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Profiler reveals Milwall fan’s love of Strictly and more

Profiler reveals Milwall fan’s love of Strictly and more

Last week market research company YouGov released the ultimate time-wasting, work-avoiding procrastination tool: the YouGov profiler. The tool allows you to input “any brand, person or thing”. Details of the “typical fan” are then displayed. The results start with the “demographics page” which lists the supposed age, location, career and…

This generation’s Orwell? Owen Jones meets ELL

This generation’s Orwell? Owen Jones meets ELL

Owen Jones admits that he never intended to be a writer. Yet since he graduated from Oxford in 2005, he has produced two books, “Chavs” and “The Establishment”, that to some has made him the spokesperson of Generation Y. And for Russell Brand – that other vociferous anti-establishment figure –…

Are man-made men the way to find east London love?

Are man-made men the way to find east London love?

Finding true love in the metropolis is no easy feat and it is little wonder many Londoners now use online dating to try to find their heart’s desire. However, the most widely used online dating site in the world, match.com, has found a novel way to give a helping hand…

Lives not Knives founder has big plans for the future

Lives not Knives founder has big plans for the future

Last year she was named “Young Star” at The Women of the Future Awards. Since then she has climbed Mount Snowdon, been listed as one of BBC’s 100 Women of 2014 and spent another year developing her widely renowned organisation, Lives Not Knives. At 21 years old, Eliza Rebeiro has…

Lutfur Rahman: residents react to criticised Mayor

Lutfur Rahman: residents react to criticised Mayor

Mayor Lutfur Rahman has come under intense scrutiny after an investigation into Tower Hamlets Council ordered by the local government minister, Eric Pickles, which found fault with its financial management. As the Government sends in commissioners to oversee grant-giving, property deals and electoral administration, Eastlondonlines took to the streets to…

Veteran Car Run visits Croydon for first time

Veteran Car Run visits Croydon for first time

Yesterday, over 400 pre-First World War cars made a 60-mile pilgrimage from Hyde Park, London to their finish in Brighton. On its 118th anniversary, the Bonham’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run took a new route through Croydon. On previous runs, the veteran cars, none of which were made after…

Charlotte George: Green challenge to red stronghold

Charlotte George: Green challenge to red stronghold

In the first of an occasional series of profiles of prospective candidates for local seats in next year’s General Election, Alexandra Rogers meets Charlotte George, the Green Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch. Hackney has been a Labour stronghold for all but four years since the borough…

The Vibe Bar closes: a sign of the times?

The Vibe Bar closes: a sign of the times?

The Vibe Bar, renowned in Brick Lane for its concerts and parties is closing down after twenty years. Allan Miller, the owner of the bar, posted a heartfelt message on its Facebook page announcing the closure, noting increased issues with acquiring Temporary Event Notices that allow the bar to be open after 1…

Co-working: London’s new way of doing business

Co-working: London’s new way of doing business

They are everywhere; one for the tech types; one for the fashion industry; one for entrepreneurs, it’s a new boom in London and it’s called co-working. Before 2009 there was almost no co-working offices in London, now in 2014, there are over 40 co-working offices in just East London. In…

Can indie documentaries change the world?

Can indie documentaries change the world?

A media forum hosted at Goldsmiths University this week informed students about the importance of documentaries in changing the world and how to get involved in making their own films. The forum, which was chaired by Tony Dowmunt, a senior Lecturer in Communications at Goldsmiths, who was joined by two…

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