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Children enjoy the bouncy castle at the Pier Parade Community Market Event in North Woolwich.

Pictures: Fun day to launch Royal Docks community market

Royal Docks residents celebrated their first community market with a day of fun activities.

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The Great British Carnival at the Olympic Park.

Pictures: Great British Carnival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Thousands of revellers flocked to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday for the Great British Carnival.

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The life-sized mechanical elephant parade at  East Ham Market Hall's Enchanted festival.

Pictures: Life-sized elephant stomps into East Ham Market Hall for Enchanted festival

It’s not everyday that a life-sized mechanical elephant stomps down East Ham high street.

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Tom Lovett gives Sophie Morton a lesson

Video: Cocktail lesson at Stratford’s Print House

James Bond likes his shaken not stirred, but just how easy is it to make the perfect cocktail? That was exactly what I was about to learn at Stratford’s Print House bar.

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson put his fists up against Sir Robin Wales in Stratford Park.

Video: Boris Johnson launches ParkLives programme in Newham

The mayors of London and Newham joined together today to launch a programme of free summer activities.

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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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Models Katerina Robinson and Shadi Pararin with a F1 racing car at the first ever F1 Fanzone in London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

Video: Fans enjoy Formula One experience at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Formula One fans not lucky enough to get to Silverstone for Lewis Hamilton’s British Grand Prix victory had the next best experience in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Party goers enjoy the Holi Festival of Colours at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park

Pictures: Rain couldn’t dampen spirits at Holi festival of colours in Olympic Park, Stratford

Rain couldn’t dampen spirits as London’s largest festival of colour saw party-goers paint a vivid, multi-coloured contrast to the grey clouds overhead.

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The Dragon Boat Race at the Docklands.

Pictures: Dragon boat festival comes to Royal Docks

A taste of China came to the Royal Docks this weekend with the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

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Winners with their awards (pic: Michael Cockerham)

Pictures: Newham College students rewarded for success

Newham College’s outstanding stars were presented with certificates at a student awards ceremony.

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Do you recognise this man? (Pic: BTP)

Appeal after man punched on train at West Ham station

Officers investigating an assault at West Ham station have released a picture of a man they wish to speak to.

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Children enjoy the bouncy castle at the Pier Parade Community Market Event in North Woolwich.

Pictures: Fun day to launch Royal Docks community market

Royal Docks residents celebrated their first community market with a day of fun activities.

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Opinion See all

MP for Poplar & Limehouse Jim Fitzpatrick says the Gaza slaughter must stop now

The last week before Parliamentary recess has been dominated by foreign news; the Israeli military strikes in Gaza and the downing of the aircraft over the Ukraine.

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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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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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