy one homeless person warmth, food and support this Christmas.

Labour MP Clive Efford’s Bill on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) received its second reading with 241 votes to 18.

How to make a Christmas Cosmopolitan

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Christmas Cosmoplitan

Impress your party guests with a Christmas Cosmopolitan cocktail. It takes just five minutes to prepare and makes enough for 10 people (or five if you want two each!)

Recipe: Apple Snow with Fennel Biscuits

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Apple Snow with Fennel Biscuits. Picture: PA Photo/Handout/Clare Winfield.

Food writer and cook James Ramsden believes in preparing in advance to make the festive season, Christmas day in particular, as stress-free as possible.

Beer Tasting Set

We’ve picked out six gift ideas for those who enjoy a tipple.

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