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Volunteers are out every evening in Shadwell guiding people through the blacked out St George’s Gardens in their campaign for public lighting to keep people safe in the dark.

Developers have signed a deal this week for a new 30-storey Premier Inn hotel complex after getting the planning green light on a site that’s been derelict since the financial crash of 2008.

MPs opposing the Brussels Brexit deal joined campaigners converging on east London for today’s rally at the Excel centre calling for a People’s Vote on the controversial agreement being debated in Parliament on Tuesday.

Thousands campaigners are converging on east London this afternoon for a rally calling for a People’s Vote on Brexit ahead of Tuesday’s crucial vote in Parliament.

Volunteers have been rolling their sleeves up giving Whitechapel’s Brady centre a ‘sound’ new lick of paint to bring it up to scratch.

The role in helping create the ‘Living Wage’ has put Queen Mary University on a list of the country’s best ‘breakthrough’ moments for its “impact on people’s lives”.

The Duchess of Cornwall popped into an East End pensioners’ lunch club in Bethnal Green bearing a Christmas gift and tucking into a square meal.

Two councillors could be paid for their mayor-appointed roles on a housing association board, it has emerged.

Parents have called for Tower Hamlets children’s centres to become “family health hubs” with health checks and even help getting jobs.

Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.

Tower Hamlets’ two MPs must decide within days whether to vote for or against Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

A thousand council homes have been lost in the past eight years because of the government’s ‘right to buy’ scheme for sitting tenants in part of east London with 19,000 families on the housing waiting list, latest Tower Hamlets figures reveal.

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.

Hundreds of supporters turned up for the ninth annual ‘red run’ at Victoria Park to mark the 30th anniversary of the first World Aids Day.

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has been urged to step in to stop households being slapped with a £2.4 million bill to replace fire combustible cladding covering the New Providence Wharf complex.

A new £1.3 million community hub to rent space for meetings and activities has been opened in Bethnal Green at the converted Tramshed centre.

Council leaders have fired a warning shot at Downing Street over cuts to public service funding which they say is pushing local authorities to breaking point in areas like Tower Hamlets which has lost 64 per cent from its budget.

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.

Fewer than half of people receiving the universal credit benefit have received the correct amount, a survey has shown.

Law and order is deteriorating while London’s economy stands still in the face of Brexit looming, delegates to the Lib Dem regional conference at Canary Wharf were told.

A gang of balaclava youths attacked and robbed two men in the street and broke the arm of a Royal London Hospital surgeon while tormenting him with a knife and throwing him to the ground.

Victims of the Libyan-sponsored IRA bombing of Canary Wharf aren’t getting a penny from Gaddafi’s assets held in London despite reports that some funds have been released in other countries, it has emerged.

A new action plan is being put together to make children safer from street crime and lift families out of poverty in the East End, Tower Hamlets Council’s second youth summit heard.

A petition to press the government for the 41,000 EU citizens living in London’s East End to continue their voting rights in local elections after Brexit has been presented to Tower Hamlets Council.

Protesters disrupted last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting in a failed attempt to add Israel as “a racist state” to the international definition of antisemitism adopted unanimously by the local authority in September.

The councillor at the centre of the row over having shared antisemitic posts on social media was absent from last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting after circulating a full apology over his past views.

Housing and Communities minister Lord Bourne has been on a fact-finding visit to east London to see how the government’s Controlling Migration fund is being spent.

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

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has voluntarily had a blood test for HIV as part of a council campaign for public awareness for people to take part in Testing Week starting tomorrow.

Tower Hamlets Council is to overhaul the way it awards grants to community and voluntary organisations (VCS) in the borough.

Yobs have been banned by magistrates from going onto a housing estate in Whitechapel which has been plagued by drug addicts.

Campaigners have finally sunk plans for the controversial Enderby Wharf cruise-liner terminal going ahead which would have polluted a huge swathe of the Thames and the Isle of Dogs.

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.

Small businesses occupying railway arches in east London facing crippling rent rises as much as 350 per cent have been promised a tenants’ charter to safeguard their trading.

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