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Social food stores for families in need are joining traders to encourage more local shopping during the current Lockdown emergency.

A splash of colour is floating on the ponds at Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Park all this week to mark the festival of Diwali.

Town Hall bosses want to extend the iconic Brick Lane down to the Whitechapel Road and install some “wayfinding” to help you get a purchase on it.

TV’s famous architectural historian Dan Cruickshank has been elected onto Spitalfields’ neighbourhood forum which has formally adopted plans for the future of the district.

Protesters trying stop a big mechanical digger churning up the historical Arnold Circus won a “people’s victory” temporary reprieve after contractors failed to turn up to start work on Monday.

Protesters are out yet again this morning to try and stop a big mechanical digger churning up the heritage Arnold Circus.

Members of the public trying to save the historic Arnold Circus being churned up plan to return this Saturday morning (Oct-24) after coming face-to-face in a confrontation with a council road gang digging up the road.

Members of the public trying to save the historic Arnold Circus being churned up came face-to-face in a confrontation today with a council road gang digging up the paving.

Fury has erupted over work that’s begun on altering the heritage Arnold Circus aimed at blocking through traffic which has led to a protest to Tower Hamlets Council.

The famous Ragged Museum in Mile End has been added to the “heritage at risk” register of historic buildings likely to be “lost forever” from neglect or decay.

The guiding light at the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest in Poplar for the past 17 years has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday List.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List had a special mention for Dabirul Islam Choudhury, who at the age of 100 thought nothing of doing almost 1,000 laps round his 240ft-long garden in Bow for the NHS.

The future of the historic Whitechapel bell foundry is being thrashed out as the second week of a planning inquiry gets under way.

A lifesaving cash boost from the government has been given to the East End’s biggest nature reserve and its canal network as well as the Tower of London to get them back on their feet after the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual general meeting of the forum that’s to decide the final draft plan for the future of Spitalfields is having to go online because of the Covid emergency.

Small business facing threat of eviction following the end of the rent freeze during the Covid emergency are facing another challenge meeting a deadline to find £5,000 for their legal crowdfunding campaign.

Teenagers helping to bring a decaying old Father Thames stone arch battered by a century of east London pollution back to life have got a big thank you from the neighbours and from the Duke of Gloucester.

The historic 500 years of the Whitechapel bell foundry would be reduced to “window dressing behind a glass screen” if a proposed controversial boutique hotel scheme goes ahead, a planning inquiry opening today has heard.

The ancient Petticoat Lane market has finally been turned into a “High Street Heritage” action zone to give it a much-needed seasonal boost after 500 years.

Sick morons have set fire to part of Europe’s biggest city farm on the Isle of Dogs and spread ketchup on some of its animals to look like blood.

The long-awaited public inquiry into the future of the old Whitechapel Bell Foundry opens next week with two opposing camps fired up over controversial plans to convert it into a “boutique” hotel.

A virtual photography exhibition is opening to celebrate Black History Month.

A people’s campaign with 8,000 petitioners has lost the battle to save the industrial heritage of Bethnal Green gasworks with the world’s second-oldest gasometer.

Officials at the Tower of London are putting new government Covid regulations on ice for the coming winter.

The little-known tragedy of a wartime bomb that never exploded—yet had a “ripple affect” causing 600 deaths in an east London school—is being uncovered by BBC investigators.

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