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Taxpayer-funded paper must change by May 1, Tower Hamlets told

The council has been given until May 1 to bring its taxpayer-funded newspaper East End Life into line with new government legislation.

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John Kennedy and friend Julie in 1997

Family holding vigil for John Kennedy, murdered in Railway Arms pub in 1997

Hundreds of supporters are expected for a candlelight vigil calling for justice for a man murdered in a pub in London’s East End 17 years ago.

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Tom will be competing at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, held at the London Aquatics Centre from April 25 to 27

Diving’s brightest stars take to the boards at London Aquatics Centre this weekend

Diving stars including Team GB’s Tom Daley and reigning Olympic champion David Boudia will be making a splash at the London Aquatics Centre this weekend.

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East London mature students to attend educational movie premiere

Mature students from across east London will be celebrating the launch of a new English learning project with the premiere of a new educational film.

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Whitechapel cinema to mark 15th birthday with movie bonanza

The Genesis Cinema will be staging a one-week bonanza of films and face painting to celebrate its 15th birthday.

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Tom gives a novice diver some encouragement

Video: Tom Daley speaks about fame, living in Stratford and spending most of his time ‘half naked’

We caught up with Olympic poster boy Tom Daley at the launch of his new diving academy last week.

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will meet Stepney Green students

Nick Clegg to meet Stepney Green students at diversity launch

Nick Clegg will meet students from Stepney Green at the launch of a new diversity project.

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Mandy's '£1-a-day to survive' challenge

Mandy survives malaria to go on to live on £1 a day below poverty line

Mandy George survived malaria which almost killed her—now she wonders if she can survive poverty on £1 a day.

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New scanner with radiographer Jenna Couture (left) holding viewing glasses and Registrar Charlotte Roberts

Patients at Royal London now catch a film while having their hospital scan

A new device that lets patients watch a movie during treatment could soon make having a hospital scan almost enjoyable.

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Members of Docklands Survivors Assoc and Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernald Hogan-Howe

IRA Canary Wharf bomb survivors pay tribute at WPc Fletcher 30th memorial

Survivors of the IRA bombing in Canary Wharf 18 years ago caused by semtex supplied by Colonel Gaddafi joined family and friends of Yvonne Fletcher at the 30th anniversary memorial service to mark her murder.

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Fire crews rushed to the barbecue blaze in Highgate on Saturday

Mysterious Shadwell flat fire at empty property

Police are believed to be investigating a flat fire in Shadwell after fire engines arrived at a blaze today to find the premises deserted.

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Comedian Eddie Izzard joins John Biggs' campaign for control of Tower Hamlets

Eddie Izzard joins Labour’s John Biggs campaign for Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Comedian Eddie Izzard was among those joining candidate for mayor John Biggs launching Labour’s manifesto for Tower Hamlets in London’s East End.

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Major catastrophe training exercise set to test Docklands emergency services this weekend

A major catastrophic event is set to happen in Docklands this weekend - but there’s no need to panic as it is just a training exercise for the emergency services.

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The Mood Stream

Hi-tech East End art from tweets

A colourful and engaging landmark has been built in Shoreditch to interact with people and its surroundings.

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The Ramona Flowers

Blooming Flowers top the bill in Bethnal Green

Up and coming band the Ramona Flowers have announced a headline gig at the Sebright Arms this month.

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Elite Business National Conference at the Old Truman Brewery.

Global business conference attracts thousands to East London

A global business conference attracted thousands of people to East London last week with international speakers such as West Ham United vice-chairman Karen Brady.

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Lt-Rt: Paulette Ivory (The Woman) , Clive Rowe (The Man), Sharon D Clarke (The Lady) and Gemma Sutton (The Girl), Blues in the Night, Directed by Susie McKenna, at the Hackney Empire, Thurs 24 April - Sun 4 May 2014, Box office: 0208 985 2424, www.hackneyempire.co.uk

Classic songs tell the story of four lives in east London production

An atmospheric show set in 1930s Chicago is coming to the Hackney Empire later this month.

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Beefeaters at unveiling of The Tower's new working drawbridge

Tower of London finally gets its working drawbridge back

The Tower of London has brought the past to life by reinstating a working drawbridge for the first time since 1978.

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Maya Golson, aged 3, who came second place is the under 8's Easter Bonnet competition Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: Easter fun at Mudchute Farm

Mudchute Farm celebrated Easter with a host of seasonal events.

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Macmillan mobile unit

Macmillan bowel cancer support unit visiting Startford April 29 and 30

A specialist team is arriving in east London next week to give information to the public about bowel cancer.

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Panorama's John Ware says the mayor tried to stop the programme

Lutfur Rahman ‘tried to stop’ Panorama going ahead, says BBC reporter

The mayor of Tower Hamlets tried to stop BBC Panorama’s report about his time in office from going ahead, according to the chief reporter on the programme.

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Maya Golson, aged 3, who came second place is the under 8's Easter Bonnet competition Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: Easter fun at Mudchute Farm

Mudchute Farm celebrated Easter with a host of seasonal events.

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