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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The magical Christmas lights have been switched on at Poplar to light up this year's "winter wonderland" in Chrisp Street Market for the 14th year running.

Campaigners have won reprieve after a temporary halt was put on controversial plans to turn the historic Whitechapel bell foundry into a boutique hotel.

Youngsters have given themselves just seven days to raise £23,000 for a project that could turn them into East End "change makers" on issues they are passionate about.

The UN's Gold award for schools that respect children's human rights has been given to Arnhem Wharf Primary on the Isle Dogs.

An architect has criticised plans to change windows at a "unique" tower block designed by a pioneer of modern architecture.

A scheme to ban or reduce traffic around primary schools in Wapping has been revealed as part of a programme to pedestrianise parts of Wapping.

Silence was observed after the ship's bell from HMS Crane was rung at the town hall as Tower Hamlets Council paid tribute to those who lost their lives during two world wars.

Bus crews held a remembrance with a difference today at Bow Garage — to mark the passing of the famous Routemaster that used to run on Route 8.

Hundreds packed the Merchant Navy's own Sunday Remembrance at the Seamen's memorial today from the Armed Forces and members of the public.

The first-ever women-only stallholders' street market is being opened on November 15—in Petticoat Lane, of all paces!

Market traders are getting ready to transform Poplar's Chrisp Street into a winter wonderland for children when the magical Christmas lights come to life later this month.

Tens of thousands of spectators turned up for Guy Fawkes fireworks in Victoria Park to mark both the 1605 Gunpower Plot and the 1969 Apollo moon landing.

Christmas is coming a little early on the Thames with Santa swapping his traditional sleigh for a handy speedboat to switch on the festive lights at St Katharine's by the Tower.

The Clangers dropping in to party at the old Millwall Docks for an annual family rave-up promoting recycling.

Folk heroes who made a difference in their East End community have been splashed on the walls of a youth centre.

Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock has told girls from Central Foundation School in Bow to "have a dream and aim high" like she did as a child.

The largest Bronze Age archaeological find London has ever seen will go on display next year - and it was all discovered on a building site in Rainham.

A former rector returned to the East End looking round a hidden chapel now restored that was almost wrecked by floodwaters whenever it poured down from the heavens.

A major redevelopment of the famous Museum of Childhood has been given the green light by Tower Hamlets Council.

Three historic buildings have been saved in Tower Hamlets after the iconic structures were restored.

Many towpath users will enjoy seeing the two Regent's Canal gasholders that form an iconic view from London Fields. But not many will know their days could be numbered. Emma Bartholomew finds out why local historian Tom Ridge is calling for their preservation

A hidden chapel built by Victorian philanthropists at Oxford for the East End's poor is finally being reopened to the public after being saved by a £3million rescue operation.

Those who took part in a defining moment in 1978 when the Bengali community stood their ground against racist murder on the streets of London's East End have been reliving that time for future generations.

The finale of Bangla music festival being staged at Spitalfields next Saturday aims to bring face-to-face two diverse folk traditions of east and west.

A rare silver dinner plate belonging to the 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys has been acquired by the Museum of London and is now on public show.

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