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Biggs chosen by Labour to run for Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Biggs chosen by Labour to run for Mayor of Tower Hamlets

John Biggs has been selected as the Labour candidate in the upcoming Tower Hamlets Mayoral Election. Biggs, who is currently in his fourth term as London Assembly Member for City and East, was chosen by members of the Tower Hamlets Labour Party on Saturday to take on Lutfur Rahman for control…

March 7-14: Popcorn or punch? Take your pick

March 7-14: Popcorn or punch? Take your pick

Popcorn or punch? Munch on some sweet or savoury kernels as you indulge in the array of cinematic offerings this week. From the premiere of ‘Welcome to the Punch’ at Genesis Cinema to the Backyard Cinema screening of ‘The Master’ at the luxurious Beach Blanket Babylon – pick your favourite…

February 28-March 7: Comedy or cocktails?

February 28-March 7: Comedy or cocktails?

From comedy nights to cocktail courses – our Pick of the Line this week has something to tickle every one of your senses. Gogo will teach you the intricate art of creating classic libations this Sunday while the Whyteleafe Tavern will try to trigger your giggles with their comedy night. For…

The Queen will visit East End to open the new Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel this week

The Queen will visit East End to open the new Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel this week

The Queen is set to open the new Royal London Hospital on Whitechapel Road this week. On Wednesday, she will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh on her visit to the children’s hospital, which treats 40,000 patients a year, as well as to the renal dialysis ward. Crowds are…

Police appealing for witnesses in “mistaken identity” murder case of teenager in Clapton

Police appealing for witnesses in “mistaken identity” murder case of teenager in Clapton

Following last week’s murder of a teenager in Clapton, police will be in Hackney this weekend appealing for witnesses to come forward. Two men were shot while sitting in a parked car in Hindrey Road, Clapton last Saturday, February 16, at around 8:20pm. The incident is said to be a…

Three teenagers arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy outside Ladywell Centre

Three teenagers arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy outside Ladywell Centre

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Lewisham. The incident occurred outside Ladywell Centre in Dressington Avenue on Monday night around 9:30pm. One male, 14, has been charged with attempted murder and appeared at Bromley Youth Court today. The two other males…

Woman dies in Croydon car crash – four injured

Woman dies in Croydon car crash – four injured

  A woman has died after being hit by a car in the early hours of this morning in Purley. Four other people were left hospitalised. Police and paramedics were called to the scene around 4am following reports that a car had collided with two pedestrians on Godstone Road near…

February 15-21: Fashion or Disaster? Take your pick

February 15-21: Fashion or Disaster? Take your pick

To celebrate London’s fashion week, you needn’t be sitting front row. Grab your ping pong paddles and head to PING’s one-night-only party in Shoreditch or try the Fashion Disaster party at XOYO. Moreover, you can enjoy the independent offerings of local designers at Forest Hill Fashion Week – where they…

ELL exclusive: in conversation with street artist Pure Evil

ELL exclusive: in conversation with street artist Pure Evil

Warhol-esque prints of Jackie, Marilyn and Audrey adorn the walls.  Their blackened tears flood out of the frames and onto the floor. Lilliputian prostitutes hide in corners as their overlord steps down to survey the room. This dark master is Pure Evil, also known as Charley Uzzell Edwards, a street-artist-cum-gallerist…

February 7-14: Pancakes or French cakes? Take your pick

February 7-14: Pancakes or French cakes? Take your pick

  From pancakes to macarons, savoury Filipino feasts to indulgent breakfasts – this week is all about food. Whether you decide to make it, flip it, or race it, we know what you’ll be doing at the end…eating it. Just loosen up those belts and dig in. And remember, there’s…

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