Two Stepney Green teenagers have secured £250,000 scholarships to study at top American universities.

A man is due to appear in court in connection with the death of a pedestrian in Bow.

Onlookers tried to help a toddler who fell from a Poplar block of flats, a neighbour has said.

A child has been taken to a specialist hospital after falling from a block of flats in Poplar.

NHS staff at risk of mental health problems as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are set to benefit from a £3 million support package.

A new sculpture depicting a black woman on her phone is set to be unveiled as an art trail’s latest installation.

Two people have been arrested after a double stabbing in Stepney.

A new documentary explores life on the Isle of Dogs through the eyes of young people.

A second man has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing near Crossharbour DLR station.

The Tower of London is set to welcome its first visitors since March - but those hoping to get a photo with a Beefeater will have to do so from two metres away.

Ten Tower Hamlets councillors have called on mayor John Biggs to scrap contract changes for council staff.

A Plaistow doctor and Barts Health NHS Trust’s chief information officer are among 12 frontline staff to feature in a portrait series to mark the anniversary of the NHS.

Families can be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased - but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could lead to flooding in London and the east of England, the Met Office has warned.

A man was taken to hospital with facial injuries after a substance was thrown at him.

A statue of a slave owner has been removed from West India Quay.

A statue of a slave owner in West India Quay could be removed as early as tonight, the organisation which owns the land it is on has confirmed.

A petition has been launched to remove a statue of a slave owner from West India Quay.

A knife and a sword were found after police were called to reports of gunshots in Shadwell.

Deaths in Tower Hamlets rose by 86 per cent in a 10 week period during the coronavirus crisis compared to the 10 weeks preceding it, figures have revealed.

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after a Limehouse station worker was threatened with a knife.

Bethnal Green police station is set to be closed for up to three months while the building is refurbished.

More than 130 rough sleepers have been housed by Tower Hamlets Council during the coronavirus crisis, with just a handful remaining on the streets.

A woman was spat at by a fellow customer in a “disgusting and frightening” attack at Mile End station.

Canary Wharf station is among the 20 busiest in London, Transport for London has revealed as it aims to reduce rush hour overcrowding on its network.

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Thousands of food and toiletry items have been donated to food banks across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Tower Hamlets to help support families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Detectives investigating a “frightening ordeal” where a doctor was followed home and pushed to the ground have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to.

Police are investigating after a woman was followed home on the DLR by a man who then pushed her from behind in the street.

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The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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