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5 things we love about Danny Dyer in EastEnders Danny Dyer shocked us all when it was announced he'd be joining Albert Square as a brand new character to join Shirley Carter's family, Mick Carter.

19th September 1936: A diver at work unloading a sunken barge loaded with 55 tons of Manganite which sank in the Limehouse Cut - a canal connecting the River Lea with the Thames at Poplar.

Rabbis, rags and rainy Whitechapel: Stunning photos from the 1950s celebrate Jewish life in post-war East End

In pictures: Eve of the royal wedding

Wedding of Prince William and Catherine - A traditional London pearly queen chats to a policeman and shows there is more than one type of royalty present.

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work.

MICHAEL CAINE IN CAP. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE.

Rabbis, rags and rainy Whitechapel: Stunning photos from the 1950s celebrate Jewish life in post-war East End

A man with a gramophone on wheels at a street market in Whitechapel in April 1952

A tale of two cities: Some of the oldest surviving photographs of Victorian London show how today's capital took shape

Crucial: A custom house on the Thames in around 1875, when the river was still vital to London's trade and was so polluted it earned the name 'the Great Stink'