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Friday, November 10, 2017

A fragment of east London’s controversial Robin Hood Gardens housing estate has been acquired as an example of “brutalist concrete architecture and social housing” by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Campaigners who have launched a plan for the future of Spitalfields with ‘legal teeth’ to stop City developers encroaching into London’s East End are calling first for the local authority to clear up rubbish from the streets.

Tens of thousands of spectators who braved the winter cold last night to watch the Guy Fawkes fireworks heard the mayor of Tower Hamlets pitch for a £1 million ‘culture cash’ up for grabs from City Hall.

Work has started to install 10 lifts at Crossrail’s new Whitechapel station complex in east London to make it wheelchair accessible between the street and the platforms 150ft below ground.

Worshippers took to the streets after their Sunday service in a London Citizens campaign for ‘affordable’ housing in the East End.

Guy Fawkes gets his ‘come uppance’ again on November 5 when Victoria Park explodes in one of London’s best public fireworks displays.

Hawksmoor’s historic St Anne’s parish church at Limehouse is one of three sites in east London declared in danger of being lost to future generations.

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture was unveiled today back in east London after 20 years languishing in a field in Yorkshire and surviving attempts to sell it off, a High Court battle for ownership and dodging a hurricane.

A Somali festival opens this-evening in east London in a project aimed at helping a displaced community facing challenges in resettling.

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture has hit a snag this-morning on its long-awaited return to east London after 20 years because of Hurricane Brian at the weekend.

The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.

One of East London’s famous picture palaces once frequented by the Krays which closed half-a-century ago has been given planning go-ahead to reopen with its original art deco façade.

Controversial plans to build a tower block on the ‘Limehouse Triangle’ nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal in east London have been rejected by Tower Hamlets councillors yet again.

No sooner the school summer holidays are over when east London’s Geffrye Museum announces its end-of-term Christmas activities.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our two-minute Met Office video forecast.

Campaigners have called on the Mayor of Tower Hamlets to save an historic Victorian gasholder in London’s East End which is being demolished.

A batch of 40 luxury apartments at the massive Goodluck Hope development on the Leamouth Peninsular near Canary Wharf has just gone on the market more than two years before the scheme is finished.

The transformation of Docklands into the Canary Wharf world-class commercial hub more than 30 years ago didn’t go without mass protest from the community, a touring exhibition this week reveals.

Canals feature in some of the most beautiful landscapes the capital has to offer, but among their number were some which didn’t survive to be admired in the present day.

A 150-year-old ironworks forge on the Isle of Dogs throws its doors open to the public for the first time today to help revive traditional craftsmanship.

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture has finally begun its journey back to east London after 20 years in ‘exile’ in Yorkshire and a four-year legal battle over who owns it.

Historic cottages said to have been illegally demolished on the Isle of Dogs must be re-built by the owners exactly as they stood before, Tower Hamlets council has ordered.

A group of historic paintings are returning to east London for the first time since their creation in the 1920s and 1930s.

Dwarfed by skyscrapers in the City of London, a small wooden hut is celebrating Poplar’s past.

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

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