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Yesterday, 14:56

A food festival is planned over three days in the Moat at the Tower of London next month with cooking demos from top chefs and lessons on how to decorate a naked cake.

A new film about the notorious Krays gangland rulers inspired by true events tells the shocking story of Mad Axeman Frank Mitchell’s murder.

Women are taking over Wilton’s Music Hall for a four-day festival to “put the gender balance” into traditional south Asian performance culture.

Tributes have poured into Roman Road Market where traders and shoppers left flowers for Brian Baker, ‘the king of the wheelbarrows’ who has died aged 77.

Children’s author Caroline Lawrence is starting a hunt to find out what happened to a teenage girl whose 2,000-year-old remains were discovered near London Bridge.

Tower Hamlets Council has been urged to replace an iconic piece of public art removed from Bethnal Green 16 years ago.

A doctor took time off from her Whitechapel surgery for a birthday bash for women’s pioneer Emmeline Pankhurst who started her suffragette movement in London’s East End back in 1912.

Schoolchildren have turned to ‘piracy’ in Bethnal Green helping to create a swashbuckling show about fictional pirates.

A Bengal opera coming to the Isle of Dogs’ Space theatre tells the story of an 18-day-old baby boy destined to be married to an 18-year-old girl to avoid a fatal curse.

A charity is seeking to re-open the historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry after it was closed down and bought by developers last year.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

The contributions Jewish members of the Royal Air Force made over the course of its 100 year history have not always been recognised.

Roman funeral processions are coming to Canary Wharf to help the departed make it through Londinium’s Underworld to the afterlife.

Children have been on stage performing what they have researched about the social activities of youngsters more than half-a-century ago.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

Animal lovers and budding vets can see behind the scenes when the PDSA’s pet hospital in Bow throws open its doors on Saturday as part of the charity’s centenary celebrations.

Little Wahid Islam celebrated his birthday almost the same day as the NHS at a pop-up free cake stall in Whitechapel Market—he turned five while the health service turned 70.

The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

Children got their mums and dads out putting up a marquee on Wapping Green selling home-made samosas, sweet dumplings and hotdogs to raise money for a new school library.

One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

Descendants of the historic 1888 matchgirls’ strike at Bryant & May’s factory in Bow have led a heritage march from the East End to the City on the 130th anniversary of the dispute that changed industrial working conditions for ever.

Images of the battle for Whitechapel’s Fieldgate Mansions go on public show for the first time later this month in the very neighbourhood where squatters clashed with police in the 1970s.

A descendant of one of the original 1888 matchgirl strike leaders at Bryant & May’s in Bow is leading a heritage walk today to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the famous dispute that changed industrial working conditions for ever.

A leading campaigner for a state health service was the radical Mayor of Poplar who in 1921 would rather go to prison in Great Rent Strike than have the polltax of his day forced on the East London’s poor.

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