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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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.

Beefeaters at the Tower of London are among castle workers staging a strike today in a pensions dispute accusing Historic Royal Palaces of “wasting money buying cake” instead of giving them a fair deal.

A surgeon ‘hero’ at the Royal London who treated victims of the London Bridge terrorist attacks has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant to represent the Queen.

A public appeal has been started asking former staff or anyone with connections to the historic London Hospital in Whitechapel to share photos and stories to go on the worldwide web.

Britain’s oldest professional chamber orchestra has started a residency at Queen Mary University for performance and music education which could include ‘flash’ mobs.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

The Tower Hill Memorial must be refurbished to stop water damage which has become a “persistent problem”, according to the authority responsible for commemorating the Commonwealth’s fallen soldiers.

Schoolchildren got into the Christmas spirit performing in their band for a public concert at St Dunstan’s historic parish church in Stepney works they’ve learned during the term.

An enterprise zone for artists and the creative industries is being set up at Hackney Wick as one of six schemes within the M25 unveiled today by the Mayor of London in the wake of the Brexit threat.

Schoolchildren have been helping create an artwork using statistics to show how the giant cantilevers and bascule counterweights lift Tower Bridge to let shipping through.

Plans to upgrade a 300-year-old former school in Wapping will be decided on next week.

Transcendental virtuoso Chandra Chakraborty performs a tribute in Bethnal Green on Saturday to “the last queen of Thumri music” on the first anniversary her death.

The Bishop of London is backing a major community transformation of Aldgate with plans for new St Botolph’s community centre for families and City workers.

Researchers from Queen Mary University have helped create the Xingu Village installation taking visitors to the heart of Brazil’s native communities.

Tower Hamlets has lost 75 pubs although more people are working in the trade, figures have revealed.

Magic lights in Poplar have turned Chrisp Street Market into a children’s Christmas winter wonderland.

A large Menorah has been erected in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Park to celebrate the Jewish festival of Chanukah running all this week.

The oldest family business in Spitalfields which fought off the big chain stores in a ‘David and Golliath’ struggle to survive has led the East End Trades Guild’s Saturday take-over of the Old Market.

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