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Celebrate carnivals and cemeteries this weekend

Celebrate carnivals and cemeteries this weekend

The August Bank Holiday weekend  traditionally means a long haul trip to the west for the London Notting Hill Carnival, but you needn’t stray far from the comforting shores of the East London Line this weekend to find a plethora of exciting events.…

Shoreditch arrest as ‘Boris’s Bikes’ go on the road

Shoreditch arrest as ‘Boris’s Bikes’ go on the road

A man from Shoreditch became the first person to be arrested for abusing one of  ‘Boris’s Bikes’ as the new bicycle hire scheme was launched across the capital.…

‘Reckless’ citizen service plan is condemned

‘Reckless’ citizen service plan is condemned

Plans for a, “non-military national service” for teenagers, have been announced by Prime Minister David Cameron. The initiative has been criticised by some charity groups along the East London Line over its potential to draw attention and resources away from existing youth volunteering organisations.…

Superhighway for Tower Hamlets cyclists

Superhighway for Tower Hamlets cyclists

This week London Mayor Boris Johnson launched what he has labelled the 'cycling revolution,' with the unveiling of the first cycle superhighway in East London. The CS3 route links Barking and Tower Gateway via Tower Hamlets. Johnson said cycling accounted for 2% of journeys in the capital and he wanted…

Free event aims to help girls in Hackney get fit

Free event aims to help girls in Hackney get fit

Young women's health issues will be targeted by Hackney's local authorities this week, with a specially-organised event offering guidance on lifestyle factors such as drug awareness, nutrition and the benefits of exercise.…

Dance, drumming and debate as Hackney celebrates its diversity

Dance, drumming and debate as Hackney celebrates its diversity

Stoke Newington Media Arts and Science College was transformed into what the organisers claimed to be a  “hub of positivity” last Saturday as hundreds congregated to take part in  Celebrate Hackney, a one day event design to show the diversity of the borough. Locals, community activists, trade unionists and artists took…

Twins suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in fox attack

Twins suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in fox attack

As  nine-month-old twin girls Isabella and Lola Koupparis remained in hospital with ‘life-changing injuries’ from last Saturday’s attack  by a fox, Mayor Boris Johnson has urged  London councils to step up their ‘pest control’. And today, Hackney council issued urgent advice to people in the area about dealing with urban…

Baby twins in hospital after Hackney fox attack

Baby twins in hospital after Hackney fox attack

Hackney residents are being urged by police to keep their ground-floor windows and doors closed after a fox attack on Saturday night left nine-month-old twin girls Isabella and Lola Koupparis in hospital.…

Hackney votes for good architecture

Hackney votes for good architecture

Architectural excellence in Hackney is being celebrated by the borough's council this year, with a call for nominations to its local building design awards.…