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Controversial plans to bring in a night levy on selling alcohol after midnight are back on the drawing board after traders legally challenged Tower Hamlets Council’s earlier attempt.

A planned night-time levy selling alcohol after midnight aimed at kerbing drunkenness and anti-social activity has been halted at the last minute.

Retired school teacher Chris Searle is back to meet some of his old pupils today who came out on strike when he was sacked for publishing a controversial book of their poems called Stepney Words.

More than one third of London’s smokers have purchased illegal tobacco, some of which contained asbestos and human excrement, new research has revealed.

A public campaign to stop smoking is being targeted at east London’s Muslim community by Tower Hamlets health chiefs in time for Ramadan.

Preparations for the biggest celebration of the Bengali New Year in Europe are under way in east London with less than a fortnight to go.

More police action is needed to curb yob behaviour by night-time revellers in Tower Hamlets that’s the stark message to City Hall’s new ‘night czar’ Amy Lamé and to Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs.

A festival of baul and vaishnav music is coming to Bethnal Green and Brick Lane.

A shock for east London’s ‘chocoholics’ unwrapped this week with news that a popular bespoke chocolatier has shut up shop in Brick Lane and moved out of town.

London’s first ‘night czar’ is looking into at the impact of the night time economy and is coming to the East End to help tackle anti-social behaviour on the streets.

It took huffs and puffs—but most competitors completed today’s Great Spitalfields Pancake Race in London’s East End without embarrassing slip-ups.

A late night tax is being brought in for premises selling booze after midnight in London’s East End in a bid to stem drunkenness on the streets.

1953: It rains all day on Coronation Day, June 2, but not enough to put the dampers on street parties in the East End. Our lookback at the news of the day to mark the East London Advertiser’s 150th anniversary last month reports the Queen’s motorcade the next day through the East End mobbed by cheering crowds...

Even the freezing cold couldn’t prevent the crowds turning out in Brick Lane this-evening in the heart of London’s East End to see the Christmas Lights being switch on.

A curry house in London’s East End cooked up a victory last night when it was named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the prestigious ‘Oscars’ of the Indian cuisine trade.

The world-famous Brick Lane “curry mile” in London’s East End is staging its own Sunday food festival tomorrow.

A campaign to arrest the spread of bike thieving in London’s East End has been waged by police in a bid to trace owners when stolen machines are ever recovered.

Champions enjoy tour of Tower Hamlets

IT IS 1892 and the streets of London’s East End are not for the faint of heart. The expansion of free trade has decimated the once-thriving Spitalfields silk industry, there’s a desperate housing crisis—and work is hard to come by.

The police have joined “happy hour” looking for bars and boozers in London’s East End to track down the best-run watering hole.

Hundreds of police officers being drafted in to cope with the London Underground running 24 hours through the night and tomorrow on the Central Line has been welcomed in east London by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Movie makers shooting a murder thriller about the underground sub-culture of alleycat bike racing in London’s East End finally release the film this month after raising the cash to cover production costs from the public.

The biggest Bengali New Year Mela parade outside Bangladesh returns to Brick Lane in the heart of London’s East End on Sunday amid a protest by campaigners wanting it to be staged further out at Victoria Park..

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