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Can Whitechapel retain its unique character?

The High Street 2012 project promises to regenerate the route that connects the City of London to Stratford. But what do local people think of the proposed changes?

As part our series looking at the history of the capital's high streets, BBC London's Olympics Reporter Amandeep Bhangu visits Tower Hamlets and speaks to Caroline Dale - a Blue Badge guide, Javed Iqbal - Representative of Whitechapel Market traders and Nick Smales - Head of the Tower Hamlets' 2012 Unit.

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