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Hundreds of people turned up today for the funeral of one of the last East End characters associated with the notorious Kray family.

Violence has always been a part of reporting news of London’s East End at least since we began in 1866, you may have noticed in this nightly series marking the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary last month. Among the most violent episodes are the Kray twins and ‘the firm’ dominating the underworld in the 1950s and 60s, running their ‘empire of evil’ from their mum Violet’s rented terraced cottage in Vallance Road—until they are brought down at the Old Bailey in 1969...

Neighbourhood ‘community hubs’ are being set up in London’s East End to rent out space cheaply to voluntary organisations.

Former world boxing champ John H Stracey was back in London’s East End last night to help a fundraising sale of memorabilia of the notorious Kray twins.

Vandals have daubed the grave of Reggie Kray’s tragic wife Frances who committed suicide in the 1960s at the height of the Krays’ criminal empire in London’s East End.

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