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An operation to clamp down on white collar scams being run from short-term rented office addresses in Canary Wharf in under way by police and trading standards officials.

Police on walkabout in Bow looking at crime issues

Police and local authority officers have been out and about meeting the public again in their continued campaign to tackle street crime and yob behaviour in London’s East End.

Today Parliament dissolved, marking the official start of 2015's general election campaigning (Pic by Andrew Matthews/PA)

Today parliament dissolved, marking the start of official general election campaigning.

In six weeks, the borough will go to the polls Pic: PA

The election campaign officially starts at the end of March – but the battle for hearts, minds and votes started long ago. Political editor Annabelle Dickson sets out her guide

Protest at Cambridge Heath Sixthform College

Mums are making a desperate plea tonight to stop their children’s special needs unit in London’s deprived East End being closed down.

Mayor Rahman viewing new council 'home'

Controversial mayor Lutfur Rahman looked round his new “home” which is costing council taxpayers in London’s deprived East End a cool £9 million—for a run-down pile of bricks needing some attention.

Save Our Surgeries protest as Limehouse Surgery struggles to stay afloat.

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Patients joined their GPs in a street protest over budget cuts that campaigners say could close down many surgeries in London’s deprived East End with its high levels of chronic illness.

Police gathering evidence of public concerns on street crime walkabout at Mile End

Police officers have been on a walkabout in London’s East End looking for evidence of street crime and anti-social behaviour..

Tutors and students leaving east London to lobby MPs in Parliament over cuts to adult Further Education

Hundreds of tutors and students lobbied MPs at Westminster today in protest at 24 per cent cuts to adult Further Education colleges as the Chancellor was delivering his Budget speech in the Commons.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers his Budget statement to the House of Commons, London. (Pic by PA)

Chancellor George Osborne announced a “saving revolution” today in his final budget before the General Election.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his annual Budget statement.

All eyes will be on George Osborne later today when he outlines the final Budget before May’s General Election.

The famiiles of Amira Abase and Shamima Begum

The families of the three schoolgirls who fled to Syria last month spent Mother’s Day on Sunday appealing for their daughters to return home.

Sea of green... banners launch Green Party's General Election campaign at Whitechapel

Green activists have launched their campaign to take two of east London’s Labour stronghold Parliamentary seats in May 7’s General Election with a protest against local GP surgeries closing down.

The three girls passing through Gatwick security on February 17

Three schoolgirls who slipped out of the country and are now believed to be in Isis-held territory in Syria paid for their flights to Turkey with cash over-the-counter at a travel agent’s in London’s East End, MPs have been told.

Lord Freud

The government’s much-criticised “making work pay” Universal Credit has arrived at Jobcentres in London’s deprived East End where unemployment is traditionally high and many families are feeling the pinch from benefit capping.

Glyn Robbins in Whirtechapel challenging MP Rushanara Ali over the NHS in General Election

Trade union socialists have launched their General Election campaign in Labour’s east London heartland with a challenge over the NHS.

Boris Johnson drives bulldozer to launch London's first urban land trust last summer at St Clement's hospital site in Mile End [picture Gregory Lambert]

Campaigners are taking action today in calling on local authorities and MPs to support community land trusts to help solve the growing housing crisis.

Firefighters strike over government pension plans

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

Things looking up for low-pay workers in MP Jim Fitzpatrick's Poplar & Limehouse constituency

Company bosses are bucking a national trend in London’s deprived East End and giving their workers a decent Living Wage.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman and supporters campaigning last year in Stepney. Picture: Isabel Infantes

Mayor Lutfur Rahman was advised by a lawyer that his human rights might be breached if he answered questions about his “responsibilities”, a special High Court hearing has been told.

Delegates at East End's Black African conference [pictures: Rehan Jamil]

Delegates from African communities across Europe are in London’s East End for a two-day conference discussing issues including child trafficking, female genital mutilation, possession by spirits and child fostering.

Plans are being thrashed out tonight (Thurs) to pull down a community hall in London’s East End and put up family blocks of flats—with a ban on car parking.

Artist impression... how TfL pictures segregated A11 cycle highway along Bow Road [looking west towards the City]

Work on fixing the Cycle “Super Highway 2” through east London has now begun in a bid to end the toll of riders killed.

'Love council housing' campaigners begin their Valentine's walkabout at Arnold Circus

Campaigners began a “Love council housing” walkabout in London’s deprived East End from the historic Arnold Circus where the world’s first public housing was created 115 years ago.

Tower Hamlets Town Hall

Devolution to east London is set to be discussed by nine borough bosses including Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales today.

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“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

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