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Members of deposed mayor Lutfur Rahman’s former administration last night boycotted the vote to appoint a long-awaited chief executive at the troubled Tower Hamlets council in east London.

Cycling in traffic-free Aspen Way, passing Canary Wharf on Triathlon Day 2

Fury has erupted over roadblocks in east London continually isolating 40,000 people living on the Isle of Dogs caused by cycle racing events added to ongoing roadworks.

Computer class

New figures show, in the face of growing youth unemployment, vacancies for digital jobs is set to widen in the next year.

Plague pit? Crossrail digs up old burial ground at Liverpool Street from 1665

A mass burial site suspected to hold 30 victims of the Great Plague of 1665 has been unearthed at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street site at the City of London’s East End.

Army Sgt Ross Tilly moments before the 500lb German wartime bomb could be defused

Hundreds of families have been allowed back into their homes after the unexploded Second World War bomb unearthed in East London on a building site at Bethnal Green was made safe today.

Waiting to be fed... Arthur the Siamese in his toy fire-engine

Pet owners are in a flap about their cats being trapped by the ‘exclusion’ zone thrown around their neighbourhood in London’s East End after an unexploded Second World War bomb was unearthed by workmen on a building site.

Army bomb disposal officers examine unexploded Second World War bomb [photo: MoD]

The ‘danger’ zone thrown up around the unexploded Second World War bomb unearthed in London’s East End was extended during the night as Army bomb disposal experts worked to make the device safe.

Emergency services cordon off Temple St and evacuate families after UXB was found [photo: Vickie Flores]

Families are spending the first night with tea and biscuits at a secondary school in London’s East End as the Army starts defusing an unexploded wartime bomb near their homes.

Anti-corruption fighter Andy Erlam

Anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam is opening a ‘public inquiry’ into the affairs of Tower Hamlets council next month in the wake of Lutfur Rahman’s disqualification as Mayor by the High Court.

Just an East End corner shop... but Bradley the Wagtail sniffer dog finds more than just groceries

A stash of fake tobacco has been seized in London’s East End by police, customs officers and council officials using a sniffer dog called Bradley.

Women dressed as suffragettes protest outside new Jack the Ripper venue before it opened

The community came out in force with protesters from all walks of life packed solidly outside the controversial Jack the Ripper museum last night for its planned opening in Cable Street near the Tower of London.

Ripper Museum opening soon in Cable Street

Protesters gather this-evening outside 12 Cable Street near the Tower of London to picket against today’s opening of the Jack the Ripper Museum.

Tower Hamlets Town Hall and (inset) Mayor John Biggs

A new strategy to tackle extremist radicalisation, child sex abuse and youth violence on the streets of London’s East End is being set up by Tower Hamlets Council.

Tower Hamlets Town Hall and (inset) Mayor Biggs

The launch of the controversial new Jack the Ripper museum opening near the Tower of London on Tuesday is being boycotted by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets because he says his local authority was “misled” in the original planning application.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt lands at Whitechapel [photos: Nigel Pacquette]

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has paid a ‘flying visit’ in the London Air Ambulance helicopter today to meet the NHS trauma team and some of the patients whose lives they’ve saved.

Jack the Ripper 'museum' at 12 Cable Street

Hundreds of protesters are expected to picket outside the new Jack the Ripper Museum opening in London’s East End next week.

Tower Hamlets Council's new commission

A commission has been set up in London’s East End to make Tower Hamlets council more accountable and transparent after five years of secrecy by deposed mayor Lutfur Rahman.

Scene of tragedy at Mile End playpark

Three summer of events have been cancelled at a children’s playground in London’s East End which has been marred by tragedy where a five-year-old girl died.

pensioner Angelus Sumesar-Rai who Tower Hamlets Council plans to evict

Thousands of people have signed a petition to stop an 82-year-old disabled man being evicted from the house in London’s East End he has lived in for well over 30 years.

Oliver Leigh-Wood [inset] hoisting up 'Save Norton Folgate' banner to

The people have won the latest battle of Norton Folgate after Tower Hamlets council last night threw out a scheme by City developers to demolish more than 70 per cent of property they’re holding in East London’s historic conservation area.

Cruickshank joins hands in protest to 'protect' Norton Folgate [photo: Vickie Flores]

Historian Dan Cruickshank has led a ‘hands on’ protest to save Norton Folgate next to London’s famous Spitalfields Market from developers knocking down a big chunk of the unique Georgian neighbourhood.

Now you see it... Aerial view of Norton Folgate

Hundreds of protesters join hands today to form a human chain encircling historic buildings at Norton Folgate next to London’s famous Spitalfields Market.

Norton Folgate... blossom tree at centre of Blossom Street pedestrian plaza

The company behind the controversial redevelopment of Norton Folgate’s Georgian neighbourhood next to London’s famous Spitalfields market has accused protesters of wrongly describing the scheme as “corporate plazas for big corporate occupiers”.

Docklands campaigner Jonathan Ganesh meets Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers

Victims of the 1996 IRA bombing at Canary Wharf could soon receive pensions for their injuries or loss of relatives, the Northern Ireland Secretary has hinted.

Now you see it... Aerial view of Norton Folgate

Hundreds of protesters are to join hands to form a human chain encircling historic buildings at Norton Folgate next to London’s famous Spitalfields Market in a campaign to stop developers demolishing a huge swathe of the unique Georgian neighbourhood.

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