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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.

The last batch of tower bells has been cast at the historic Whitechapel foundry at the premises it has occupied since 1738.

A warning shot has been fired by the Salvation Army’s world leader on a visit London’s deprived East End about closing doors on people when the Prime Minister triggers Article 50 next week to quit the EU.

Ambitious expansion plans to rejuvenate east London’s historic Geffrye Museum have taken a major step forward today with a £12.3 million National Lottery windfall.

The Salvation Army celebrates its 150th anniversary today with a big parade in London’s East End where it all started in the 1860s.

A heritage talk is being given about a very independent woman who became the first female Mayor of Bethnal Green, in London’s East End.

Memories of the big protest movement of the 1980s in London’s Docklands are being recorded in an archive project with anyone around at the time who remembers those militant times battling to stop encroaching developers.

The doctor on duty the night 173 people were crushed to death in Britain’s worst wartime civilian disaster was the special guest at Sunday’s 74th anniversary memorial service.

The much-delayed memorial to Britain’s worst wartime civilian disaster has been stalled at the last hurdle by the installation firm going into liquidation and delayed planning negotiations to get it finished.

It took huffs and puffs—but most competitors completed today’s Great Spitalfields Pancake Race in London’s East End without embarrassing slip-ups.

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