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Exhibition celebrates Female handiwork

Exhibition celebrates Female handiwork

The art, skill and hidden history of domestic crafts are the subject of a new exhibition at the Women's Library in Aldgate, which aims to celebrate the social significance of female pursuits in the home.…

Labour’s Handley wins Ladywell by-election

Labour’s Handley wins Ladywell by-election

Labour party candidate Carl Handley triumphed in yesterday's Ladywell council by-election, the Brockley Central blog has reported. Handley, who has previously served as a councillor for the area between 2002 and 2006, received 1231 votes, according to the blog's source Sue Luxton.…

Ladywell by-election looming

Ladywell by-election looming

A council by-election is due to take place in Ladywell this Thursday 4 November, with nominees from five parties vying for the chance to replace departing Labour councillor Tim Shand.…

New Police Cycle Unit brings stolen bikes back

New Police Cycle Unit brings stolen bikes back

Victims of bicycle theft in Hackney have had cause to celebrate this month after a new police scheme returned 14 stolen bikes to their rightful owners during its first fortnight of operation.…

Tower Hamlets performs poorly in smoking stats

Tower Hamlets performs poorly in smoking stats

Tower Hamlets has the highest death rate from smoking in London, according to new health statistics published today. The borough performed worst among its neighbours in a number of metrics included in the Local Tobacco Control Profiles, a set of statistics measuring smoking-related health issues.…

Dealers used fake record shop to sell cannabis

Dealers used fake record shop to sell cannabis

A Hackney record shop owner has been convicted of using his business as a front for dealing cannabis. Haydar Yaldiz, 28, used his Hackney Music store in Dalston to supply drugs to up to 100 customers a day.…

Spending Review hits EastLondonLine Boroughs

Spending Review hits EastLondonLine Boroughs

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review has unveiled a programme of zealous cuts to many areas of public expenditure, which could bring major change to the East London Line boroughs. Alterations to housing provisions seem especially likely to affect the lives of those living along the line.…

Livingstone supports independent candidate

Livingstone supports independent candidate

Ken Livingstone has appeared on the Tower Hamlets mayoral campaign trail this week in support of controversial independent candidate Lutfur Rahman, who was withdrawn from the Labour party platform last month.…

Goldsmiths students relieved at escaping tuition fees hike

Goldsmiths students relieved at escaping tuition fees hike

University tuition fees seem set to rise dramatically, after Lord Browne's controversial report on the subject recommended the abolition of the government-sponsored cap that currently keeps them at around £3,000 a year. EastLondonLines spoke to students at Goldsmiths, University of London, to explore their reactions to the new proposals.…

A new exodus for the Haredim? How harsh benefit cuts could wreck a unique community

A new exodus for the Haredim? How harsh benefit cuts could wreck a unique community

For Hackney's Haredi Jewish population, proposed government benefit cuts for large families could mean trouble. Over 90 per cent of Hackney families affected by the last round of housing benefit cuts were Haredi and in the face of further benefit cuts for larger families, some have predicted a forced…

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