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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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Students from St Angela's at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford

Forest Gate students’s sponsored walk to fight global poverty

Students from Forest Gate have taken to the streets of London to raise money in the fight against global poverty.

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The cinema at Roof East

Review: Roof East, Stratford

The rooftop of the Stratford Centre’s multi-storey has been transformed into an impressive urban hangout with the arrival of Roof East.

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Team Sky's Chris Froome (front right) rides alongside Richie Porte

Tour de France 2014 - the first race

The Tour de France 2014 marks 111 years since the first race took place and it features 200 riders from across the world, each of them riding expensive, tailor made high performance bikes.

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Girls try some Henna painting at Cleves Fun Day

Children attend Cleves School and fun day in Upton Park

Hundreds of students, parents and residents turned out for a family fun day at a school in Upton Park that serves as a hub for the community.

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Newham’s Arctic Convoys heroes receive Russia’s highest naval medal for bravery

Nearly 70 years after the end of the Second World War, British sailors who braved German attacks and bitter cold on Arctic convoys have been honoured. Here we tell the stories of two east London heroes.

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Allan Florence, 90, with the Ushakov Medal that he was recently awarded

East Ham veteran Allan Florence’s joy at receiving medal

Nearly 70 years after the end of the Second World War, British sailors who braved German attacks and bitter cold on Arctic convoys have been honoured. Here we tell the stories of two east London heroes.

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Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive

European elections 2014: Labour rejoices at London victory

Labour triumphed in London’s European elections last night after Newham voters took to the polls on Thursday to vote for the capital’s MEPs.

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A-Maze-In' at Stratford Circus

A-Maze-In’ half term fun at Stratford Circus

Children can get lost in a world of fun this half term as the interactive A-Maze-In’ adventure comes to Stratford Circus.

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Court & Crime See all

Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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The Mayor's Newham Show parade passes East Ham Town Hall.
Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: The Mayor’s Newham Show 2014

The dazzling colours and vibrant sounds of a Brazilian carnival captivated the thousands who enjoyed this year’s record-breaking Mayor’s Newham Show.

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Opinion See all

Khat was re-classified as a class C drug

Big Debate: Was it right for the government to ban Khat?

The decision by the government to reclassify khat, a flowering African and Arabian plant chewed or drunk as a stimulant, as a class C drug has been welcomed by health workers.

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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

Read full story »

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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