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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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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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Karlton Burton and Javauntee Campbell will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today

Teens set to be jailed for stabbing market trader over watch

The teenage boys who killed a market trader in Newham after a row over a stolen watch face lengthy jail terms when they are sentenced at the Old Bailey today.

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Prince Harry arrives on the Jim Peter's Athletics Centre track next to Sporthouse, Dagenham

Pictures: Prince Harry visits Invictus Games athletes at Sporthouse Dagenham

Prince Harry visited athletes in training for the Invictus Games at Dagenham’s Sporthouse today.

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Newham Borough Commander Tony Nash urges us to keep valuables out of sight

In the past few weeks we had a rise in theft from cars to the east of Newham around Little Ilford ward and a rise in mobile phone snatches by men on bicycles around Canning Town and Beckton.

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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.

Read full story »

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Win an overnight stay and breakfast at Travelodge London Vauxhall right near the Thames!

Win an overnight stay at Travelodge London Vauxhall

To celebrate the launch of Travelodge’s Get Up and Go campaign, the biggest hotelier in the Capital are offering one lucky reader the chance to win an overnight break in one of our newest hotels in the city, London Vauxhall Travelodge.

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