Stratford-born entertainer and magician Stephen Mulhern swapped the TV studio for his former school hall when he visited St Francis Primary School.


Choreographer Philippe Saire is due to direct a dreamlike Halloween spectacle with dance, theatre, mime and stage trickery at Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

A young life ended, a future destroyed and a family heartbroken. He was a pupil from St Bonaventure's Secondary School in Forest Gate and the school community is also grieving.

Yesterday, 17:21

A Bethnal Green man has been jailed for four years after he jumped from the top floor of Westfield Stratford City and landed on a budding doctor who was left paralysed.

Yesterday, 15:00

Savvy parents and parents-to-be can find top quality baby and toddler clothes, toys and equipment at an upcoming charity sale in Stratford.

Yesterday, 12:36

A father placed the dead bodies of his wife and two daughters together on a bed before fleeing the country, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 12:00

Three members of an organised crime gang operating brothels in east London using women trafficked into the UK have been jailed for a total of 24 years.

Yesterday, 07:00

Young architects from the University of East London have designed a shed for marginalised and excluded men, young people and volunteers in Barking.



Leyton Orient put on a show for new manager Carl Fletcher with a superb display at Blundell Park on Saturday.

The Hammers conceded a goal in each half to crash at Goodison Park


England stormed into the World Cup semi-finals as two tries from Jonny May underpinned a record-equalling victory over Australia at Oita Stadium.

Yesterday, 14:30

London Lions have confirmed that Londoner Sam Toluwase, who has been with the team for the last week, has been signed on for the season.

Yesterday, 13:00

Matt Withers is joined by Jacob Ranson, Dan Bennett and Dave Evans to discuss the latest in east London football.

Yesterday, 12:30

Ben Youngs has urged England to "fight right until the end" when they collide with Australia in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final at Oita Stadium.

Yesterday, 09:29

Essex have announced that captain Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a one-year contract extension and will stay with the club until the end of the 2020 season.

Yesterday, 09:00

New Leyton Orient head coach Carl Fletcher will use the Grimsby Town clash to assess the squad as he confirmed Ross Embleton will take charge.

Thu, 16:47

Newly-appointed head coach Carl Fletcher is excited and 'honoured' about his new challenge at Leyton Orient.


Tue, 15:04

There's a new challenge to take on at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Craft beer bar and shop Mother Kelly's is the latest addition to the little row of restaurants in Stratford's East Village square.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Youngsters are planning to create a "youthquake" when they take to the stage to speak out about the issues that matter to them most.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

A spoken word theatre piece animated by two acrobatic dancers is coming to Stratford Circus Arts Theatre.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Details of the first-ever London Mural Festival of street art has been unveiled which is to take place across London next year.

Friday, September 20, 2019

A university artist in east London is addressing Brexit with boats made of bank notes adrift on an ocean of copper coins.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

An independent moviemaker is to release her debut film aimed at putting problem debt on a par with knife crime.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Three rock bands are set to unite for a world tour - and will be stopping at the London Stadium next summer.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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

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Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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