Call for housing benefits rise as east London rents soar

Havering Council has called on the Government to raise housing benefits following an investigation that found 97 per cent of housing in outer east London is unaffordable. An investigation by the Bureau... Read more »

£5.3bn East London development to create over 2,000 “high quality” local jobs

Havering Council’s Cabinet has agreed to move forward with the £5.3bn East Havering project, which will bring Europe’s largest data centre to the borough, delivering a major piece of national infrastructure. At... Read more »

Hackney Revealed: new free lights festival comes to east London this winter

A s the winter months approach and we adjust to the darkness beginning to creep in earlier, one of the few advantages it provides is the perfect backdrop for a lights festival.... Read more »

NHS: ‘Signs of improvement’ at east London maternity service

An east London NHS trust’s maternity service is “showing signs” of improvement, according to an inspection. NHS London visited Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in September and has now... Read more »

O’Shea and Galliard win East London 236 homes job

Working in partnership with O’Shea Group and Galliard Homes, the Fish Island development in Hackney Wick will boost the availability of energy-efficient affordable housing in the area. Southern Housing Group is a... Read more »

Rare black swan in East London dies as ‘UK’s largest’ bird flu outbreak spreads

A rare black swan in east London has died from bird flu amid the UK’s “largest ever” outbreak of the disease. Residents living near to Hollow Ponds in Wanstead have spoken of... Read more »

Three men were taken to hospital last night after being stabbed during a fierce five-man brawl on a busy East London street – UKNIP

  Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, police rushed to Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets (Sunday, November 6). They discovered a man in his twenties who had been stabbed at the scene before... Read more »

East London detective sacked after officer harassment report

An east London detective who was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague has been sacked. Det Sgt Marvin Turner was dismissed after a panel found he breached the standards of professional behaviour with regard to... Read more »

Yellow weather warning for heavy rain issued for parts of South East

A yellow weather warning of heavy rain causing potential flooding to homes is in place for large parts of south-east England, with rain predicted for much of the coming week. The Met... Read more »

The noisiest roads in south east London revealed

A map of south east London has revealed which roads are producing the most noise pollution. The viewer shows road and railway noise levels and the associated noise Important Areas (IAs), which... Read more »