The best year in the school's history is how head teacher Brenda Landers describes her pupils' GCSE results at Whitechapel's Swanlea Secondary.

Throwing up skyscrapers and ignoring the "step down" rule of gradually decreasing heights coming away from Canary Wharf could spell the end of the Isle of Dogs as a community.

Constituencies in east London voted strongly in the biggest-ever Parliamentary petition in history to revoke Brexit Article 50, with the online poll ending today.

Campaigners fighting a skyscraper development on the Isle of Dogs earmarked to be more than double the size first agreed by the Mayor of London are objecting at a special planning inspector's hearing tonight.

The man who orchestrated raising £500,000 for the memorial to the 173 victims crushed to death in Bethnal Green's wartime air-raid shelter disaster has died from a brain tumour at the age of 78.

Drug deaths have bucked the national trend in the East End and gone down compared to the shock 16 per cent rise across the country in just 12 months.

The gauntlet has been thrown down to drug dealers by the new Met Police borough commander for Tower Hamlets.

An "urgent treatment" clinic has opened at the Royal London Hospital to take the pressure off the A&E department that is now only treating emergencies.

A new A-level academy in Stepney for sixth formers has slammed universities offering unconditional places before students get their results.

The first academic year at Stepney's new Attlee A Level Academy with its working class ethos of aspiration has turned out top grades winning many students places at some of Britain's elite universities.

Michelle Mendieta Mean gave her art teacher Gemma Williams a big hug after getting two A*s and an A in her A-level results.

A baton representing the 50 patients who benefited from Tom Wilson's organs after he died at the age of 22 playing hockey has begun its symbolic relay from the Royal London Hospital to the World Transplant Games.

A summer project to help 11-year-olds with their transition to secondary school is running at the Half Moon children's theatre dealing with online safety and bullying.

A new service to help create a healthier life for people and pull them out of the doldrums is being set up at Tower Hamlets Ideas Stores.

Musicians as young as 12 have just returned from a trip performing in Germany as Tower Hamlets Youth Orchestra enjoyed its first tour abroad.

Official questionnaires aimed at stopping voting fraud are being sent out by Tower Hamlets Council to more than 90,000 households in the East End.

Best-selling author Melissa Hemsley opens a three-day business mentoring programme to help fledgling start-ups in east London at the new International Quarter neighbourhood next to the Olympic Park.

One of the main attractions at this year's Classic Boat Festival at St Katharine Docks will be some of the veteran "little boats" that took part in the wartime Dunkirk evacuations nearly 80 years ago.

Don't be surprised if Dipen Rajyaguru's team comes knocking on your door asking for details about your family.

Incredible research has emerged linking Jack the Ripper to the editor of the East London Advertiser newspaper at the time of the 1888 Whitechapel Murders.

A youth from Bow is due in court in Southend today charged with another teenager following a man being attacked in a knife incident in the street on Saturday night.

The largest ever lung cancer screening study in Britain has begun seeing volunteer patients at Mile End Hospital.

An estate agent who conned six victims into handing over cash as for deposits to rent properties in east London which he wasn't entitled to has been jailed for 13 months.

A project to create a garment-making centre to bring fashion back to its East End roots opened with Poplar Fashion Week attracting designers from all over London.

Children had a bubbling time at Victoria Park's annual family fun day which attracted 6,000 sun worshippers on Saturday.

Greenhouse gas emissions have reduced by almost a fifth in public services run by Tower Hamlets Council just five months after the East End was declared a "climate emergency" zone.

A funders' forum is being set up by Tower Hamlets Council to help voluntary groups which have failed in their bids for grants this year.

Tens of thousands of hardy cyclists streamed through east London on a hot, sunny day as they took to the traffic-free main roads.

Council tax money is being used to keep youths out of trouble during the summer holiday by creating activities for young people.

A graffiti mural that illuminates at night making a statement about "negative youth stereotypes" has been unveiled in Whitechapel.


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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