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A rich source of radical photography and film-making showing East End community life and political struggles of the 1970s and 80s goes on public show for the first time today at Bethnal Green’s Four Corners studio.

“We’re killing ourselves to earn a living.”

The first ‘Freedom of the Borough’ of the 21st century given by Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded to Commander John Ludgate as former as Deputy Lieutenant who escorted the Royal family on visits to London’s East End for 22 years.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been getting his hands dirty painting the town black in Bethnal Green.

The City of London Corporation has launched a new campaign to help fund community groups in Aldgate.

Neighbourhood activists are campaigning to protect the last bits of green space left in Spitalfields to stop encroaching developers getting their hands on them.

A four-day festival of baul and vaishnav music returns to Tower Hamlets.

Reece Kempley was on the last day of his holiday on the Greek Isle of Corfu when a prankster pushed him off a pier into the sea and changed his life for ever—causing a spine injury that has put him in a wheelchair.

Tough action could be meted out after the Tower Hamlets election for mayor against “super charged” cyclists crashing into pedestrians.

The Tower Hamlets councillor who first exposed the racist Brick Lane mural six years ago at the centre of the current row over anti-Semitism in the national Labour Party was among protesters at last night’s demo outside Parliament against Jeremy Corbyn.

Police have been given additional powers to fight anti-social behaviour in Ropemakers Field in Limehouse.

A convention of tattooists from all over the British Isles is being held at east London’s Old Truman Brewery in Spitalfields at the weekend to show the best of the tattoo craft and the art behind it.

On-the-spot fines for alcohol drinking on the streets and rowdy yob behaviour in public are being introduced in London’s East End.

The date has been set for the summer’s annual Boishakhi Mela festival in Bethnal Green for Bengali music and culture and keeping it firmly in its East End roots.

Eight years of continued cuts by the government in police funding is “devastating” for Tower Hamlets with its rising crime and one-in-three officers lost.

Abdul Ahad is off to the Indian sub-continent to show them how Brick Lane makes curry.

The sign was on the wall for Bruce Davidson to quit smoking and get back into health with a New Year public campaign by Tower Hamlets Council to tackle east London’s high rates of heart disease.

The festive lights have been switched on along Brick Lane reflecting former Jewish and Yiddish-language culture of London’s East End with ghostly figures in doorways from the 1920s.

Shopkeepers in Tower Hamlets are being urged to ban the sale of acid or corrosive household products over the counter to customers under 18 or without proper proof of identity.

Town Halls have less than 24 hours left to bid for the £1 million London ‘Borough of Culture’ title—with tomorrow’s midday deadline.

Chattak host victory reception

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Whitechapel-based club toast fine success

Campaigners who have launched a plan for the future of Spitalfields with ‘legal teeth’ to stop City developers encroaching into London’s East End are calling first for the local authority to clear up rubbish from the streets.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Limehouse and Brick Lane police stations are set to close by the end of this year, City Hall has confirmed.

An 11th-hour campaign to save a ‘women only’ hostel in Whitechapel has been started by a feminist group unfurling a 40ft banner in Brick Lane disrupting the street market.

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