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Police seized two cars at the weekend at a "Fast and Furious-style" gathering in Beckton.

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A train crossing over the Thames at Barking Riverside and a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians at Rotherhithe are being supported by London's Liberal Democrats.

Dozens arrested in police operation in east London

By Rob Virtue on September 19, 2014 10:50 AM |

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Police were out in force on Thursday as they targeted offenders using east London's road network.

Officers made 40 arrests across nine boroughs, with 10 of them taking place in Newham and two in Tower Hamlets.

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by Angela Clarke

Why do people still insist on using the telephone? Obviously some things have to be discussed over the phone: cinema bookings, airline customer services.

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By Tabitha Ronson

With my birthday approaching, I decided to do a bit of life cleansing and declutter our home.
It's always the same every year. A week or so before the "big" day, I start to get a bit jittery.

My life starts asking me those probing questions such as: "Are you kidding me - is this it? Surely, there must be more."

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It was 300 years ago today that King George first set foot on British soil.

East London to be hit by Tube job losses

By Rob Virtue on September 18, 2014 3:39 PM |

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The full extent of staff cuts on the Tube have been disclosed - and east London will be suffering disproportionately.

Jobs losses are being made as part of the planned closure of ticket offices and it will see some stations lose over half their workforce.

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Canary Wharf is losing its McDonald's as work prepares to begin on a two-tower development.

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Businesses and developers should be installing solar technology, the Green Party's Jenny Jones has said.

The London Assembly environment committee member said rooftops - of schools, offices and car parks - were an underused resource.

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London mayor Boris Johnson learnt a thing or two in the classroom as he visited the East London Science School, which is taking part in a £320,000 project aiming to "put the fizz back into physics."

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