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MPs urge Boris to reconsider £65m cut to fire service

MPs urge Boris to reconsider £65m cut to fire service

The proposed £65m cuts to London’s fire services are “irresponsible,” Rushanara Ali Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, has told the House of Commons.…

Stuck for what to do this half term? ELL has got it covered

Stuck for what to do this half term? ELL has got it covered

Make comic books, ride your BMX, scream at the screen, explore the Thames tunnel. This half term, parents can be assured that they will not hear the dreaded phrase- “I’m bored”.  Eastlondonlines has  half term covered.…

EDL march banned in Walthamstow but goes ahead outside Houses of Parliament

EDL march banned in Walthamstow but goes ahead outside Houses of Parliament

The EDL have been banned from marching in Walthamstow and elsewhere in north-east London for 30 days. However the far-right group have been permitted to march outside the Houses of Parliament from 1-2pm on Saturday 27. The ban prevents all marches in Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs including Tower Hamlets,…

Police ask Theresa May to ban English Defence League march in east London amid violence fears

Police ask Theresa May to ban English Defence League march in east London amid violence fears

The Metropolitan Police have asked the home secretary to ban the EDL from marching through east London. The Met said the request is “based on specific intelligence”. Scotland Yard wants the ban enforced under section 13 of the Public Order Act. The Act gives the police the power to ban…

Croydon North by-election Labour nominations

Croydon North by-election Labour nominations

Nominations for the Labour candidate for the Croydon-North by-election closed at noon on Monday and the shortlist will be decided on Wednesday.…

Facebook boss joins east London Tech City project

Facebook boss joins east London Tech City project

Facebook’s European boss Joanna Shields is taking her talents to East London boroughs, including Hackney, to head the UK government’s investment group for technology start-ups.…

Wicks granted honour by Croydon council

Wicks granted honour by Croydon council

Malcolm Wicks, the MP for Croydon North who died at the end of last month, is to be made a freeman of the borough.…

Glam Collective makeup business up for Smarta Awards

Glam Collective makeup business up for Smarta Awards

A freelance makeup business based in Croydon has found a niche in “up-market hipsters” and is proving a hit.…

Service to be held in memory of Wicks

Service to be held in memory of Wicks

A memorial service will be held for Malcolm Wicks MP at 11am on Friday October 19 at Croydon Minster. Reception will follow in the Parish Hall across the Minster Green.…

Croydon women gather to get down to business

Croydon women gather to get down to business

Croydon is now home of business networking group, 1230 The Women’s Company, where women will meet monthly to talk business.…

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