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Quiz: How much do you know about global food?

Quiz: How much do you know about global food?

Enjoyed finding out about the diversity of food in ELL boroughs? Why not try our world food quiz to see just how much you know about kräftskiva and curry houses. Thanks for taking our quiz! If you missed it, this week ELL has been focusing on foreign food in your…

#ELLGetRegistered: why we need young voters

#ELLGetRegistered: why we need young voters

Why do young people let older people shape their future? Over the next week, ELL will explain why 18-24 year olds should vote on 7 May.  194 seats could be lost by only a five per cent shift in votes according to a BBC report. 18-24 year olds make up…

What is Russell Brand’s Trew Era cafe doing for Hoxton?

What is Russell Brand’s Trew Era cafe doing for Hoxton?

The opening of a new themed cafe in Hackney doesn’t usually call for half of the capital’s photographers to descend on the Kingsland Road. But then Russell Brand isn’t often there to fling its doors opening. Though the ribbon and oversized novelty scissors might have been lacking there was no…

#ELLHousingCrisis: How well do you know the housing policies of the parties ahead of the General Election?

#ELLHousingCrisis: How well do you know the housing policies of the parties ahead of the General Election?

One in seven British voters believe housing is among the most important issues in May’s general election. According to a March poll by Ipsos MORI, 14 per cent of voters across the country rank homes as a key issue. In 2010, the figure was as low as five per cent.…

“I know this great place”…London’s quirkiest cafés

“I know this great place”…London’s quirkiest cafés

Within East London, areas such as Shoreditch are often associated with ‘hipsters’, vintage fashion and artists. Its demographic diversity makes the area a fertile ground for culture, music, art and everything up-and-coming. Gentrification in East London has also played a significant role in the area’s development, financially and culturally. Consequently,…

Uncertain future for families reliant on child care centres

Uncertain future for families reliant on child care centres

For many parents, raising a child can be an isolating and difficult experience. A children’s Sure Start centre can provide life-changing help, offering everything from breastfeeding advice to language classes for local families. But what if this help were to diminish or come to an end? What would happen to…

What goes into the making of a great East London pie?

What goes into the making of a great East London pie?

To all pie fanatics out there, this week is British Pie Week and Eastlondonlines celebrated by visiting G. Kelly on Roman Road Market to learn the secrets to creating the perfect pie. Pies are considered to be one of the real British classics; from those with fruits inside and caster…

What’s it like to be homeless in Queen’s Gardens?

What’s it like to be homeless in Queen’s Gardens?

A crowd gathers in Queen’s Gardens in Croydon at 9.30pm every night of the week. It is roughly 90 per cent male, most born local, some foreign and varying in age from the mid-twenties to seventies. It is the first week in February and temperatures are sub-zero. One man is…

A new generation of online entrepreneurship

A new generation of online entrepreneurship

Crowdfunding, where people use an online platform to advertise their projects to a virtual community and raise money in exchange for rewards, can be emotionally draining, challenging and advantageous. It can oscillate between exhilaration and extreme hard work, but it can reap rewards. Tallie Maughan, 32, successfully crowdfunded for Turning Earth…

Dalston Lane’s heritage reaches the end of an age

Dalston Lane’s heritage reaches the end of an age

As London expands and property prices continue to rise, yet more costly private housing spills into the East End, but it won’t be solving London’s housing crisis; instead it’s costing London its heritage and community. Watching from number 58, Dalston Lane, John Wearn witnessed his old shop being torn down,…

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