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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.

A pair of 250-year-old East End silk weaver cottages that faced demolition have been saved after they were deemed of "special historic interest".

An accountant who realised his singing talents after turning 60 has paid tribute to his East End roots.

A campaign has been started to raise the cash for what might be the world's first hand-cracked rolling footbridge planned for a disused dock on the River Lea.

Council chiefs have halted plans to demolish a historic 18th century building in Bethnal Green to allow a review into whether it should be listed.

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.

TV Historian Dan Cruikshank is spearheading a campaign to stop an historic 18th century Huguenot silkworker's house in Bethnal Green being bulldozed to make way for a luxury block of flats.

The lives of East End families living in a nine-year war between architects trying to preserve their massive concrete housing estate and the local authority itching to pull the whole lot down are chronicled in a poignant exhibition opening today.

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

Floating islands are literally being launched on the Regent's Canal to help east London's wildlife flourish.

The ancient Bow Church wants volunteers to help bring its 700 years of East End rebellious history to life like the annual ale fayre so rowdy it had to be shut down.

A 'touchy feely' sensory mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch for the deaf and blind close to the site where Shakespeare's original Curtain Playhouse was discovered.

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.

This may seem like just a cheap plastic comb that you can pick up in any local corner shop—but it has a history that has impacted around the world for two centuries.

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.

An anti-racism campaigner's friend has vowed supporters will never give up their fight to get his killer named 40 years after his death at the hands of police.

The life of a gangster who beat up a Kray Twins henchman features in a new book aimed at setting the record straight.

Lawyer Dan McCurry has taken on a tough new brief—to open up the Thames foreshore to the public.

A new mosaic unveiled this week in Whitechapel created by the public features a collage of famous landmarks like the Tower of London.

The third of three memorial ceremonies takes place tomorrow marking the 20th anniversary of the London 'nail bomb' attacks in Brick Lane, Brixton and Soho in which three people died and 140 were injured.

The man who knows what it's like to be seen as Scrooge is going on stage at the Bishopsgate Institute to explain his role in life.

One thing Tim Allen wants to do is walk along the Lea River to the Olympic Park and even out to Hertfordshire from his home at the new City Island complex.

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.

Another tea dance on the old dock quayside is on the cards at the historic St Katharine's-by-The-Tower where once famous tea clippers from the Orient dropped anchor.

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