Volunteers are out every evening in Shadwell guiding people through the blacked out St George’s Gardens in their campaign for public lighting to keep people safe in the dark.

Developers have signed a deal this week for a new 30-storey Premier Inn hotel complex after getting the planning green light on a site that’s been derelict since the financial crash of 2008.

MPs opposing the Brussels Brexit deal joined campaigners converging on east London for today’s rally at the Excel centre calling for a People’s Vote on the controversial agreement being debated in Parliament on Tuesday.

Thousands campaigners are converging on east London this afternoon for a rally calling for a People’s Vote on Brexit ahead of Tuesday’s crucial vote in Parliament.

Cinderella has brought the Christmas panto season to Mile End amid the eternal battle with her Ugly Stepsisters.

Researchers from Queen Mary University have helped create the Xingu Village installation taking visitors to the heart of Brazil’s native communities.

Volunteers have been rolling their sleeves up giving Whitechapel’s Brady centre a ‘sound’ new lick of paint to bring it up to scratch.

The role in helping create the ‘Living Wage’ has put Queen Mary University on a list of the country’s best ‘breakthrough’ moments for its “impact on people’s lives”.

The Duchess of Cornwall popped into an East End pensioners’ lunch club in Bethnal Green bearing a Christmas gift and tucking into a square meal.

Magic lights in Poplar have turned Chrisp Street Market into a children’s Christmas winter wonderland.

Parents have called for Tower Hamlets children’s centres to become “family health hubs” with health checks and even help getting jobs.

A large Menorah has been erected in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Park to celebrate the Jewish festival of Chanukah running all this week.

Detectives have issued a CCTV image today showing two men they want to question about a stabbing in Bethnal Green.

Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.

The passenger who fell onto the electric track at Mile End station on the Central line has since died.

A thousand council homes have been lost in the past eight years because of the government’s ‘right to buy’ scheme for sitting tenants in part of east London with 19,000 families on the housing waiting list, latest Tower Hamlets figures reveal.

Services on the Central line are back to normal after the line was shut down when a passenger was reported to have fallen on the track at Mile End station.

A charity helping disabled adults has shed a tear moving out of William Brinson centre in the Bow Road where it’s been for 45 years.

The oldest family business in Spitalfields which fought off the big chain stores in a ‘David and Golliath’ struggle to survive has led the East End Trades Guild’s Saturday take-over of the Old Market.

Up to 100 new scientists and medical researchers are being appointed in the next four years with £6.5 million charity funding given to Queen Mary University.

The battle for Spitalfields going back to real parish politics with its own town council after 100 years has fired off with accusations of “elitism” and a row over who’ll pay for it.

Hundreds of supporters turned up for the ninth annual ‘red run’ at Victoria Park to mark the 30th anniversary of the first World Aids Day.

Geoff Marshall was a student when he got the bug about Docklands more than half-a-century ago.

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has been urged to step in to stop households being slapped with a £2.4 million bill to replace fire combustible cladding covering the New Providence Wharf complex.

The evil allotment holder” who strangled 80-year-old widowed grandmum Lea Adri-Soejoko with a lawnmower flex has been jailed for at least 19 years.

A “violent and evil” Rahim Mohammadi is being sentenced at the Old Bailey today for murdering an 80-year-old grandmother on an allotment.

A new £1.3 million community hub to rent space for meetings and activities has been opened in Bethnal Green at the converted Tramshed centre.

Council leaders have fired a warning shot at Downing Street over cuts to public service funding which they say is pushing local authorities to breaking point in areas like Tower Hamlets which has lost 64 per cent from its budget.

A gang of seven youths have been convicted in court following a vicious attack on a 16-year-old in a fast food restaurant in Bromley-by-Bow where armed police had to be called in.

Brexit is dealing as fatal blow to the Brick Lane curry trade where restaurants have been going out of business since the referendum, say owners.


Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

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