Calls for "strong youth provision" to tackle child poverty and inequality have been made by the East End's biggest youth service on its fifth anniversary.

A skills training partnership designed to provide residents with access to jobs in the hospitality sector has celebrated its first graduates.

Little Jacob Hopkins has cerebral palsy but the special needs council services his mum depends on is facing budget cuts.

The death knell has been sounded for the East End's oldest school after 300 years with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets issuing a statutory notice to shut down Raine's Foundation.

One of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken in one of the world's largest cities has been launched today, November 4, on more than 600 billboards across all of London's 33 boroughs.

A former cinema worker has secured a place as an apprentice engineer to work on a new footbridge to span Canary Wharf's South Dock.

The Clangers dropping in to party at the old Millwall Docks for an annual family rave-up promoting recycling.

The doors have opened for wannabe movie moguls in London's East End who want a career in film and television.

Schoolgirls spent a week being empowered to overcome barriers and follow their dreams during a government work experience placement.

A school trying to deal with child obesity has completed a nursery expansion in Poplar in a bid to engage more parents to promote healthier lifestyles.

More than 40 neighbourhoods in Tower Hamlets are among the 20pc most "deprived" in the country, according to government figures.

Budding child politicians took over the town hall debating chamber of Tower Hamlets Council to show what tomorrow's political leaders would be like.

Women are getting their own scholarships to study artificial intelligence at Queen Mary University, following in the footsteps of a 19th century countess who was a mathematical computing genius of her day.

Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock has told girls from Central Foundation School in Bow to "have a dream and aim high" like she did as a child.

TV presenter Jaz Ampaw-Farr opened the Virtual School awards for children in Tower Hamlets care with a barnstorming speech about the need to be "10 per cent braver" than other kids.

An outreach charity teamed up with The Big Issue to produce a special edition of the magazine focusing on knife crime.

It was a night of celebration and inspiration as New City College recognised high achievers at its annual student awards evening.

The headteacher of a primary school controversially poised to become an academy has quit - to take on a paid role at its would-be new owner.

A major redevelopment of the famous Museum of Childhood has been given the green light by Tower Hamlets Council.

Parents who have lost a High Court battle to stop Raine's Foundation closing have accused Tower Hamlets Council of running down the 300-year-old School long before the decision to shut it.

Angelina Jolie has urged pupils from a Whitechapel school to make a "big, beautiful mess" instead of playing it safe.

A pupil has lost a legal fight over a consultation on the future of a 300-year-old Bethnal Green school.

It was a day to remember when pupils who finished school 50 years ago were joined by their science teacher and the mum of TV's Rylan Clark for a reunion.

Single mum Marianne Gibb has been named Student of the Year for excelling in the University of East London's New Beginnings course.

An "alternative" school for youngsters excluded or outside mainstream Tower Hamlets education has had 85 per cent of its pupils getting GCSE in English and maths, a government minister has found.

The cost of looking after 8,000 children and young people in the East End who have special education needs or disabilities has reached crisis point with a £6million gap opening up.

Children have declared war on parents dropping off youngsters at the gates of their Isle of Dogs primary school, demanding that Tower Hamlets Council sends in parking wardens to hand out fines.

Summer play schemes that have been a hit with East End youngsters also appear to be thumbs up with Ofsted.

London City Airport is commissioning a new artwork to welcome visitors.

A unique hexagon shape design solution has won three students from the University of East London an award in a prestigious engineering national competition.

Councillors from 26 authorities have signed a letter calling for more funding for disabled students before the shortfall reaches a "tipping point".

The prestigious English National Ballet is moving to its new east London headquarters to bring classical dance to the widest audience and shifting its cultural heartland out of the West End.

Students studying drama performance have given their degree course top marks at the University of East London.

A Limehouse primary school could be about to switch to academy status despite objections and complaints the move was a "done deal".

Youngsters from Poplar's Spotlight youth service have put on a West End show at Covent Garden to promote their original music and dance talents.


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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