A corrupt police officer stationed in east London who used his patrol car to intercept drug-running cash in a conspiracy to acquire criminal property has been dismissed from the Met after his conviction in court.

Campaigners and renters have won a victory and stopped Tower Hamlets Council cutting them from the housing waiting list.

Police have raided a second mass illegal rave in the East End within a mile of each other in less than a month that both breached Covid-19 emergency regulations.

Social food stores for families in need are joining traders to encourage more local shopping during the current Lockdown emergency.

A 32-year-old woman shot in the street in Broadway Market near London Fields on Sunday night is still in a critical condition after three days, with her family at her hospital bedside.

Council officials are ready to tour the East End for the next seven days in locations identified where cases of Covid-19 are the highest.

A new £4.6million health centre extension opened in Bow during the Covid-19 pandemic is now almost fully functioning while the planned baby clinic is having to wait till after the emergency is lifted.

An experimental barrier to reduce the impact of traffic noise has been installed on the A12 dual-carriageway next to Bromley-by-Bow station, the first of its kind anywhere in Britain.

Cash normally earmarked for East End housing estate projects is being switched to help tackle the pandemic emergency.

Shamima Begum’s return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship “would create significant national security risks”, the Supreme Court has heard.

Three east London schools are in the top five in the country in a national survey of exam results with Mayflower Primary in Poplar at the very top for the second year running.

A police hunt is under way in east London after a shooting near London Fields in which a woman was blasted with a shotgun and is now fighting for her life.

A killer who fled the country after stabbing a stranger trying to break up a street brawl on a night out in Shoreditch has been convicted by a jury of his murder.

A community Food Store has opened its doors in Limehouse for families to shop for groceries at a fraction of the price and get their household budgets put in order at the same time.

A people’s campaign has been launched to get St George’s Olympic-standard swimming pools reopened after the Covid crisis.

A shortlist in a competition to name cycleways in east London has been unveiled to encourage more bike-riding during the coronavirus pandemic.

MPs are backing East End traders fighting for the survival of their businesses during Covid in the run up to Christmas.

A people’s vote on whether to get rid of the all-powerful post of executive mayor has been agreed tonight by Tower Hamlets Council.

Dozens of businesses in the East End have been breaching emergency Covid-19 regulations with fines being issued against them and some premises being ordered to shut.

Public art on show throughout Canary Wharf is being expanded with six new pieces to create an “open air gallery” while its non-essential shops and bars stay shut during the Covid lockdown.

The East End has lost its most famous all-round entertainer, singer and comedian with the death of Des O’Connor at the weekend.

Shoppers are being urged to help people in need this Christmas by donating food in the country’s biggest collection by supermarket bosses in east London.

A mass protest has erupted over the of a walk-in Covid test centre set up in a Tower Hamlets Council facility in the Commercial Road close to a crowded market place.

The troubled Stepney City Farm that faces being £27,000 in the red caused by the coronavirus lockdown is getting a cash lifeline by City bankers.

Two men from east London have been arrested by armed officers from Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command on “suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts”.

A ceramics artist has been evicted from temporary shelter after her home on the Isle of Dogs became uninhabitable after eight years of damp.

The stallholders and shop owners of Watney Market know how to match the big stores and even competition from online shopping.

A Covid walk-in test centre set up at Tower Hamlets Idea Store public library is scaring shoppers from the normally crowded Watney Market just a few feet away in the run-up to Christmas.

An alliance of 10 community institutions in Shadwell has been selected for special praise by City Hall as one of five London projects recognised for its work during the Covid-19 emergency.

A vote of the people on whether to scrap the executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets once marred by corruption is likely to go ahead next May.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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