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‘I’m no sheriff’ Tower Hamlets Mayor Biggs tells critics accusing him of not acting on £2m ‘bribery’ claim 

14 Dec 17

The embattled mayor of Tower Hamlets has fired back at critics with a smoking barrel who claim he kept the lid on an alleged £2m bribery attempt to get plans passed for a skyscraper.


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Drugs raid uncovers cannabis factory on Limehouse housing estate 

14 Dec 17

A cannabis farm has been discovered in a dawn drugs raid on an east London housing estate at Limehouse today.


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Met Police issue advice to protect homes from Christmas burglaries 

14 Dec 17

The Metropolitan Police is reminding people to protect their homes from burglary during the Christmas period.


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Toys, toys, toys pour in for children in Royal London Hospital at Christmas 

14 Dec 17

Children spending Christmas at the Royal London Hospital are getting lots of new toys after an amazing appeal by a City PR agency.


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Sports pavilion in Victoria Park is renamed after dedicated worker 

14 Dec 17

A refurbished sports pavilion in Victoria Park has been renamed in honour of a dedicated council worker who died in July.


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Canary Wharf laywer charged with child porn offences ‘invited men for sex parties after HIV diagnosis’, court hears 

14 Dec 17

A Canary Wharf lawyer accused of having a stash of indecent pictures told jurors his “devastating” HIV diagnosis drew him into hosting drug-fuelled sex parties at his luxury flat.


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c2c trains to roll out new trains with 20 per cent more seats 

14 Dec 17

Rail operator c2c is to roll out new carriages with more seats and standing room – but it will take up to four years.


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Primary school in Spitalfields hosts living nativity procession in Brick Lane 

13 Dec 17

A primary school in Spitalfields delivered an early Christmas present to residents, shoppers and traders by bringing the tale of baby Jesus to the streets today.


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Campaign launched for auditors to take over Tower Hamlets planning after ‘bribery’ claims 

13 Dec 17

An opposition cross-party campaign is calling on the Secretary of State to take over strategic planning applications away from Tower Hamlets council in the light of an alleged £2 million bribery attempt to get plans passed for a skyscraper on the …


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Teenager accused of jumping from DLR train into water at Canary Wharf to appear in court 

13 Dec 17

A man has been charged in connection with a video that showed two people jumping from a DLR train into the water at Canary Wharf.


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Two guns, drugs and cash seized after police raid flat in Spitalfields 

13 Dec 17

Two guns, drugs and a quality of cash have been seized after police raided a flat in Spitalfields this morning…


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Borough commander pays tribute to Bow Street police officer stabbed to death 26 years ago today 

13 Dec 17

The borough’s police commander has laid a wreath in memory of a detective who was stabbed to death 26 years ago today.


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Popstar Pixie Lott visits primary school in Poplar 

13 Dec 17

Popstar Pixie Lott took part in a poetry-writing session with pupils at a primary school in Poplar during a surprise visit.


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Brick Lane switches on Christmas lights with ghosts from East End’s Jewish heritage 

13 Dec 17

The festive lights have been switched on along Brick Lane reflecting former Jewish and Yiddish-language culture of London’s East End with ghostly figures in doorways from the 1920s.


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Four held and £8,000 cash seized in police dawn drug raids in Shadwell 

13 Dec 17

Police have busted several homes in dawn raids in east London as part of an ongoing operation to disrupted organised drug dealing crime.


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Brick Lane switches on Christmas lights with ghosts from East End’s Jewish heritage 

12 Dec 17

The festive lights have been switched on along Brick Lane reflecting former Jewish and Yiddish-language culture of London’s East End with ghostly figures in doorways from the 1920s.


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Canary Wharf lawyer charged with possessing child porn ‘held sex parties at flat’, court hears 

12 Dec 17

A high-flying lawyer led a “risky” lifestyle hosting Grindr “chem-sex” parties at his luxury apartment, a court has heard.


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Ofsted report reveals decline in good or outstanding secondary schools in Tower Hamlets 

12 Dec 17

The number of secondary schools in Tower Hamlets to be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted has decreased in the past year.


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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt praises East London Foundation Trust during visit 

12 Dec 17

Jeremy Hunt has lauded a NHS mental health trust for its dedication to patient safety after it “overhauled” its way of working.


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Memorial to 1943 Bethnal Green air-raid disaster finally being unveiled by ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Trust 

12 Dec 17

A memorial to the controversial 1943 Bethnal Green wartime air-raid shelter disaster in which 173 people died needlessly is finally being unveiled on Sunday after a 10-year fundraising campaign.


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Stumped detectives appeal to identify man found dead on Hackney Marshes two years ago 

11 Dec 17

Mystery surrounds the identity of a man found dead on Hackney Marshes two years ago – with police no closer to knowing his name or what happened.


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Call for audit commissioners to check Tower Hamlets planning applications over £2m ‘bribery’ allegations 

10 Dec 17

A call has been made tonight for a return of government commissioners to take over all planning applications going through Tower Hamlets council in the light of fresh corruption allegations of a £2 million “bribery”.


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Heavy snowfall brings disruption to roads and public transport in London 

10 Dec 17

Weather warnings have been issued across London following heavy snowfall overnight and this morning.


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Whitechapel public meeting telling renters their rights to be addressed by Tower Hamlets’ mayor 

8 Dec 17

A public meeting for renters to know their legal rights is being held in Whitechapel on Monday as part of a long-running campaign to protect private tenants from rogue landlords.


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Firefighters remember two who died in tragic Bethnal Green blaze in 2004 

8 Dec 17

The families of two fire-fighters who died in a blaze in east London 13 years ago stood silently as a memorial was unveiled in their memory.


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Mayor picks Punam’s penguin for his official Tower Hamlets Christmas card 

7 Dec 17

A penguin has been picked by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets for his official Christmas card from the town hall which has been drawn by a four-year-old.


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Appeal to find youth in connection with crimes in Mile End 

7 Dec 17

Do you recognise this image of a young male who carries this distinctive rucksack…


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Santa colludes with Poplar MP Jim Fitzpatrick to throw switch for Chrisp Street Christmas lights 

7 Dec 17

Hundreds of revellers watched Santa switch on this year’s Christmas lights in east London packed into Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market.


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Bow illustrator secures Plaistow cultural arts internship through enterprising scheme 

7 Dec 17

An artist from an ethnic minority background says a place on a creative industry internship has opened new doors for her career.


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Financial support for council tenants in Tower Hamlets affected by delayed Universal Credit payments 

6 Dec 17

Council tenants who have been plunged into rent arrears through delays in their Universal Credit payments will be offered financial support from the town hall.


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Robot ‘surgeons’ operating on patients at Royal London and Bart’s hospitals 

6 Dec 17

Robots are taking over some major surgery in hospitals in the City and east London such as heart, lungs and chest procedures.


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Jailed: Driver who rammed police car during escape bid on the Isle of Dogs 

6 Dec 17

A 35-year-old man who rammed his car into a police vehicle as he fled officers on the Isle of Dogs has been jailed.


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Government ministers check up on Swanlea Whitechapel school pupils’ mental health 

6 Dec 17

Government ministers were in east London visiting Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary School to monitor how its pupils’ mental health awareness strategy has been functioning.


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Joshua launches his Vyta app in Whitechapel to beat the crush at the gym 

6 Dec 17

Joshua Ashley holds a fundraising event this-morning for the Apples and Pears cockney charity in London’s East End to launch his new personal fitness trainers app.


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Drugs and cash seized by police in dawn raids in Millwall 

5 Dec 17

Two people have been arrested after police seized drugs and thousands of pounds in cash during dawn raids in Millwall this morning.


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Avast! Plastic whale beached off Bow 

5 Dec 17

There she blows! There she blows! A hump like a rubbish hill, it’s the plastic whale…


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Shopkeepers in Tower Hamlets urged not to sell acid or corrosive products to under 18s 

5 Dec 17

Shopkeepers in Tower Hamlets are being urged to ban the sale of acid or corrosive household products over the counter to customers under 18 or without proper proof of identity.


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Jailed: Limehouse drug dealers caught with cocaine and heroin worth £2.5m 

5 Dec 17

Two Limehouse drug dealers who were caught with cocaine and heroin with a street value of £2.5million have been jailed for 15 years each.


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Volunteers pack Muslim Aid ‘winter survival’ rucksacks for east London’s rough sleepers 

4 Dec 17

Volunteers have started packing rucksacks to distribute to those sleeping rough on the streets of east London.


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Martial arts tribute to Bethnal Green shooting victim Jordan Bari 

4 Dec 17

A martial arts instructor has passed a grading exam wearing the belt of his former student who was shot dead in Bethnal Green last year.


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Bike-jack cycle gang strikes again in latest robbery by Regent’s Canal 

4 Dec 17

A gang of ‘bike jackers’ in east London are being hunted by police after another cyclist was ambushed and robbed by the Regent’s Canal after dark.


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Mayor of London announces plans to expand ultra low emission zone to Tower Hamlets 

4 Dec 17

Pollution levels could be reduced if proposals to extend the ultra-low emission zone as far as the North and South Circular roads are approved.


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New app goes on tour with ‘Elephant Man’ Joseph Merrick through 1880s Whitechapel 

4 Dec 17

The story of ‘Elephant Man’ Joseph Merrick is the main theme of a new audio tour of Whitechapel through his own eyes compiled by Queen Mary University researchers.


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Foxtons fined £35k for failing to provide safety information for rented house in Whitechapel 

4 Dec 17

One of the UK’s biggest estate agents has been fined £35,000 for failing to prove to the council a rented house in Whitechapel was safe for tenants.


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Stepney car gang jailed after terrified teenager is kidnapped in Commercial Road 

4 Dec 17

A teenager kidnapped off the street in east London and threatened with being shot is living in fear of his family being targeted.


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Man in court charged with Mile End house party murder 

4 Dec 17

A 22-year-old man will appear in court today accused of murdering a man at a house party in Mile End.


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Stepney car gang jailed after terrified teenager is kidnapped in Commercial Road 

4 Dec 17

A teenager kidnapped off the street in east London and threatened with being shot is living in fear of his family being targeted.


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Jail for Whitechapel burglar who made off with office laptops 

1 Dec 17

An “opportunistic” laptop thief who committed a string of burglaries in Whitechapel has been jailed.


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Jailed: Pair who killed 60-year-old in his Bow Common flat after he refused to rob drug dealer 

1 Dec 17

Two men have been jailed for killing a 60-year-old man in his Bow Common home after he refused to help them rob a drug dealer.


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London Assembly member Unmesh Desai to observe trials of opposition Turkish politicians 

1 Dec 17

London Assembly member for east London Unmesh Desai is visiting Turkey next week as part of a UK delegation of MPs and MEPs watching the trials of Turkish opposition MPs.







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