Virus hits east London swan and goose population

Bird flu has killed “at least” seventy wild swans and geese in North East London amid the first outbreak within the M25 in forty years, says a local swan rescuer. The government... Read more »

Pregnant woman and husband robbed in Tower Hamlets

A pregnant woman was pushed away and forced to look on as her husband was assaulted and robbed by “callous” criminals. While Fred Odum-Jones has been jailed for the robbery, officers are appealing... Read more »

“Biggest ever strikes” to hit east London universities

Academics have announced the “biggest ever university strikes” will take place across the UK over three days this month, potentially impacting more than 2.5 million students. More than 70,000 university staff at 150 universities will... Read more »

Royal London Hospital maternity service downgraded by CQC

A regulator has downgraded its rating of The Royal London Hospital’s maternity service after an inspection. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited the Whitechapel hospital, run by Barts Health NHS Trust, in August.... Read more »

600MW East London green belt data center faces opposition from environmentalists and councillors

Environmental group CPRE has promised to fight proposals to build a 600MW data center campus on East London’s green belt in Havering. The plan also faces opposition from within local government, with... Read more »

How has the population of London changed in the last decade?

Every ten years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes the UK census, which offers the opportunity to see how the country has developed over time. City of London saw a significant... Read more »

Crossrail guide to Chadwell Heath: house prices, new homes and journey times

T he Eva Hart pub is a landmark on Chadwell Heath High Road. It was named in honour of a local woman who survived the Titanic disaster which is oddly appropriate because... Read more »

New court date for Kacey Boothe shooting defendants

Four men due at the Old Bailey following the death of Kacey Boothe have been given a new court date. Mr Boothe, 25, from Stratford, was found injured after police were called to Forest... Read more »

Ilford murder: Seven men jailed for ambush ‘revenge attack’ killing of teenager

S even men from Ilford have been jailed after a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death in a pre-mediated “revenge attack” for the attempted murder of another man two months earlier. Tyler... Read more »

Harold Hill and Barking men charged with Ilford murders

A pair of men have been accused of murdering two rappers in Ilford. Ayman Abasheikh, 18, of Stratton Road, Harold Hill, and Ayaani Ali Adan, 19, of East Street, Barking, were both charged with two... Read more »