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Planning a staycation in London this summer? Read ELL’s guide to your best local holiday hotspots

Planning a staycation in London this summer? Read ELL’s guide to your best local holiday hotspots

Summer is finally here and it’s time for the annual getaway in the sun. Or is it? If you are not heading abroad this year, you are not alone.  Research by Visit England suggests that almost 40 per cent of Brits are cutting back on holiday spending due to money worries. If…

New Sunday street food pop-up for Deptford

New Sunday street food pop-up for Deptford

A new pop-up street food venture, featuring some of London best foodie entrepreneurs is to be launched in Deptford on July 6. The Deptford Brunch Club provides local chefs and food outlets the opportunity to showcase their skills and is part of Lewisham C0uncil’s drive to improve Deptford town centre.…

World Cup: armchair drinkers face police crackdown with early morning checkpoints around ELL boroughs

World Cup: armchair drinkers face police crackdown with early morning checkpoints around ELL boroughs

Football fans in the ELL area could pay the penalty if they drive the morning after a boozy night watching the World Cup in the remaining weeks of the tournament. Police will be patrolling junctions across the four ELL boroughs to check drivers are not over the limit when they…

Lewisham bike crook arrested after Twitter campaign

Lewisham bike crook arrested after Twitter campaign

A Lewisham man photographed with one of three racing bicycles stolen from a 69-year old athlete was arrested after a social media campaign run by the victim’s daughter. Ashley Moore, 20, who has a previous conviction for bike theft was caught by police after pictures of him riding one of…

2014 World Cup: The ELL guide to watching the game in pubs and bars across all four boroughs

2014 World Cup: The ELL guide to watching the game in pubs and bars across all four boroughs

It’s time to lay those rivalries aside and unite as a country to support England in the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Whether you love or hate football, there’s no escaping what will be a feverish four weeks once the competition starts on June 12, 2014. Here at ELL, we’re not…

Meat Free Monday: not just for vegetarians

Meat Free Monday: not just for vegetarians

By Martina Melli, Oluwatosin Oyeniyi, Shona Owen, and Yara Zeitoun George Bernard Shaw, the playwright and prominent vegetarian, said: “Animals are my friends… And I don’t eat my friends”. Now, the London Vegan and Vegetarian Society hope that on Mondays, Londoners will not be eating them either. Their goal by 2015 is for…

‘Love Not War’ – brewery’s message to Hackney

‘Love Not War’ – brewery’s message to Hackney

In 2011, while a riot raged destruction on Mare Street in Hackney, a microbrewery was born under the railway arches near London Fields. The director of London Fields Brewery sent everyone home but the head brewer and the two of them barricaded themselves inside the building in order to make…

May 22 – why your vote is important in Hackney

May 22 – why your vote is important in Hackney

La Toyah McAllister-Jones is from ‘Hackney Unites’, a community coalition for social justice. She discusses the issues currently facing Hackney and why she thinks voting in the upcoming elections is the way to bring about positive change. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…

May 22 – why your vote is important in Lewisham

May 22 – why your vote is important in Lewisham

Ray Woolford is from ‘People Before Profit’, a political movement based in Lewisham. He discusses the issues which he thinks need to be addressed within the borough. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…

May 22 – why your vote is important in Tower Hamlets

May 22 – why your vote is important in Tower Hamlets

Willie Howard from the Tower Hamlets Unite Community Centre gives his views on the importance of voting. He’s urging his community to vote and make a difference. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…

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