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Manchester bombing: Tower Hamlets mayor calls for more police presence in east London 

23 May

More police on the streets of east London in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack would reassure the public, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets urged this-evening.

Hospital workers consider strike action after demand for 30p an hour pay rise ‘ignored’ 

23 May

Non-medical staff employed by a private contractor at Barts Health NHS Trust say they are considering strike action in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

Spitalfields opens its five ‘secret’ gardens hidden behind weavers’ cottages 

23 May

Five “secret” gardens tucked away behind the historic terraces in Spitalfields are opening to the public for just six hours on June 10.

Bigland Green cuts the ribbon to open its new school library for the children of Shadwell 

23 May

A campaign by parents to get children in east London reading early has led to a new school library being opened at Shadwell’s Bigland Green Primary.

Pupils win over Tower Hamlets mayor for road safety scheme outside Central Foundation School 

23 May

A road safety campaign by pupils at Bow’s Central Foundation for Girls has won backing from the mayor of Tower Hamlets who is instructing council engineers to come up with a scheme next to east London’s busy A11.

Police roll out ‘body’ cameras in Tower Hamlets 

22 May

Police have begun using body cameras in Tower Hamlets with a mixed reception from the public.

Cancellations continue at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals following cyber attack 

22 May

Patients at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals are facing cancelled appointments more than a week after their computer systems were hit by a cyber attack.

Champagne launch for East London Evensong Choir on Isle of Dogs 

22 May

Choirmaster Jonathan Pease is throwing the church doors open with champagne this Bank Holiday weekend for the public debut of the East London Evensong Choir he has set up on the Isle of Dogs.

Millwall: EFL calls Wembley pitch invasion ‘completely unacceptable’ 

22 May

The EFL says a pitch invasion by Millwall fans after their play-off final win at Wembley was "completely unacceptable".

Last day to register online to vote in the general election 

22 May

Today is the last day to register online so you can vote in the snap general election taking place on June 8.

1,500 race round Tower of London’s moat for British Heart Foundation 

22 May

Hundreds of volunteers filled the moat of the Tower of London for the British Heart Foundation’s annual fundraiser.

Hip Hop’s Cream whips up cash for Macmillan Nurses at Mile End charity bash 

21 May

International hip-hop singer Cream turned up in east London last night to help raise cash for Macmillan Nurses charity at a packed Victoria pub at Mile End in memory of his best pal who died from cancer.

Neil Harris: Millwall boss ‘had gut feeling’ it was his side’s time to win promotion 

20 May

Millwall manager Neil Harris says this season will go down as "one of the biggest successes in the club's history".

Stuart McCall: Bradford City boss ‘close to hitting’ Millwall fans 

20 May

Bradford City boss Stuart McCall says he was "close to clocking" Millwall fans who invaded the pitch at the end of the League One play-off final.

‘Stepney Words’ pupils return 47 years on to meet sacked teacher Chris Searle again 

20 May

Retired school teacher Chris Searle is back to meet some of his old pupils today who came out on strike when he was sacked for publishing a controversial book of their poems called Stepney Words .

Millwall fan dies after suffering cardiac arrest in stands during Good Friday match 

19 May

A Millwall fan has died after collapsing in the stands during last months 3-0 victory against Northampton Town.

Terrorism officers given more time to question four men arrested in east London 

19 May

Detectives have been given more time to question four men, including a teenager, who were arrested in east London on suspicion of terror offences.

Karolina’s killing: Family get longer temporary shelter from Tower Hamlets Council 

19 May

A family facing eviction today from emergency accommodation after having to quit their flat in Limehouse where 20-year-old Karolina Chwiluk was stabbed to death in front of them have been given extra time to stay.

Jailed: Foot fetishist who stared at women’s feet while carrying out solo sex acts in Shoreditch 

19 May

A man with a foot fetish who carried out obscene sex acts on himself while staring at the feet of women at bus stops has been jailed.

Pupils ‘knock up’ an outdoor learning space in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park 

19 May

Youngsters on Toynbee Hall’s youth project called Make It have done just that—making their own outdoor classroom.

Greg Peake: Police drop murder probe into Hoxton man’s death 

19 May

Detectives investigating the death of a Hoxton man have dropped their murder investigation.

First Bangladesh woman elected Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council 

18 May

The first-ever Bangladeshi woman Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council was elected without opposition at last night’s annual general meeting at the Town Hall.

Bradford City v Millwall 

18 May

Live coverage of Saturday's League One play-off final between Bradford City and Millwall at Wembley.

Oaklands Secondary pupils address education conference in Norway on ‘inclusion’ 

18 May

Headteacher Patrice Canavan was asked to address a major education conference in Norway with two of her sixthform pupils from Bethnal Green’s Oaklands Secondary about ‘pupil inclusion’.

Maureen Flanagan gives up George Michael’s jacket at The Victoria pub for Macmillan Nurses 

18 May

Former Page 3 pin-up Maureen Flanagan has been traipsing up and down the Roman Road market begging from shopkeepers.

Teenagers bailed as Bromley-by-Bow murder victim named as 41-year-old Brenton Roper 

17 May

A ‘loyal and loving’ father who was stabbed and shot dead just yards from his home in Bromley-by-Bow has been named today by police as Brenton Roper.

Anti-terrorist detectives arrest youth and 3 men in east London in MI5 probe 

17 May

Three men and a teenager have been arrested in east London today under the 2000 Terrorism Act.

Brick Lane amongst illegal tobacco sale ‘hotspots’ in London 

17 May

More than one third of London’s smokers have purchased illegal tobacco, some of which contained asbestos and human excrement, new research has revealed.

Bethnal Green director of campaign group Cage charged under terrorism act 

17 May

The director of a campaign group has been charged with failing to disclose his password after he was detained at Heathrow Airport.

Rahman back in High Court to overturn ban as Tower Hamlets mayor 

17 May

Former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman, barred from for office for five years in 2015 for corrupt practices, is back in the High Court today in a bid to overturn his ban.

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Infections Rhythms at Wilton’s Music Hall 

24 May

The Grand Union Orchestra presents an original musical score in this one-off family show ‘Infections Rhythms’ at Wilton’s Music Hall on Saturday 17 th June.

Urban Makers East Summer Makers’ Market 

23 May

The lovely Urban Makers East returns to the equally lovely Ecology Park in Mile End 3rd and 4th June 2017.

Fears for future of free school lunches in Tower Hamlets 

22 May

School lunches in Tower Hamlets may be under threat     Pic: Laura Taylor This week Theresa May made a major concession on schools by offering a £4billion cash injection to reverse planned budget cuts.

How Canary Wharf exodus could affect local economy 

22 May

Tower Hamlets could be affected by potential job exports to the EU     Pic: Wikimedia Commons Apart from the prospect that some Canary Wharf-based bankers will relocate as a result of Brexit, the success of Emmanuel Macron in the recent French ...

Remembering Poplar’s tragic little war victims, 100 years on 

22 May

Mayflower Primary School pupils Zain, Saima and Anika are preparing for the memorial day   Pic: Sarah Oladokun One hundred years ago next month a primary school in Tower Hamlets received a direct hit in a German air raid over London, killing 18 ...

Brick Lane revealed as hotspot for illegal tobacco trade 

22 May

It is thought the illegal tobacco trade could profit from new tobacco regulations      Pic: Japan Tobacco International Historic Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets is a hotspot for illegal tobacco trade, according to an investigation carried out by ...

New funding scheme could slash £33million off Tower Hamlets school budget 

22 May

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, wants to see the NFF implemented in 2019  Pic: Simon/DFID (Flickr) Teachers fear school budgets in Tower Hamlets could be slashed by £33 million if a new funding scheme is introduced.

Roger Love – Personal Trainer 

22 May

In need of kick starting a fitness regime? Personal trainer Roger Love is based in Hackney and ready and waiting to get you fit like you have never been before.

Tower Hamlets signs Sugar Reduction charter to reduce childhood obesity 

21 May

Pupils in Tower Hamlets can now enjoy healthier treats          Pic: Tower Hamlets Council Tower Hamlets recently signed up to the Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food charter in an attempt to reduce childhood obesity throughout the borough.

Tower Hamlets’ mayor approves affordable rent initiative 

20 May

Mayor Biggs’s initiative could see households save up to £6,000     Pic: Wikimedia Commons; Jim (flikr) Tower Hamlets’ mayor John Biggs has approved affordable housing developments that will see rent levels split between Tower Hamlets Living ...

Tower of London charity run raises £77,000 for British Heart Foundation 

20 May

Participants in the British Heart Foundation Run at the Tower of London    Pic: British Heart Foundation More than 1,500 people joined forces for the Tower of London Run this week to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Join The Big School Assembly 

19 May

RAISING THE VOLUME ON SCHOOL CUTS Wednesday the 24 th of May The Big School Assembly of parents, teachers, support staff and school governors will be demonstrating at 4:30pm opposite the Ragged School Museum.

Urban Village Fete 

18 May

Get down to Greenwich Peninsula this Sunday 21 st May for the return of the Urban Village Fete.

May Half-Term Round Up 

16 May

We’ve done our homework and rounded up the best family friendly activities in Tower Hamlets this May Half-Term so you don’t have to.

#ELLection: Crime, poverty, mental health – the issues our MPs must tackle 

10 May

With the general election fast approaching, ELL looks at the main problems facing the boroughs.

Planning Inspectorate victory for the George 

9 May

A message from the George Tavern… Last night we received news that a momentous decision had been reached by the Planning Inspectorate.

#ELLection: East London voter turnout on the rise – but could be better 

9 May

Polling station in Lewisham            Pic: RachelH_ (Flickr) The turnout rate for east London has risen steadily over the past 10 years, to the point where it is now just at the national average.

Pedal Power Family Day 

7 May

PEDAL POWER FAMILY DAY Saturday the 20 th of May Stratford Circus has a super fun pedal powered day out your family featuring their carbon friendly show At The End Of Everything Else and Junk Orchestra Family Workshops Catering for ages 6 and above, ...

Some Good news at Ability Bow 

7 May

Some time ago we reported on the campaign to save the Ability Bow Gym in St Paul’s Church in Gym.

Loraine and The Geezers Do It Again! 

7 May

Artist Loraine Leeson and The Geezers invite you to celebrate their latest venture in the Active Energy  arts project.

Poplar Union 

3 May

A brilliant new arts space and cafe has opened in Bartlett Park, Poplar with a multitude of things on offer for families – including arts music for kids; Mother and Baby yoga; and a shiny new park-side café.

Men’s Health Day a Success! 

3 May

The Men’s Health day at the Merchant Centre in Bow last week organised by the Geezers, exceeded expectations, not only in the numbers that attended on a damp cold day, but in the quality of the speakers and their interaction with the audience, ...

THMs is Hiring – Relationships / Marketing Manager 

2 May

We’re on the search for a Marketing / Relationships Manager.

Politics and pollution: which party will save Tower Hamlets’ air? 

1 May

London is infamous for its air pollution problem           Pic: ( Wikimedia Commons ) With the general election fast approaching, Eastlondonlines spoke to representatives of the four main political parties to hear their plans for cleaner air in ...

15% off at Sublime 

29 Apr

Sublime is one of the best little secrets of Victoria Park village with an irresistible selection of clothing from small labels and unique gifts for the trickiest of customers.

SNAP Store London 

29 Apr

SNAP UP A 15% DISCOUNT AT SNAP STORE ROMAN RD Before Snap opened on Roman Rd locals were at a loss when it came to witty, unique and stylish gifts.

Win a Family Ticket to Happily Ever After 

28 Apr

This 13 th -16th of May, Tower Hamlets Mums and our friends at The Halfmoon Theatre have teamed up to offer one lucky family a ticket to see Happily Ever After.

#ELLection: Tower Hamlets hoping to maintain Labour stronghold 

28 Apr

Tower Hamlets is made up of two constituencies        Pic: TUB ( wikimedia ) The two Labour MPs representing the constituencies within Tower Hamlets will be hoping to retain their relatively safe seats on June 8.


28 Apr

A pop-up theatre and events space Roundabout arrives at Canary Wharf 9 th – 14 th May with plenty of fun for families.

Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will thrill crowds at London’s Olympic Park this summer 

27 Apr

The race is on: Olympic Park will host World Championships in August         Pic: Paul Nattall (flikr) The world’s best athletes are coming to London this summer to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World...

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