Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch urges Londoners to dive in the dock

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to a freezing soak – he undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge six times – and now he’s urging Londoners to plunge into east London’s docks for charity.

Giles BroadbentBenedict Cumberbatch urges Londoners to dive in the dock

Boats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery

Totally Thames is an annual season of diverse and accessible arts and culture that runs throughout the month of September. The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. Its aims are to: Spotlight the river with excellent, surprising and spectacular art Champion a diverse and …

Giles BroadbentBoats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery
Micky Flanagan

Micky Flanagan at The O2 – everything you need to know

East End boy made good Micky Flanagan has become one of the biggest names on the comedy circuit – so much so that he’s taking up a 10-night residency at The O2. On dates running to October 14, the 51-year-old Bethnal Green funnyman will be presenting his “An’ Another Fing” tour – following on from his record-breaking “Back In The …

Giles BroadbentMicky Flanagan at The O2 – everything you need to know

Travel the full Elizabeth line – virtually

The Elizabeth line, connecting East London to West is now complete – allowing for construction trains to travel from one end to the other. VIPs, including Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, helped set the final rail clips in place at the new Whitechapel station on Thursday (September 14). With the track fully laid, the £14.8billion project has entered …

Giles BroadbentTravel the full Elizabeth line – virtually
Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs

Has the curse of Tower Hamlets struck Mayor John Biggs?

Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs thought he was free and clear of oversight when he bade farewell to the post-Rahman government inspectors. They gave the council a clean bill of health in areas where the former disgraced mayor had meddled, mostly in the fields of financial propriety and grant-giving. But now the troubled council needs a helping hand with its …

Giles BroadbentHas the curse of Tower Hamlets struck Mayor John Biggs?