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Elvis at The O2 exhibition
North Greenwich
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"Welcome to my world, I want you to come on in." The dulcet tones of Elvis Presley greet us as we enter Graceland.

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Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has appointed two of the three commissioners he wants to take charge of some parts of Tower Hamlets Council's administration.

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A pickpocket who was caught red-handed on the Tube by undercover police has been jailed for 28 months.

Shaun Campbell, 30, of Pinefield Close in Poplar, was spotted stealing a purse from a woman's rucksack while waiting for a Central line train back in October.

Police charge Greenwich man over Thamesmead rape

By Rob Virtue on December 17, 2014 10:35 AM |

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Police have charged a man in Greenwich over the rape of a 17-year-old girl in Thamesmead.

Oluwadamilare Baiyewu, 21, of Fairlawn, is due to appear via video link at Bromley Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.

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The deaths of two teenagers who fell from a balcony in Deptford was described as a "tragic accident" at an inquest on Monday.

Anastasia Tutik, 19 (right), and Miguel Ramos, 18, both fell from the sixth floor of Knight's Tower in Wharf Street during a party on June 11 this year.

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MPs in Tower Hamlets have hailed a £25million housing boost from Government.

The funding, through the New Homes Bonus, comes on top of £165m secured from the Decent Homes programme. Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali said: "It will make a real difference in helping us continue to address the housing issues across our borough.

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COMMENT

by Angela Clarke

If the lyrics to the 12 Days of Christmas had been written now the words would have to be different. The world has changed.

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Chinese firm Alibaba has arrived in Canary Wharf in a further sign of the estate's rapidly growing fintech credentials.

Bermondsey flat fire caused by drying clothes

By Rachel Bishop on December 16, 2014 11:17 AM |

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Twelve people fled from a flat fire in Bermondsey on Sunday.

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A 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted as she made her way to the Jubilee line at London Bridge station last month.

The incident, which took place at about 9.30pm on Thursday, November 27, happened just after she went through the ticket barrier and headed towards the escalators.

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