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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".

Flushing cooking oil from the Christmas turkey might just cause a festive monster fatberg in the sewers under the streets, Thames Water is warning.

A Dalston solicitor is under investigation over housing fraud allegations.

Hundreds of supporters turned up for the ninth annual 'red run' at Victoria Park to mark the 30th anniversary of the first World Aids Day.

Three youths have appeared in court in east London following stabbing incidents in Bethnal Green and Shoreditch.

Optician director Jayesh Maru has seen his way to the ancient mountain-top Inca capital of Machu Picchu and has found his way back to east London.

Parishioners joined faith and civic leaders on a canal barge yesterday to get the Bishop of Stepney's official blessing for their new Hackney Wick community.

Artists are throwing open their studio doors to the public in east London this weekend as part of a free 'open studios' event for the 50th anniversary of the Space arts organisation.

The fun is just starting this-morning at east London's Victoria Park for a family day out.

The Bishop of Stepney is leaving through ill health after seven years as east London's 'campaigning church leader' tacking the government for social justice.

An iconic piece of 'guerrilla street art' has appeared in Shoreditch depicting "national treasure" David Attenborough side-by-side with tech magnate Elon Musk.

Fees for learning English as a second language are being scrapped in a "bold move" by east London's New City college group.

An urgent appeal for witnesses has been launched after a woman pedestrian was injured in a road traffic accident involving a double-decker bus in Shoreditch.

More bobbies on the beat paid for with extra funding could soon be coming to Hackney with the creation of a new police command for east London.

Some lecturers will be staging a three-day strike at Hackney Community and Tower Hamlets colleges starting on Friday.



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