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Volunteers from all over London turned up in Poplar to spruce up the playground at Manorfield Primary School after recent building work.

An entire gallery at Bethnal Green's Museum of Childhood has been turned into a working design studio ready for the biggest redevelopment in the building's 147-year history.

Professor Mark Caulfield has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his world ground-breaking work at Queen Mary University with cancer therapies in helping to create faster and more accurate diagnoses.

Parents and teachers are planning to protest plans to shut down the East End's oldest school at a rally next week.

Bees painting pictures are showing off their skills at this year's Festival of Communities celebrating the East End's culture and diversity.

The final touches are being made to an array of designs made up of materials including tea bags to be unveiled by university students preparing for graduate fashion week.

Leaders from Commonwealth countries visited a nursery school in Bow as part of a programme to look at excellent practice in a variety of fields.

One of the best museums in Britain for wheelchair access turns out to be Bethnal Green's own V&A Museum of Childhood, a national survey shows.

Plans have been unveiled for a mini 'festival of architecture' at Canary Wharf using its iconic César Pelli building One Canada Square as its stage.

Plans to close down the East End's oldest school will be "thoroughly scrutinised", the mayor of Tower Hamlets has said.

The secrets of London's rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

Teacher Louise Workman-Dent had a day out to remember away from the classroom as a guest at a royal garden party with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

A school's staff have gone on strike after accusing a headteacher of 'unacceptable' behaviour.

Mouse crossings and duck crossings could soon appear at schools and nurseries in east London as part of a new national road safety campaign.

A man appears in court this morning charged with murder and preventing the burial of a woman's body which was found in a block of flats in Poplar.

More adult learners without qualifications have now graduated from Poplar Harca housing association's training programme helping to remove barriers to social integration.

Former Chelsea and Charlton footballer Micky Ambrose has returned to his roots to help save the East End's oldest secondary school and kick plans into touch to close down Raine's Foundation in just 16 months' time.

Plans have been revealed to close down historic Raine's Foundation by Tower Hamlets Council in the week that the East End's oldest school celebrates its 300th anniversary.

Roman history came to life for A-Level students visiting Rome on a four-day study trip by Stepney's new Attlee A-Level Academy.

A prize-winning researcher whose pioneering bone graft work has been celebrated on a stamp hopes being recognised in the same way as Harry Potter and Marvel Comics will finally impress her children.

School pupils launched a campaign in Whitechapel this week to raise public awareness about mental health and not be afraid to seek help.

Deaf people are soon to get advice in Sign Language on fuel poverty and how to reduce energy bills after an east London charity has won a grant from Britain's biggest electricity distributor.

Lecturers and college staff began their three-day strike in east London today with pickets outside the Poplar and Stepney campuses of New City College and a confrontation with the principal.

Plans for a new secondary school in Wapping have been unveiled as the first to be commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council in 20 years.

Lecturers and college staff begin a three-day strike in east London tomorrow when they stage pickets outside the Poplar and Stepney campuses of New City College.

A five times former world karate champion has come out of retirement at the age of 61 to 'fight to save young lives'.

The last Thames sailing barge ever built has been on a trial run at the start of its first full season taking passengers on nostalgic trips.

Appeals to medical students and newly-qualified GPs to stay in east London were made at an NHS careers fair.

A fleet of zero-emission vehicles driven by children takes to the streets before racing on the Isle of Dogs tomorrow—but outside central London's new 'ultra low' emissions zone launched this week.

Schoolchildren got into the Easter festive spirit early this year when they staged their end-of-term concert in Stepney with a swashbuckling musical 'pirate' performance.

A new 'Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets' has been elected by 11,000 teenagers and pre-teens the East End to influence council decision makers.

Afrotech Fest, a technology festival by and for people African and Caribbean heritage is returning to Rich Mix in Bethnal Green.

Students have finally won their three-year battle to stop the prestigious Sir John Cass School of Art's Whitechapel campus closing down.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

Students have been told to take a stand against racism and Islamophobia at a vigil for the 50 people killed in the New Zealand terror attack.


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.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

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