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The nation paid homage on the first anniversary at the weekend of MP Jo Cox’s murder.

Hundreds of council-owned housing blocks in Tower Hamlets have had fire risk assessments carried out in the last nine months, families have been assured.

The returning Labour MP was greeted with thunderous applause as he confessed himself “honoured and humbled” to return to Westminster for the sixth term.

With Prime Minister Theresa May announcing the Conservatives will form a minority government with support from the DUP, just who are the little-known party who could have a huge influence on politics in the next five years?

The newly re-elected Bethnal Green and Bow MP described her overwhelming win as an “expression of hope over fear” as she swept to power with a nearly 11 per cent increase on her majority.

Theresa May has announced she will be forming a minority Conservative government with support from the DUP.

Labour made gains in both Bethnal Green and Bow and Poplar and Limehouse.

With no party winning an overall majority during this election, we now have what is called a hung parliament. But what exactly does that mean?

The winning MPs said they were “delighted” to hold their seats amid the new certainty that the country will today be facing a hung parliament after huge Labour gains.

Here at the Advertiser we’ll be live-blogging through the night to bring you the latest on this snap election.

Anti-Corruption campaigners have set up their own independent election fraud helpline for voters in Tower Hamlets with any concerns.

More than 70 police officers will be deployed outside polling stations to help combat fraud at today’s general election.

The controversial plan for a 28-storey tower block of luxury flats overshadowing historic Trinity Green almshouses in Whitechapel have been scrapped.

Politicians and faith leaders are urging the community in east London to “stand together united” in the wake of Saturday’s terrorist atrocity at London Bridge just days before the general election.

Prince Charles and Camilla visited victims of the London Bridge terror attack at the Royal London Hospital today.

As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling ends...

Campaigners want to set up a neighbourhood planning forum in Poplar to stop “overspill” developments from nearby Canary Wharf swallowing up the neighbourhood and pricing out working class families.

What bloomin’ lovely colours now that this year’s ‘Tower Hamlets In Bloom’ competition has opened in east London.

A planned night-time levy selling alcohol after midnight aimed at kerbing drunkenness and anti-social activity has been halted at the last minute.

More than 70 police officers are to be deployed outside polling stations to help combat fraud at next month’s election.

More police on the streets of east London in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack would reassure the public, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets urged this-evening.

A road safety campaign by pupils at a school in Bow has won backing from the mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Choirmaster Jonathan Pease is throwing the church doors open with champagne this spring bank holiday weekend for the public debut of the East London Evensong Choir he has set up on the Isle of Dogs.

The first-ever Bangladeshi woman speaker of Tower Hamlets Council was elected without opposition at last night’s annual general meeting at the town hall.

Former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman, barred from for office for five years in 2015 for corrupt practices, is back in the High Court today in a bid to overturn his ban.

The Tower Hamlets candidates for the general election 2017 have been announced.

A shisha bar operating illegally in Poplar under town planning laws has been shut down after being raided by police and council enforcement officers.

Developers tonight have lost the “battle of the booze” in London’s East End to convert an historic building in Spitalfields once used as Victorian omnibus stables into a complex of 17 restaurants and four bars.

A public campaign to stop smoking is being targeted at east London’s Muslim community by Tower Hamlets health chiefs in time for Ramadan.

Developers return tonight to try and persuade Tower Hamlets council to let them convert an historic building in east London once used as Victorian omnibus stables into a food court with 17 restaurants and four bars.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has raised the issue of compensation for IRA victims of Libyan-supplied Semtex bombs including those in London Docklands in a meeting with Libya’s prime minister.

Victory in the nine-year war to save east London’s historic George Tavern music venue from “encroaching” developers next door has finally been claimed this week by pub landlady Pauline Forster.

Mayor John Biggs got as shock when he turned up at the town hall today to be confronted by banner-waving toddlers lobbying him over council rents at their nurseries.

Preparations for the biggest celebration of the Bengali New Year in Europe are under way in east London with less than a fortnight to go.

Mums with children are protesting outside Tower Hamlets Council this morning over the threat of rocketing rents which could cripple 10 voluntary-run nurseries and play-groups.

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