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.
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.
More than 70 pieces of art will be on view to the public in the former Athletes' Village, next to the Olympic Park, at the weekend.
Boris Johnson has announced work will start on two neighbourhoods in the Olympic Park - six years ahead of the originally proposed date.
A play set in Iceland in 1940 when 2,500 British troops arrived in Reykjavik following the outbreak of war is coming to Greenwich Theatre this week.
Just a couple of four-bedroom homes remain at City East on Barking Riverside.