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New plannning restrictions on betting shops agreed

New plannning restrictions on betting shops agreed

From this week (30th April), betting shops will be considered in their own category of planning regulations, meaning local councils will be able to limit the number of betting shops in each area. After a lengthy campaign against the high-density of bookmakers in the East London Lines boroughs, many residents…

New Goals for Elderly Health & Independence in Croydon

New Goals for Elderly Health & Independence in Croydon

The percentage of elderly people in Croydon is to “rise significantly”…

April 24 – May 1: Fairs to farms to extreme stunt shows

April 24 – May 1: Fairs to farms to extreme stunt shows

With the Easter Holidays having passed some might think that the activities across the ELL boroughs would stop. However, that isn’t the case and once again ELL delivers with a whole host activities for its residents to get involved in. Whether you want to try a spot of healthy cooking…

How deprivation and voter turnout is linked

How deprivation and voter turnout is linked

The poor don’t vote: it’s an intuitively held assumption, but it’s also reflected in the data. Tower Hamlets, however, defies the stereotype, and in a big way. Many of its wards are some of the most deprived  in the country, but its levels of voter turnout are puzzlingly above average.…

Among most deprived areas of the country

Among most deprived areas of the country

Stroll through Broadway Market in Hackney on a Saturday afternoon, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any signs of poverty. In reality, however, Hackney is one of the most deprived areas in the entire country, second only to Liverpool. 42% of Hackney’s LSOAs (smaller areas within wards) are in the…

Lewisham: How deprivation and voter turnout are linked

Lewisham: How deprivation and voter turnout are linked

Deprivation is not always visible.  In Lewisham, it’s made manifest by its many payday loan lenders – the borough has the highest number in the country, with 7.6 stores for every 100,000 residents. Lewisham’s high levels of deprivation –- it’s the 16th most deprived local authority in the UK —…

Croydon: How deprivation and voter turnout are linked

Croydon: How deprivation and voter turnout are linked

Like many boroughs in London, Croydon’s poverty is hidden behind the fact that some wards are the least deprived in the country. Nearly four in ten children live below the breadline in parts of the borough. The life expectancy for males living in the most deprived parts of Croydon is…

The link between deprivation and voter turnout explored in the EastLondonLines boroughs

The link between deprivation and voter turnout explored in the EastLondonLines boroughs

In the run-up to the London borough elections on May 22, ELL asks: Why do the poor leave the rich to decide on their future? This week we’ll investigate the link between deprivation and low voter turnout, and why we think it’s critical that everyone gets out and votes. Comedian…

Deprivation voter turnout methodology

Deprivation voter turnout methodology

In this week’s digital feature examining the link between voter turnout and deprivation, ELL looked at several different data sets. In the lead article, we examined voter turnout for each ward in each of ELL’s boroughs, found in the Borough Council Election Results 2010, published by the Greater London Authority…

Staggering rise in cases of rape and domestic violence

Staggering rise in cases of rape and domestic violence

Reported rapes in Croydon have risen by a staggering 33 per cent despite the overall crime rate falling by nearly ten per cent. The increase in rape reports has emerged as the highest within the ELL boroughs: Lewisham has increased by 26 per cent, Hackney by 22 per cent and…

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