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East London

The blast flattened houses and warehouses (Photo: © PLA Collection / Museum of London)

The true story behind the biggest explosion ever to hit London

73 were killed when the inevitable happened and a munitions factory in the heart of the Silvertown blew up – although the causes were kept secret for decades

by × January 22, 2017 ×

Blog

Donald Trump

Why Jeremy Corbyn can never emulate Donald Trump

They may share similar sentiments about ‘elites’ but Trump’s character makes him an action man beyond the reach of the placid Labour leader

by × January 22, 2017 ×

Blog

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley arrives in Downing Street for a cabinet meeting (Reuters)

Free the Press from this dangerous muzzle

In a world of “fake news” and unaccountable elites, the idea of a further curb on Press freedom is a dangerous step on a slippery slope

by × January 15, 2017 ×

Blog

Noel Conway is seeking a judicial review

Why assisted dying deserves dignified response from MPs

There is a growing clamour for some kind of response to the suffering of those with terminal illnesses. Parliament must stop relying on the courts to do its job

by × January 15, 2017 ×

East London

Lutfur Rahman

Tower Hamlets corruption probe ‘not over yet’

Government tells MP Jim Fitzpatrick there are still lines of inquiry that Scotland Yard are pursuing

by × April 23, 2016 ×

East London

Performance in the Grand Entrance Hall with band Glass Shields

New Brunel Museum space makes an entrance

The great engineer, who was also a great showman, would appreciate what’s been done to his ground-breaking Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe

by × April 23, 2016 ×

TV

The Colony (Sky One)

TV week: Aliens and alienation

Sky One’s Colony turns a whole load of family secrets into a political affair

by × April 23, 2016 ×

East London

Enderby Wharf air campaigners win candidates’ support

Enderby Wharf air campaigners win candidates’ support

Ahead of a legal challenge, all the likely occupiers of City Hall support a re-think of the Greenwich cruise terminal to tackle pollution more effectively

by × April 23, 2016 ×

Sport

Anthony Joshua of England celebrates with the belt after defeating Charles Martin of the United States in action during the IBF World Heavyweight title fight at The O2

Boxer Anthony Joshua strolls to world title at The O2

David Haye watches ringside as Britain’s new champion demolishes his opponent in under two rounds

by × April 10, 2016 ×