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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 opening 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.

Little Malak Hassaini, aged 9, joins protest on A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road [photos: Rehan Jamil]

Thousands of families in London’s East End are calling for a 30mph speed limit along the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach road.

Henry Moore (inset) and his 'Old Flo' sculpture kept for safe keeping in a Yorkshire field

The battle for ‘Old Flo’ has been won in the High Court by the people of London’s East End.

Pupils at the Mulberry School in Whitechapel wave flags as US first lady Michelle Obama arrives [photos: Stefan Rousseau/PA]

Michelle Obama has been in London’s East End meeting pupils and teachers at Mulberry Secondary School for Girls.

Hints that he's in the lead... John Biggs with council leader Rachael Saunders sense victory

John Biggs has stormed home for Labour to be the new mayor of Tower Hamlets, beating rival Rabina Khan by a resounding margin of 7,370 votes.

Sabina Akhtar... winning Stepney Green for Labour [photo: Mike Brooke]

Labour stormed back in the Stepney Green by-election giving them the overall majority on Tower Hamlets council of just one.

Candidates for mayor lined up for BBC radio showdown [photo: Mike Brooke]

Voters go to the polls in London’s East End today for a new Mayor of Tower Hamlets in the shadow of police investigations into election malpractice and corruption.

Richard Horwood, Isle of Dogs Forum chairman

All candidates in tomorrow’s Tower Hamlets election for mayor have promised to recognise the Isle of Dogs new neighbourhood planning forum, a packed hustings meeting heard.

'Save Our Surgeries' campaigners fighting to

A busy GP surgery in London’s deprived East End is facing being shut after a fifth of its NHS funding was cut.

Public 'Question Time' for police

The new police borough commander for London’s East End is being questioned by a neighhood board set up to make the Met’s local police chiefs more accountable like questioning sessions at City Hall.

Picture: Tony Gay

Families were woken in the night when a blaze broke out in a block of maisonettes in London’s East End.

Anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam

Anti-Corruption campaigner Andy Erlam is handing in files to Scotland Yard today with yet more allegations of election fraud in the Tower Hamlets elections.

MP Dianne Abbott... shortlisted for Labour to run for Mayor of London next year

Labour party rank-and-file members in London’s East End have chosen Hackney MP Diane Abbott, who campaigned to end child obesity when she was Shadow Public Health Minister, as one of three shortlist candidates to run for Mayor of London next year.

Candidates for mayor lined up for BBC radio showdown [photo: Mike Brooke]

Only six-out-of-10 new homes are getting off the ground in London’s overcrowded East End which has failed to reach its target for new family social housing.

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