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’Justice for tube cleaners’ protest held at City Hall
Cleaners working on the London transport network and their union representatives held a protest outside City Hall and at the offices of outsourcing firm ABM UK in Borough High Street on Wednesday afternoon.

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RV1: clamour grows for TfL to reconsider cuts to bus route
Local councillors, community groups and church leaders are among those who have joined the growing clamour for Transport for London to reconsider the 50 per cent cut to the RV1 bus service which took effect earlier this month.

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Camden stabbings: ’Stop using knives’ begs grieving mother
A mother who lost two sons within five months pleads for teenagers to stop carrying knifes.

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Francis Coquelin admits he was in 'comfort zone' at Arsenal before Valencia move
Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin has admitted that he found himself in "a comfort zone" at Arsenal.

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Brexit latest: David Davis insists quitting EU will not lead to 'Mad Max-style dystopia'
David Davis is to deny ministers are preparing for Britain to plunge into a "Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction" after it leaves the EU.

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Jeremy Corbyn vows to strip City of London of its 'dominance over politics'
Jeremy Corbyn will vow to strip the City of London of its dominance over politics in a speech later.

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Cancer drugs could help Nikki’s blood vessel disorder
Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it.

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Group charged in investigation over selling counterfeit medicines
Three people from north London are among five who have been charged as part of an investigation into the sale of counterfeit and unlicensed medicines.

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Bayern vs Besiktas LIVE latest score: Uefa Champions League 2017-18 goal updates, TV and how to follow online, team news and line-ups
Bayern have won 13 consecutive games under Heynckes

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Viral clip of boy screaming on long-haul flight sparks calls for child-free planes
Airline passengers have called for companies to introduce child-free planes after a video showing a young boy screaming on a long-haul flight went viral.

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Pontoon Dock DLR: Two in hospital after explosion
A man and a woman suffer minor injuries as they are evacuated from a train in east London.

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Here is where you can still get KFC in south east London and north Kent amidst the Great KFC Chicken Outage of 2018

As the Great KFC Chicken Outage of 2018 continues, people across the UK have been left without the fast food outlet’s meals.


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Wigan vs Manchester City LIVE latest score: FA Cup 2017-18 goal updates, TV and how to watch online, team news and line-ups at DW Stadium
Repeat of the 2013 FA Cup Final

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Ernesto Valverde rues Chelsea vs Barcelona Champions League draw but expects Lionel Messi's luck to change
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits he wanted to avoid facing Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Bolton Wanderers
Two second-half headers give QPR a deserved win against 10-man Bolton at Loftus Road.

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Whitechapel

Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.

By the late 1500s Whitechapel and the surrounding area had started becoming 'other half' of London. Located downwind of the genteel sections of west London which were to see the expansion of Westminster Abbey and construction of Buckingham Palace, it naturally attracted the more fragrant activities of the city, particularly tanneries, breweries, foundries (including the Whitechapel Bell Foundry which later cast Philadelphia's Liberty Bell and also Big Ben), slaughterhouses and, close by to the south, the gigantic Billingsgate fish market, famous in its day for the ornately foul language of the extremely Cockney fishwomen who worked there.

Population shifts from rural areas to London from the 1600s to the mid 1800s resulted in great numbers of more or less destitute people taking up residence amidst the industries and mercantile interests that had attracted them. By the 1840s Whitechapel, along with the enclaves of Wapping, Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Mile End, Limehouse and Stepney (collectively known today as the East End), had evolved, or devolved, into classic 'dickensian' London. Whitechapel Road itself was not particularly squalid through most of this period - it was the warren of small dark streets branching from it that contained the greatest suffering, filth and danger, especially Dorset St., Thrawl St., Berners St. (renamed Henriques St.), Wentworth St. and others.

In the Victorian era the base population of poor English country stock was swelled by immigrants from all over, particularly Irish and Jewish. 1888 saw the depredations of the Whitechapel Murderer, later known as 'Jack the Ripper'. In 1902, American author Jack London, looking to write a counterpart to Jacob Riis's seminal book How the Other Half Lives, donned ragged clothes and boarded in Whitechapel, detailing his experiences in The People of the Abyss. Riis had recently documented the astoundingly bad conditions in the leading city of the United States. Jack London, a socialist, thought it worthwhile to explore conditions in the leading city of the nation that had created modern capitalism. He concluded that English poverty was far rougher than the American variety. The juxtaposition of the poverty, homelessness, exploitive work conditions, prostitution, and infant mortality of Whitechapel and other East End locales with some of the greatest personal wealth the world has ever seen made it a focal point for leftist reformers of all kinds, from George Bernard Shaw, whose Fabian Society met regularly in Whitechapel, to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who boarded and led rallies in Whitechapel during his exile from Russia.

Whitechapel remained poor (and colourful) through the first half of the 20th Century, though somewhat less desperately so. It suffered great damage in the V2 German rocket attacks and the Blitz of World War II. Since then, Whitechapel has lost its notoriety, though it is still thoroughly working class. The Bangladeshis are the most visible migrant group there today and it is home to many aspiring artists and shoestring entrepreneurs.

Since the 1970s, Whitechapel and other nearby parts of East London have figured prominently in London's art scene. Probably the most prominent art venue is the Whitechapel Art Gallery, founded in 1901 and long an outpost of high culture in a poor neighbourhood. As the neighbourhood has gentrified, it has gained citywide, and even international, visibility and support.

Whitechapel, is a London Underground and London Overground station, on Whitechapel Road was opened in 1876 by the East London Railway on a line connecting Liverpool Street station in the City of London with destinations south of the River Thames. The station site was expanded in 1884, and again in 1902, to accommodate the services of the Metropolitan District Railway, a predecessor of the London Underground. The London Overground section of the station was closed between 2007 and 27 April 2010 for rebuilding, initially reopening for a preview service on 27 April 2010 with the full service starting on 23 May 2010.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldgate Pump:   Aldgate Pump is a historic water pump, located at the junction where Aldgate meets Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street.
Fenchurch Street:   Fenchurch Street railway station is a central London railway terminus in the southeastern corner of the City of London. It is one of the smallest railway termini in London but in terms of platforms, one of the most intensively operated.
Great Synagogue of London:   The Great Synagogue of London was, for centuries, the centre of Ashkenazi synagogue and Jewish life in London. It was destroyed during World War II, in the Blitz.
St Botolph’s:   St. Botolph’s without Aldgate, located on Aldgate High Street, has existed for over a thousand years.
Tower Gateway:   Tower Gateway is a Docklands Light Railway station near to the Tower of London.
Tower Hill:   Tower Hill is an elevated spot outside the Tower of London and just outside the limits of the City of London.
Tower of London:   In the late 1070s, William the Conqueror began to build a massive stone tower at the centre of his London fortress. Nothing like it had ever been seen before.
Whitechapel:   Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.


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Adler Street, E1 · Alderman Stairs, E1W · Alderman Stairs, SE1 · Aldgate Bus Garage, EC3N · Aldgate High Street, EC3N · Aldgate, EC3N · Alie Street, E1 · Alie Street, E77 · America Square, EC3N · Back Alley, EC3N · Back Church Lane, E1 · Back Mews, SE4 · Bacon Street, E1 · Barnsley Street, E1 · Batty Street, E1 · Bishops Square, E1 · Black Lion Yard, E1 · Blossom Street, E1 · Blue Anchor Yard, E1 · Boyd Street, E1 · Brady Street, E1 · Braham Street, E1 · Braithwaite Street, E1 · Brick Lane, E1 · Brushfield Street, E1 · Buckhurst Street, E1 · Burr Close, E1W · Burslem Street, E1 · Buxton Street, E1 · Calvin Street, E1 · Cambridge Heath Road, E1 · Camperdown Street, E1 · Carlisle Avenue, EC3N · Cartwright Street, E1 · Casson Street, E1 · Castlemain Street, E1 · Chamber Street, E1 · Chance Street, E1 · Chicksand Street, E1 · Christian Street, E1 · Club Row, E1 · Collingwood Street, E1 · Commercial Street, E1 · Cooper?s Row, EC3N · Coopers Row, EC3N · Corbet Place, E1 · Court Street, E1 · Coverley Close, E1 · Crescent, EC3N · Cresent, EC3N · Crispin Place, E1 · Crispin Street, E1 · Crofts Street, E1 · Crosswall, EC3N · Crutched Friars, EC3N · Cudworth Street, E1 · Darling Row, E1 · Davenant Street, E1 · Deal Street, E1 · Dorset Street, E1 · Dray Walk, E1 · Dukes Place, EC3A · Dukes Place, EC3N · Durward Street, E1 · East Flank, SE18 · East Mount Street, E1 · East Smithfield, E1W · East Smithfield, EC3N · East Tenter Street, E1 · Elder Street, E1 · Fairclough Street, E1 · Fashion Street, E1 · Fieldgate Street, E1 · Flank Street, E1 · Flower and Dean Street, E1 · Folgate Street, E1 · Forbes Street, E1 · Fordham Street, E1 · Fournier Street, E1 · Fulbourne Street, E1 · George Street, E1 · Golding Street, E1 · Goodman?s Yard, E1 · Goodmans Yard, E1 · Granary Road, E1 · Greatorex Street, E1 · Greenfield Road, E1 · Gun Street, E1 · Hanbury Street, E1 · Haydon Street, E1 · Haydon Street, EC3N · Headlam Street, E1 · Hemming Street, E1 · Heneage Street, E1 · Henriques Street, E1 · Hermitage Court, E1W · Hunton Street, E1 · Ibex House, EC3N · India Street, EC3N · Ivory House, E1W · Jewry Street, EC3N · Key Close, E1 · Kings Arms Court, E1 · Knighten Street, E1W · Knighton Street, E1W · Lamb Street, E1 · Langdale Street, E1 · Leman Street, E1 · Library Square, E1 · Little Paternoster Row, E1 · Little Somerset Street, E1 · Lloyd?s Avenue, EC3N · Lloyds Avenue, EC3N · London Fruit Exchange, E1 · Mansell Street, E1 · Mansell Street, EC3N · Merceron Street, E1 · Mews Street, E1W · Minories, E1 · Minories, EC3N · Mitre Avenue, E17 · Mitre Square, EC3A · Mitre Street, EC3A · Mulberry Street, E1 · Myrdle Street, E1 · Nesham Street, E1W · North Tenter Street, E1 · Old Montague Street, E1 · One America Square, EC3N · Orton Street, E1W · Osborn Street, E1 · Osborne Street, E1 · Osbourne Street, E1 · Parfett Street, E1 · Pedley Street, E1 · Pepys Street, EC3N · Pereira Street, E1 · Petty Wales, EC3N · Philchurch Place, E1 · Pier Head, E1W · Pinchin Street, E1 · Plumbers Row, E1 · Ponler Street, E1 · Portsoken Street, E1 · Prescot Street, E1 · Princelet Street, E1 · Puma Court, E1 · Quaker Street, E1 · Railway Arches, EC3N · Redchurch Street, E2 · Regal Close, E1 · Romford Street, E1 · Royal Mint Court, EC3N · Royal Mint Place, E1 · Royal Mint Street, E1 · Saint Katharine’s Way, E1W · Saint Katherine’s Way, E1W · Saint Mark Street, E1 · Sampson Street, E1W · Saracen?s Head Yard, EC3N · Savage Gardens, EC3N · Scarborough Street, E1 · Scott Street, E1 · Selby Street, E1 · Settles Street, E1 · Shoreditch High Street, E1 · Shorter Street, E1 · Shorter Street, EC3N · South Tenter Street, E1 · Spellman Street, E1 · Spelman Street, E1 · Spital Square, E1 · Spital Street, E1 · Spring Walk, E1 · St Anthony’s Close, E1W · St Clare House, EC3N · St Clare Street, EC3N · St James’s Passage, EC3A · St Katharines Way, E1W · St Katharine’s Way, E1W · St Mark Street, E1 · St Marks Street, E1 · Star Place, E1W · Stepney Green Court, E1 · Stockholm Way, E1W · Stothard Place, EC2M · Stutfield Street, E1 · Surma Close, E1 · Tent Street, E1 · The Queen?s Steps, EC3N · The Queen’s Steps, EC3N · Thomas More Square, E1W · Thomas More Street, E1W · Thrawl Street, E1 · Three Colts Corner, E2 · Three Colts Lane, E1 · Three Colts Lane, E2 · Tower Bridge Approach, E1W · Tower Bridge Approach, EC3N · Tower Bridge, E1W · Tower Hill Terrace, EC3N · Tower Hill, EC3N · Tower Walk, E1W · Trahorn Close, E1 · Trinity Square, EC3N · Umberston Street, E1 · Underwood Road, E1 · Vallance Road, E1 · Vaughan Way, E1W · Vine Court, E1 · Vine Street, EC3N · Weaver Street, E1 · West Tenter Street, E1 · Wheler Street, E1 · Whitby Street, E1 · Whitechapel Market, E1 · Whitechapel Road, E1 · Whitechapel Street, E1 · Wicker Street, E1 · Wilkes Street, E1 · Winthrop Street, E1 · Wodeham Gardens, E1 · Woodseer Street, E1 ·


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