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ELL Guide to Christmas: Boozy beverages for Xmas

ELL Guide to Christmas: Boozy beverages for Xmas

Who doesn’t love a cocktail and there’s no time better to get your fill than the most festive of holidays – Christmas. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite seasonal cocktails and local establishments to help get you through the next few weeks in the run up to Christmas.  …

The 12 songs of Christmas: ELL’s jinglebell jukebox

The 12 songs of Christmas: ELL’s jinglebell jukebox

If you would think it’s far too early to be writing Eastlondonlines’ own list of the best Christmas songs, you would be correct. But seeing as the annual assault on the charts by The Pogues, Mariah Carey and Wham has begun, it seemed an appropriate time to look at the…

This festive season Eastlondonlines looks at ways for you to volunteer and help out in your local community

This festive season Eastlondonlines looks at ways for you to volunteer and help out in your local community

It’s the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. But for many living in Eastlondonlines boroughs, “visions of sugar-plums” are ousted by the prospect of another night on the streets or the memories of absent family. Preoccupied with thoughts of…

ELL Guide to Christmas: Top notch Christmas dinners

ELL Guide to Christmas:  Top notch Christmas dinners

This week, ELL recommends festive menus worthy of even the most hard to please food lovers, for Christmas Day lunch itself, your work Christmas party or just a good old Sunday roast. Hackney The Star By Hackney Downs, Clapton The Star by Hackney Downs has a super wintery Sunday Christmas…

ELL Guide to Christmas: Top 7 present-buying hotspots

ELL Guide to Christmas: Top 7 present-buying hotspots

Still not started your Christmas shopping yet? Me neither. It’s fine. In the more than likely scenario that Santa doesn’t act as the jolly janitor, there are more than enough places in the ELL boroughs to pick up your last minute gems.   Hackney DIY Christmas Art Market A very…

What Christmas means to me: School teacher

What Christmas means to me: School teacher

Rosie Lonsdale, a secondary school teacher at St Matthew Academy, Blackheath, talks to reporter Emma Henderson about the festivities and the countdown to the Christmas holidays at school. “At the moment we have seven and a half school days left. This is great and everyone is looking forward to the break. Kids and…

Stamp Duty reform draws mixed local reaction

Stamp Duty reform draws mixed local reaction

Estate agents, housing groups and homebuyers across Eastlondonlines boroughs have given mixed responses to George Osborne’s unexpected Stamp Duty reforms. Some estate agents said the reductions in duty at the lower end of the market would make a “massive difference” for middle-income buyers, while housing campaigners warned that it would only fuel…

ELL Guide to Christmas: It’s right behind you!

ELL Guide to Christmas: It’s right behind you!

From swashbuckling pirate adventures to festive film marathons, there’s plenty of family-fun over the Christmas period. Eastlondonlines sent Hannah Boland out to discover all the unmissable events over the holidays. Croydon A Journey through Bethlehem – Croydon Citadel For a last minute festive treat for the family, head down to…

X Factor’s Ben Haenow gives homecoming performance

X Factor’s Ben Haenow gives homecoming performance

The nation’s favourite Croydon van driver came home last night to give fans a special performance and rally even more support before the X Factor final this weekend. Crowds of at least 600 Ben Haenow fans braved the wind and rain outside Croydon’s Whitgift shopping centre yesterday evening to hear the…

ELL Guide to Christmas: Weekend activities

ELL Guide to Christmas: Weekend activities

Despite the chill in the air, Christmas spirit is now in full flow and so are the abundance of activities, from Santa’s grottos to musical soirees and plenty of opportunities to grab a mince pie and a warming mulled wine. Here is ELL’s guide to what’s on in the boroughs.…

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