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300 arrests as anti-fascist groups confront EDL

300 arrests as anti-fascist groups confront EDL

The English Defence League marched over Tower Bridge to the edge of Tower Hamlets on Saturday accompanied by a heavy police presence. Around 600 EDL supporters walked from the base of the bridge to a rally point outside Aldgate East Station, whilst a few hundred meters down Whitechapel Road, a…

September 6-12: Meatopia and sensory food

September 6-12: Meatopia and sensory food

  Lewisham London Analogue Festival Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 // Various venues in Deptford Whether you are already a big fan of film photography, want to rediscover the joy of vinyl or are too young to know what 16mm tape is, head along to Deptford this weekend to experience…

Deptford’s London Analogue Festival says no to digital

Deptford’s London Analogue Festival says no to digital

In a world increasingly dominated by digital technology, there is a growing trend to explore the alternative quality of analogue devices. Creatives and consumers alike are beginning to reject the all encompassing smartphone in favour of experiencing nostalgic mediums such as vinyl and film. This weekend the inaugural London Analogue…

Martin Richman: Lighting up East London and beyond

Martin Richman: Lighting up East London and beyond

Martin Richman is sitting on the stairs in his studio trying to get some thin strips of wire like lights working, “I wanted to show you something but none of them want to work. This will be my last try then I will abandon ship,” he says. Richman’s workshop, located…

Thousands of poorest across borough to get free childcare

Thousands of poorest across borough to get free childcare

Thousands of the poorest parents across Tower Hamlets are set to get free nursery places or 15 hours of free childcare a week for their two-year-olds. New welfare rules introduced by the government to help working families mean that up to 2,800 toddlers in the borough are now eligible for…

Police: Labour did nothing wrong in Foxcroft selection

Police: Labour did nothing wrong in Foxcroft selection

A Met Police investigation into the selection of a Unite official as the Labour candidate for the Lewisham Deptford seat in the 2015 election has found no evidence of malpractice. Vicky Foxcroft was chosen by Labour in May as the replacement for veteran MP Joan Ruddock who is retiring at…

September 1-5: Dreamboats, dates, dining and dunking.

September 1-5: Dreamboats, dates, dining and dunking.

This week we’ve got a great selection of art, food, cinema and shows listed to help you deal with the shock of September. Whether you want to jump in a hot tub, meet that special someone, eat in a hidden dining room or take the kids to a show, ELL…

Train fire scare forces hundreds onto tracks

Train fire scare forces hundreds onto tracks

Hundreds of passengers on a rush hour train have been forced to escape along tracks at Hither Green station after smoke was seen billowing from underneath the rear four carriages. The Southeastern service from Gravesend in Kent to London stopped halfway into the platform just before 8am on Tuesday after…

Woman’s body found in the water at Shadwell Basin

Woman’s body found in the water at Shadwell Basin

The body of a woman was found  in the water at Shadwell Basin over the bank holiday weekend. Emergency services arrived at the scene between Wapping and Shadwell at around midday on Monday in response to sightings of a body in the water, police have said. A team from the…

Man stabbed to death on Homerton Highstreet

Man stabbed to death on Homerton Highstreet

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in Homerton on Wednesday afternoon. Lamarni Hylton-Reid, of Warwick Grove, Clapton was reportedly on route to his mother’s birthday when he was attacked in what one witness said was a “row over a fiver”. Emergency services were…

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