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Two skyscrapers could be joining the Canary Wharf skyline if approved by Tower Hamlets Council next week.

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The countdown for next summer's general election has well and truly begun as the Conservative Party announce Chris Wilford as its candidate for Poplar and Limehouse.

Mr Wilford, who also stood in this year's Tower Hamlets mayoral election, will be challenging Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick for the Parliamentary seat.

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Shocking statistics pick out Tower Hamlets as the capital for hit and runs.

Figures released this week showed the east London borough at the top of the table for incidents where drivers have driven away from the scene of a crime, faring particularly bad in collisions where the victims were cyclists.

Pensioner dies in A13 crash at Limehouse

By Rob Virtue on October 31, 2014 11:35 AM |

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A driver was arrested in Limehouse after a 72-year-old woman died in a crash on Thursday night.

The 39-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Police said he initially failed to stop at the scene.

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Greenwich brewer Meantime has served up its first beer using hops from its own urban farm in North Greenwich.

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Students will act out Shakespeare's plays in a six-night festival at Greenwich Theatre next week.

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Carrot Cars is celebrating its fifth birthday. That's five years of answering the question - why carrot?

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Singer Paolo Nutini has cancelled tonight's gig at The O2 due to illness.

The 27-year-old, whose hits include Jenny Don't be Hasty and Pencil Full of Lead, has already had to cancel gigs in Cardiff and Glasgow.

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A memorial service will be held at Wood Wharf on November 11 to commemorate those who died in the First World War and in other conflicts.

The service begins at 10.45am, with a two-minute silence at 11am.

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Plans are to be unveiled for a mixed-use development next to Millwall Dock.

Glengall Quay, to the west of the Glengall Bridge on the Isle of Dogs, will include homes, shops and amenities.

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Here's the latest list of the tallest residential-led towers proposed for London - and 10 of the top 12 are planned for the Isle of Dogs.

Hertsmere House, pictured next to the Canary Wharf cluster, is the highest of those at 242 metres.

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Police have charged a man in connection with a sexual attack on a schoolgirl in Bethnal Green.

Yakub Miah, 35, of Roman Road, was arrested by officers earlier this week.

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Encore Capital - the investment firm that owns Reebok Sports Club - now has Third Space on its books.

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Downton Abbey Star Allen Leech, sports presenter Charlie Webster and Hollywood actor Colin Salmon will join Wharfers at an annual sleep out in West India Quay.

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Ten people were arrested yesterday in connection to a large-scale fraud targeting vulnerable and elderly victims in the south west of England.

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