Local authority education chiefs in east London are being accused of a "land grab" by the Anglican trust that owns Raine's Foundation secondary school over one of its sites being handed to a non-church school.

The swingers return to the East End in nostalgic mood next weekend in Poplar.

Schoolchildren from Poplar and Bow have been spending the day in drama sessions with actors learning about the workings of the mind and the brain.

Retired underworld figures who were members of the Krays' 'Firm' turned up last night in the East End for former armed robber Linda Calvey's 'Black Widow' book launch.

Campaigners have been out on the streets gathering evidence of dirt unswept and rubbish uncollected in a last-ditch bid to set up a town council in Spitalfields after a gap of 100 years.

A youth worker who goes out on the streets of Poplar into the night tacking youth crime by making contact with disaffected teenagers in his own time has won a 'British Citizen' award.

Streets are being closed to traffic at the weekend in a neighbourhood in Bow as a trial to see how they can manage without cars and delivery vans.

Angry parents are to protest in the public gallery at next week's Tower Hamlets Council meeting to stop the threatened closure of Raine's Foundation School.

Students and staff evacuated part of Queen Mary University campus in Mile End this-afternoon after a serious chemical spillage.

Hundreds of schoolchildren packed Victoria Park for Friday's attempt to set a London record for the most youngsters doing the 'daily mile' at the same time.

A space that's been empty for years has been opened up as a people's community hub in Bromley-by-Bow to bring a run-down neighbourhood back to life.

The public is being urged to support local authorities across east London to tackle both fuel poverty and air pollution together.

A campaign tackling racist hate crime in the East End has won an award for equality and human rights.

The self-confessed armed robber known as the East End's 'Black Widow' who spent 18 years in prison for murdering her partner is out to clear her name after 30 years.

A warning to worshippers about scams while taking part in Hajj pilgrimages to Mecca is being sent out by Tower Hamlets Council.

Local authorities must get tougher powers to tackle pollution if Britain quits the EU without a deal, the mayor of Tower Hamlets has warned.

A supermarket went into 'lock down' waiting for police to arrive when shoppers trapped a suspect after an attack on a customer in the aisles.

Neighbours fighting to stop a block of flats going up on the Limehouse Triangle biodiversity site have launched their own website to get the green space back.

The iconic Tower Bridge is looking to the 22nd century to celebrate its 19th century construction and this year's 125th anniversary of its opening.

Splashes of rainbow have appeared all over the Canary Wharf business and shopping district for London's 'Pride' celebrations.

An education trust that runs primary schools in Limehouse and Poplar has been given a prestigious national Gold award for its commitment to its staff.

Pensioner Tom Madden is a 'housing hero' who's been named as Britain's top social housing tenant.

An estimated 40,000 spectators turned up for the East End's annual Boishakhi Mela festival in Sunday's blazing sunshine.

A new deacon has been ordained for the church-on-a-barge moored on the Lea River at Old Ford.

Police have arrested a suspect carrying a knife following an alleged antisemitic hate crime incident in the street at Bethnal Green.

A new clinical research centre has opened at the Royal London in the week the trust running the hospital is named top NHS organisation for the sixth year running for medical trials.

This old tram shed in Hackney Wick that's been used as a storage depot for the past 60 years is about to be turned into a vibrant community hub.

The newly-elected young mayor of Tower Hamlets and his team carried out their first public appointment with a 'take over' at Mayor John Biggs' cabinet meeting.

Caretakers swept up on Tower Hamlets council estates being named 'frontline team of the year' at the national Housing Heroes awards.

The prestigious Teaching and Excellence Framework award has been given to New City College for this year's results published by the Office for Students.


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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