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Anti-racist meeting to screen Sean Rigg film

Anti-racist meeting to screen Sean Rigg film

  Students and local ant-racism campaigners will discuss police accountability for deaths in custody at a public meeting on October 2.…

New health centre open daily in Tower Hamlets

New health centre open daily in Tower Hamlets

A new health centre with a walk in facility has opened in Tower Hamlets on the site of a disused Victorian hospital. St Andrews Health Centre, which is part of the Barratt Homes new housing complex, occupies the former site of St Andrews hospital to the south of Bromley-by-Bow underground…

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

There is cynicism and anxiety, as well as hope, optimism and pride in a new photography exhibition recording the impact that the Olympics has had on East Londoners. The ‘Facing East’ exhibiton at the Four Corners gallery on Roman Road, Bethnal Green is a portrait of a diverse and vibrant…

Three teenagers in court over Lewisham murder

Three teenagers in court over Lewisham murder

Three teenagers have appeared in court over the murder of 16-year-old Nathaniel Brown who died at a house party in Lewisham last week. The teenagers, Jeffrey Otete, 18, from Deptford, Felix Connel, 18, from Middlesex, and a 16-year-old boy from Deptford who cannot be named, were charged with murder and remanded…

Wiggins calls for new law after cyclist death

Wiggins calls for new law after cyclist death

The death of a cyclist yesterday outside the Olympic Velodrome has prompted gold-medal winner Bradley Wiggins to call for new legislation making wearing a helmet compulsory for cyclists. Dan Harris, 28, a social media manager from Ilford, was killed yesterday in a collision with a bus at the A12 interchange.…

Deptford schoolgirl steals the limelight at opening ceremony

Deptford schoolgirl steals the limelight at opening ceremony

A Deptford schoolgirl and pupil at Croydon’s BRIT school has achieved overnight fame after she starred in the internet tribute section of  Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony extravaganza. Jasmine Breinburg, 18, played the part of a young girl who loses her phone on a night out and is tracked down…

More confusion than congestion with new Olympic Route Network

More confusion than congestion with new Olympic Route Network

The official Olympics Route Network came into operation yesterday, creating more confusion than congestion. The ORN, a network of roads connecting the Olympic venues together, is mostly open to the public, but motorists straying into the 30-mile stretch of Games Lanes, reserved for VIPs, athletes and the media could face…

Islamic life in the East End: Catch the last few days of exhibition

Islamic life in the East End: Catch the last few days of exhibition

The East End’s biggest mosque has been criticised for harbouring extremists but has also been praised by Boris Johnson and the Prince of Wales.…

Torchbearer profile: Kristin Hallenga of Tower Hamlets

Torchbearer profile: Kristin Hallenga of Tower Hamlets

Three years ago, Kristin Hallenga was a regular 23 year old; embracing her youth, travelling and seeing the world. Then she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. What she did next is the reason she’ll be carrying the Olympic torch through Tower Hamlets this Saturday. Almost immediately after her diagnosis Kristin…