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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Weebly's Dion McKenzie at the Tech City networking event (Picture: Elyse Marks)

In an ever changing world of retail, getting online is now more important than ever. Whether it’s to sell your products or to promote your brand, without an online presence few companies can make it in today’s day and age.

Crowds of spectators watch fancy dress and mass runners run along The Highway in Shadwell in the 2016 London Marathon [photo: Vickie Flores]

The 30,000 competitors pounding the streets in the London Marathon brought joy twice over to thousands of spectators as it wound its way in both directions through London’s East End.

They raced for glory—or to raise cash for many charities.

Runners storming across Tower Bridge in 2010

Many roads close for tomorrow’s London Marathon as it winds its way through south-east London, the East End, City and West End, following close to the Thames.

Here’s a selection of shots from previous London Marathons...

Charlie Phillips and his original Kodak Brownie camera

Acclaimed Photographer Charlie Phillips took centre stage at Bethnal Green’s Morpeth Secondary during an exhibition of his work in the Portman Gallery, the school’s pop up art venue.

Author Anne Fine (inset) promoting Silentnight writing competition

Children’s author Anne Fine is inviting youngsters to put pen to paper for a national Sleepy Stories writing competition.

The view from the chalet in Le Grand Bornand, photo Emma Bartholomew

The Lake Annecy ski resorts become peaceful mountain idylls in the summer months, where you can relax in the pure alpine air or splash around in the river against a background symphony of cowbells and sweet bird song.

According to figures from Public Health England last year, Newham has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) infection in the country.

Agatha Christie [inset, courtesy of Mathew Prichard] and the scene at Tenerife

A cruise that immerses you in the world of Agatha Christie—the woman who for many is still the undisputed ‘queen of crime’—follows the crime-writer’s visit to Tenerife in the late 1920s. It is one of the themed cruises the travel trade offers, tested by travel writer and Christie fan Allis Moss:

Meribel

The friendliness and professionalism of our VIP Ski chalet hosts were put to the test when we got stuck in Friday night rush hour traffic in Geneva – meaning that we turned up at Chalet Club Pierre in Meribel two hours after dinner should have been dished up and at precisely the time they should have been heading off home.

Wagtail in Water [photos: Christopher Andreou]

It doesn’t matter how cold it gets—even the sudden winter snap this week hasn’t deterred our feathered friends taking a dip in the water in east London.

This Wagtail was snapped dipping its toes in running water at Canary Wharf.

Annie Leibovitz unveils her latest 'Women New Portraits' collection [photos: Vickie Flores]

An exhibition by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz begins its global tour in London’s East End on Saturday.

Her Women New Portraits show opens to the public for the first time at Wapping, running for three weeks at the historic Hydraulic Power Station, before it starts its global tour.

Children at Wetherell Nursery say a big thank-you to the elves from the bank for making their grotto

A children’s nursery was transformed into a Christmas grotto in east London complete with presents for all the children after an 11th-hour operation by teams of elves.

Kim Wilde leads Mildmay Christmas carol concert

A host of showbiz stars brought a sparkle to Mildmay Hospital’s Christmas carol concert in London’s East End to raise funds for its unique, world-renowned HIV treatment.

It's little Giovanni Cappella's first Christmas at seven months, meeting Santa at Poplar's 'Chrispmas' festival  [photos: Rehan Jamil]

Families turned out for the free “Chrispmas” festival—in East London’s famous ‘Chrisp Street’ Market, of course. It was the big extravaganza on the Christmas calendar for hundreds of children.

'Santa rescue' alert... RNLI's Tower Lifeboat crew

Fears for a lost Santa in the River Thames sparked a major search-and-rescue mission for the RNLI’s Tower lifeboat crew.

Bow Haven charity holds party with Christmas food gift from new Tesco store

People using a mental health centre in London’s East End had a Christmas party with food and decorations donated free by staff at their new local branch of a major supermarket chain.

Tourist Christina Fraile Carceles snaps the 'bright lights' of London

One visitor came to London to see the bright lights—and found hundreds of them on the doorstep of a modest little terraced house in the East End.

Dickie Beau channels multiple personas in his LOST IN TRANS

Disembodied voices emanating loneliness on a bleak theatre set might not be your idea of getting into the festive spirit.

Children's illustrator James Mayhew performs with Docklands Sinfonia

Children’s author and illustrator James Mayhew returns to London’s East End tomorrow to join Docklands Sinfonia on stage for a tribute to Sibelius.

James—famed for his Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie’s Picture Show books—reads from Finland’s epic folklore poem The Kalevala at St Anne’s Limehouse to mark the 150th anniversary of the classical composer’s birth.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick throws switch to light up Chrisp Street Christmas tree [photos: Rehan Jamil]

MP Jim Fitzpatrick slipped away from Westminster to switch on a Christmas Tree for hundreds of kids in London’s East End.

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