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The little-known tragedy of a wartime bomb that never exploded—yet had a “ripple affect” causing 600 deaths in an east London school—is being uncovered by BBC investigators.

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More people are having undercover affairs in the East End than almost anywhere in London, according to the people who know about illicit relationships.

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Low pay workers finding it hard making ends meet during the pandemic are being offered a money advice phone and email help-line in east London.

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A deadline has been extended for anyone with social ideas to make life better in east London after the coronavirus emergency to apply for cash to get their start-ups off the ground.

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A £1billion new housing complex with almost 4,000 homes on the Lea riverbank is being put on the property market next to the historic old Bromley-by-Bow gasworks.

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Nurses who normally deal with “end of life” organ donations have been involved in helping some of the sickest patients and their families when they volunteered to return to the NHS frontline covid-19 emergency.

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Bankers in the City are extending financial aid to foodbanks across east London for the next three months to cover the school holidays in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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Anti-terrorist detectives have arrested a suspect in east London following investigations into funding activity connected with terrorism.

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Josephine Mukanjira was a devout Christian sending clothes to her family living abroad and furnishings for their home — right up to the week she caught Covid-19 and died.

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Anyone with a spare driveway can be earning hard cash from renting it out to motorists looking for parking spaces after lockdown ends with some households in east London making more than £1,600.

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The warm weather has brought a public warning about a caterpillar pest that causes eye and skin irritation.

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Routine hospital admissions are to return at the Royal London, which is now opening separate isolation wards for seriously-ill Covid-19 patients with 176 extra critical care beds.

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Office worker James Varley has taken a break from spreadsheets at home during lockdown to turn his hand to cooking as a volunteer at a mental heath project in Bow.

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One of the little-known episodes in the war years on the Home Front was the heroism of workers in the gas industry while under fire during the Blitz, now revealed 75 years after victory in Europe.

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Curators would have loved to open their Docklands museum to the public for the VE Day 75th anniversary — but coronavirus put paid to that.

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Former engineering apprentice Elliot Dervish went back to his old college to design a gadget to keep his mum safe while she’s on duty in an NHS hospital during the coronavirus emergency.

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A postgraduate doctor studying for his Masters at Queen Mary University has quit his role as Students’ Union president to return to the NHS in the frontline battle against coronavirus.

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A £10million emergency fund is being set up by Tower Hamlets Council in response to the coronavirus emergency which includes helping families struggling to pay their council tax and other bills.

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More cash is being ploughed into east London foodbanks to make sure they are well stocked for families having to rely on them more and more during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Schoolchildren stuck at home during the pandemic emergency who may be behind in maths and English are being offered online tuition by an east London housing organisation to get them up to speed.

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Binmen out on the streets collecting household refuse each day have been “overwhelmed” with public support during the lockdown emergency.

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Staff at supermarkets across east London are packing supplies for foodbanks to help those in need get through the Coronavirus crisis.

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Hero cabbie Michael Hayes drives his taxi to his local hospital after a long stint ferrying passengers around London to take doctors, nurses and other key NHS staff home free when they come off shift.

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A second woman has been found murdered on the streets of east London in just seven days and within a mile of each other.

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The massive Thames Clipper riverboat service that normally carries around four million commuters a year between Canary Wharf and the City is being suspended from Saturday because of the pandemic crisis.

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A man appears in court today charged with the murder of Leshawn Williams in Silvertown near the Royal Docks four days before Christmas.

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A candle-light vigil following the anti-Semitic daubings on a synagogue in north London on the last night of the Jewish Chanukah ‘festival of light’ drew parallels with the 1936 Battle of Cable Street which stopped Mosley’s Blackshirts marching through Whitechapel.

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A man has been arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences.

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Pensioner Charles Rumsey won’t be spending Christmas in hospital after a medical response unit from the Royal London arrived at his home in East Ham following a 999 call.

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Rail services on the Fenchurch Street line to Rainham are being closed for two days after Christmas for engineering work ready for the new TfL extension to Barking Riverside.

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NewVIc alumni Joelinne reflects on her first year at university after completing her A-levels at the sixth form college in Newham.

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

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