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Friday, December 7, 2018

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.

The battle for Spitalfields going back to real parish politics with its own town council after 100 years has fired off with accusations of “elitism” and a row over who’ll pay for it.

The site of a former art school in Whitechapel is set to become an office block.

Geoff Marshall was a student when he got the bug about Docklands more than half-a-century ago.

Brexit is dealing as fatal blow to the Brick Lane curry trade where restaurants have been going out of business since the referendum, say owners.

A giant canvas of historical photographs of figures in the 19th and 20th centuries was projected onto the façade of the old London Hospital building in Whitechapel to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Santa Claus is planning to zoom down the Thames on his modern-day speedboat sleigh to switch the Christmas lights on at the historic St Katharine Docks.

Jews and Muslims in east London joined Britain’s biggest interfaith day of social action cooking 2,500 portions of kosher, halal, vegetarian and vegan soups at 20 events up and down the country.

A traditional rural theatre of ancient Bengal that uses hunting for story-telling through folk opera and dance in a theatrical setting comes to Bethnal Green tomorrow.

Former arm-wrestling champ and Whitechapel stallholder Les Clayden is going back to his cockney ‘daisy roots’ to talk about ‘Swimming with Stingrays’.

Optician director Jayesh Maru has seen his way to the ancient mountain-top Inca capital of Machu Picchu and has found his way back to east London.

Children have spent four years researching the life of a pupil at their school more than 100 years ago who was later awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously after being killed in the First World War.

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

Carol Dodson never knew her uncles William and Alfred. Both died in their twenties fighting in the war.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

The Royal British Legion has been helping veterans and their families for almost 100 years.

They are listed on war memorials across the East End, but their stories have long been forgotten.

Around 10,000 flames have filled the empty moat around the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Ancient Greek weaving and poetry that helped stop the Atlantic slave trade to the New World are being recreated in east London for a nationwide humanity festival.

Rare photographs that suffragette Norah Smyth took more than 100 years ago go which have never been exhibited in the UK go on public show in Bethnal Green from Friday to mark the centenary of women’s votes.

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