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Public housing schemes drawn up by Tower Hamlets Council are being recognised by a professional architects forum as being among the best in London.

The lives of East End families living in a nine-year war between architects trying to preserve their massive concrete housing estate and the local authority itching to pull the whole lot down are chronicled in a poignant exhibition opening today.

The secrets of London's rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

A £75,000 'grassroots' fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations "making a difference" to east London's community life.

Teacher Louise Workman-Dent had a day out to remember away from the classroom as a guest at a royal garden party with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Meet the gang fixing broken pavements and filling in potholes in a street near you.

Floating islands are literally being launched on the Regent's Canal to help east London's wildlife flourish.

The ancient Bow Church wants volunteers to help bring its 700 years of East End rebellious history to life like the annual ale fayre so rowdy it had to be shut down.

Mouse crossings and duck crossings could soon appear at schools and nurseries in east London as part of a new national road safety campaign.

Anyone who remembers painting by numbers as a kid can try their hand at filling in the blank spaces on prints by 12 leading artists at the old Truman's brewery today.

A 'touchy feely' sensory mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch for the deaf and blind close to the site where Shakespeare's original Curtain Playhouse was discovered.

A three-day festival showing how two sacred genres of Indian music have influenced the West is returning to east London for its sixth year.

Work has started on the new £5 million Wellington Way health centre in Bromley-by-Bow where patients will be able to opt for self-diagnosis with state-of-the-art NHS technology.

Legend has it that the Tower of London will crumble if the ravens ever leave and great harm would befall the kingdom.

A woman who only just scraped through last year's local elections to become a Tower Hamlets councillor at her third attempt was elected Council Speaker.

Police raids have been carried out in east London this-morning to close down illicit drug dens around Mile End and Bow.

An idea is being floated for erecting a giant cinema screen on a quayside pontoon at St Katharine Docks for summer film fans.

Families have voted for a massive expansion of their housing estate in Poplar which could see it quadruple in size.

Shoppers and office workers have been peddling away with energy to make fruit smoothies during Canary Wharf's promotion for Mental Health Awareness week which began on Monday.

Police have carried out more drugs operations using Tower Hamlets Council's CCTV network of cameras in an ongoing war on street dealers.

A man appears in court this morning charged with murder and preventing the burial of a woman's body which was found in a block of flats in Poplar.

Three of the biggest stars of Bengali music have been booked by Tower Hamlets Council for east London's summer Boishakhi Mela, the biggest Bengali street festival outside South Asia.

More adult learners without qualifications have now graduated from Poplar Harca housing association's training programme helping to remove barriers to social integration.

A shopkeeper caught in a 'sting' operation by police and Tower Hamlets Council selling a knife to a child under 18 has appeared in court.

Former Chelsea and Charlton footballer Micky Ambrose has returned to his roots to help save the East End's oldest secondary school and kick plans into touch to close down Raine's Foundation in just 16 months' time.

The public is being invited behind the scenes at the iconic Nunnery gallery to meet some of east London's top artists, designers and makers in a celebration of 'all things Bow'.

Comedienne and broadcaster Rosie Wilby is leading a pubic discussion on the film Tomboy as one of several events this week tackling hate crime in the East End, with backing from Tower Hamlets Council.

Former government business secretary Vince Cable launched the Lib Dems' national EU election manifesto in Bethnal Green last night with a 'remain' message that Europe "doesn't encroach on Britain's sovereignty".

This may seem like just a cheap plastic comb that you can pick up in any local corner shop—but it has a history that has impacted around the world for two centuries.

The Lib Dem's national party leader Sir Vince Cable arrives in Bethnal Green this-evening to launch the party's manifesto for the EU elections on May 23.

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