Cuts of £60 million in council public spending could hit London’s deprived East End over the next three years.

Carolyn Meridan

A care home where veteran east London campaigner Carolyn Meriden lives has been named this week as “requiring improvement”.

Proposal at Isle of Dogs' West India Quay, view looking south-west

Plans for Europe’s tallest apartment tower block have been unveiled today which have been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council in east London.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs

John Biggs has had his feet under the table in the Mayor’s Office now for more than 100 days...

He stormed home to win the re-run election in London’s East End for Tower Hamlets Mayor on June 11, after deposed Lutfur Rahman was banned from office two months before.

Former returning officer John Williams (inset) at Tower Hamlets Council

The returning officer overseeing last year’s tainted elections for Tower Hamlets council and mayor and the local count for the EU Parliament has had his fees slashed after a scathing judgement by the Electoral Commission.

View from Commercial Street of how Bishopsgate goodsyard development will look

A battle for the heart of east London has now switched to City Hall in a manoeuvre to get Boris Johnson to push through the controversial Bishopsgate goodsyard development before he steps down as Mayor of London next May.

East London's NHS campaign

Syrian food is being dished up at a Saturday community protest event being staged in London’s East End today to highlight the growing European refugee crisis.

Campaigners fighting cuts to benefits and to keep privatisation out of the NHS are including an Eid celebration with foods from Syria and Bangladesh.

Rough sleeper on  the streets

A pioneering council scheme that stops homeless patients in hospital going back on the streets in London’s East End has prevented 36 people so far having to ‘sleep rough’ again when they’re discharged.

The project originally launched in 2012 has found housing for them as well as helping other patients get emergency accommodation through friends and family and also assisting homeless European nationals back to their countries.

Police patrol

Police are drawing up plans to axe all local support officers across London which are being unveiled at the Met’s Management Board meeting on Tuesday.

East End Life... weekly editions to stop

The controversial weekly publication used by deposed Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman as council “propaganda” in east London is being reduced to fortnightly after pressure from Whitehall.

Now closed... London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green

The controversial London Chest Hospital site in east London has been sold off in a deal revealed just hours after a public meeting was held to discuss its future.

Mayor John Biggs

The East End of London with its tradition of taking in refugees in times of crisis is to lobby the government for Britain to take in more families fleeing the ravages of war-torn Syria.

Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs is to press Downing Street to open the doors after the Prime Minister set a limit of just 20,000 refugees over the next five years.

Fake Busters... Tower Hamlets anti-counterfeit Trading Standards team

Meet the ‘Fake Busters’ from your local town hall—they keep the streets of London’s East End “safe from dodgy deals” so shoppers won’t be saddled with copycat goods.

Angry protesters at Millwall Docks demonstrate against Esmeralda

A Chilean naval training vessel once said to have been used as a “prison torture ship” by the Pinochet regime has been faced with protests since its arrival at the Millwall Docks in east London at the weekend.

A naval vessel outside the ExCeL exhibition centre at an earlier Defence and Security Exhibition in 2011.  Other exhibits included an F16 fighter jet (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

One of the world’s biggest arms fairs is coming to the ExCel centre in east London later this month, and more than 1,000 protestors are already planning to oppose it.

Chilean naval training ship Esmeralda and [inset] Fr Michael Woodward

A Chilean naval training vessel once said to have been used as a “prison torture ship” by the Pinochet regime is facing protests today at the Millwall Docks in east London.

Tower Hamlets

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.

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