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Victims of the IRA Canary Wharf bombing 23 years ago joined the 35th anniversary ceremony for Wpc Yvonne Fletcher’s murder outside the Libyan embassy.

Another Tower of London charity run is set to kick off next month to help raise funds for research into heart disease.

Six out of 10 households in Spitalfields want their own town council which could include a say in running the famous Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane Sunday street markets.

Not many folk know about Lady Daphne who at 96 is probably the oldest ‘resident’ at St Katharine’s Docks by the Tower of London.

Volunteers are going ‘fruit and nuts’ to plant trees in Victoria Park that include an orchard of ancient Biblical species to feed the masses.

Train enthusiasts were taken back in time on a beautifully restored art-deco underground train that passed through Barking, Dagenham, West Ham and finished in Upminster.

The Jewish festival of Purim which starts Wednesday evening is being celebrated today at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden with up to 400 guests expected.

An ambitious contract to transform East London’s landmark V&A Museum of Childhood into a state-of-the-art centre for the 21st century has been won by architects less than a mile down the road.

Former Page 3 glam pin-up Maureen Flanagan has raised £1,700 with her Bethnal Green charity bash with former Kray gang members and the big names from East End underworld folklore.

Former Krays’ gangland henchmen are planning a ‘meet’ in London’s East End today to sort out some ‘dosh’ for former Page 3 model Maureen Flanagan’s cancer care charity fundraiser.

The approach of ‘Storm Freya’ wasn’t enough to deter survivors from the 1943 Second World War air-raid shelter disaster attending Sunday’s 76th anniversary memorial at Bethnal Green.

Furious campaigners have asked the Mayor of London to step in and get TfL to restore the 25 bus service to its full route from east London to Oxford Circus.

This is the inventor responsible for producing a chemical process at Hackney Wick that probably led to plastic pollution on the Thames and around the world 200 years later.

Workshops exploring the names women and girls give themselves are being held during International Women’s Week by east London’s Magic Me inter-generation charity.

Some of the Krays’ former gangland henchmen are planning a ‘meet’ in the East End to help east London’s former Page 3 model Maureen Flanagan raise money for cancer care.

Grime artist Dizzee Rascal returned to his East End roots to film the music video for a track on his latest release.

Ethnic language classes paid for out of Tower Hamlets council tax are facing collapse in a multi-cultural area like London’s East End with a decision to strip £31,000 from their budget.

A pub landlady has claimed a ‘landmark’ victory to stop neighbours at a future development complaining about noise.

The rejection of plans to redevelop an historic stable block has been ‘cautiously’ welcomed by heritage campaigners.

Some of the British art worlds biggest names have today spoken out against an American business mogul’s plan to turn the historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry into a hotel.

Plans for an antiques shop in Spitalfields to sell alcohol to customers perusing pricey collectables have been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council.

Four abandoned railway arches on the Isle of Dogs could be turned into community cafes and event spaces run by charities.

Firefighters have joined in a minute’s silence to remember fireman Stephen Maynard who died at a ship fire in Limehouse Basin 36 years ago.

Three Victorian cottages in a conservation area on the Isle of Dogs which were demolished without permission are likely to never be rebuilt.

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