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Overall crime is down in Tower Hamlets, yet reported rapes have increased.

Between June 2013 and June 2014, 33 more rapes were reported compared to the same period the previous year.


Paul Smith will be the latest brand to hit Canary Wharf's shopping scene this autumn.


British Transport Police have released images of a man they want to speak to after a teenage girl, travelling with her mother, was sexually assaulted on a Jubilee line train.

The incident happened on a busy service between Canary Wharf and North Greenwich at 6pm on Monday, June 9.

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If you have even the remotest interest in ships and maritime then Greenwich is the place for you next week.


A Chinese developer is pushing ahead with plans for a residential-led tower at West India Quay.

Applicant Greenland Hertsmere Limited wants to demolish Hertsmere House and build a 71-storey mixed-use scheme with 982 homes.


Thames Clippers has unveiled a new commercial partner, a new boat and new plans to accommodate thousands of extra passengers a year.

Credit card firm MBNA has come on board as a commercial partner meaning a new livery and technology for the existing fleet and the arrival of a cutting edge "fast craft" next year.


A trial which will allow cyclists to ride through the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels could begin in the coming months.

Greenwich Council has applied to the Mayor's Future Streets Incubator Fund for £100,000 to run a digital focused system for managing shared use of the links under the River Thames.

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has been urged by the Docklands Victims Association to step in to protect the people of Libya.

The Middle East country is being plagued by ongoing violent conflicts between rival groups.


The men of the Isle of Dogs who gave their lives in the two world wars were remembered at a poignant unveiling of a plaque last week.

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Memories of 2012 will come flooding back this weekend as National Paralympic Day comes to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Wharfers fond of an al-fresco lunch have more than likely sat under the gaze of the Couple On Seat statue while snacking on their sandwiches in Cabot Square.

Appeal: Man wanted for threats to kill in Newham

By Rob Virtue on August 22, 2014 11:27 AM |

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Police in Newham are on the hunt for 31-year-old for breach of a non-molestation order and threats to kill.

Marcus Everald Moore, who also has links to Deptford, Lewisham, Haringey and Walthamstow, has been recalled to prison.

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A couple of weeks ago, athletes took to the cold waters of Royal Victoria Dock in the London Triathlon, the same stretch of water that hosted this weekend's Rat Race.


Reports of sexual violence on the DLR and London Underground have risen by 31% within the last financial year, according to the latest figures from British Transport Police (BTP).

The figures also showed a 9.5% increase in violence against a person on the network from March 2012-2013 (1,897) to March 2013-2014 (2077).

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Around £400,000 was seized from travel agencies in East London yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation into Hajj fraud.

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