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A former top government civil servant is coming to Whitechapel to take on the fight against East End poverty as Toynbee Hall’s new chief executive.

An operation to ‘clean up’ the Thames is underway with new research by the Port of London Authority.

The nation paid homage on the first anniversary at the weekend of MP Jo Cox’s murder.

The German nation should not be careless about the memory of the infamous First World War air-raid on east London when 18 children were killed at Poplar’s Upper North Street School, their ambassador told the centenary wreath-laying.

Hundreds of children cheered the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at the school gates at Mayflower Primary in Poplar to mark the centenary of the First World War air-raid in which 18 children perished.

The Bishop of Stepney delivers an address in Poplar today (Thurs) in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip in which he talks about his own parents’ experience of living through the horror of war.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will visit Poplar to mark the centenary of the First World War bombing of a school which killed 18 children.

Five “secret” gardens tucked away behind the historic terraces in Spitalfields are opening to the public for just six hours on June 10.

The annual Jewish festival of Shavuos begins this-evening—but the Canary Wharf business community is already ahead of the game.

Beefeaters were out on the march around the ancient Tower of London last night to mark out the boundary of their historic royal palace grounds.

Hundreds of people turned up today for the funeral of one of the last East End characters associated with the notorious Kray family.

Retired school teacher Chris Searle is back to meet some of his old pupils today who came out on strike when he was sacked for publishing a controversial book of their poems called Stepney Words.

Victory in the nine-year war to save east London’s historic George Tavern music venue from “encroaching” developers next door has finally been claimed this week by pub landlady Pauline Forster.

A crowd-funding campaign that overshot its target in east London has raised £31,000 towards saving the ‘hidden chapel’ at Bethnal Green’s Oxford House arts centre.

Preparations for the biggest celebration of the Bengali New Year in Europe are under way in east London with less than a fortnight to go.

Old soldier Charles Pope who won the Victoria Cross for valour has finally been commemorated in the neighbourhood where he grew up — 100 years after his death.

Public consultations are being launched tonight for the long-awaited Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan.

A new memorial stone to remember a First World War hero born in Whitechapel who was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously is being unveiled by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets today.

The ‘Miss Great Britain’ finalists are gathering in Whitechapel this evening for society multi-millionaire Danny Lambo to meet photographers and models.

Sikhs from all over the country gathered at Bow’s Gurdwara Sikh Temple for the opening of its new library replacing the one burned down in an arsonist attack eight years ago.

A vicar, a Scotsman in kilt playing the bagpipe and Derek the donkey led a Palm Sunday procession through east London’s famous Columbia Road flower market.

Europe’s biggest urban city farm which draws large flocks of tourists to the Isle of Dogs has made its way onto a shortlist as one of Britain’s “most popular farm parks”.

An exhibition of carpentry where visitors can try their hand at woodwork themselves opens next week in London’s East End in a district once the thriving centre of the furniture-making industry.

The horror of the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf 21 years ago have been marked with an exhibition opening today of previously-unseen photographs taken inside the bank that was wrecked.

Urgent repairs can soon begin at the historic Oxford House in London’s East End, with its now-famous ‘hidden’ Victorian chapel.

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