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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.

Hyde Park will have a big screen

Pay £10 to watch Olympics on screen

People who missed out on Olympics tickets in the first and second ballots are to be given the first opportunity to buy tickets when the remaining 1 million go on sale in April. Games organisers are considering allowing a 24-hour headstart for the estimated one million people who bid for tickets but didn't receive any.

Canary Wharf is soaring to new heights

London's centre of gravity is making another move to the east as the booming Docklands location is set to expand again, writes Russell Lynch

Worst areas for child poverty are in London

A "child poverty map" exposes the UK's most stricken areas today, as campaigners warn that cuts targeted at families will lead to an "economic and a social disaster".

Social care 'not fit for purpose'

The social care system has been branded "not fit for purpose" after figures revealed elderly people are paying up to £7,000 a year for home care services.

EDL to stage 'static' protest in Tower Hamlets

Far right activists will protest in the capital today after ignoring moves by police and the Home Secretary to stop them.

EDL planning 'static' London protest

The English Defence League is still planning to demonstrate in the capital this weekend despite the 30-day ban against marching.

Theresa May extends London marches ban

The Home Secretary today extended her ban against marches in the capital after a request from police chiefs.

Home Secretary bans EDL march

The English Defence League's plan to march through the capital next month was blocked by the Home Secretary today.

Tories revive 1980s plan to boost economy

The Chancellor, George Osborne, is hoping to kick-start the economy and create businesses and more jobs with a series of new "enterprise zones".

EDL promises to defy ban and march anyway

The controversial English Defence League (EDL) will march through the Shropshire town of Telford today, citing its need to "protect communities and property", despite the Home Secretary's decision to ban the gathering.

Deprived areas in England will 'lose out' in NHS reforms

Deprived areas in England will lose out to affluent parts of the country under health spending reforms, Labour has claimed.

MPs angered by FSA's 'unacceptable' response

A war of words broke out yesterday between MPs and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) over the timetable for the introduction of the new-look financial advice regime.

Mayor drives Tower Hamlets to distraction

Elected leader hires chauffeur-driven Mercedes as council makes £70m in cuts

Online House Hunter: Bethnal Green

Whether you are looking for a four-bedroom house for sale in Bethnal Green or a one-bedroom flat to rent in this part of the East End of London, there’s no shortage of properties to choose from.

New series of Whitechapel commissioned

'Whitechapel' has been commissioned for a new six-part series.

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