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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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Dj Monki

Preview: Lovebox, Victoria Park, July 18 and 19

This weekend will once again see Victoria Park turn into a fully-blown festival for 48 hours as Lovebox comes back to town for the tenth time.

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Teenagers exploring nature on the Outdoor Escape

Magical Hyde Park bush craft experience will engage teenagers with the great outdoors

Teenagers can take part in a magical bush craft experience they will remember for years to come, as they listen out for bats in Hyde Park, swim in its lake and ride horses.

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John Biggs AM City & East is not a sore loser providing the vote was fair

Having failed to become Mayor, I am busily throwing myself back into my work at City Hall. And there is plenty to do. For a candidate an election is a very public, and thrilling, adventure. But afterwards normal life goes on. And in a democracy we live with the result.

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Bikeworks directors David Miller and Jim Blakemore

Tour De France 2014: Where to do your own cycling

The famous Bikeworks centre in Cambridge Heath Road shared its top cycling spots in Tower Hamlets ahead of the Tour de France.

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Todd Van Hees before cycling the entire Tour de France route.

Poplar biker tackles the Tour De France route ahead of the race

What better way to get into the Tour De France spirit than cycle the course a week ahead of the famous race?

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Bethnal Green & Bow MP Rushanara Ali says this government is ignoring the ordinary people

Every year around this time, the Government of the day sets out its vision for the year ahead in the Queen’s Speech. It’s a great opportunity for me to stand up in Parliament and respond on behalf of local residents.

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Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick says the Queen’s Speech was just hot air

Last Wednesday the House of Commons returned for the grand State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech.

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The Moody’s Foundation employability session at Look Ahead Care and Support

Jobs: Moody’s event helps Tower Hamlets beat employment barriers

The Moody’s Foundation hosted a community service activity at Look Ahead’s Tower Hamlets Resource Centre to help local people improve their employability skills.

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Re-elected Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman on the recent elections

I am very humbled to be writing this column as the newly elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

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Swan - Hannah Potter

Jobs: housing association offers Tower Hamlets apprenticeships

An east London housing association is offering people in Tower Hamlets the chance to improve their skills and gain on-the-job experience with a new apprenticeship scheme.

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Island Gardens Cllr Peter Golds says the Tower Hamlets electoral count is a national disgrace

Few people in East London will have heard of the German politician, Martin Schulz. He is the President of the European Parliament and early last Monday morning took to the airwaves to comment on the delay to the European Election results because Tower Hamlets was hours late in declaring a result.

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Bethnal Green & Bow MP Rushanara Ali says save local GP surgeries

There’s nothing more important than seeing your GP quickly and without fuss.

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Tower Hamlets Borough Commander Dave Stringer says break the taboo of passing information

Passing information to the police has long been a taboo subject in Tower Hamlets.

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Co-founder, senior advisor Community Links Kevin Jenkins says consider your vote but more importantly use it

Following my last column, hopefully everyone over 18 reading this will be registered to vote and deciding who to vote for tomorrow (Thursday) – polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

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East Ham MP Stephen Timms says fashion mustn’t cost the lives of workers

Last month was the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster. A factory in Bangladesh which was making clothes for sale in the UK collapsed. 1,129 workers died. Almost 3,000 others were injured. Clothes made in the factory were for well known British brands including Lee Cooper, Gap, Matalan, Store 21 and Primark.

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Hardeep Singh Kohli (pic: Steve Ullathorne)

Love and laughter as Hardeep Singh Kohli visits Stratford Circus

“Don’t bring your parents because you’ll get embarrassed.”

That’s the message from Hardeep Singh Kohli ahead of the arrival of his stand up tour, Hardeep Is Your Love, which comes to Stratford Circus later this month.

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MP for Poplar & Limehouse Jim Fitzpatrick urges us to participate in the democratic process and use our vote on May 22

You can’t turn on the news or pick up a newspaper without coming to the conclusion that we’re approaching election time. In little over two weeks people will be going to the polls to vote in local councillors, MEPs and in our case a Mayor for the borough.

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Just some of the team  behind the film -including the film crew, lead actresses and scriptwriter

Adult students celebrate learning project with Bethnal Green film launch

Mature students from east London attended a film premiere to celebrate the launch of a new English learning project.

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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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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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Court & Crime See all

John Kennedy... murdered February 8, 1997

Vigil for John Kennedy—his killer is still free after 1997 Railway Arms stabbing

The family fighting for justice for father-of-two John Kennedy—whose killer is still on the loose 17 years after his murder in a pub in London’s East End—are holding a memorial vigil to him on Saturday.

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Opinion See all

Khat was re-classified as a class C drug

Big Debate: Was it right for the government to ban Khat?

The decision by the government to reclassify khat, a flowering African and Arabian plant chewed or drunk as a stimulant, as a class C drug has been welcomed by health workers.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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