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Low pay workers finding it hard making ends meet during the pandemic are being offered a money advice phone and email help-line in east London.

A deadline has been extended for anyone with social ideas to make life better in east London after the coronavirus emergency to apply for cash to get their start-ups off the ground.

A couple who were hit by the lockdown emergency working in catering have set up their own “floating bakery” business with a narrowboat on the Regent’s Canal.

Bankers in the City are extending financial aid to the main Hackney food bank for the next three months to cover the school holidays in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Architects have come up with a solution for a school to cope with getting pupils back into the classroom after lockdown.

Former engineering apprentice Elliot Dervish went back to his old college to design a gadget to keep his mum safe while she’s on duty in an NHS hospital during the coronavirus emergency.

More cash is being ploughed into east London foodbanks to make sure they are well stocked for families having to rely on them more and more during the coronavirus lockdown.

Schoolchildren stuck at home during the pandemic emergency who may be behind in maths and English are being offered online tuition by an east London housing organisation to get them up to speed.

Thousands of schoolchildren are at risk of going hungry over the Easter school holidays during the pandemic because they aren’t eligible for the government’s food voucher scheme, it has emerged.

Angry members of the public are taking legal action over the closure of Victoria Park during the pandemic which they claim is unlawful.

A candle-light vigil following the anti-Semitic daubings on a synagogue in north London on the last night of the Jewish Chanukah ‘festival of light’ drew parallels with the 1936 Battle of Cable Street which stopped Mosley’s Blackshirts marching through Whitechapel.

A graffiti mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch that shows the faces of people already struggling to survive the global climate crisis.

Details of the first-ever London Mural Festival of street art has been unveiled which is to take place across London next year.

A community choir in east London created partly on the advice of doctors to help patients with mental issues is performing in the BBC Proms on Sunday.

Police are to continue their tough stand on stop and search in the fight against drugs and knife crime on the streets, the Met’s new joint borough commander for Tower Hamlets and Hackney has promised.

This old tram shed in Hackney Wick that’s been used as a storage depot for the past 60 years is about to be turned into a vibrant community hub.

The prestigious Teaching and Excellence Framework award has been given to New City College for this year’s results published by the Office for Students.

A charity helping to self-motivate women out of work in east London has been given £290,000 National Lottery cash to help 250 to get jobs over the next five years.

A campaign has been started to raise the cash for what might be the world’s first hand-cracked rolling footbridge planned for a disused dock on the River Lea.

TV historian Dan Cruikshank is spearheading a campaign to stop an historic 18th century Huguenot silkworker’s house in Shoreditch being bulldozed to make way for a luxury block of flats.

A £75,000 ‘grassroots’ fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations “making a difference” to east London’s community life.

Floating islands are literally being launched on the Regent’s Canal to help east London’s wildlife flourish.

A ‘touchy feely’ sensory mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch for the deaf and blind close to the site where Shakespeare’s original Curtain Playhouse was discovered.

This may seem like just a cheap plastic comb that you can pick up in any local corner shop—but it has a history that has impacted around the world for two centuries.

A woman shooting drugs in the street in front of children and persistently flouting court orders for four years banning her from housing estates in Bethnal Green has been jailed.

Mums and dads had a tough time keeping pace with their toddlers when East London Little Ladies football took to the field.

Meet the ‘Little Ladies’ of east London who have their own grassroots football club to give girls of all abilities and ages a chance to have a go at the beautiful game.

This is the inventor responsible for producing a chemical process at Hackney Wick that probably led to plastic pollution on the Thames and around the world 200 years later.

Some of the Krays’ former gangland henchmen are planning a ‘meet’ in the East End to help east London’s former Page 3 model Maureen Flanagan raise money for cancer care.

The first steps in getting into healthcare careers are being made for students and secondary pupils across east London with today’s launch of a programme “to secure the future of the NHS”.

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