Ineligible for the government’s financial support schemes and with a second lockdown beginning this week, the co-owner of a cafe in Limehouse has urged people to support independent businesses.

Musicians in a Bethnal Green group which practises the Japanese art of taiko drumming have beaten their lockdown blues by resuming classes and rehearsals.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated East End traditions when they made Jewish bagel snacks and met Muslim volunteers supporting the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

A silent “assassin” who shot dead a mother-of-nine and her nephew in their own home has been found guilty of the murders following an unprecedented five trials over four years.

A cyclist has appeared in court accused of knocking down and killing a pensioner in Bow.

The country’s highest court will consider whether Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge losing her British citizenship.

Shamima Begum, the Bethnal Green schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group, should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship, senior judges have ruled.

There are growing fears of a second peak of infections, as the lockdown restrictions are eased.

Shamima Begum cannot be “regarded properly at this stage as a victim”, the Home Office’s lawyers have told the Court of Appeal.

Bethnal Green Islamic State schoolgirl Shamima Begum is set to appeal against a ruling that she cannot return to the UK to challenge the removal of her British citizenship.

Tributes have been paid to a “kind and selfless” Tower Hamlets social worker who died with Covid-19.

John Viney’s mother Alice took part in a VE Day celebration 75 years ago in the East End. Here he shares her story.

More than 380 people have now died of coronavirus at east London hospitals, according to the latest figures.

Seven residents have died with coronavirus at a Stepney care home where another 21 people are ill with possible symptoms, it has emerged - as the family of one of the victims paid tribute to him.

While we may be at the early stages of the coronavirus lockdown it is becoming clear that it will end eventually even if we are not sure when yet.

Five men, including two from Dagenham and Ilford, have denied killing a man who was shot in the head in Stepney.

Homeowners have vowed to take legal action against a London council over a £2 million repair bill to protect their homes from collapse if there was a large explosion or intense fire.

Traders at Billingsgate Fish Market say they are being “forced” to close due to a lack of protection from coronavirus.

Some of the East End’s most famous markets are being closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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A group set up in the wake of a Docklands terror attack is helping vulnerable people who are isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS England confirmed Tower Hamlets has its first case of Covid-19 and on Monday my surgery was inundated with questions about this.

Shamima Begum, one of three Bethnal Green schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State, has lost the first stage of a legal challenge against the decision to revoke her British citizenship.

In November last year I proposed a motion at council that it has a duty to support and assist people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to enable them to access appropriate living conditions; with a couple of minor amendments it was unanimously passed.

A homeless man had a “good reason” to bring a late appeal against Tower Hamlets Council’s decision that he was not in priority need of housing because he was trying to secure legal aid, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

New projects to help businesses become greener and make the borough’s air cleaner are set to be launched.

A man has had a seventh child taken from his care after council social services staff told a High Court judge of their worries about his “sexual behaviour”.

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Social housing is the bedrock of many successful communities, in Tower Hamlets and in many other places around the UK. It provides safe, stable, affordable homes for those who need support.

An immersive theatre show full of murder and intrigue is opening at a five star hotel.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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