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Two thugs who plotted to drug gay men and steal their bank cards have been jailed for almost 50 years between them for 61 offences, including one of murder.

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A unique hexagon shape design solution has won three students from the University of East London an award in a prestigious engineering national competition.

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Two east London MPs are among scores of leading Westminster politicians demanding that Parliament be recalled after the Scottish Court of Session ruled today that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending it.

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A call for more police patrols to make the streets safer has been made at the London Assembly after violent deaths this year reached 100 with the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy.

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Traffic snarled up blocking the busy A13 into central London following a road crash on the Newham Way at Canning Town is now said to be clearing.

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Cameras are to be fitted in carriages on Central line trains which have had more sexual attacks on women than any other part of the London Underground.

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A teenager has died in east London following a fatal stabbing at Stratford.

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Students studying drama performance have given their degree course top marks at the University of East London.

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The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

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A great toy duck race idea is being floated to "set the River Lea alight" to draw visitors as part of this year's Thames festive season.

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What a stink! People daring to visit a heritage exhibition about Beckton and the Barking Creek are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells that they'll have to put up with.

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Design genius Tom Randall-Page is in danger of losing a £40,000 pledge from the Mayor of London to help fund his unique rolling bridge on the River Lea.

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Campaigners have welcomed a demand by the mayor of Newham to halt London City Airport's consultation on expansion with more daily flights until it shows how it will tackling noise and climate emissions.

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Best-selling author Melissa Hemsley opens a three-day business mentoring programme to help fledgling start-ups in east London at the new International Quarter neighbourhood next to the Olympic Park.

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Tens of thousands of hardy cyclists streamed through east London on a hot, sunny day as they took to the traffic-free main roads.

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Champion youngsters from Newham have won best teamwork award for building their own go-kart at this year's grand prix held on the Isle of Dogs.

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Rising levels of antibiotic resistance have been found in public places such as shopping centres and rail stations as well as hospitals, researchers at the University of East London have found.

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A gang of fraudsters who conned 100 victims out of more than £500,000 in just 12 months with fake ads for online goods and services have finally been jailed for a total of almost 16 years.

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The self-confessed armed robber known as the East End's 'Black Widow' who spent 18 years in prison for murdering her partner is out to clear her name after 30 years.

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Hundreds more cases of gonorrhoea have been reported by Newham health officials—despite overall sexual diseases and infections falling.

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A campaign has been started to raise the cash for what might be the world's first hand-cracked rolling footbridge planned for a disused dock on the River Lea.

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Hundreds of jobseekers in Newham have had their benefits stopped or had them reduced for up to three years, shock figures reveal.

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The secrets of London's rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

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A £75,000 'grassroots' fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations "making a difference" to east London's community life.

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People are going to hospital with obese conditions at "epidemic" rates in east London, NHS figures for Newham reveal.

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Mouse crossings and duck crossings could soon appear at schools and nurseries in east London as part of a new national road safety campaign.

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A schoolboy missing for more than 24 hours in east London has now been found safe and well, Scotland Yard has just confirmed.

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A growing number of families are being lifted out of 'fuel poverty' as more Newham households are switching to renewable 'green' energy and cutting carbon emissions.

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One thing Tim Allen wants to do is walk along the Lea River to the Olympic Park and even out to Hertfordshire from his home at the new City Island complex.

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Renters have won a resounding victory with government plans to outlaw landlords evicting tenants with summary notices without reason.

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