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Sister Sledge wow the crowd

Pictures: Thousands brave weather as Under The Stars returns

East Ham’s Central Park played host to a musical spectacular this weekend as Under The Stars returned for its 15th year.

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From left: Lorraine Hope, Olivia Hope, 5, Tahlia Adams, 6, Cylise Adams, 4, and Lisa Pope at the Picnic in the Park event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Pictures: Picnic in the Olympic Park

Families came in their droves to enjoy the late summer sun with an outdoor picnic.

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Siblings Zaara Shahid and Zayaan, and Liliana Rogozinsky enjoy an activity day at the ‘Mini Monsters Club’ in Gallions Reach Shopping Park.

Pictures: Children enjoy holiday fun at Gallions Reach

Gallions Reach Shopping Park has a solution for children who don’t want to spend their summer holidays following their parents around shops.

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Chobham Academy students jumping for joy

Pictures: Newham students celebrate A-level results

Students across Newham have been celebrating their exam results today - and we’ve been around the borough capturing the happy moments.

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Police officers pay their respects at Forest Gate police station

Pictures: Memorial stone to First World War’s fallen police officers unveiled

Police officers who lost their lives in the First World War were remembered at a ceremony in Forest Gate yesterday.

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A Secret Cinema goer in 50s get-up enjoys the Back To The Future theme. Pic: Secret Cinema/Al Overdrive

Pictures: Secret Cinema’s Back To The Future film experience gets underway

Cinema-goers enjoyed a blast from the past when they showed up in 50s get-up for Secret Cinema’s hotly anticipated Back To The Future screening.

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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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Mohamed Ali (left) and Frederick Best have been jailed for life for the murder of Ali's wife Amina Bibi, (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Life sentences for husband and killer he hired to murder his wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife have today been jailed for life for her murder.

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Sister Sledge wow the crowd

Pictures: Thousands brave weather as Under The Stars returns

East Ham’s Central Park played host to a musical spectacular this weekend as Under The Stars returned for its 15th year.

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Opinion See all

City & London AM John Biggs accuses Tower Hamlets council of improper use of time

I remain busy at City Hall. There are new ideas for east London river crossings, plans for the next Crossrail line, major planning applications to dig into, budgets to manage, challenging policing matters to consider. Yet I am drawn back to comment yet again on Tower Hamlets politics. It’s not surprising – the East End is always the most raw and lively place in the UK.

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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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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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