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DJ Anna Wall: building her house career brick by brick

DJ Anna Wall: building her house career brick by brick

Brick by brick is how DJ Anna Wall builds her house. She had brush with fame the other day. Hungover, she woke in her Dalston flat to a friend’s message declaring her appearance in that day’s Sun, dubbed, “one of UK house music’s rising stars for 2013″. She insists she…

Names of 172 Bethnal Green tube disaster victims remembered in 70th anniversary memorial ceremony

Names of 172 Bethnal Green tube disaster victims remembered in 70th anniversary memorial ceremony

A memorial to the 173 people who died on March 3, 1943 – 62 of them children – was unveiled to hundreds in east London following a service at St John at Bethnal Green church. Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the Bethnal Green tube disaster – “the worst civilian…

Ofsted praise for Croydon Adoption services

Ofsted praise for Croydon Adoption services

Croydon adoption services are committed to “improving outcomes for children”, according to an Ofsted report published this week. Mike Stapley, inspector, said that staff “have a real determination to ‘get it right’ for children in Croydon” and praised them for a realistic but humane approach to their work. Stapley reported…

Millwall fan banned from ‘the Den’ for life and slapped with £500 fine after pleading guilty to racist abuse

Millwall fan banned from ‘the Den’ for life and slapped with £500 fine after pleading guilty to racist abuse

A Millwall fan has today been banned by the club for life and ordered to pay more than £500 in fines for racially abusing a Leeds player last year. Gerrard Scanlon, 53, a delivery driver from Enfield, pleaded guilty at Bromley Magistrates Court today to shouting “racially aggravated” words at…

The Queen and London bomb blast survivor reunited in visit to Royal London Hospital Whitechapel

The Queen and London bomb blast survivor reunited in visit to Royal London Hospital Whitechapel

The Queen was today reunited with a survivor of the 7/7 underground attacks during her visit to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. She first met Chris Lait, 39, a dancer, during a hospital visit the day after the 2005 terrorist bombings. He was being treated as a patient there…

Chef chases dream to find a White Rabbit in Dalston

Chef chases dream to find a White Rabbit in Dalston

Eight years ago in the back of a van, Danny Cheetham made a promise to open a restaurant one day. Today he is head chef and one-quarter owner of the White Rabbit, Dalston’s hip, modern eatery down Bradbury street. “It’s something we always joke about. There I was, on tour…

UKBA u-turn on international student checks is not enough

UKBA u-turn on international student checks is not enough

Laura Liszewski, an American studying journalism at University of London, Goldsmiths College, gives her verdict on the United Kingdom Border Agency’s decision to remove stricter monitoring rules for international students at UK universities.  The Government announced last week that international students are no longer subject to stricter attendance checks than…

Brick Lane party could be over following licensing restrictions

Brick Lane party could be over following licensing restrictions

  Brick Lane residents last night applauded a plan to bring crime stemming from the area’s robust night-time economy under control at a meeting in Whitechapel’s Toynbee Hall. Public disorder and crime have risen over the last five years simultaneously with the increasing concentration of licensed establishments in and around…

Damien Hirst’s design for 2013 BRIT Award revealed

Damien Hirst’s design for 2013 BRIT Award revealed

Damien Hirst, Turner Prize winner and Goldsmiths graduate, has today revealed his design for this year’s BRIT award. The ‘blank canvas’ statue has been decorated with Hirst’s signature treatment of multi-coloured polka dots. He said: “I am honoured to be asked to design this year’s statue, it has become such…

The morning after the night before: the Eastlondonlines guide to surviving your New Year hangover

The morning after the night before: the Eastlondonlines guide to surviving your New Year hangover

Happy holidays, but not such happy hangovers. As the biggest party night of the year gives us all an excuse for celebration, those who have indulged in a tipple or ten at pubs and parties across our boroughs may find that the day after is not always so full of…

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