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Celebrating Start-Ups: PLA Studios [Video]

Celebrating Start-Ups: PLA Studios [Video]

On the fringes of London’s Silicon Roundabout, this tech start-up is making waves and winning awards…

Catford woman charged with Cowell break-in

Catford woman charged with Cowell break-in

A Catford woman has appeared in court today charged with breaking into the house of music tycoon Simon Cowell while wielding a broken brick.…

New deadline for films to show the real Hackney

New deadline for films to show the real Hackney

The Hackney Life film project has extended its deadline for locals to submit videos documenting life in the borough until midnight on March 30.…

Police confirm body found in Regent’s Canal is missing EastEnders actor Gemma McCluskie

Police confirm body found in Regent’s Canal is missing EastEnders actor Gemma McCluskie

Police have confirmed that the torso found in Regent’s Canal on Tuesday is that of missing EastEnders actor Gemma McCluskie. Gemma, 29, went missing from her home in Bethnal Green on March 1. A 35-year-old man who was arrested on Tuesday in relation to the discovery remains in custody.…

Sweet success: Urban beekeeping in south and east London

Sweet success: Urban beekeeping in south and east London

When you think about beekeeping, you may think of a lone hive with bees flying to and fro in a sunny rural idyll. So you may be surprised to learn that south and east London have become beekeeping hotspots. Over recent years urban beekeeping has become increasingly popular, with apiaries…

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for strangling wife

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for strangling wife

A Croydon man was sentenced at the Old Bailey today to a minimum of 12 years in prison for murdering his wife.…

Giant Olympic rings launched on river Thames to commemorate 150 days left until start of Olympics

2012 Olympics Rings from EastLondon Olympics on Vimeo. video by Vin Shahrestani

Rents for council tenants may rise by £383

Rents for council tenants may rise by £383

Croydon council tenants could face rent increases of £7.37 per week from April this year. The eight per cent increase will be put to the council for approval on Monday February 27, after the Tenants and Leaseholders Panel agreed it to on February 1.…

Teenager charged with murder of Kirsty Treloar

Teenager charged with murder of Kirsty Treloar

A 19-year-old man is accused of murdering a woman, 20, who was abducted from her home and killed on Monday. Myles Williams, of Pond Farm Estate, is also accused of the attempted murder of Kirsty Treloar’s brother, Dean, 22, and sister, Gemma, 24. Scotland Yard launched a murder inquiry when…

Over 100 children march for ‘reclaim the streets’

Over 100 children march for ‘reclaim the streets’

On December 15, over 100 children marched from Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, to Mare Street, Hackney in celebration of Eid-al-Adha, Hanukkah and Christmas and to symbolise a ‘reclaiming’ of the streets for civil society.…

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