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Gypsies and Irish travellers fight bricks and mortar

Gypsies and Irish travellers fight bricks and mortar

Hidden between a set of railways lines in Bow is a small caravan site. Lisa, 25, stands in the door of her caravan: “Families in tower blocks wouldn’t want their kids growing up on this site. It’s the same with us; we wouldn’t want our kids growing up there”. Her…

HIGHLIGHTS: At least 25,000 protesters march through Lewisham to protest proposed closure of Lewisham A&E

HIGHLIGHTS: At least 25,000 protesters march through Lewisham to protest proposed closure of Lewisham A&E

At least 25,000 protesters marched from Central Lewisham to Mountsfield Park to demonstrate against proposals to close Lewisham Hospital’s A&E department. Eastlondonlines followed the protest throughout the day. LBCs Nick Ferrari along with hospital consultant Dr John O’Donohue welcomed the demonstrators to Mountsfield Park and introduced key medical speakers including Dr Chidi Ejifomo…

Live Blog of Save Lewisham A&E protest

Live Blog of Save Lewisham A&E protest

Up to 25,000 people marched through Lewisham to protest against the planned closure of Lewisham A&E. Nick Ferrari from LBC and Heidi Alexander amongst other gave speeches at the end of the march in Mountsfield Park. Among the protesters were Eastlondonlines reporters who have been reporting live from the day…

ELL’s guide to festive travel across the boroughs

ELL’s guide to festive travel across the boroughs

For another year running public transport will be free on New Years Eve, but there will be plenty of disruption for the rest of the festive season. Eastlondonlines brings you a day-by-day breakdown of how to move around our boroughs this winterval. December 24: - Tubes will run a Saturday…

Delays on new Clapham train route

Delays on new Clapham train route

The East London Line extension to Clapham Junction is living up to its title of the “M25 of rail”, as it grinds to a halt just three days after opening. Signalling failures at Peckham Rye left Overground trains suspended for an hour between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction on Tuesday…

Fares to rise across the capital but transport in ELL boroughs will improve says Tfl’s new 10 year plan

Fares to rise across the capital but transport in ELL boroughs will improve says Tfl’s new 10 year plan

The East London line will see longer and more frequent trains under a new 10 year plan revealed on Tuesday by Transport for London, despite an expected cut of more than £1bn in government funds by 2014. Details of the plan included doubling road investment to £3.8bn over the next…

Extension of 20mph zones coming to Hackney

Extension of 20mph zones coming to Hackney

More of Hackney’s roads will be slowed to 20mph from March 2013 in an extension of a joint traffic management scheme with Islington Council. Over the year-long trial, major roads that link with Islington will be limited to 20mph, including Green Lanes, Blackstock Road and Balls Pond Road. Red routes…

Sleeping commuters caught out in Croydon

Sleeping commuters caught out in Croydon

Almost a fifth of commuters admit to missing their station after falling asleep, according to a new survey by train company Southern. However, the same research showed that one in 10 commuters deliberately choose to travel by train so they can take cat naps. Southern serves commuters travelling between Croydon…

New branch of Overground line linking Clapham to Whitechapel now open

New branch of Overground line linking Clapham to Whitechapel now open

Clapham may seem a world away from Whitechapel but it is now a matter of half an hour as the London Overground network is extended. From December 9, the East London Line has been extended to Clapham Junction from Surrey Quays via: Queens Road Peckham, Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill, Clapham…

Croydon North by-election : Labour retain their hold on seat as Steve Reed elected with huge margin

Croydon North by-election : Labour retain their hold on seat as Steve Reed elected with huge margin

The Labour Party’s Steve Reed has maintained his party’s hold on Croydon North with 64.3 per cent of the votes. The Lambeth council leader stormed to victory in Thursday night’s by-election, announced around 1:45am, leaving all other parties trailing in his wake, with Labour taking 15,898 votes to the Conservatives’…

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