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Cable Street – 74 years on

In 1936 a battle took place on the streets of the East End that was to focus the eyes of Britain on the growing threat of fascism in its midst. A plaque on a wall in Dock Street tells the … Continue reading

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The Brick Lane bombing

THE targeting of Brick Lane may have a twisted logic for Saturday’s bombers. If there’s one area that has shown the ability of Londoners to welcome and absorb incoming cultures it’s Spitalfields, as wave after wave of immigrants have settled … Continue reading

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