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Monday, August 19, 2019

The man who orchestrated raising £500,000 for the memorial to the 173 victims crushed to death in Bethnal Green's wartime air-raid shelter disaster has died from a brain tumour at the age of 78.

Incredible research has emerged linking Jack the Ripper to the editor of the East London Advertiser newspaper at the time of the 1888 Whitechapel Murders.

A garden society chairman has warned a 500-year-old mulberry tree will die if moved to make way for a housing development.

A woman is appealing for help tracing the family of a soldier who died in a Second World War battle.

Children had a bubbling time at Victoria Park's annual family fun day which attracted 6,000 sun worshippers on Saturday.

A new coin is celebrating a Tower of London ritual that has taken place every evening for more than 650 years.

A conservation charity has criticised council planners for failing to protect a 500-year-old tree which survived the Blitz.

Dozens of our best-known pubs - from the one where Brunel drank while he built one of the great Victorian steam ships to a hangout of the Krays - are set to be granted protection from developers.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Liverpool Street Station

Families of six men killed in an oil tank explosion have gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster.

Retired underworld figures who were members of the Krays' 'Firm' turned up last night in the East End for former armed robber Linda Calvey's 'Black Widow' book launch.

Campaigners have been out on the streets gathering evidence of dirt unswept and rubbish uncollected in a last-ditch bid to set up a town council in Spitalfields after a gap of 100 years.

A charity battling to save the country's Victorian heritage has appealed for nominations for its next top 10 most endangered buildings campaign.

The self-confessed armed robber known as the East End's 'Black Widow' who spent 18 years in prison for murdering her partner is out to clear her name after 30 years.

The iconic Tower Bridge is looking to the 22nd century to celebrate its 19th century construction and this year's 125th anniversary of its opening.

An estimated 40,000 spectators turned up for the East End's annual Boishakhi Mela festival in Sunday's blazing sunshine.

The ancient ceremony of the Constable's Dues has been carried out at the Tower of London with a barrel of rum by the crew of HMS Enterprise.

Preservationists hoping to stop the historic Whitechapel bell foundry being turned into a themed hotel have got backing from the East London Mosque.

Legal action is being taken against Tower Hamlets Council by parents fighting to stop the authority closing down the 300-year-old Raine's Foundation school.

Campaigners have gained more than 1,000 signatures on a petition launched to save two historic Victorian gasholders which they fear are at risk.

Accusations of maladministration have been levelled against Tower Hamlets Council by parents battling to save the 300-year-old Raine's Foundation from being closed down.

The government has taken £17million so far from tax on the frozen assets of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi while Docklands victims have received nothing since his sponsored IRA terrorism when Canary Wharf was bombed 23 years ago.

The people's 'champion Mr Coffee' Frank Wang is back with a new stall outside Bethnal Green tube station after 20,000 protesters signed a petition when his electric feed was cut off a year ago.

A burglar who stole the historic President's chain from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society at Tower Hill has been jailed after being caught on CCTV.

Wayne Gruber is on the cusp of getting a pay-out for victims of the IRA's Canary Wharf bombing 23 years ago.

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It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

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Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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