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Shop owner threatened over “Je suis Charlie” sign

Shop owner threatened over “Je suis Charlie” sign

A French-born Muslim was threatened this week after displaying a “Je suis Charlie” sign outside his coffee shop in Brick Lane. Adel Defilaux, 32, the owner of The Anti-Shop, opened his store as normal on Tuesday morning, before he was allegedly confronted by an angry man at his till. He…

Whitechapel Gallery’s journey through 100 years of abstract art

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Exclusive: Eastlondonlines speaks to hero who helped save man from blazing van on Mare Street

Exclusive: Eastlondonlines speaks to hero who helped save man from blazing van on Mare Street

The man who helped save a burning victim from a van on Mare Street on Sunday afternoon says he has struggled to sleep since the incident. “I couldn’t sleep the last two days. When I close my eyes I see him”, Ali Kale told Eastlondonlines. Kale, who works as a chef…

Croydon’s Ben Haenow tops the festive week charts

Croydon’s Ben Haenow tops the festive week charts

Croydon’s X Factor winner Ben Haenow has won the battle for this year’s Christmas number one. The 29-year-old’s single Something I Need had combined chart sales of over 214,000 and is now the second-fastest selling single of the year, behind Band Aid 30’s Do They Know It’s Christmas?, which shifted…

ELL’s guide to a happy, healthy and hopefully stress-free Christmas so you can sit back and enjoy the holidays

ELL’s guide to a happy, healthy and hopefully stress-free Christmas so you can sit back and enjoy the holidays

Christmas can be a magical time but it can also be a very stressful one, particularly if things go wrong. Whether it’s forgetting the cranberry sauce or something a little more serious this guide to the borough’s key services will help.…

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Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

  In the spirit of Christmas giving, an illustration exhibition that opens today will donate its profits to a homeless charity. “A Long Way From Home” is hosted by the A-side B-side Gallery, an artist run gallery, project space and studios, situated within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community. The exhibition…

Welcome to Winterville 2014

Recession pinch still felt in Christmas shopping trends

Christmas means many different things to different people. Over the next three weeks, Eastlondonlines will be asking a number of local people to describe their feelings about the festive season. The series begins with ELL reporter, Jasmin Kopotsha, whose childhood love of the season still lingers.  Despite Britain’s economy growing past its pre-recession peak, it would […]

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