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Phone thieves are disguising themselves as commuting cyclists at rush hour by wearing hi-vis jackets and helmets, police have warned.

Mental health care in Tower Hamlets will be radically transformed thanks to a major cash boost announced by NHS chiefs.

London may be in the grip of a housing crisis, but it has more than 67,000 homes with no permanent residents, according to government figures.

A prolific moped robber from Islington who went on a week-long phone-snatching spree has been jailed for more than three years.

As soon as The Strokes swaggered on stage and burst into Heart in a Cage it was clear they weren’t messing around.

Transport chiefs have laid out their plans for a new cycle route from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs.

Plans for the controversial Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme have changed again after a public consultation.

Traders interested in working with music festival All Points East can attend a business fair next week.

Creatives in Hackney Wick and Fish Island will be protected after the area was named one of Sadiq Khan’s first Creative Enterprise Zones – requiring developers to provide affordable workspace.

Developers of the controversial £900million Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme are asking the public to have their say on revised plans for the site.

A 44-year-old woman was raped in Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon.

In what was their biggest headline show in the UK yet, The National once again proved they are the real deal.

Solitude might be an unlikely subject for a festival crowdpleaser, but then Lorde is no ordinary pop star.

It’s been five years since Yeah Yeah Yeahs last played in the UK – and they were out to enjoy themselves for their comeback at Victoria Park.

A community festival in Victoria Park will celebrate 100 years of votes for women.

A host of new acts have been announced to perform at All Points East in Victoria Park this summer.

A dangerous addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a horrific robbery has finally been jailed after his sentencing was delayed five times.

An Orthodox Jewish charity today applied to take senior north London coroner Mary Hassell to court over her controversial decision to stop prioritising religious burials.

Clubbers and campaigners are preparing for another dance-off with Hackney Council over plans to bring in a midnight curfew for all new venues and clamp down further on openings in Shoreditch.

Mystery surrounds the identity of a man found dead on Hackney Marshes two years ago – with police no closer to knowing his name or what happened.

A man who broke into a woman’s Canonbury home before drugging and raping her has been jailed after he was caught using her bank card in McDonalds.

A popular Columbia Road man lost six stone in three months – and is so much fitter he’s even been able to ditch the electric scooter he used to need.

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man after meeting him in Shoreditch nightclub Cargo.

An iconic Banksy artwork in Shoreditch that had been painted over, vandalised and hacked at with an angle grinder has somehow been restored.

The Duke of Cambridge quizzed recovering addicts about their thoughts on legalising drugs during a visit to a Shoreditch recovery charity today.

Sweeping plans to convert the upper deck of Boxpark into one big boozer have not gone down well with neighbours.

A late-night argument in Shoreditch resulted in a man lying in hospital after being stabbed.

Plans to create a public square off Shoreditch High Street as part of a major project known as Shoreditch Village have been given the green light by councillors.

The man wanted by police over the chilling robbery of a 92-year-old woman in Hoxton has been arrested, Scotland Yard said.

Boxpark Shoreditch’s bid to expand its alcohol offering has been met with fierce objections from neighbours – who have dubbed it “Boozepark”.

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