A religious ‘festival of the tree’ is being celebrated in Canary Wharf by planting a sapling in the lush Crossrail Place roof garden.

Work has started on major improvements to leisure centres in London’s East End for the New Year with £1.5 million from Tower Hamlets Council.

A new 212-room hotel opens in Whitechapel next week with 60 new jobs in the hospitality industry.

An open day to recruit apprentices to work in public transport is being held in Poplar “to tap into east London’s economic growth”.

A careers event for schoolchildren and their parents to learn about the fast-growing cultural sector is being held by an east London education charity to help develop the next generation of creative artists and designers.

Former Commonwealth middleweight boxing champ Rod Douglas is now walking again after starting therapy at Ability Bow gymnasium following a life-threatening stroke.

Both MPs representing Tower Hamlets in Parliament voted against Theresa May’s Brexit deal in last night’s historic defeat for the government.

A community centre on a housing estate at Mile End has been renamed after a refugee from Nazi Germany who settled there and was responsible years later for its mammoth regeneration.

Brain tumour professor Silvia Marino has been awarded £1.5 million to help her Queen Mary University research team find a cure.

No fewer than eight Tower Hamlets schools have lost funding this year reaching more than £100,000 each, according to latest figures from the National Education Union.

An emotional piece of theatre is coming to the Isle of Dogs tonight delving into the desire for physical perfection and the struggles of the men who get body dysmorphic disorder.

The first exhibition of 2019 at Canary Wharf has opened showing 44 years of Katherine Gili’s sculptural career back to a time when no women artist worked in heavy industrial materials—let alone use welding gear.

More women than ever are opting to have their babies delivered by midwives at home rather than hospital since Tower Hamlets home birth service was launched a year ago.

The ‘winter lights’ festival returns to Canary Wharf tomorrow with 21 sculptures and installations from artists from across the world.

A talented teenage electrician working on Poplar’s massive Phoenix development site has been named ‘top apprentice’ among her peers.

A man who stabbed a gambling club employee in his ‘war’ on casinos has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order under the Mental Health Act.

A public appeal has been started asking former staff or anyone with connections to the historic London Hospital in Whitechapel to share photos and stories to go on the worldwide web.

Council tax is set to go up by nearly three-and-a-half per cent in a draft three-year budget approved by Tower Hamlets Council’s cabinet last night.

A duped renter has won back his deposit after a lettings agent was fined a record £167,000 with another £8,800 costs for a misleading advertising scam for a ground-floor bedsit near Victoria Park that turned out to be a tiny room at the top of the stairs.

Creative industries and start-up businesses are finally being protected from developers and rocketing rents with a new ‘creative enterprise’ zone being set up at Hackney Wick.

Britain’s oldest professional chamber orchestra has started a residency at Queen Mary University for performance and music education which could include ‘flash’ mobs.

Yet another attempt is being made by Tower Hamlets Council to push through the controversial ‘Limehouse Triangle’ scheme to put up a tower block of flats on a nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal.

The councillor who quit amid allegations of Tower Hamlets housing fraud is now being investigated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, it has emerged today.

Flushing cooking oil from the Christmas turkey might just cause a festive monster fatberg in the sewers under the streets, Thames Water is warning.

A public campaign to quit smoking in the New Year is being launched at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel to urge 46,000 East Enders to kick the habit.

Christmas presents donated by the public at police stations are being distributed by the children’s care team at Tower Hamlets Council for youngsters in care.

A senior member of Tower Hamlets Council elected just seven months ago has resigned while the town hall has begun an investigation into allegations about housing fraud.

The fifth man involved in a massive £35 million land banking scam run from Canary Wharf has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Pensioners facing the festive season alone are being offered a get-together for a meal and social company over Christmas.

A “living nativity” procession heads off once again through the streets of Spitalfields with 180 schoolchildren and a donkey tomorrow.


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