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Thursday, June 14, 2018

TV historian Dan Snow has joined Michael Heseltine in the fight to save one of Britain’s last remaining First World War ships from the scrapheap and have towed it back to London.

The controversial Hopetown women’s hostel in Whitechapel has been given a new identity now it’s being used by homeless men who were reluctant to move there.

A-thousand cyclists are planning a night ride tomorrow from the Olympic Park through central London taking in iconic sites like Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

Volunteers have been using grapple hooks to clear old bike frames dumped in the Regent’s Canal.

A commemoration takes place today in a park in Bethnal Green to remember Australian Aboriginal cricketer King Cole who was buried there 150 years ago.

A 1,600-year-old sarcophagus, the remains of a headless dog, the tombstone of a 10-year-old girl and skeletons of people from Roman London help tell a story of death and burial in ancient times.

The animal welfare charity that runs east London’s busy Bow Pets Hospital is marking the centenary of its founder Maria Dickin setting up her first dispensary for sick animals in Whitechapel.

Artist Agnes Jones has used the two-headed Janus for the new gate design installed at St Clement’s housing scheme at Mile End as part of a public artworks project.

The first ‘Freedom of the Borough’ of the 21st century given by Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded to Commander John Ludgate as former as Deputy Lieutenant who escorted the Royal family on visits to London’s East End for 22 years.

The Chinese are to open their biggest embassy at the old Royal Mint site on Tower Hill to rival their Washington DC complex.

A consultation is opening on the future of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry site, where Big Ben and Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell were made.

Whether you grab your girls or your granny, call the troops together and join tens of thousands of other women celebrating how far women have come in the past 100 years.

Anne Boleyn is returning to the Tower of London for a third time 500 years after her execution at the hands of Henry VIII.

Old photographs and memorabilia about the Brady youth clubs that defined the Jewish community in Whitechapel and Spitalfields which lay hidden in an attic for 60 years have been uncovered and are going on show.

​A film about former East End gangster and Kray twins hitman Fred Forman has had its premiere screening at the East End Film Festival. Fred, now a reformed character, tells Emma Bartholomew about being a ‘respectable’ criminal.

Bungling burglars thought they could turn over Bethnal Green’s famous Pellicci greasy spoon café where the Krays used to hang out—but couldn’t get the cash till open.

A new church spire has appeared on east London’s skyline turning the clock back 50 years with the near-complete St Luke’s parish on the Isle of Dogs being born again.

Some of the world’s most famous images over the past half-century that define life in the late 20th and early 21st century go on show at Canary Wharf next week.

A strike by women in a backwater factory in Bow that eventually changed the British workplace for ever still holds memories of defiance and working class struggles handed down through generations as the 130th anniversary of the Bryant & May match factory dispute approaches.

New flats have gone on the property market in a converted clock-tower building of a former Victorian workhouse in Mile End as part of a mixed development that also includes Britain’s first urban land trust scheme.

Living within three or four miles of the iconic Tower Bridge gets you into the tourist exhibition on the walkway 140ft above the Thames for just £1.

Methodist worshippers are marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of their church in Bethnal Green with tours of the parish and a weekend celebration in the summer.

Pensioners demonstrated to get the keys back to their social club in Wapping and demand to know where Tower Hamlets Council has taken their ‘Henry’.

East London’s proud printing heritage will be charted thanks to £58,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Pensioners plan a protest in Wapping today to demand that they get the keys back from the local council to the neighbourhood centre where they have their bingo and hold tea dances.

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