A teenager and two men have been arrested in armed raids on addresses in east London by counter terrorism police along with a fourth arrest in the Midlands as part of a widespread investigation into “Islamist extremist activity”.

A banned driver who smashed into four police cars during a high speed chase across east London to escape arrest has been jailed.

An appeal for witnesses or videos footage of the crane that crashed onto two houses next to a building site in Bromley-by-Bow where an elderly woman was killed on Wednesday has been made by police.

A “virtual concert” is being staged online free by members of the East London Community Band which has been hit hard by the lockdown preventing them rehearsing together.

An investigation is now under way into yesterday’s tragedy in Bromley-by-Bow when a 60ft crane being erected on a building site crashed down onto two houses nearby, killing a woman and injuring a construction worker and three other people.

A woman has died after a 60ft crane crashed on terraced houses in Bromley-by-Bow despite being rescued by neighbours before emergency services arrived.

Neighbours dashed to the rescue when a 60ft crane came crashing down in east London today onto two terraced houses trapping the family inside.

A huge crane has toppled over and crashed onto a house in Bromley-by-Bow trapping several people.

Six people including two women were arrested in dawn drugs raids in east London.

You need to sign in and leave your name and number when you go into most East End pubs now the lockdown is ending.

Faith communities are being urged by the mayor of Tower Hamlets to bid for a government fund now being doubled to improve security against hate crime.

Two protesters were arrested in the East End today on a trade union picket line during the Tower Hamlets council workers’ strike now in its second day.

Doctors joined hundreds of striking key workers across the East End who have been picketing Tower Hamlets Council today to stop new employment contracts being imposed on them.

The cat is finally out of the bag about gangster Ronnie Kray’s links with the flamboyant Lord Boothby who tried to use Parliament to protect the East End gangster and his twin Reggie.

More than 100,000 meals have now been sent to East End charities and community groups using surplus food from the Tesco supermarket chain in the past five years.

Cash offered by the government for small businesses to get through the pandemic isn’t enough to meet demand in the East End, Downing Street is being told.

Plans to ban traffic altogether from the famous Roman Road Market and completely pedestrianize the street have gone to public consultations.

The East End’s famous George Tavern that should be opening on Saturday is to remain shut for the time being after three of its staff went down with Coronavirus.

Members of a £5million international car theft gang have been sentenced in court this week following a 14-month police operation where 120 stolen vehicles were traced which had been smuggled abroad.

Bankers in the City are extending financial aid to foodbanks across east London for the next three months to cover the school holidays in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Rogue landlords have had to cough up £100,000 in the past 12 months for renting out unsafe or bad properties illegally in the East End, it has emerged.

Campaigners struggling to rent affordable homes have splashed a banner on the controversial £1billion Westferry luxury housing site on the Isle of Dogs to protest at government minister Robert Jenrick pushing through the development.

Homeless single people could soon be put up in temporary “module shelters” on unused land in the London Docks in the wake of the Coronavirus emergency to get them off the streets permanently.

Calls to restore free travel for under-18s and to remove the ban on over-60s peak hour travel have been made to the government by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and London Assembly members.

The Housing Secretary has been told in parliament to “sort out the rottenness at the heart of his housing department” over his controversial decision to push through the £1billion Westferry development on the Isle of Dogs.

Newly released government documents show discrepancies in the housing secretary telling Parliament about his part in pushing through the controversial £1billion Westferry housing scheme 24 hours before planning levies were due to kick in.

Anti-terrorist detectives have arrested a suspect in east London following investigations into funding activity connected with terrorism.

The yearly midsummer festival normally staged at Canary Wharf had to go “virtual” at the weekend because of the Coronavirus lockdown.

A strike by 4,000 Tower Hamlets workers is going ahead during the Coronavirus emergency next week after the latest talks with the unions broke down.

The estimated loss of public revenue if the controversial Westferry development goes ahead on the Isle of Dogs in its present form has now doubled to £80million, it has emerged.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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