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London Fire Authority blocks Boris’ cuts to fire services leaving future of 12 stations in doubt

London Fire Authority blocks Boris’ cuts to fire services leaving future of 12 stations in doubt

The future of 12 London fire stations, among them stations in Hackney, Whitechapel and New Cross, has been thrown into further uncertainty after the London Fire Authority voted, on Monday, against  Boris Johnson’s order for a public consultation on plans to close them. In January this year, the London Assembly…

Motorists face parking fines which may be unlawful

Motorists face parking fines which may be unlawful

Motorists who have been fined for parking in a ‘suspended bay’ may be due for a rebate, a BBC program will reveal tonight, because the fines may have been levied unlawfully by Croydon council. …

Museum of London offers permanent home to Henry Moore sculpture facing sale to ease budget cuts

Museum of London offers permanent home to Henry Moore sculpture facing sale to ease budget cuts

The Museum of London has offered a permanent home for the Henry Moore sculpture which Tower Hamlets Council is considering selling for up to £20m to ease budget cuts.…

Fire station cuts challenged in Parliament

Fire station cuts challenged in Parliament

The proposal to close 17 fire stations across London will be debated in Parliament tomorrow, as east London politicians call on Boris Johnson to re-think the cuts.…

Firm admits blame for Michelle Gellard’s death

Firm admits blame for Michelle Gellard’s death

A leisure firm has admitted  breaching health and safety laws following the drowning of seven-year-old Michelle Gellard in one of their pools. Michelle, from the Isle of Dogs, was pulled unconscious from the pool at Blackwater Leisure Centre in Maldon, Essex on June 14 2008.…

Locals petition shopping centre to keep Mike ‘Down Dalston Lane’

Locals petition shopping centre to keep Mike ‘Down Dalston Lane’

  If you have walked down the ramp at the back of Kingsland shopping centre in Dalston, you have probably seen a man soulfully singing while strumming his guitar. And if you have walked there on more than a few occasions you probably know the man by name – Mike…

Schools in EastLondonLines boroughs are taking exam boards to court over ‘unfair’ GCSE results

Schools in EastLondonLines boroughs are taking exam boards to court over ‘unfair’ GCSE results

167 pupils, 150 schools and 42 councils, including Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Lewisham, have served legal papers on the exam regulator Ofqual and exam boards AQA and Edexcel, arguing for a re-grading of the GCSE English paper sat in the summer. The alliance also consists of six professional bodies, including…

No singing victory for Lewisham NHS Trust

No singing victory for Lewisham NHS Trust

Staff from Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust lost out last night in the final BBC’s ‘Sing While You Work’ …

Lewisham Hospital choir takes NHS to BBC final

Lewisham Hospital choir takes NHS to BBC final

Staff from Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust will fight for a victory tonight in the final of BBC’s ‘Sing While You Work’.…

EastLondonLines photo gallery from TUC anti-cuts demonstration in London on Saturday

EastLondonLines photo gallery from TUC anti-cuts demonstration in London on Saturday

EastLondonLines was at the  TUC anti-cuts demonstration on Saturday and we thought you would all like to see some more photographs from the event. If you have any you would like to contribute to our gallery tweet them to us at @eastlondonlines.        …

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