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Whether you're a French national or an out-and-out Francophile, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate all things Gallic.

Extinction Rebellion activists planning to take over London Fields next weekend don't want the "big names" performing there to distract people from their vital message.

Pedestrian crossings have been given a colourful makeover to mark Pride month and celebrate the LGBTQI+ community.

A sex offender has admitted raping a woman eight years ago, after being linked to the crime through his DNA following another attack last year.

Tower Hamlets councillor Rabina Khan has joined leader Sir Vince Cable and other party members in Wapping for the launch of the Liberal Democrats' campaign for next month's EU elections.

Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a cyclist was kicked off his bike by a male attacker - leaving him fighting for his life in hospital one week on.

The 26-year-old man stabbed to death in Kingsland Road was attacked after trying to break up a fight outside a bar in Shoreditch, it has emerged.

The man who was fatally stabbed to death in Kingsland Road may have been killed after a row in a bar spilled out onto the street, police say.

A man stabbed multiple times in Hackney Wick has been rushed to hospital in a 'serious condition', according to Scotland Yard.

A "cowardly career criminal" who held vulnerable women at knifepoint during a six-week spree robbing shops has been jailed.

Hackney Wick Station has reopened following a £25m overhaul.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have donated flowers from their Royal Wedding on Saturday to a hospice that cares for patients from Newham and Tower Hamlets.

The Star is hosting a bank holiday street party to celebrate a decade since its launch in Bethnal Green Road.

​A film about former East End gangster and Kray twins hitman Fred Forman has had its premiere screening at the East End Film Festival. Fred, now a reformed character, tells Emma Bartholomew about being a 'respectable' criminal.

Olympic Park developers have been denounced for making a "highly offensive and racist remark" after referring to an "infestation of Travellers" at a public meeting.

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what's been dubbed the "River Lea Disaster" have called on the government to investigate the "inadequate response" of the two organisations in charge.

Sentencing of a "dangerous" addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery has been delayed for a sixth time - because one judge didn't want to "go behind the back" of another.

Police in Hackney will merge with their counterparts in Tower Hamlets later this year as part of a desperate effort to cut £325million from the running costs of the cash-strapped Met.

Sentencing of a "dangerous" addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery has been delayed for a fifth time - because there are no beds for him at the psychiatric hospital he will be treated at.

A 17-year-old boy has today admitted carrying out six acid attacks against moped riders, including one in Newham, in a bid to steal their vehicles.

Detectives investigating the murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - believe he might have been an innocent victim in a dispute between rival criminal gangs from London and Birmingham.

Neighbours are worried that an all-day drinks and entertainment licence at the sales suite for The Stage development in Shoreditch will set an unwelcome precedent for its future use.

A man has been jailed for assaulting former footballer Paul Gascoigne in the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch.

A "dangerous and violent" man who has been missing from the John Howard Centre medium secure unit since May is now wanted for questioning by police over the violent robbery of a frail 92-year-old woman in Hoxton last week.

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW finds an extensive beer list at Mason and Company and Italian American influenced food from Capish?

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW and her family find the picture-perfect Arc 1950 has a wealth of activity going on during the summer, meaning you'll never be stuck for things to do

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW gives the thumbs up to the revamped cocktail list at Tapas Revolution in Shoreditch

The future of a wall for street artists known the world over is in jeopardy as a development where Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre was unearthed draws near to completion.

The future of a wall for street artists - which is known the world over and has raised over £100,000 for charity - is in jeopardy, as The Stage development draws closer to completion. EMMA BARTHOLOMEW finds out more about the Shoreditch Art Wall.

Emma Bartholomew discovers a new passion for turkey at Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch.

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