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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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.