A former rector returned to the East End looking round a hidden chapel now restored that was almost wrecked by floodwaters whenever it poured down from the heavens.

A plan to protect the East End's wild life with nesting boxes for birds and bats has been unveiled by Tower Hamlets Council.

A major redevelopment of the famous Museum of Childhood has been given the green light by Tower Hamlets Council.

A free "flagship Friday" late-night museum event is popping up at Hackney Wick away from its usual Victoria & Albert venue in South Kensington for live music, film and performance.

Parents with young children have gone without food or adequate winter heating after being moved onto Universal Credit, new research by Tower Hamlets Council has revealed.

A Northumberland piper is the new boy on the block to guard the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels.

A hidden chapel built by Victorian philanthropists at Oxford for the East End's poor is finally being reopened to the public after being saved by a £3million rescue operation.

Parents who have lost a High Court battle to stop Raine's Foundation closing have accused Tower Hamlets Council of running down the 300-year-old School long before the decision to shut it.

A Rangoli powder art performance is planned at Canary Wharf to mark the lead up to the Hindu festival of Diwali, the Festival of Light.

A group is being set up to help the 17,000 diabetics in London's East End live normally.

A school sports coach whose leg injury stopped him playing football has since competed in 10 marathons and half-marathons and now wants sponsors for a three-mile charity run in Victoria Park.

Veteran film-maker Ken Loach has come out in support of striking Royal Mail couriers at the Whitechapel eCourier headquarters over their working status.

Those who took part in a defining moment in 1978 when the Bengali community stood their ground against racist murder on the streets of London's East End have been reliving that time for future generations.

Hundreds packed "the fun palace" at the Half Moon theatre for a day of events asking what they could do to reuse and recycle.

A graffiti mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch that shows the faces of people already struggling to survive the global climate crisis.

The finale of Bangla music festival being staged at Spitalfields next Saturday aims to bring face-to-face two diverse folk traditions of east and west.

A rare silver dinner plate belonging to the 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys has been acquired by the Museum of London and is now on public show.

A man who was arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences has been released on police bail.

Almost 4,000 people have now signed up to the East End's 'No Place for Hate' pledge by the mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Artist Michal Rovner has unveiled a 50ft screen artwork showing London's humanity, history and timeline at Crossrail's new Canary Wharf station even months before it's due to open.

Surgeons and medical staff have improved compared to three years ago at the London Independent Hospital and are now praised for their safe and effective healthcare.

A couple from Poplar have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after police raided properties believed to be used as brothels.

The number of new cases of HIV has fallen by half in the East End in the past four years, new figures reveal.

Passengers on the London Overground are getting a slow service when it comes to complaints or making travel inquiries.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport's expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to "have a weekend break" from aircraft noise.

A community garden project is being used on a housing estate in Mile End to tackle anti-social behaviour and social isolation while creating a wildlife haven at the same time.

It was a defining moment for the East End's Bengali community when Asian youth groups rose up after the racist murder of 24-year-old Altab Ali.

The rehearsal for the next national population census is soon to begin with a pilot in east London to see how the real thing runs in two years' time.

Single mum Marianne Gibb has been named Student of the Year for excelling in the University of East London's New Beginnings course.

Children joined in the fun when carers staged their own festival to celebrate the role they play in people's lives.


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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