The much-troubled English National Ballet has been given £3million from the government to get back on its dancing feet after the devastating six-month coronavirus lockdown.

Protesters are out yet again this morning to try and stop a big mechanical digger churning up the heritage Arnold Circus.

Members of the public trying to save the historic Arnold Circus being churned up plan to return this Saturday morning (Oct-24) after coming face-to-face in a confrontation with a council road gang digging up the road.

Members of the public trying to save the historic Arnold Circus being churned up came face-to-face in a confrontation today with a council road gang digging up the paving.

A Covid volunteer hub helping vulnerable people in the East End since the pandemic began has been given the green light with funding from Tower Hamlets Council to continue for another year.

A “life science bureau” to replace the European Medicines Agency which quit east London after the Brexit referendum should be set up at Canary Wharf.

Families have voted in a local referendum in favour of a four-fold expansion of Poplar’s massive Aberfeldy housing estate, adding nearly 2,000 more homes.

The Covid emergency has hit this year’s Spitalfields Music Festival with a ban on audiences for live venue performances.

Some shops managed to pull through the Big Lockdown with barely a scratch, while other “non essentials” down Roman Road that had to shut have now recovered none-the-worse for wear.

A Shop Local campaign to support our independent stores hit by the coronavirus pandemic is launched today by the East London Advertiser.

Hundreds of isolated and disabled people are in shock this week after being warned by Tower Hamlets Council that their day-care centres could be closed down.

Fury has erupted over work that’s begun on altering the heritage Arnold Circus aimed at blocking through traffic which has led to a protest to Tower Hamlets Council.

These actresses from 1660 arrived in east London in the 21st century just out of Lockdown performing feminist rage “in bad taste” at a playhouse on the Isle of Dogs.

Detectives hunting a suspect in a rape attack late at night near Victoria Park have released an image of a man they want to question.

A woman sleeping rough each night for 10 years now has a home and a job helping a project being set up in the East End for volunteers with experience of homelessness to help others on the streets.

Charities sending food to people in isolation hit by the Covid-19 pandemic are appealing for volunteers to help run collections in supermarkets this Christmas.

A programme of “dance for Parkinson’s” is switching to online sessions run remotely from English National Ballet’s studios at Leamouth during the pandemic.

A political campaign manager who duped voters in the run-up to local council elections in east London has been convicted by a jury for faking signatures on 29 candidates’ nomination forms and pretending to be from other parties.

Plans for another residential skyscraper adding 600 more flats to the already-densely populated Canary Wharf district have been sent to Tower Hamlets Council for planning permission.

A third government-run Covid-19 test centre opens in the East End tomorrow (Saturday, October 17) to help increase facilities within walking distance of people’s homes.

Firearms with live ammunition have been seized on the Isle of Dogs as part of an investigation into organised crime involving gun running and drug dealing.

East London’s favourite public park has retained its prestigious national Green Flag award as a popular open space during the pandemic crisis.

The famous Ragged Museum in Mile End has been added to the “heritage at risk” register of historic buildings likely to be “lost forever” from neglect or decay.

A former police sergeant in east London failed a drugs test for cocaine and proved unfit for duty.

The Home Secretary should “apologise for inhumane proposals” on how to tackle waves of refugees, the mayor of Tower Hamlets is demanding.

Nearly £1million is being given to the Rich Mix arts centre as part of the government’s £1.5billion Culture Recovery emergency fund announced this week.

Work has been completed on 53 new homes built on council housing estate car parks in Stepney and Bethnal Green.

A man wanted by police after a Lamborghini rammed a police vehicle has been arrested on the Isle of Dogs.

The biggest public mural anywhere in east London is being unveiled next week at Bethnal Green as a 40ft tribute to the NHS during the Covid crisis.

The guiding light at the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest in Poplar for the past 17 years has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday List.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

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