Two people were injured when an attempt to create a home-made lava lamp caused an explosion and fire.
Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapses and FA Cup tie is abandoned
British artist Anne Hardy photographs large-scale interior spaces which she carefully constructs over several months. Using complex camera techniques, reflections and painstaking positioning of objects, she conjures still life images that look as if a person has just stepped out of them and paint vivid portraits of that imaginary occupant.
Embattled police were forced to tell Londoners to clear the streets last night after more areas were consumed by riots, fires and looting in the worst violence to be seen in the capital for decades.
A wartime tragedy revisited
There's good reason for the extra spring in the step of Micky Flanagan's signature Cockney walk this evening. After nearly 15 years in comedy, and jobs before that which have included fish-packer and dishwasher, the Bethnal Green-bred 46-year-old was strutting out on to the stage of a venue that seats over 3,500 people and is synonymous with career ascendancy.
Once upon a time in the East End
An East End chapel is the latest offbeat location for bands to record. Elisa Bray hears the attraction of boats, factories and even forests
Boris Johnson is preparing to run for another four years as the Mayor of London, Conservative sources disclosed last night.
Outwardly, I'm supporting England in the World Cup. I'm not stupid: I realise that to display anything but the most frenzied jingoism at this crucial moment would not only leave me the odd one out down the pub but, in all likelihood, would render me friendless, boyfriendless and destined to a summer spent indoors, avoiding anything resembling a screen.
Once poverty stricken and a true East End haunt for gangsters, Bethnal Green has undergone significant regeneration in recent years with new apartment blocks, work places and restaurants cropping up alongside the ugly council blocks, dirty pubs and kebab shops that still pepper the area. For first-time buyers priced out of Islington and Shoreditch, and those seeking more for their money, the area is starting to look increasingly attractive - and with a new design hotel recently opened in the neighbourhood, its fortunes can only grow from here.
Former foreign secretary's rivals say Blair's 2003 war caused 'catastrophic loss of faith' in Labour
The enterprise tsar reveals his soft side to Michael Savage
A new method of tackling autism involves showing mums how to engage with their children. Liz Lightfoot looks at how an apparently simple solution works miracles
The current British heavyweight champion, three former champions, one Olympic gold medallist and two boxers with perfect records will take part in Barry Hearn's unique Prizefighter tournament at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on 2 October.
Accommodation for students has long been below standard – now that's changing. Mary Wilson reports