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GPs protesting in Whitehall over 22 surgeries facing closure across East London

Fight to save GP surgeries goes on—even as Stepney’s Jubilee St practice gets reprieve

A major surgery facing closure in London’s deprived East End has been given an 11th hour reprieve to keep open for at least two years.

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Tarik Khan at the Labour Party Conference

‘Licence private landlords’ call by Tower Hamlets Labour party members

Campaigner Tarik Khan called for private landlords to be licensed in a heated debate on the housing crisis when he addressed party delegates from all over the UK at Labour’s annual conference in Manchester.

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Protest to Olympic Legacy body over plan to gut Fish Island of its Victorian stables

Campaigners are fighting the proposed bulldozing of an East End Victorian horse stable block on the banks of the Lea River.

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Drugs, cash and makeshift weapons seized in Cook's Yard

Police find drugs in raid on Captain Cook’s Yard

Police have seized drugs worth hundreds of pounds in Captain Cook’s Yard in London’s East End.

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Last reunion for Tower Hamlets School for Girls, 1964-86, at the Half Moon pub

‘Ladies of the Future’ at Tower Hamlets Girls School meet after 40 or 50 years

It was probably the last time they’ll ever meet up again—but nearly 200 pupils from a former girls’ comprehensive school going back half-a-century turned up for their final reunion in a pub in London’s East End from half-way round the world.

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After covering 5km the runners are greeted by the Color Festival where the air is filled with music and coloured powder. Picture: Jordan Mansfield

Color Run comes to Olympic Park

Runners sprang into action as music and colour filled the air at the weekend.

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Perry... enjoying lesson at Ian Mikado School

Channel 5 TV reveals how Ian Mikado school tackles kids with problems

Pupils at a special school in London’s East End tackling behaviour problems are the starts in a TV documentary on Channel 5.

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West Ham's James Tomkins. Picture: PA

West Ham defender fined for assaulting a police officer

West Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer.

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Tower Hamlets has denied the borough could be subject to the next 'Trojan Horse' inquiry. Picture here, Oldknow Academy, one of the Birmingham schools at the centre of the extremism plot scandal. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Tower Hamlets denies Islamist fundamentalists operating in schools

Tower Hamlets council has strongly denied claims that its schools are to be investigated for falling under the influence of Islamist fundamentalists.

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Rushanara Ali

Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali quits shadow cabinet over Iraq vote

Breaking: Rushanara Ali has resigned from her post as shadow education minister over parliament’s decision to carry out air strikes in Iraq.

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Police arrested eight men

Men arrested for child rape in Tower Hamlets

Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual activity with a child in Tower Hamlets.

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Anjem Choudary at the march against the drinking or sale of alcohol. Photo: David Mirzoeff

Hate preacher who led Brick Lane anti-alcohol march arrested in police terror raids

An Islamist hate preacher who led a march through Brick Lane against the sale of alcohol has been arrested in terrorism raids by Scotland Yard.

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The Pearly Queen of Islington, Phyllis Broadbent, enjoys the tea dance at Spitalfields Market to raise awareness of National Eye Health Week.

Pictures: Spitalfields tea dance raises money for sight loss charity

Dancers put on their gladrags and took to the floor at Old Spitalfields Market yesterday to raise money for a sight loss charity.

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The teenager has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order

Teenager found not guilty of Bow murder after insanity plea

A teenager has been found not guilty of murdering a 43-year-old woman after pleading insanity.

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Mr Rahman had been driving at 136mph, an inquest at St Alban's heard (pic: PA Wire)

Inquest: Whitechapel BMW driver and passenger killed in motorway smash at 136mph

An uninsured drink-driver who was already banned from driving died at the wheel of a hired BMW with one of his four passengers after hitting a large puddle during an M1 motorway race up to 136mph.

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Brothers Amran and Misba Chowdhury were jailed for manslaughter

‘Cowardly bullies’ jailed over Ibrahim Ghrib’s death in Shadwell Basin

Two men were jailed yesterday for manslaughter after leaving a man to die in the freezing waters of Shadwell Basin dock in a motiveless attack.

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Figures seen by London Assembly member Murad Quereshi reveal planned tube staff cuts.

DLR disruption at Mudchute station

The DLR is currently part suspended between Mudchute and Lewisham.

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London Underground passengers will be able to use a 24 hour service from next September (Pic: Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Night Tube to operate through east London from September 2015

Taking the night bus home will be a thing of the past with a 24 hour Tube service launching in less than a year.

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Christy Rush and her three-year-old son, Bobby, have lived in a leaky council property since last September and haven't been able to use the bathroom all year because of faulty electrics.

Desperate Tower Hamlets mum ‘unable to use bathroom for a year’

A year after water cascaded through the ceiling of a Tower Hamlets flat a mum and her toddler are still unable to use their bathroom.

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Orin Begum, now studying Law at Oxford, speaking at last month's bursary scheme launch

University grants scheme launched by Tower Hamlets to help those in need

A scheme helping school-leavers in London’s deprived East End with university costs has formally opened for applications for a second year, where up to 400 students can apply for payments totalling £1,500 each.

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Medical students at Queen Mary's in Whitechapel, now ranked among top 100 world universities

Queen Mary’s now ranked in top 100 world universities and top 10 in UK

The East End’s Queen Mary University of London has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

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Mr Wilson's Second Liners brass band will perform at the festival Photo: Duncan Elliott

Oxford House marks 130 years with Knowledge Arts Festival in Bethnal Green

A community arts centre toasted its 130-year history with an exhibition to kick off its annual arts festival.

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Currently the flagship cycle path only has a thin strip of blue paint separating lorries from riders (Picture: TfL)

£25m upgrade of CS2 to prevent more cyclist deaths

Cycling in east London is set to become safer with a £25 million upgrade to the Cycle Superhighway 2.

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Jason Woodcock is latest Beefeater recruit to the Tower of London

Tower of London gets 400th Beefeater to guard Crown Jewels and be nice to tourists

Jason Woodcock has become the 400th Beefeater at the Tower of London since records of the Tudor Royal guards began in the 19th century.

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Ibrahim Gharib

Brothers guilty of Ibrahim Ghrib’s death in Shadwell Basin drowning

Two brothers have been found guilty of manslaughter for leaving a man to die in the freezing waters of Shadwell Basin dock in east London in an unprovoked attack.

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Family of five rescued from flooded Bow basement

A family of five were rescued from their basement flat as flash flooding swept across east London on Friday night.

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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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Drugs, cash and makeshift weapons seized in Cook's Yard

Police find drugs in raid on Captain Cook’s Yard

Police have seized drugs worth hundreds of pounds in Captain Cook’s Yard in London’s East End.

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Opinion See all

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales want more power given to local communities

It has been a huge couple of weeks for the future of our country and I believe there is a big lesson for us all to take from what has happened.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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