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As you tuck into your eighth roast potato and get thoroughly merry on Baileys this Christmas Day, spare a thought for those working over the festive period.

A Newham paramedic, taxi service controller and Limehouse restaurant owner share how they will be spending December 25.

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A colourful redevelopment will be unveiled by English Cities Fund (ECf) in Canning Town in the new year.

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There will be disruption to London's travel network from today until January 1.

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Need a gift for that person who's slipped off your present list? Kids' stockings looking a bit empty?

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We rang around to check what's open on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Here's a selection.

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Asset management firm Bulb Software Limited has become the latest addition to the Digital Enterprise Greenwich innovation hub.

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A three day celebrity art exhibition opens in Shoreditch today.

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The Apprentice has been slammed as a bad and unrealistic representation of business, by a group of east London start-ups.

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Berkeley Homes is inviting homeless people into its South Quay Plaza development this Christmas. The property firm is giving three floors of the building to Crisis at Christmas.

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The arrival of commissioners Sir Ken Knight and Max Caller into Tower Hamlets Council has been hailed as a "fresh start" for the borough.

The Conservatives have welcomed Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' appointments, which will oversee various parts of the local authority's running.

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A historic pub on the doorstep of Canary Wharf could be rebuilt as part of plans for a residential block.

The North Pub at Manilla Street on the Isle of Dogs was closed earlier this year by owners of the site. However, a planning application has been put in to Tower Hamlets Council for a public house under an eight storey tower.

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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.