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Steve Howe will be performing at Stratford Circus

Guitarist Steve Howe to perform Stratford Circus show

Guitarist Steve Howe is taking a break from performing with the reformed prog rock band Yes to play a one-man show at Stratford Circus tonight.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Author Penny Hancock

Mile End setting for new psychological thriller

The streets of Mile End are the setting for author Penny Hancock’s new psychological thriller, A Trick of the Mind.

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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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[Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

BIG DEBATE: Charging criminals cash for crimes—to help their victims

Criminals are to be forced to pay cash for their crimes when they are banged up behind bars. Tough measures come into effect on September 1, estimated to bring in £1.5 million to be used to help their victims recover from devastating effects of crime. But legal reformers say those sent to jail are just being used to prop up the economy. The Justice group of lawyers and MPs argues that money saved by handing out more community punishments instead of jail sentences costing the taxpayer could be used for victims instead.

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Omar Ba's painting, Afrique, Afrique, Afrique. Image courtesy of the Artist and Hales Gallery.

Senegalese artist Omar Ba explores dictatorship in Bethnal Green exhibition

A new exhibition in Bethnal Green will explore the themes of dictatorship, war and modernity.

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Campaign for UK spose visas

BIG DEBATE: Is £18,600 threshhold for a spouse’s immigration visa fair?

Campaigners are protesting in Downing Street later this month over the plight of 4,000 people likely to be denied spouse visas for their foreign-born partners. New rules dictate applicants must earn a minimum £18,600 a year to get a visa for their spouse — but they don’t earn that much. It means families being split up or UK-born citizens forced into ‘exile’ abroad. On the other side of the coin, immigration could get out of control without the regulations, including many arriving on our shores without prospect of work or being able to support themselves and would become a burden on the public purse.

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Sohini Alam, vocalist for Khiyo

British-Bengali band Khiyo bring their eclectic sound to the East End

An exciting young British-Bengali band who combine traditional Bangladeshi songs with modern arrangements will bring their extraordinary sound to the East End ahead of the launch of their debut album.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

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The teenager was arrested over an assault at Stratford station

Boy, 15, charged with attempted murder after Stratford attack

A 15-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a man’s face was slashed at Stratford station.

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Prince Harry lifts the trophy after team

Video: Prince Harry plays “murderball” at the Invictus Games

If you missed any of the Invictus Games action at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, or want to relive it, check out our video and picture gallery.

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Scottish Saltier flying above Stratford Old Town Hall

BIG DEBATE: Scottish Referendum—better together or better apart?

The Scottish Saltier is flying over the old Stratford Town hall with Newham Council backing the ‘Better Together’ campaign as Scotland votes tomorrow on whether stay in or quit the UK. Newham’s directly-elected mayor, Sir Robin Wales, is a proud Scot and an ardent supporter of a United Kingdom who genuinely believes we are better as a united island. The ‘yes’ voters who want an independent Scotland have won support, unsurprisingly, from English Democrats who believe England should have its own Parliament—like the Scots—because they believe we would prosper without having to support the rest of Britain:

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Steve Howe will be performing at Stratford Circus

Guitarist Steve Howe to perform Stratford Circus show

Guitarist Steve Howe is taking a break from performing with the reformed prog rock band Yes to play a one-man show at Stratford Circus tonight.

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