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You need to sign in and leave your name and number when you go into most East End pubs now the lockdown is ending.

Extinction Rebellion campaigners have urged the government to “put community over corruption” in a protest sparked by the Westferry Printworks scandal.

Faith communities are being urged by the mayor of Tower Hamlets to bid for a government fund now being doubled to improve security against hate crime.

Playgrounds in Victoria Park could stay shut until August, Tower Hamlets Council has said.

Cash offered by the government for small businesses to get through the pandemic isn’t enough to meet demand in the East End, Downing Street is being told.

Plans to ban traffic altogether from the famous Roman Road Market and completely pedestrianize the street have gone to public consultations.

A university will cut energy use at its Whitechapel campus by 25 per cent through a significant carbon emissions reduction project.

Homeless single people could soon be put up in temporary “module shelters” on unused land in the London Docks in the wake of the Coronavirus emergency to get them off the streets permanently.

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

Architects have come up with “an outdoor solution” for a school in Poplar to cope with getting pupils back into the classroom.

Environment enthusiasts with green fingers are planning to return after the lockdown ends with a project to turn a plain open space into an outdoor place for families in Bow to meet up and “connect with nature”.

Signs warning visitors to Victoria Park they are being watched by CCTV have been put up after dozens of people were witnessed urinating in public over the weekend.

Campaigners have urged the council to take urgent action to allow social distancing during the school run.

The controversial Westferry printworks luxury housing scheme for 1,500 homes on the Isle of Dogs has finally been stopped.

Police have stepped up patrols in Stepney to clear drug dealers plaguing families living around Arbour Square.

Angry members of the public are taking action over the closure of Victoria Park, which they claim is unlawful.

A major east London community environment scheme has just been completed in Bow before the Coronavirus lock-down kicked in preventing outdoor gatherings.

Thousands of small businesses in railway arches are being given a rent-free three months’ grace to get them through the pandemic crisis.

The massive Thames Clipper riverboat service that normally carries around four million commuters a year between Canary Wharf and the City is being suspended from Saturday because of the pandemic crisis.

Two lifelong pals who were living the dream running their own bar and kitchen in Bethnal Green that had to close down because of Coronavirus decided to give away all their food stock that was left over.

Neighbours are setting up groups across the East End to “connect to people” with offers of help during the current Coronavirus crisis.

Street cleaning and bin collection services are expected to be severely disrupted this week after talks to avert strike action were unsuccessful.

The mayor took time off from running the £1bn budget Tower Hamlets Council public services to pick up rubbish in Mile End Park.

Thousands of trees are being planted across the East End at the end of the current planting season by the spring to improve air quality and turn neighbourhoods more green.

Families in new homes a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf are being forced out by heating charges that are four times the national average.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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