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Volunteers from the East End's oldest homeless charity stage an Election Day carol concert as voters go to the polls.

The magical Christmas lights have been switched on at Poplar to light up this year's "winter wonderland" in Chrisp Street Market for the 14th year running.

A new ice rink is being opened for the first time at the City Island development at Blackwall for all those who would have had enough of the general election by then.

A festive market by artists and craft-makers is being held in a "secret Victorian courtyard" selling unique Christmas gifts made in the East End.

Scrapping the Vagrancy Act which "criminalises those on the streets" can end the homeless crisis, Lib Dem national leader Jo Swinson promised when she came face-to-face in Whitechapel today with men and women who have been on the streets.

Designer-makers are staging a two-day Christmas market where even the humble bumble bee is setting up a stall for its "locally sourced" honey.

Shoppers are being urged to help people in need this Christmas by donating food at their high street supermarket check-out.

Market traders are getting ready to transform Poplar's Chrisp Street into a winter wonderland for children when the magical Christmas lights come to life later this month.

Christmas is coming a little early on the Thames with Santa swapping his traditional sleigh for a handy speedboat to switch on the festive lights at St Katharine's by the Tower.

Mother-of-two Laura Lehman-Kochan is getting back to her first love creating charcoal and pastel artwork to go on public show now her two children are growing up.

This picture shows what happens the moment that shoeboxes filled with toys donated by east London churchgoers are opened when delivered to children in eastern Europe in time for Christmas.

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Property Week magazine did a story recently about the huge amounts of money paid to Tower Hamlets Council by developers.

Last week, the City Hall Fire Committee, which I chair, published the London Fire Brigade's (LFB) report on the Grenfell Tower fire, setting out the progress they have made in learning the lessons identified, acknowledged, and acted upon.

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At the start of the month, I attended New City College's Student Achievement Awards ceremony and it was fantastic to see a further education campus in Tower Hamlets making such a positive difference to the lives of young and adult learners alike.

I have had to deal with numerous cases of residents whose mental health has been seriously affected by failures of social housing providers.

The government's cruel austerity scheme has been devastating for our education services. Schools up and down the country are struggling to cope with cuts, alongside a funding shortfall for Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) services.

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