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Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs

The aftershock of Britain’s vote to quit the European Union has hit London’s East End which was firmly in the ‘remain’ camp.

Europe experts from the London School of Economics believe it is 'safer to stay in the EU' (Photo by illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Tower Hamlets has voted to remain in the EU in line with most London boroughs, despite an overall vote to leave.

The results of the EU referendum are not expected before 7am tomorrow Friday

Britain will go to the polls today to vote on whether or not to remain in the EU.

Tribute on the Thames as Jo Cox's family make their way to Westminster for the rally on what would have been her 42nd birthday [photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas]

The Thames paid tribute today to tragic MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death almost a week ago as her family made their way up-river to the rally in Trafalgar Square on what should have been her 42nd birthday.

Floral tribute to Jo Cox at Wapping

The dockside community of east London is sending its floral tribute up the Thames to Westminster at 2pm today for the mass rally at Trafalgar Square for MP Jo Cox starting at 4pm.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs calls for 'Hate Crime' champions

An appeal is being made for community ‘champions’ to tackle discrimination and stamp out hate crime in London’s East End.

Helal Abbas... calls for head teacher at Ian Mikado to resign

Calls have been made for a head teacher to resign from a special needs school in London’s East End which employs a teaching assistant once convicted of a racist killing in the same neighbourhood.

Flowers in tribute to MP Jo Cox on the deck of her houseboat at Wapping [Archant London photos: Mike Brooke]

Hundreds of flowers strewn the deck of MP Jo Cox’s houseboat on the Thames at Wapping’s Hermitage Moorings following her violent death.

Tower Hamlets Council

The jobs of computer staff who run the back-up desk for council services in London’s East End are being shunted out to the North of England.

James Frankom (left) and David Donoghue pour over street plan of Spitalfields neighbourhood in search of open space

A search is on for any bit of green space in one of London’s most tightly-packed City fringe neighbourhoods to create a ‘breathing space’ and help tackle air pollution.

Audience put the mayor on the spot over youth service cuts

Youths complaining that they are being treated as “thugs and yobs” are setting up an advisory group in London’s East End with local police chiefs and the Town Hall to change their bad stereotype image.

First front cover of 'Our East End' new quarterly launched by Tower Hamlets Council

A new magazine is being launched today in London’s East End replacing Tower Hamlets council’s once-controversial East End Life newspaper.

Tower Hamlets signs up to Unison's 'Ethical Care' charter for home care workers' fair wages and conditions

An ‘ethical care charter’ to improve working conditions for home care workers is being formerly signed today by one local authority in London’s deprived East End.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs (inset) addresses Old Ford housing protest meeting

Talks are under way to try and bring social housing estates in London’s deprived East End back under local authority control, it has emerged.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs

Town Hall bosses are reorganising the youth service in London’s East End to root out “fraud and corruption” uncovered from barred Lutfur Rahman’s former administration.

Controversial Ripper Museum in Cable Street

An appeal by the controversial Jack the Ripper Museum for “retrospective” planning approval for their black and red shop-front advertising the tourist attraction near the Tower of London has been formally rejected.

Old Flo 'resting' in Yorkshire Sculpture Park and [inset] Henry moore who created it

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture has finally been given back her “East End citizenship” after a four-year legal battle over who owns it.

Deputy Tower Hamlets Mayor Rachael Saunders

Claims of “fraud and corruption” in council youth services under disgraced ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman have emerged in an address to members of Tower Hamlets council in East London by Deputy Mayor Rachael Saunders.

Abbie Gillgan (left) and online petition organiser Becky Warnock who unveiled Women's Heritage billbaord in Cable Street [photo: Chris Field]

Angry women fed-up with the “tacky” Jack the Ripper museum that opened in the East End—contravening its original ‘heritage’ planning permit—today unveiled a protest billboard virtually opposite the black-painted premises in Cable Street.

Gemma Berezag releases peace dove at 20th anniversary of IRA Canary Wharf bombing

A Bill finally starts its passage through Parliament today to compensate victims of the IRA bombing in Canary Wharf 20 years ago.

It would use some of the £9.5 billion frozen assets of Colonel Gaddafi, the former Libyan dictator who supplied semtex to the IRA’s terrorist campaign including the Docklands bomb that killed two men and injured 51 other people.

Front pager of East End Life's last edition

The controversial council weekly “Pravda propaganda” newspaper East End Life—funded out of council taxes for the past 23 years—has finally ceased printing in east London after government pressure.

The old Poplar Town Hall sold off in 2011

Tough checks have been put in place this week to prevent any other cheap sell-offs of valuable public assets in London’s East End following the scandal of the “bargain basement” dumping of the old Poplar Town Hall.

Mayor Khan at Sir John Cass School where he announced consultations to extend Ultra Low Emissions Zone

London’s new mayor came to the East End to launch a public consultation on tough measures to tackle air pollution.

Sadiq Khan revealed when he visited Aldgate’s Sir John Cass Primary school, in one of the City’s worst pollution spots, that he suffers asthma himself.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs

Mayor John Biggs has thrown the gauntlet down today over government housing legislation going through Parliament he says will increase the crisis in London’s East End which is already one of the worst in Britain.

Sadiq Khan spoke to cheers after his election victory was confirmed at City Hall (Picture: London24)

It’s official: Labour’s Sadiq Khan is the new Mayor of London.

The mayoral election winner will take over from Boris at City Hall (PA)

The polling stations for the 2016 London mayoral election close at 10pm tonight. Wondering what time the winner the mayoral election 2016 will be announced?

Typical East End polling station in Brick Lane

Polling stations open from 7am today for the 172,500 registered votes in London’s East End to take part in the elections for London mayor and Assembly.

Artist Peter Morray's view of proposed drawbridge at Canary Wharf

Candidates from the major parties in Thursday’s London mayor elections have pledged backing for a proposed bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the Thames.

Royal London BMA rep Dr Emily Mills (left) supported by East End GPs Dr Cambis Boomla from Poplar's Chrisp Street surgery and Dr Anna Livingstone from the Limehouse practice

Junior doctors have begun their two-day strike at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel along with NHS doctors throughout the country.

Mayor Boris Johnson... pictured at IT bootcamp launch 2011

Boris Johnson has given up getting the controversial plans passed for a ‘wall of seven skyscrapers’ on the site of the old Bishopsgate goods station using his executive powers.

Instead, he is leaving it to the next Mayor of London to decide if the £800 million Hammerson’s scheme goes ahead after he steps down on May 5.

East End's Baishakhi Mela in Brick Lane, 2011 [archive photo: Rehan Jamil]

Town Hall officials have taken over running the troubled Bangladesh Mela festival which draws in 100,000 spectators to London’s East End after ending the contract with the organisers.

'Kill the Bill' campaigners now plan 'sleep out' protest in east London [photo: Debbie Humphry]

Campaigners who have been demonstrating to “kill the bill” on housing now going through Parliament plan a ‘sleep out’ protest in London’s East End which faces a huge homeless crisis.

Campaigners hand out leaflets at Shoreditch against Bishopsgate skyscrapers

Campaigners have declared victory in east London today in the latest round over the controversial scheme for a wall of skyscrapers at the old Bishopsgate goodsyard site that would overshadow Shoreditch.

How Bishopsgate skyscrapers would overlook Bethnal Green and Shoreditch

The decision on whether the controversial wall of skyscrapers planned for the old Bishopsgate goodsyard on the fringe of the City of London should go ahead has been delayed.

London Mayor Boris Johnson has sent a letter to the developers, Hammerson’s, offering them a chance to modify their planning application, it is understood.

Endangered Arctic polar bear from Man's global warming {photos: Steve Poston]

They may just look like old railway arches—but street artists are using them to paint a message about the world’s endangered animals.

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