A woman who lied to get a council flat in Whitechapel illegally while owning a £340,000 house has been slapped with a suspended jail sentence for fraud.

A step towards shaping the future of the East End has been taken by Tower Hamlets Council adopting a formal Local Plan.

Parents have started a petition to reopen the popular One O'Clock club for toddlers in Victoria Park that Tower Hamlets Council has kept closed "temporarily for repairs" for nearly two years.

The community of London's East End has rallied round to save this year's Holocaust Memorial service which the Mayor of Tower Hamlets is due to attend following the ceiling collapse at the East London Central Synagogue.

Winter festival lights are being switched on at Canary Wharf tonight (Thurs) to light up the business and shopping district.

The controversial Westferry housing scheme is going ahead on the Isle of Dogs after the Secretary of State overruled Tower Hamlets Council's objections and gave developers the green light.

A £22million windfall has swept into the East End at gale force as a thank you from the government for getting on top of the housing crisis.

The Holocaust memorial service with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets to mark the genocide of six million Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe has had to be cancelled after the ceiling of East London Central Synagogue collapsed.

Council tax is likely to go up in April above inflation when it goes before Tower Hamlets Council next month.

The East End has lost one of its colourful independent butchers, Peter Sargent, who took on the big supermarket and came out on top in his David and Goliath battle down the Bethnal Green Road.

Authentic printing presses from years past are being installed as part of an exhibition telling story of east London's print industry over the past 100 years.

Grassroots football clubs and community sports groups in the East End are being urged to apply for £500 hand-outs from the town hall to promote their sport.

The first train arriving at the Elizabeth line platform will be three years late — and half-a-billion over budget.

A warning to shoppers has been fired off this week after a Whitechapel market trader was caught selling henna products with a potentially lethal toxic substance.

The mystery of Jack the Ripper's identity was solved by the Metropolitan Police immediately after his rampage of killings in the East End in 1888, latest research claims.

TV Apprentice star Felicity Jackson is taking the lead role in a trade show for actors and actresses being staged at Bishopsgate.

Building work starts this month on a £600,000 refurbishment of 1960s' TV documentary reporter Daniel Farson's once-famous Waterman's Arms pub on the Isle of Dogs.

The mayor is laying it on the line in public over fears that Tower Hamlets council tax could be rising in April.

Glitter addict Freddie Love is among a galaxy of new talent from all strands of music from opera to rock appearing at a new spring festival in Whitechapel at the world's oldest music hall.

A former police sergeant in east London has been jailed today for two years and three months for "stealing from the dead".

Barrister Rachel Barrett and civil servant Jonny Richards are the first mixed sex couple to sign a civil partnership at Tower Hamlets Register Office.

The "men only" HMS Pinafore sets sail for Whitechapel in the spring and summer to dock at five "ports", all but one inland.

A spring season of plays as varied as Shakespeare and today's media ethics in the 'Me Too' sexual harassment controversy is being revealed on Friday at the Space theatre on the Isle of Dogs.

This is Tower Bridge as you've never seen it before — a giant musical instrument which artist and film-maker Di Mainstone is inviting anyone to "play".

A free trial session is being run for would-be choir singers who want to join the prestigious Victoria Park Singers.

Community groups and charities in the East End are being invited to apply for cash through a supermarket 'bags for life' charity scheme with shoppers chipping in.

Little Finlay Ko made a grand entrance into the world on New Year's Day being born opposite the Houses of Parliament.

An appeal for witnesses following a New Years Day traffic accident in the Mile End Road in which a pedestrian was seriously injured has been launched by police.

A candle-light vigil following the anti-Semitic daubings on a synagogue in north London on the last night of the Jewish Chanukah 'festival of light' drew parallels with the 1936 Battle of Cable Street which stopped Mosley's Blackshirts marching through Whitechapel.

A sweep against organised crime and drugs on the streets of Whitechapel has been carried out by police and local authorities following tip-offs from the public.


Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

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.

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