A team of 14-year-olds have come up with an enterprising scheme to hire out stationery items and equipment to pupils who forget to bring them to school and get detention.
The novel idea has won a Year 9 team from Poplar’s Langdon Park Secondary in London’s East End £250 to set up their enterprise.]]>
Women held a candle vigil last night outside the controversial Jack the Ripper museum in London’s East End to remember the victims of the Whitechapel Murders—not the killer.
It was followed by a memorial service at St George’s-in-the-East for three church congregations to honour the five women and all victims of gender-based violence.]]>
The Ambulance Service in London has been recommended to go into ‘special measures’ for failures including reaching its target for responding to calls within eight minutes.
The service that had been persistently the best in the country until last year was now falling short of the target in three-out-of-four call-outs.]]>
Children from primary schools sing along tonight when the Christmas festive lights are switched on in London’s East End.]]>
A memorial service is being held tonight by women campaigners and worshippers from three churches in London’s East End for the victims of Jack the Ripper—127 years after the Whitechapel Murders.
The service follows a protest vigil they are staging outside the controversial Jack the Ripper museum that opened in August in Cable Street, near Tower Hill.]]>
Plans to build a new bridge across the Thames between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe on either side have reached completion in a new feasibility study.
The proposed ‘Rotherhithe Bridge’ would have the longest bascule span in the world, at 600ft (184m), for use by pedestrians and cyclists.]]>
There’s more food than you can shake a wooden spoon at with TV’s Great British Bake Off rolling up in London’s East End at the Old Truman Brewery tomorrow and the weekend.]]>
The government is being challenged today by the mayor of one of Britain’s most deprived areas not to cut funding for vital public services as Chancellor George Osborne makes his Autumn statement to Parliament.]]>
Poplar is at risk of permanently losing one of its fire engines under plans that will result in firefighters taking longer to reach blazes in the borough.]]>
Part of the Regent’s Canal has been drained in London’s East End to remove two ancient lock gates that have passed their ‘sell by ‘ dates.
New gates—weighing about the same as a three-tonne family car—have been hand-crafted at the Canal & River Trust workshops in Yorkshire to replace them.]]>
Meet two ‘rescue’ dogs named Wallace and Charlie who face being evicted from their home by social landlords in the run-up to Christmas.]]>
A sprawling festive town filled with seasonal feasts, markets and entertainment has sprung up in Victoria Park for the second year running.]]>
Tech City is the third largest technology hub in the world, and it’s right on our doorstep. Each week, we bring you news from the thriving area around Old Street roundabout. This week, reporter Sophie Inge talks to Nash Islam, co-founder of Vallie, the UK’s first on-demand app-based valet parking service.]]>
Deposed mayor Lutfur Rahman has been declared bankrupt ahead of next week’s High Court hearing into his assets following legal costs which haven’t been paid since he was barred from office seven months ago.
The former executive mayor of Tower Hamlets in London’s East End, who was disqualified in April for election malpractice and corruption, is due to return to the Court for a three-day hearing opening next Tuesday.]]>
Schools are being offered tree saplings free to plant in their playgrounds to improve air quality and cut pollution.]]>
Pupils taking part in the Lord Mayor’s parade weren’t taking chances with the weather.
There could be floods if the heavens opened—so they kept close to Noah’s wooden ark, just in case.]]>
Children at a school in London’s East End have had their artwork put on display on public hoardings at a development along the main A11 Mile End Road.]]>
A training programme set up by the NHS trust that runs five major hospitals in the City and East London has helped 700 people this year in their search for jobs.]]>
The Mayor jumped on the ‘gravy train’ through London’s East End helping deliver fish’n’chips to his vulnerable residents.]]>
Developers have offered to preserve an old Georgian warehouse by modifying their controversial plans to bulldoze parts of the unique Norton Folgate neighbourhood of London’s East End.
They are submitting an amended application today to Tower Hamlets Council and the GLA that involves pulling down properties in two streets to make way for a commercial development with a nine-storey tower.]]>
The controversial “Pravda” newspaper put out by Tower Hamlets council in east London stops weekly publishing in the New Year.
Six more editions are due to be distributed free to 90,000 East End households—paid for out of council tax—before it reduces to fortnightly in January.]]>
A modest rented tenement block of dwellings in the back streets of London’s working-class East End has won its second national architectural award in six months for its simple brickwork.
Darbishire Place in Whitechapel—singled out for merit at the Royal Institute of British Architecture awards earlier this year—picked up its latest accolade last night in the Brick Awards.]]>
Campaigners pressing for Britain to formally accept breakaway Somaliland as an independent state in the Horn of Africa have won “recognition” from a local authority in London’s East End.
They packed Tower Hamlets council meeting last night, waving nationalist flags and banners from the public gallery, as members voted overwhelmingly to support them.]]>
An alliance of small firms and enterprises wanting to get work in east London’s Olympic Park development has won agreement with the Legacy Corporation.
The ‘East London Business Place’ organisation is working with the corporation to make sure businesses and social enterprises are primed and ready to take on contracts in the lucrative development over the coming years.]]>
Will Tuckley was only days into his new job as Tower Hamlets’ long-awaited Town Hall chief executive when he was already delving into political issues in London’s East End.
The man filling the void caused by the year-long stalemate with the last mayor refusing to hire an executive to run the council’s 5,000 staff and £1.2 billion budget is trying to stop the closure of the John Cass Arts & Humanities university campus.]]>