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A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

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

The cat is finally out of the bag about gangster Ronnie Kray’s links with the flamboyant Lord Boothby who tried to use Parliament to protect the East End gangster and his twin Reggie.

The East End’s famous George Tavern that should be opening on Saturday is to remain shut for the time being after three of its staff went down with Coronavirus.

A bust of the 17th century slave trader John Cass has been removed from St Botolph parish church at Aldgate in the wake of global protests following the killing of black activist George Floyd in America.

A school named after a slave trader is to change its name.

A foundation set up using the fortune of a slave trader is to change its 300 year old name.

The Edwardian world of Hannah Griggs has gone online this week about the real-life story of the first woman ever to get a job on Tower Bridge more than 100 years ago.

A team of archaeologists from University College London (UCL) believe they may have discovered the earliest Elizabethan playhouse at a site in Whitechapel.

Campaigners have called for a slave trader’s name to be removed from schools and universities.

A statue of a slave owner has been removed from West India Quay.

A tower block designed by a pioneer of modern British architecture has been listed.

A statue of a slave owner in West India Quay could be removed as early as tonight, the organisation which owns the land it is on has confirmed.

A petition has been launched to remove a statue of a slave owner from West India Quay.

Sarah Chapman’s fight for better working conditions at the infamous Bryant & May match factory in Bow in 1888 changed British working conditions for ever.

Battling pub landlady Pauline Forster hasn’t been resting her feet during the lockdown while getting ready to reopen Stepney’s historic George Tavern.

It’s uncanny the way curators at the Museum of London Docklands seemed to have predicted Covid 19 two years before the outbreak.

One of the little-known episodes in the war years on the Home Front was the heroism of workers in the gas industry while under fire during the Blitz, now revealed 75 years after victory in Europe.

Curators would have loved to open their Docklands museum to the public for the VE Day 75th anniversary — but coronavirus put paid to that.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

A community centre’s members have shared their wartime memories as the country celebrates 75 years since VE Day.

During the Second World War, the dockyards and riverside factories o the East End played a significant role.

Back on May 8 in 1945, peace street parties celebrating victory in Hackney we’re in full swing and set to carry on for weeks.

John Viney’s mother Alice took part in a VE Day celebration 75 years ago in the East End. Here he shares her story.

It has been 75 years since the war in Europe ended. Memories fade, but photos from the period help trigger special memories for those who celebrated in 1945 as Debbie Levett, secretary of Friends of Island History Trust, explains.


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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