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This chicken was found in a flat on the Collingwood Estate (Pic: MPS)

Chickens found in flat during Collingwood Estate search

This chicken was one of 12 RSPCA officers found kept in unsuitable conditions in a flat on the Collingwood Estate.

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Pearly King in a field of poppies at The Tower

Pearly kings lay poppies at Tower of London for First World War dead

Pearly Kings and Queens have helped ‘plant’ hundreds-of-thousands of poppies at the Tower of London.

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Prince Harry lifts the trophy after team

Video: Prince Harry plays “murderball” at the Invictus Games

If you missed any of the Invictus Games action at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, or want to relive it, check out our video and picture gallery.

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Narrowboat moorings instead of office car park... at Containerville project

First office tenants move into Containerville’s converted metal boxes

The first tenants this week move into a new business space facility in London’s East End which uses converted cargo containers turned into offices.

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Missed chances... Brick Lane facing quiet afternoon lack of business during 2012 Olympics

FSB survey to find out just how friendly town halls are in helping local traders

Every firm in London is being asked how business friendly their local authority is working on their behalf.

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Ex-Tower Hamlets pupils at a previous reunion

Last-ever reunion for Tower Hamlets School for Girls, 1964-86

Ex-pupils from a former girls’ comprehensive going back half-a-century are turning up in London’s East End from all over the world for their last-ever reunion.

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Charlie Yaxley makes the first swap with author Neil Gaiman

Swap for Syria aims to use trades to help refugees

It might seem like a playground game but a charity worker is hoping that swapsies can help improve the lives of Syrian refugees.

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Proud to wear school uniform... pupils at Bishop Challoner

No uniform way for schools on wearing uniforms, says Education Department

Pupils are now back in the classroom after the summer break, many with new uniforms if they’re joining a new school.

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Team GB on stage at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture:PA Wire/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Invictus games hailed a success as talk turns to legacy

Talk has already turned to legacy after the first ever Invictus Games came to a close following four-days of thrilling disability sport.

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London Underground

TRAVEL: Services hit on Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines

Morning Rush Hour travel on the London Underground has been disrupted for commuters in east London and the City by emergency work being carried out at King’s Corss.

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Reverend Jane Hodges, Ben Ffoulkes-Jones (Project Director at Prime Place Developments), Yvonne Apaloo (Resident), Mark Ottley (Senior Sales Manager at Prime Place Developments), Franny Cordrey (Resident), Lucy Hedley (Management Trainee at Prime Place Developments), Margaret Keep (Resident), Malcolm Ward (Project Director at Poplar HARCA) and Edna Howard (Resident).

Revived rose garden opened on Poplar estate

Summer isn’t quite over yet, and those living on the Aberfeldy Estate can now enjoy the last few days of sunshine in their new rose garden.

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Jonathan Ganesh

Mum of Canary Wharf bomb victim urges ISIS hostage release

The mother of a Canary Wharf bomb victim has urged terror group ISIS to release British hostage Alan Henning.

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Marina at St Katharine's-by-The-Tower today

Chris West washes up 1,000-year history of St Katharine’s-by-the-Tower

Author and historian Chris West reveals the 1,000-year story of St Katharine’s-by-the-Tower on board a barge on Friday moored at the dock quayside.

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Members of the USA team during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. Picture: PA Wire/Jonathan Brady

Invictus Games raises the bar on Warrior Games, say American athletes

American athletes were full of praise for the Invictus Games, claiming its scale and support dwarfed their own Warrior Games that first inspired the adaptive sports tournament over here.

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The Hulk

Hulk hologram ‘opens’ Tower Bridge

Just like a storyline out of a comic book, the Hulk’s superhuman strength stopped onlookers in their tracks as he opened Tower Bridge - well, kind of.

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Team Great Britain on the stage for the medallion presentation at the closing ceremony. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Invictus Games: Foo Fighters headline spectacular five-hour closing ceremony

A star-studded line-up of musicians and comedians closed the first ever Invictus Games at a spectacular ceremony last night.

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Government advisor Prof Tanya Byron (centre) at her lecture to Bethnal Green's Morpeth Sixthform

Anxiety culture leads to child self-harm, government advisor tells Morpeth sixthform

Today’s students lack emotional resilience because society in trying to eliminate risk and failure has created a culture of children surrounded by anxiety and pressure.

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St Katharine's Docks festival last year [photo: Jesper Mattias]

Dunkirk Little Ships and Queen’s Barge arrive at St Katharine’s-by-The-Tower

A flotilla of Dunkirk Little Ships that took part in the 1940 ‘Operation Dynamo’ rescues and The Queen’s row barge from the Diamond Jubilee Thames pageant are on display near the Tower of London today.

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Protesters in 2011 erect mock tower on Shadwell waterfront to show how big sewer venrtillation shaft would be [photo: Mark Baynes]

Green loss for Shadwell as Thames Tideway ‘super sewer’ gets green light

The controversial Thames Tideway Tunnel has been given the green light by Whitehall after a three-year battle to save a memorial park in London’s deprived East End which is to have the construction depot dumped on it.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Delays and cancellations on Liverpool Street to Shenfield line after broken down train

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Kids and parents protest at Tower Hamlets council to save their playground

Kids lobby Tower Hamlets council in bid to save Burdett estate playground

Children turned up with their mums and dads at the Town Hall to protest at losing the last play area on their housing estate in London’s deprived East End.

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Empty seats... Tower Hamlets First group members walk out over High Court council audit issue, as Tory leader Peter Golds (left) continues to talk, with the mayor also absent

Lutfur Rahman’s councillors storm out over High Court ruling on Tower Hamlets council audit

Members of controversial Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s Tower Hamlets First party staged a walk-out at last night’s Tower Hamlets council meeting over attempts to discuss an audit of Town Hall spending ordered by Secretary of State Eric Pickles.

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Charlie Magri (left) celebrates the opening of the Victoria in Mile End with the pub's manager, Danny Connock (right)

Flyweight boxing champion opens revamped Mile End pub

A pub nestled in the heart of Mile End was exclusively opened by a former WBC European and British flyweight champion last week.

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Discovering Eddowes' body in Mitre Square, September 30, 1888... and (inset) historian Don Rumbelow

Historian Don Rumbelow challenges Jack the Ripper DNA link to Kosminski

A new claim this week that DNA has finally identified Jack the Ripper 126 years after the Whitechapel Murders has been challenged by a leading historian.

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Petition goes to Tower Hamlets council

Speeding cars in Carr Street could kill a child, claim Stepney families

Youths in speeding cars could turn a quiet residential side turning in London’s East End into a death trap, families fear.

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Diabetic cyclists will race to Tower Hill on September 14

Diabetics cycle to Tower Hill to show condition doesn’t slow them down

Diabetic cyclists will race through the borough next week as part of a Tour of Britain to show their condition need not slow them down.

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Stroke survivors hold public fair in East End to explain how to avoid risk

People who have survived a stroke are meeting the public in east London later this month to explain how to reduce the risk.

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A fleet of 20 huge vessels are moored at the old Wood Wharf, as part of the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival.

54 Tall Ships bid farewell to London on the Thames after Greenwich Regatta

Maritime history was made at Canary Wharf this week as 20 Tall Ships berthed among the tall buildings.

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A crash is causing heavy delays northbound through the Blackwall Tunnel.

Heavy traffic through Blackwall Tunnel following crash

Motorists face heavy delays through the Blackwall Tunnel northbound his morning following an earlier crash at the junction of Shooters Hill, Greenwich.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Citizens of Tower Hamlets have right to know if Mayor Rahman was properly elected, judge rules

Embattled Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman is fighting a war on two fronts in the High Court over allegations of election fraud after a BBC Panorama programme and attempts to stop an audit of town hall accounts.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman (left) and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

Tower Hamlets bid to stop Town Hall audit rejected by High Court judge

A top High Court judge has this week rejected attempts by Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman to halt a major inspection of his council’s public spending which had been ordered by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

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The zeppelin created by school children who worked with the arts group Emergency Exit Arts.

German zeppelin takes centre stage at Tower Hamlets exhibition

A huge German zeppelin airship created by school children was the centrepiece of a Tower Hamlets exhibition to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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Looking for neighbourhood coordinators... Tower Hamlets council

Tower Hamlets mayor Rahman wants volunteers to spend £200,000

Volunteers are being recruited to help spend £200,000 of Town Hall cash on neighbourhood pet projects in London’s East End.

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Invictus Games: Lights mark one week until Olympic Park tournament starts

It’s less than a week to go before the first-ever Invictus Games gets underway at the former Olympic Park.

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Police wish to speak to this man

Hunt for man who sexually assaulted girl, 16, on tube

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a teenage girl have released images of a man they would like to speak to.

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Opinion See all

Scottish Saltier flying above Stratford Old Town Hall

BIG DEBATE: Scottish Referendum—better together or better apart?

The Scottish Saltier is flying over the old Stratford Town hall with Newham Council backing the ‘Better Together’ campaign as Scotland votes tomorrow on whether stay in or quit the UK. Newham’s directly-elected mayor, Sir Robin Wales, is a proud Scot and an ardent supporter of a United Kingdom who genuinely believes we are better as a united island. The ‘yes’ voters who want an independent Scotland have won support, unsurprisingly, from English Democrats who believe England should have its own Parliament—like the Scots—because they believe we would prosper without having to support the rest of Britain:

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