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Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays when London Bridge  station partially closes for nine days at the end of this month as part of a multi-million pound rebuild. First Capital Connect and Southern trains will not call at the the station from this Saturday, August 23 until Monday,…

Police appeal to missing schoolgirl to let them know she is safe after she fails to contact family for twelve days

Police appeal to missing schoolgirl to let them know she is safe after she fails to contact family for twelve days

Police are concerned for the welfare of missing schoolgirl Natasha Sandford, who may be in Croydon. Natasha, 15, was last seen at around 10.20am on August 10 in Foxon Lane, Caterham and it extremely out of character for her to go so long without making contact with her friends or…

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…

Live Blog: Election results in Tower Hamlets

Live Blog: Election results in Tower Hamlets

COUNTING SUSPENDED: The elections have seen a victory for Luftur Rahman as Mayor. Tower Hamlets First have taken 12 seats, mainly from  Labour  who  so far have six seats.  The Conservatives have two. Counting for Bow End, St. Peters and Bethnal Green wards  is to be postponed until tomorrow. After…

‘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…

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