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Protesters plead with Lutfur Rahman: “Save our nurseries”

Protesters plead with Lutfur Rahman: “Save our nurseries”

  Councillors have demanded Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, scrap controversial plans to close four nurseries after angry protests from parents last night. The council meeting vote followed tearful pleas from mothers who said the closure would be outrageous, as closing the nurseries would add growing pressure to other…

Scenes from the Free Education demo in London November 19, 2014

The day’s events: Students and activists take to the streets of the capital demanding free education

The day’s events: Students and activists take to the streets of the capital demanding free education

Thousands of students marched today in support of free higher education and an end to austerity cuts.  Around 5000 students joined the protest organised by The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, The Student Assembly Against Austerity and The Young Greens.   Clashes have been filmed between police and protesters.  16:49 It look’s as…

“Fees have failed”: student demonstrators take to the streets to fight the “trebling and trebling” of tuition fees

“Fees have failed”: student demonstrators take to the streets to fight the “trebling and trebling” of tuition fees

Thousands of students will march in London tomorrow protesting against fees, cuts and debts in UK education. The march, organised by The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, The Young Greens and The Students Assembly Against Austerity, will congregate in Malet Street, Bloomsbury and proceed to Whitehall and Parliament Square.…

Friends blame bullying for “sudden death” of schoolgirl

Friends blame bullying for “sudden death” of schoolgirl

Rumours of bullying have surrounded the “sudden death” of 14-year-old Croydon schoolgirl,  Ashdon Muirhead, who was found dead in house in Thornton Heath on Saturday. Students have today been paying tribute to Muirhead on social media, using the hashtag #RipAshdon, with many suggesting that the girl had been bullied. The Mirror…

Freeze in travel costs: Transport for London to lower fares for Oyster users

Hackney men jailed for abusing Southend minors

Hackney men jailed for abusing Southend minors

Two Hackney men have been sentenced to a combined 20 years in prison at Basildon Crown Court today for grooming and sexually abusing underage girls in Southend, Essex. 45 year-old Colin Trotman, and 56 year-old Glenn Dyett will be serving 14 and 6 years for their crimes respectively. Trotman, of…

Gun crime in Hackney: police organise firearms surrender across London

Lutfur Rahman: residents react to criticised Mayor

Lutfur Rahman: residents react to criticised Mayor

Mayor Lutfur Rahman has come under intense scrutiny after an investigation into Tower Hamlets Council ordered by the local government minister, Eric Pickles, which found fault with its financial management. As the Government sends in commissioners to oversee grant-giving, property deals and electoral administration, Eastlondonlines took to the streets to…

Street food and experimental bars at underground festival

Street food and experimental bars at underground festival

Night Tales will open tomorrow for a seven-weekend stay in Shoreditch in a transformed East London car park and underground bunker. Starting from 6pm on Friday, this weekend will feature music from Django Django DJ set and Low Life with Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. The music line-ups will be announced weekly, as will the special…

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