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Memorial unveiled at Whitechapel to 1917 VC war hero Charles Pope by Tower Hamlets mayor 

24 Apr

Old soldier Charles Pope who won the Victoria Cross for valour has finally been commemorated in the East End neighbourhood where he grew up—100 years after his death.

Murder hunt after two men found stabbed in Bow Common Lane 

24 Apr

A murder investigation has been started in east London after a double stabbing in which a man died this morning after being discovered by police in a flat in Bow Common.

Countdown to Spitalfields neighbourhood plan starts at Hanbury Hall tonight 

24 Apr

Public consultations are being launched tonight in east London for the long-awaited Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan.

Unattended candle starts Poplar fire that left woman needing medical treatment 

24 Apr

An unattended candle is believed to have caused a fire at a flat in Poplar which left a woman needing medical treatment.

Millwall v Oxford United 

22 Apr

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Millwall and Oxford United.

Commuters say goodbye to classic District line train 

21 Apr

Commuters said goodbye to an Underground classic today on its final journey through London.

The Seafood School relaunches at Billingsgate Fish Market 

21 Apr

Gurnard, hake, cuttlefish and coley were all dished up at the re-launch of The Seafood School at Billingsgate Fish Market.

Ability Bow gym gets London Marathon boost from prison officer, teacher, nurse and GP 

21 Apr

Prison officer Baz Colley is one of a squad of 28 wellwishers running in Sunday’s London Marathon to support East London’s unique Bow Ability therapy gym.

Man seriously injured in hit-and-run in Stepney 

21 Apr

A man has been seriously injured in a hit and run in Stepney in the early hours of this morning.

Tower Hill construction scheme to create on-site apprenticeship training 

21 Apr

Apprenticeships in the building trade are being created with a new block being built near the Tower of London.

Books for give-away at Morpeth School following World Book Night 

21 Apr

A ‘big book giveaway’ takes place on Thursday at Bethnal Green’s Morpeth Secondary for anyone to drop in and pick something they fancy.

Campaign to stop youths carrying knives launched at Whitechapel after Syed Islam stabbing 

20 Apr

Hundreds of people turned up for a vigil and rally against knife crime in London’s East End tonight following the death of 20-year-old Syed Jamanoor Islam who was stabbed outside his home in Mile End.

Danny Lambo opens ‘Miss Great Britain’ exhibition tonight in Brick Lane 

20 Apr

The ‘Miss Great Britain’ finalists are gathering in London’s East End this evening for society multi-millionaire Danny Lambo to meet photographers and models.

Memorial being unveiled at Whitechapel to 1917 VC war hero Charles Pope 

20 Apr

A new memorial stone to remember a First World War hero born in London’s East End who was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously is being unveiled by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets today.

Tower Hamlets named as property hotspot for young professionals 

20 Apr

Tower Hamlets is the sixth most popular property hotspot for young professionals in the country, a report claims.

Holy Scripture library reopens at Bow’s Harley Grove Sikh temple 8 years after arson 

20 Apr

Sikhs from all over the country gathered at Bow’s Gurdwara Sikh Temple for the opening of its new library replacing the one burned down in an arsonist attack eight years ago.

Two Tower Hamlets GP surgeries get green light by CQC inspectors 

20 Apr

Two GP surgeries in London’s East End have passed their ‘medical’ inspections by the Care Quality Commission.

A11 junctions in Whitechapel and Bow ‘among most dangerous in London’ says TfL 

19 Apr

Busy traffic junctions on the A11 in east London—where at least six cyclists have been killed in three years—are among the worst in the capital for road safety which have been identified today in a study by City Hall.

Police seize gun and ammunition in Whitechapel 

19 Apr

A man has been charged after officers seized this gun and ammunition in Whitechapel at the weekend.

Business network tackling toxic air in Shoreditch signs up its 1,000 member 

19 Apr

A network of businesses working together to tackle toxic air in Shoreditch has welcomed its 1,000 member.

Labour’s Jim Fitzpatrick votes against snap election, but denies plan to quit as MP 

19 Apr

East London MP Jim Fitzpatrick who was one of 13 voting in the Commons this-afternoon against having a snap general election has denied he is standing down.

Man arrested in east London by anti-terrorism officers 

19 Apr

Police have arrested a man in east London today on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Last orders for Tower Hamlets pubs as just under half have closed since 2001, according to new digures 

19 Apr

Just under half of Tower Hamlets pubs have been lost since 2001, new figures reveal.

Housing pressures harming mental health of more than a third of adults in London 

19 Apr

Millions of people living in London are experiencing mental health illness because of housing problems, research has revealed.

‘Selfish’ boy racers cause traffic delays in Tower Hamlets at London Tunnel Run 2017 

19 Apr

Thousands of boy racers caused “horrendous” traffic delays and excess noise at a controversial mass car rally on Sunday.

Driver sprayed with noxious substance in east London carjacking attack 

19 Apr

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was attacked with a noxious substance in east London during a car-jacking when an Audi was stolen.

Tower Hamlets 2017 primary school places announced 

18 Apr

More than 96 per cent of children in Tower Hamlets due to start primary school in September have received a place at one of their top three choices.

Election 2017: Everything you need to know about the UK’s snap general election 

18 Apr

A snap general election has been called by prime minister Theresa May, to be held in June.

How do I register to vote in the snap general election 2017? Everything you need to know 

18 Apr

With the snap general election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

Snap election was shock move to Labour says Poplar & Limehouse MP Fitzpatrick 

18 Apr

The Prime Minister’s sudden announcement of a snap General Election came as a shock to Labour’s Jim Fitzpatrick in east London.

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Date for the Diary: Sunday 9th July 

18 Apr

We are now gearing up for our annual Community Fair Dog Show on Sunday 9th July 12-5 PM.

Celebrate Vinyl: A brief history of vinyl records 

18 Apr

To kick off Celebrate Vinyl , our series marking Record Store Day 2017, we explore how vinyl records have evolved and what they mean to people in today’s culture.

Record Store Day 2017: a complete guide to what’s on near you 

18 Apr

With the tenth Record Store Day this Saturday on April 22, we’ve gathered the best places in and around the ELL boroughs where you can treat yourself to shiny new vinyl records and to see special acts performing live.

Giant Robot Canary Wharf 

11 Apr

Crossrail Canary Wharf has a new dining destination – Giant Robot – opening Wednesday 12th April.

Run for St Joseph’s Hospice 

3 Apr

When: Sunday 30th April 2017 Registration Fee:  £15 (usually £25!) Minimum sponsorship pledge:  £250 Virgin Sport Hackney is one of the fastest growing half marathons in the UK.

Our Annual General Meeting: This Wed 5th April, 7 for 7.15PM at The Art Pavilion 

31 Mar

I hope some of you can make it to this year's Annual General Meeting.

MEOTRA AGM – Thursday 6th April. 7 for 7.30 start 

30 Mar

Next Thursday is Meotra'sAnnual General Meeting at the EpiphaniusChurch, Lichfield Rd .

Is air pollution hurting my baby? A Tower Hamlets mum finds out 

29 Mar

Helen and Leela.

Meet the Traders: The T2 tea emporium 

27 Mar

The smelling table and Now Sipping wall.

Why Holi’s the most colourful festival of the East London calendar 

27 Mar

An Indian couple celebrate their first Holi in London        Pic: Yuvan Kumar Throwing paint at strangers will usually get you into trouble – unless you do it during a few days in March to celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colour.

Tower Hamlets: A Ride Through The Smog 

27 Mar

Air pollution is a major problem – affecting people’s health from cradle to grave.

Parents from Tower Hamlets protest to save nurseries 

27 Mar

Children send a message to Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs     Pic: Socialist Party Parents of nursery school pupils protested at a Tower Hamlets council meeting last Wednesday afternoon (March 22) in a bid to stop the privatisation of three ...

Meet the Traders – Duke of Uke 

26 Mar

Inside the Duke of Uke      Pic: Duke of Uke.

Wow! Said The Owl 

26 Mar

This April 13 th -15 th the Little Angel Theatre Company is presenting Wow! Said the Owl at Stratford Circus.

East London culture guide: Our top eight art galleries 

25 Mar

The historic Whitechapel Gallery           Pic: Henry Lawford (Flickr) For decades East London has had a reputation as the city’s centre of contemporary art.

20 years after the Docklands bomb 

24 Mar

Dr George Legg, co-founder ‘Not A Split Second’ project Pic: Imogen Mills.

Win A Bumpshoot! With Motherhood Photography 

23 Mar

Photographer Rosie Mayell wants to share something with you.

Terrorist Incident and BOW 

23 Mar

The Geezers have received the following email from the Met’s Bow East Safer Neighbourhood Team: Dear All, Just to keep you updated in light of the recent incident yesterday in London.

Easter Events, Classes and Fun for Kids in Tower Hamlets 

23 Mar

Spring has Sprung.

Made in a Day – Unicorn Theatre 

23 Mar

Our friends at the fantastic Unicorn Theatre at London Bridge have teamed up with several professional theatre groups this Easter, to bring you Made in a Day, running 10 th -15 th April 2017.

Men’s Health. A Date for the Diary! 

23 Mar

The Geezers are planning a a Men’s Health Day for men in Tower Hamlets.

East Londoner helps in struggle against extremism 

22 Mar

United Nations Offices – Geneva, Switzerland.

Help Shape your Neighbourhood this Saturday 

22 Mar

Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum Members, and new members too, are invited to the Neighbourhood Forum 25th March 2017 Public Meeting – 4.00-6.00pm at Chisenhale Art Place.

CCTV images released in hunt for Stepney shooters 

22 Mar

CCTV image of the white BMW shortly before shooting took place.

HMIC investigate Tower Hamlets Electoral Fraud 

22 Mar

The Met Police are under investigation.

Search is on for robbery suspect of elderly man in Tower Hamlets 

21 Mar

The man capured on CCTV who is being searched for.

See and hear world famous artists at new Whitechapel Gallery exhibition 

21 Mar

QA: Artists in Conversation exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery.

Easter at Museum of Docklands London 

21 Mar

Visit the Museum of London Docklands this Easter and enjoy FREE family events themed around their current exhibition – Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail, running 1-12 April 2017.

Shoreditch shoe display remembers ‘disappeared’ students of Mexico 

20 Mar

Shoes with messages from the relatives of those who disappeared.

Tower Hamlets fights Brexit on behalf of resident EU nationals 

20 Mar

European Union flag.

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