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Fresher’s guide to Tower Hamlets, Queen Mary, and London Metropolitan University

Fresher’s guide to Tower Hamlets, Queen Mary, and London Metropolitan University

Browse the length and breadth of Tower Hamlets. Get started by clicking on the yellow icon to find Queen Mary, or the red icon to find London Met’s local campus! Suggestions? Corrections? Tweet us @eastlondonlines or email news@eastlondonlines.co.uk. [ell-gmap-iframe mapurl=”https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=211790901361786871101.0004ca939e675d2c66c1b&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=51.516862,-0.040169&spn=0.102549,0.164452&z=12&output=embed”]…

Tia Sharp: Police make two further arrests following discovery of body at grandmother’s house

Tia Sharp: Police make two further arrests following discovery of body at grandmother’s house

Police have made two further arrests in connection with their investigation into the disappearance of Tia Sharp, following the discovery of a body at the grandmother’s house in New Addington on Friday August 10. In a statement they said that a 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and a…

Missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp: grandmother’s boyfriend returns home following police interview

Missing schoolgirl Tia Sharp: grandmother’s boyfriend returns home following police interview

The search for missing Tia Sharp continues, as the grandmother’s boyfriend returned home after being interviewed by police as a witness in the investigation. Police officers arrived at the home of Christine Sharp at The Lindens estate in New Addington in Croydon at 5.30pm today and Stuart Hazell, 37, left with…

Missing Croydon schoolgirl Tia Sharp: Police interview boyfriend of grandmother

Missing Croydon schoolgirl Tia Sharp: Police interview boyfriend of grandmother

Police are interviewing the boyfriend of Tia Sharp’s grandmother as a witness in the investigation into the schoolgirl’s disappearance. Officers arrived at the home of Christine Sharp at The Lindens estate in New Addington in Croydon at 5.30pm today and Stuart Hazell, 37, left with them a few minutes later…

Tower Hamlets Council responds to funding cuts

Tower Hamlets Council responds to funding cuts

Tower Hamlets Council has announced plans for a new council tax benefit scheme to compensate for welfare funding cuts made by the coalition Government. The Government will reduce funding for local authorities under the national council tax benefit scheme by 10 per cent, taking effect from April 2013. According to…

Road junction revamp criticised by campaigners

Road junction revamp criticised by campaigners

Campaigners have criticised a new road plan for a busy junction in Lewisham. The new design layout for the Courthill Road follows criticisms from residents and cyclists that the junction is too dangerous in its current form. …

Redevelopment threatens Stoke Newington store

Redevelopment threatens Stoke Newington store

An independent bookshop in Stoke Newington which has been running for over 20 years might be forced to close if a redevelopment proposal goes ahead. The Church Street Bookshop, which sells secondhand books, is part of a block on Stoke Newington Church Street that includes a vintage clothes shop, an…

Local businesses dismayed at considerable loss of trade due to Olympic Games disruption

Local businesses dismayed at considerable loss of trade due to Olympic Games disruption

Local small businesses are losing trade and suffering from disruptions to delivery schedules during the Olympics, according to business owners in the area. EastLondonLines has learned that the Olympics opening ceremony on July 27 particularly affected night-time business in East London, such as restaurants, nightclubs and cinemas. Small businesses currently…

Pick of the Line July 27 – August 2

Pick of the Line July 27 – August 2

Get away from the Games with our non-Olympic events guide featuring the best of what’s going on in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Croydon and Lewisham. Friday 27 – 30: Tower Hamlets Collage in Silence at the Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green What would it be like for a group of artists to paint together in…

Mind, Body and Spirit: Delving Deeper on Old Ford Road

Mind, Body and Spirit: Delving Deeper on Old Ford Road

  Transcendental experience is the last thing one would associate with the busy Old Ford Road in London’s Bethnal Green. Home to a lively and thriving community, it is known for heavy traffic, schools and charity shops rather than higher levels of consciousness. The Yoganesh centre, towards the Cambridge Heath…

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