A woman has celebrated her 102nd birthday at a care home in Stepney.

Six people have been arrested at an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest at an industrial yard between Bow and Stratford.

A team helping homeless people improve their lives after leaving hospital has earned national acclaim at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.

Dramatic pictures have emerged of fire crews putting out a blaze on the 13th floor of a building in the Isle of Dogs.

Police have found more than £20,000 in cash and thousands of pounds worth of drugs during dawn raids at five addresses in Stepney this morning.

An organisation helping vulnerable people live independently has won a national award for its work housing people in crisis in Tower Hamlets.

A team that makes sure homeless people who end up in A&E aren't discharged back to the streets has won a parliamentary award.

Three Tower Hamlets schools have won prizes for their work keeping pupils healthy.

A record 56 teams have taken part in the annual London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in the Royal Docks.

Barking and Dagenham's charities could be getting a boost as a new project launches to help them raise the money they need.

Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick has said today he won't stand for re-election or fight any deselection battle.

Tenants in the borough are been urged to learn their rights as new regulations outlawing certain letting fees come into effect.

A resident living in flats in Bow claims their refuse has not been collected for SEVEN weeks forcing them to live with overflowing rubbish.

Police have arrested a man with a sword on Cable Street in Shadwell.

The Queen has awarded a man an MBE for his 20 years' work in fostering and for helping open adoption to the Muslim community in Tower Hamlets.

A group of community volunteers in east London were awarded with an MBE Queen's Award for their voluntary service in the community.

Two Tower Hamlets estate agents have been stripped of their ability to operate after they failed to pay tenants they owe money.

Bow and Three Mills is in the running for Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood 2019.

Mile End Hospital played host to secretary for health and social care Matt Hancock MP this week as he launched the NHS' plan to boost staffing.

The legal team for east London's mental health trust has won a national award for its work.

A football coach has travelled to Lebanon to spend a week with Syrian refugees.

The first ever week-long push to improve awareness about the debilitating effects of long-term wounds is kicking off this June.

Children in Need has given £60,000 to two charities in the borough that support disadvantaged children.

In spite of national difficulties, the Labour party has maintained its prime position in Tower Hamlets.

A space to support disadvantaged entrepreneurs has opened at the Chrisp Street Exchange in Poplar.

Four men have been jailed for a total of 70 years for attempted murder after they attacked a man on Cable Street in Shadwell.

New sensors costing a total of £80,000 are going to monitor the emissions from cruise ships docking across the Thames in Greenwich.

A man has been hospitalised after being stabbed in Mile End. Thought to be in his late teens, his condition is not life-threatening, nor life-changing.

After three attempts to sell an ex-key worker home in Bethnal Green, housing association Peabody has announced it will open it to a family on the borough's housing waiting list.

The London Fire Brigade has said an unattended candle is what caused the flat fire on Bigland Street in Shadwell.


It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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