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The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.

One of East London’s famous picture palaces once frequented by the Krays which closed half-a-century ago has been given planning go-ahead to reopen with its original art deco façade.

Controversial plans to build a tower block on the ‘Limehouse Triangle’ nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal in east London have been rejected by Tower Hamlets councillors yet again.

A curry house in London’s East End closed down by Tower Hamlets Council’s health inspectors for “a brazen infestation” of cockroaches and mice has been fined £40,000.

Refugees from the Syrian conflict may soon be resettled across east London with the launch of a foundation set up this-evening by the Whitechapel-based Citizens UK network of community groups.

A staggering 110,000 new jobs have been created in east London with another 125,000 predicted in the next 12 years—five times larger than expected.

More than 2,000 disabled people in east London were wrongly stripped of their benefits, this newspaper can reveal.

Campaigners have called on the Mayor of Tower Hamlets to save an historic Victorian gasholder in London’s East End which is being demolished.

The transformation of Docklands into the Canary Wharf world-class commercial hub more than 30 years ago didn’t go without mass protest from the community, a touring exhibition this week reveals.

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture has finally begun its journey back to east London after 20 years in ‘exile’ in Yorkshire and a four-year legal battle over who owns it.

An “access to public transport” day has been staged by Tower Hamlets Council for people with mobility or learning difficulties to find out how to travel safely and independently.

Historic cottages said to have been illegally demolished on the Isle of Dogs must be re-built by the owners exactly as they stood before, Tower Hamlets council has ordered.

The mayor who ditched his official limmo as soon as he took office has unveiled his latest bike port off east London’s Club Row to mark ‘car free’ day.

The controversial levy on selling alcohol and food after midnight in East London’s City Fringe ‘night economy’ district which faced a legal challenge is finally going ahead.

Moves have been made for a Parliamentary debate over the controversial funding of east London’s Island Health clinic where the chair of the charity that owns the building has been paid £180,000 “consultancy fees” from NHS funds.

Government ‘intervention advisors’ are reported to have moved in to help run Tower Hamlets children’s services after its disastrous Ofsted report.

Police recruits are being stepped up with local authority funding in the aftermath of acid attacks on the streets of east London.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling put the last nail into Crossrail’s tracks in the new tunnel 150ft under Whitechapel as the final construction stage of the new Elizabeth Line was competed today.

More than 100 homeless women are being told to quit their hostel shelter in Whitechapel which is being closed by the end of the year.

The government is being urged to take action against the Burmese regime over the refugee crisis caused by “the silent genocide” of Rohingya Muslims, a public solidarity meeting in Whitechapel heard.

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

New social housing is on the way to make a political come-back in London’s East End with its desperate shortage after today’s official opening of Tower Hamlets Council’s Watts Grove estate.

Police trying to curb drug dealing and under-age drinking in public at night in London’s East End are calling for a Public Spaces Protection Order at a hotspot in Limehouse.

Homeless families are no longer being put in Bed and Breakfast accommodation by Tower Hamlets Council longer than the six-week legal limit, latest figures show.

The government is pledging to take illegal material like “how to make a bomb” down from the internet in its renewed battle to prevent schoolchildren becoming radicalised.

The row over a Christian child placed with a Muslim foster parent by Tower Hamlets Council has been settled by a judge who has ordered the five-year-old to be removed and sent to her grandmother’s home.

Pub landlady Pauline Forster was staging a victory celebration gig in east London to mark the end of her 10-year war against developers threatening the future of Stepney’s historic George Tavern—only to be faced with another battle looming on a second front.

The population of Tower Hamlets has broken through the 300,000 mark, according to latest statistics from the Greater London Authority.

Politicians in London’s East End are accusing “bigots” of whipping up hysteria over a white Christian child being placed by Tower Hamlets Council into care with a “niqab-wearing foster carer” in a Muslim household.

Protesters are furious at plans to allow “dangerous” cycling through the historic foot tunnel under the Thames linking east London to Royal Greenwich that could blow up into to a major dispute on both side of the river.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

A violent drug addict arrested in Bethnal Green two weeks after dragging a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery in broad daylight is facing jail.

Rap performer Professor Green puts on a one-off gig next month to raise funds for trauma research and care at the Royal London Hospital.

Artist Tim Barklem is desperately looking for businesses to help his social project to convert an empty basement in a tower block in east London into a recycling training centre.

Local authorities are calling for urgent government action after a shock rise in child obesity with 600 youngsters being treated for Type 2 diabetes normally only seen in adults over 40.

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