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Monday, September 23, 2019

Converting the old London Hospital back into use as the new Town Hall and Tower Hamlets civic centre has begun after dangerous asbestos was removed.

Work to stop one of London's largest and most intricate war memorials from crumbling is under way after years of planning.

Campaigners are trying to raise £25,000 to reopen a 100-year-old public toilet.

The country's oldest housing estate has hosted a celebration to mark 100 years of council housing.

Plans have been revealed to close down historic Raine's Foundation by Tower Hamlets Council in the week that the East End's oldest school celebrates its 300th anniversary.

A street artist has paid tribute to environmental legend and broadcaster David Attenborough splashed across the front of a building in Bethnal Green.

Not many folk know about Lady Daphne who at 96 is probably the oldest 'resident' at St Katharine's Docks by the Tower of London.

A public appeal has been started asking former staff or anyone with connections to the historic London Hospital in Whitechapel to share photos and stories to go on the worldwide web.

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

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.

Older people in Tower Hamlets are being trained in classical dance by the English National Ballet to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War.

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.

Seafarers past and present fell silent in Tower Hamlets this morning to remember those killed and lost in war, commemorating a century since Armistice Day.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

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.

Navy veterans, cadets and councillors fell silent for two minutes at Tower Hamlets Town Hall today (Friday) to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War.

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.

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