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A one-legged 38-year-old man who raped a 15-year-old girl and threatened to kill her has been jailed for nine years.

A homeless man accused of stabbing a woman in the head has denied attempted murder.

A 70-year-old woman accused of six offences was given a hospital order to receive mental health support.

The council leader said it’s “difficult” to stop “white working class” people living on benefits during a TV appearance.

Parents feel “ignored” after the council approved a five-storey hotel next to a primary school without speaking to its staff.

Fake news, “alternative facts” and post-truth are terms that have become the scourge of journalists, politicians – and now a takeaway.

Property prices have risen by 489 per cent in the last 20 years, according to research from estate agents Portico.

A trader who blames double yellow lines for a 50 per cent fall in profit is furious after the council missed its own deadline for implementing a new parking system to protect businesses.

Tory politician Iain Duncan Smith teamed up with a disabled teenager to raise awareness about young people “falling through the gaps” when transitioning to adult care services.

The families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims are “frustrated” as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) hasn’t interviewed any of the 17 officers under investigation for their handling of the case.

Foodbank founder Obi Onyeabor, 44, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about his latest venture to help young people off the streets and into the workplace

A sword-wielding thug and another with a knife were caught on camera fleeing on a moped after leaving an 18-year-old with head injuries.

Two stolen motorbikes and two stolen mopeds were recovered as police target organised networks using them for robberies.

Ten police officers detained a man following a disturbance in a cafe this morning.

The families of gay men murdered by serial killer Stephen Port are suing police for more than £200,000 as they accuse the Met of homophobia.

An acting headteacher is “delighted” after Ofsted rated her school as “good”.

Hundreds gathered to toast a bouncer who was stabbed to death outside his home on what would have been his 28th birthday.

The council admitted it was “extremely appalled” after a mum in rent arrears says service provider staff called half of the borough’s tenants “scum”.

David Morris, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he helps dementia sufferers and their families with his work for the Alzheimer’s Society at the Broad Street Health Centre

An explosion blasted through the windows of a house yesterday minutes after its owner left the property.

The legacy of a corrupt 19th century magistrate’s crimes against the East End’s poorest was exposed in a book talk at the Wanstead Tap.

Jon Cruddas has called for “decisive action” on scooter gangs “terrorising young and old”.

Paul Nuttall met candidates at The Eastbrook pub to warn voters only Ukip can deliver Brexit, denying the party was divided despite disagreements over its face coverings ban.

This relentlessly fascinating account of the sordid schemes of Joseph Merceron, a 19th century magistrate of Bethnal Green, charts the rise, fall and return of a man who shamelessly stole from the East End’s poorest.

A dog was found dead after a flat fire forced 18 people to flee its flames.

A boy was arrested this morning after police were told a “knife” had been brought into a classroom.

Skye Sandhu-Nelson, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she went from homeless teenager to empowering disabled people as project co-ordinator at the Independent Living Agency

Two teams of firefighters are battling a blaze after being called to a house at 2.25pm.

A GP practice lagging behind the national average on care plans for schizophrenics and people with dementia was rated as “requires improvement”.

Poor planning has been blamed for parking “anarchy” and “chaos” as residents brand developers’ efforts a “complete failure”.

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