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Aerial view of proposed Bishopsgate development

Campaign launched to stop tower blocks at Bishopsgate goods yard

A massive opposition campaign is being launched against 800ft high tower blocks planned at the old Bishopsgate goods yard which would overshadow a large swathe of London’s East End.

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Strike up the band for Vicky Park's music fiesta

‘Big Gig’ turns east London’s Victoria Park into a musical fiesta

A musical fiesta of local talent attracted 600 revellers to East London’s Victoria Park as part of the third ‘Our Big Gig’ event held up and down the country.

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Celebrating Poplar Ideas Store's 10th anniversary

Bookworms burrow through 10th birthday cake at Poplar Ideas Store

More than 2,000 people joined staff for the 10th anniversary celebrations of Poplar’s Idea Store in London’s East End.

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Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend Tube engineering works close parts of Victoria, Piccadilly, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Overground lines

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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Mandy Maskell, Business Services Manager at T. Rowe Price

Jobs: East London job-seekers offered apprenticeship with City firm

A new apprenticeship scheme is looking for candidates in east London who want to pick up new skills with a City firm.

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Outside the Copper Box Arena. Picture by David Poultney for the LLDC.

Copper Box Arena celebrates one year open to public with free activities this weekend

The Copper Box Arena will mark a year since it first opened to the public by offering free skills sessions this weekend.

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit

Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit to open late for three nights this summer

London’s spectacular nighttime skyline will be visible for the first time from the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

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Organiser David Harper (second from right) with cricketers Clare Connor, Pete Langman and Heather Knight at the Oval.

Isle of Dogs hotel consultant organising world’s highest game of cricket on Kilimanjaro

An adventurous hotel consultant from the Isle of Dogs is preparing to take two cricket teams up Mount Kilimanjaro to play the world’s highest-altitude match and raise money for charity.

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Grand-daughter Lisa Mead researching Kate Webber's hit-run death in 1970

Hunt for hit-run driver who killed Lisa’s grandmother in Mile End 44 years ago

Lisa Mead is desperately trying to find the man who killed her grandmother in London’s East End 10 years before she was even born.

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Tower Hamlets' free school meals judged the best in the country

Tower Hamlets wins award for best free school meals in UK

Tower Hamlets provides the best free school meals in the country, according to an industry awards panel of judges.

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Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre

Beyond Caring is written by Alexander Zeldin through devising with the company. Performed by

Hayley Carmichael

Sean OíCallaghan

Victoria Moseley

Janet Etuk

Luke Clarke

Creative Team

Alexander Zeldin ñ Director

Natasha Jenkins ñ Designer

Tamara Moore ñ Producer

Josh Grigg ñ Sound Designer

Marc Williams ñ LX Designer

Grace Gummer ñ Assistant Director

Fringe jobs take centre stage at East End production

A thought provoking and challenging production, Beyond Caring is this week in the last few days of its run at The Yard Theatre, with a final performance on Saturday.

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Natalie Tate is appealing for information to find her dog

Reward offered for missing puppy’s safe return in Whitechapel

The owner of a missing puppy is offering an award for the safe return of her beloved pet.

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Security Guard Gibrilla Bangura will compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Victoria Park Harrier arrives at Glasgow Commonwealth Games to compete

Like something out of a comic book, mild mannered security guard Gibrilla Bangura has transformed into his sprinter alter ego to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

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John Kennedy... murdered February 8, 1997

Vigil for John Kennedy—his killer is still free after 1997 Railway Arms stabbing

The family fighting for justice for father-of-two John Kennedy—whose killer is still on the loose 17 years after his murder in a pub in London’s East End—are holding a memorial vigil to him on Saturday.

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Saturday night at Lovebox in Victoria Park, during MIA's set

Lovebox 2014: MIA and Chase & Status top bill in Victoria Park

Victoria Park has once again played hostess to one of the biggest events in London.

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Olympicopolis competition launched. Picture: Press Association.

International competition to create ‘Olympicopolis’ campus in Olympic Park launched

An international design competition has been launched in the search for designers to help create a new “world class” cultural and educational quarter in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Jessie J at Girl Effect concert

Girl Effect Live is a success at Brick Lane

Girl power has triumphed at an all-day festival in Brick Lane.

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Prince Harry at Bethnal Green Academy... learning to tweet

Prince Harry: ‘I hate tweeting,’ he admits as he meets kids tweeting Invictus Games

Prince Harry admitted he hates tweeting when he turned up in London’s East End to promote the Invictus Games on social media.

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Emdad Rahman in the Queen's Baton Relay

Queen’s Baton Relay role for Tower Hamlets volunteer

Thousands of Londoners will make the journey to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, but one man had a special reason for being there.

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Managing Director of Zamir Telecom Limited Naufal Zamir with staff in the office.

MPs back Canary Wharf telecoms firm in Bangladesh legal battle

A telecoms firm in Canary Wharf fighting for survival in a legal battle with Bangladesh’s state telecoms provider has called on MPs for help, warning that up to 54 staff members could lose their jobs.

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Mum, 19, gets 2 years suspended for killing 4-month-old baby in Mile End

A teenage mum has been sentenced today after admitting killing her four-month-old baby girl in London’s East End.

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Rob Myles took this photo from the Balfron Tower

Pictures: Storms hit Tower Hamlets

Thunder and lightning became a familiar sight in the borough over the weekend

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Area to right of Aquatics centre where 'Olympicopolis' is planned

Commuters to get cheaper fares when Stratford is shifted to Zone 2 by TfL

Thousands of commuters are to get cheaper travel into central London with Zone 2 on the transport map being extended eastward to Stratford.

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Overground rail campaigner Richard Pout

OBITUARY: Richard Pout, ‘father’ of the London Overground, dies at 65

The “father” of the London Overground who campaigned for 20 years for better rail services across east London has died.

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Peter Waterfield at the Orbit with school kids

Bow school children enjoy free healthy breakfast at Orbit

Local school kids enjoyed a free healthy breakfast at top heights of 115 metres at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last week.

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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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Clipper Race yachts pass under Tower Bridge

Clipper Race fleet returns to Tower Bridge after 40k mile voyage

The fleet of yachts returned to a heroes’ welcome a year after a 40,000 mile ocean voyage.

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Former Team GB athelete Iwan Thomas at Lee Valley Velodrome for sports charity Spogo

Former world champion runner Iwan Thomas takes on Olympic Velodrome for charity

Former World Champion runner Iwan Thomas MBE switched his spikes for a bike on behalf of a charity encouraging young people into sport.

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Tower Hamlets scheme to stop alcohol sale to minors

A new scheme to tackle under-age drinking has been launched by Tower Hamlets Council to stop shopkeepers selling alcohol to minors.

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Sir Chris Hoy with his two gold medals from London 2012 (pic: PA/Tim Ireland)

Sir Chris Hoy to start off Olympic Park anniversary runners

Sir Chris Hoy will start 5,000 runners off on a five-mile course through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this Sunday.

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War memorial to the victims of the Upper North Street School bombing in 1917

WW100: Poplar memorial features in new exhibition

Poplar’s memorial to the victims of the 1917 school bombing features in a new exhibition at the Wellington Arch.

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Pupils from Eastlea Comprehensive School, Newham

Young poets compete in Stratford world cup

If you thought there was only one world cup final this month, think again.

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Still from The Present Tense

Harnessing the power of storytelling in east London exhibition

Artist Edward Thomasson unveils his first solo exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery this month and premieres his video The Present Tense.

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News editor Ramzy Alwakeel will be cycling 100 miles

Parklife: Ramzy cycles the Dunwich Dynamo as training for Prudential RideLondon

News editor Ramzy Alwakeel is tackling the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on August 10. His training diary for Parklife continues here.

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Police and Tower Hamlets council using dogs to stop drug dealers

Sniffer dogs have uncovered stashes of crack cocaine and heroin in an operation by police and local authority officers to arrest at least one drug dealer every day in London’s East End.

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Grand-daughter Lisa Mead researching Kate Webber's hit-run death in 1970

Hunt for hit-run driver who killed Lisa’s grandmother in Mile End 44 years ago

Lisa Mead is desperately trying to find the man who killed her grandmother in London’s East End 10 years before she was even born.

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Opinion See all

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman supported the council staff and teachers strike action

Last week many of our council and teaching staff took park in national strike action against the pay freezes imposed by the government. I supported them in that action. Low pay is driving more and more people into financial distress. It may surprise readers to know the majority of those in receipt of benefits are now from working families due to low wages, part-time working and rising living standards. Everybody deserves a decent wage. I was proud that Tower Hamlets was one of the first London councils to introduce the London Living Wage, some five years ago, to support some of our lowest paid staff.‬

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