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By Tabitha Ronson

It's supposed to promote reading and publishing but, at Master A's school, World Book Day has evolved into a whole lot more...

As with every aspect of Master A's school life this celebration of literature - marked today (Thursday) has turned into a competition - between the mums.

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Lutfur Rahman's election agent said having the right candidate in power did not need to be achieved through "an open and transparent process".

Cllr Alibor Choudhury, who is cabinet member for resources and a member of Tower Hamlets First, made the statement while giving evidence at the High Court on Tuesday.


Canary Wharf will host a celebration of the successes and achievements of Muslim women.

A host of fashion shows, seminars and exhibitions on everything from cosmetics to wellbeing will fill De Vere hotel for the Saverah Women Expo on March 15.

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Charlton continued their fine run of form with a home win over Nottingham Forest last night.

A brace from Frederic Bulot secured three points for the Addicks with the final scoreline 2-1.


Whitechapel will be a regeneration hotspot thanks to £500,000 funding from the Greater London Authority.

The cash sum from the High Street Fund will be matched by Tower Hamlet's Council and used to target business.


Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt visited the Isle of Dogs to investigate the impact of a training centre on the lives of disadvantaged east Londoners.

The Labour MP was joined by Shadow Women and Equalities Minister Gloria de Piero on the trip to City Gateway, in South Quay.



Sharp needles, sheer pain and a hefty helping of scepticism summed up Priti Heath's assumptions of acupuncture.

Blackheath homes damaged by fire on Saturday

By Rachel Bishop on March 2, 2015 4:25 PM |


The first floor and roof of a terraced house in Blackheath were destroyed by fire at the weekend.

Ten people were forced to flee the three houses either side in Kellaway Road, but no one was injured.


A 39-year-old man is in hospital after being struck by a Docklands Light Railway train on Saturday afternoon.


More than a quarter of tenants would risk their tenancy and deposit to keep pets without their landlord's permission, according to new research.

The information, from a survey conducted by Chestertons, found that tenants find it difficult to find a rented property that will allow a pet, with 77% of private tenants believing having an animal would negatively affect their ability to rent.

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