Tower Hamlets beats Made in Chelsea as less glamorous boroughs set property prices pace

Tower Hamlets trumped Kensington this month as London’s less glamorous boroughs showed the biggest increase in property asking prices, according to property website Rightmove.

Transfer news: Ravel Morrison reported transfer target for Cardiff City as West Ham United exit looms

West Ham midfielder could be on his way out this January

Thinking about a career change? Get into teaching

Bethany Doughty worked as an actuary for 10 years before deciding to retrain as a maths teacher. It has proved to be a lifechanging move, for all the right reasons…

Book review: 'Boxer Handsome' by Anna Whitwham

This promising debut novel about boxing shows both its violence and its value

The attack left Naomi Oni with severe facial scarring

University student ‘ambushed friend with sulphuric acid in Katie Piper copycat attack’

Court hears how 21-year-old was jealous of her friend’s looks and carried out the alleged attack after a falling out

Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP which opponents say has suffered a split

'Free from financial worries': BNP leader Nick Griffin declared bankrupt

News means he was having 'a good day'

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust placed in special measures

A&E departments deemed unsafe because of the lack of full-time consultants

A photographer has been documenting discarded drug bags across south east London since January

Photographer charts London drug use through discarded zipper bags

Dan Giannopoulos has been taking pictures of 'baggies' he has discovered on the street and placing the different designs on a map of the capital

American smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light, By Iain Sinclair: Book review

An Englishman crosses the Atlantic in search of the Beat generation heroes of his youth on a circuitous and magical tour

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Lee Rigby murder trial: Police reveal dramatic new images and footage of the moments two suspects are arrested

The Metropolitan Police has released dramatic new pictures and footage that detail the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby and the dramatic aftermath involving police.

The misery induced by a rogue planning decision in Redbridge

The nightmare began when a private Islamic School, Apex, received permission from Redbridge Council to open in a residential street in Ilford

Home turf: The pitches of Hackney Marshes, where David Beckham honed his skills, have long been a home for amateur footballers

Hackney Marshes: Rising fees force the next David Beckham, John Terry and Sol Campbell off the pitches

Hackney Marshes, where some of England’s top players learned their craft, is driving  young talent away with over-complicated charging

Greg Wallace: Michael Gove praised him as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' superheads running state schools

Blow for Gove: One of 'Magnificent Seven' superheads resigns after IT contract probed

Greg Wallace's decision is said to have surprised staff at five schools he ran successfully in east London

Last Briton born in the 1800s, Grace Jones, dies at 113

Miss Jones, who was a member of the small group of individuals who live to be over 110

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
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Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
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The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
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Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
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Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
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Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

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