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

Schoolchildren who turned their playground bike shed in Hackney into an art gallery are among ‘super community heroes’ recognised by famous faces in east London’s first Artskickers awards.

Two budding Elizabethan ‘Bards’ have won the poetry competition for the visitor centre opening at The Stage development in Shoreditch where the foundations of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre were discovered in 2008.

A new campaign by the Department for Education is urging small companies to take on apprentices.

Passers-by got a shock at home time when pupils and teachers came out of the school gate in their lacquered backcombed hair or crazy wigs.

A haul of weapons including machetes and knives have been seized by police who stopped a car in Hoxton Square last night.

Work is underway on a £25 million scheme for east London’s new Hackney Wick Overground station complex with major improvements in the surrounding streets.

A family of swans have had to be rescued from the River Lea in east London after getting covered in cooking oil—but a cygnet was seen dead in the water close by.

Emrah Yildiz has been jailed for his part in a £1.1million “crash for cash” car accident insurance scam.

The 40th Spitalfields Music Winter Festival opens on Sunday in London’s East End with a mix of Early music, classical Bach, jazz, Swing—and even opera for babies.

It was a dog’s life trying to compete to see who was the best mutt in town—but that’s what us canines had to do on Sunday in east London.

Trying to compete to see who’s the best mutt in town is a bit of a dog’s life—but that’s what we canines are doing tomorrow in Vicky Park.

Children got a rush of adrenaline in the first all-London go-kart grand prix racing in knock-together karts they made themselves.

Movie makers shooting a murder thriller about the underground sub-culture of alleycat bike racing in London’s East End finally release the film this month after raising the cash to cover production costs from the public.

Hundreds of spectators are expected for Sunday’s free grand festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Regent’s Canal, with narrowboats running trips by east London’s Victoria Park.

Enthusiastic youngsters turned up to learn a thing or two about traditional home crafts from the over 70s like jam-making, sewing and weaving.

The old folk are taking over east London today to show the younger ‘digital’ generation a thing or two about traditional home skills.

Experts churning up new evidence of how the first Londoners lived day-to-day in ancient Roman times have discovered their text messages written on tablets 19 centuries before today’s electronic digital versions.

An armed police operation is being launched to tackle London’s gun crime in areas like the East End with the highest levels of firearms being used by gangs.

An army of caterpillars which attacks oak trees in parks is sweeping across London and parts of the Home Counties, the Forestry Commission warns.

A 450-year-old children’s bird whistle is among artefacts unearthed by archaeologists excavating Shakespeare’s historic Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch.

A new programme is being set up in east London to help anyone out of work for more than a year to learn the skills and confidence needed to get through those nerve-wracking interviews for jobs.

Campaigners have declared victory in east London today in the latest round over the controversial scheme for a wall of skyscrapers at the old Bishopsgate goodsyard site that would overshadow Shoreditch.

The decision on whether the controversial wall of skyscrapers planned for the old Bishopsgate goodsyard on the fringe of the City of London should go ahead has been delayed.

London Mayor Boris Johnson has sent a letter to the developers, Hammerson’s, offering them a chance to modify their planning application, it is understood.

The Buck stops with Boris Johnson over whether the controversial Bishopsgate goodsyard scheme for seven skyscrapers shadowing over Shoreditch and Spitalfields should go ahead—now his own planning officers want it rejected.

Another ‘Stone Henge’ even bigger than the world famous heritage site and dating back nearly 5,500 years has been discovered by archaeologists.

There seems no pity for George Cornell’s murder at Whitechapel’s Blind Beggar pub by notorious gangster Ronnie Kray half-a-century later.

Public consultations begin this week on creating a ‘super college’ for 17,000 east London students by merging Tower Hamlets and Hackney Community colleges.

The Queen’s representative for Greater London has visited the Mildmay HIV treatment hospital at Shoreditch as part of its 150th anniversary, which the late Princess Diana famously visited many times in the 1980s.

Candidates for May’s election for London Mayor and the London Assembly are being challenged over where they stand on the controversial Bishopsgate goodsyard development.

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