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Raising money for deafblind children: 15 marathons in 15 months

Raising money for deafblind children: 15 marathons in 15 months

A woman from Hackney has taken on the challenge of a lifetime to run 15 marathons in 15 months. Kerry Whitney – a receptionist at a school for children with special needs in Hackney – was inspired to undergo the challenge by the children she sees every day. Speaking to…

#CharlieHebdo and Street Art in Shoreditch

#CharlieHebdo and Street Art in Shoreditch

Political street art with the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie is appearing in Shoreditch, expressing solidarity with satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo,  which was attacked in Paris earlier this month. Artists expressed a range of political statements attached to the hashtag, including freedom of expression, racism, and  gun control. Among them is the artist…

What does your postcode say about your personality?

What does your postcode say about your personality?

Life satisfaction taken a slump? You might be living in the wrong postcode! It’s no secret that people in the capital face frequent stereotyping. Central Londoners are often perceived to be hostile, while suburban residents are sometimes pigeon-holed as dull. Well, according to new research into the personality types of people…

Four fun ways to beat the bulge this January

Four fun ways to beat the bulge this January

The holidays are over, the chocolate boxes are empty and the turkey leftovers have gone, so it’s time to get fit. Eastlondonlines has four inspiring ways to take the boredom out of exercising.   Crossfit   ‘CrossFit London’ in Bethnal Green is only a one-minute walk away from the station.…

Ex-offender turns life around with new charity

Ex-offender turns life around with new charity

A young ex-offender has turned his life around by launching a charity to help and inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across Croydon. Scott Valero, now 22, faced an uncertain future when he given a 20-month sentence for his involvement in the London riots in the summer of 2011, aged 19.…

Four ways to kick the hangover this January

Four ways to kick the hangover this January

The ancient Greeks ate sheep’s lungs and owl’s eggs; in Russia chugging the brine from a jar of pickles is recommended, while Mongolians prefer a cocktail of tomato juice and sheep’s eyes. Yes, the universal scourge of the hangover has led humanity to extreme lengths. Now that the Christmas decorations…

Five sure-fire ways to beat the blues this January

Five sure-fire ways to beat the blues this January

With the excitement of Christmas over and the last of the New Year’s fireworks fizzled out, the first month of the year can often seem a bleak one. But Eastlondonlines is here to help ease the January blues and give you a reason to get out of bed in the…

A War of Ideas: The danger of the Counter-Terror Bill

A War of Ideas: The danger of the Counter-Terror Bill

Eastlondonlines reporter Muna Fadhil on the events in Paris and the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill. When I was told that I had been awarded a scholarship to study in London for a year I was relieved to escape the inferno that Iraq has become. I was looking forward to not…

Young cancer survivor has bright start to New Year

Young cancer survivor has bright start to New Year

A four-year-old girl from New Cross has celebrated the New Year with a Little Star Award for her bravery in battling cancer. Phoebe Seabright, who is now free of the disease thanks to life-saving treatment, was presented the award by Cancer Research UK in partnership with TK Maxx. The awards recognise…

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.  …

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