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Bargain barge keeps bookshop buying afloat

Bargain barge keeps bookshop buying afloat

The Regent’s Canal in north London is not only home to the capital’s boat dwellers, it has also become an up-and-coming floating marketplace for many small independent shops who cannot afford the rising rents. One of the first of these shops and perhaps the most distinctive, is Word on the Water,…

A Goldsmiths student: Why I volunteer while I study

A Goldsmiths student: Why I volunteer while I study

It is volunteer week and David Cheng, 26, from Hong Kong, a postgraduate media student at Goldsmiths explains why he is volunteering for the British Red Cross here in the UK alongside his studies. I love the simple fact that people are working towards more or less the same goal…

New drinkers hotspot in the heart of Hackney

New drinkers hotspot in the heart of Hackney

There is a new market in Hackney and it is unlike any other in London. Hackney Drinks Market, specialises in locally produced beverages of all types. After the success of the first market in May, market founder Max Kennedy said he is excited about the second one this Saturday that will…

Morning Gloryville: the teetotal, yogic, ‘rave-olution’

Morning Gloryville: the teetotal, yogic, ‘rave-olution’

It is 6.30am on a Wednesday morning and Phoeve Logothetidi, 26, and Sara Alhulaio, 27, are raving, covered in glitter and face paints and clad in rainbow-hued clothes. They are lost in dance, but not drunk or under the influence of anything other than pure, organic excitement and joy. In…

Jennifer McDermott speaks about daughter’s death

Jennifer McDermott speaks about daughter’s death

It takes astonishing strength to bounce back and create a positive from tragedy. But it is exactly that which Jennifer McDermott has so successfully achieved. She had the courage to turn the living nightmare and pain of losing a child into work that has the potential to help thousands of…

Squat to success: community centre opens in New Cross

Squat to success: community centre opens in New Cross

A derelict squat and overgrown garden has been transformed into a rent-free, community resource for New Cross residents. The Field, a creative not-for-profit community centre, officially opened its doors last November but only recently became the space the founding members originally envisioned. Conceived by a tight knit group of New…

ELL events special: May bank holiday festivals and markets

ELL events special: May bank holiday festivals and markets

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the beginning of May. If you haven’t yet made plans for the bank holiday weekend, here’s Eastlondonlines’ roundup of some of the most exciting festivals and market events happening.…

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…

ELL goes to Delhi: waste dumping scandal

ELL goes to Delhi: waste dumping scandal

This week the team behind Eastlondlines has been working with journalism students at Jamia Millia Ismalia University in Delhi to produce the Delhi Gazette, a website much like ELL and covering stories in the Indian capital. Many of these stories reflect the same issues and events that are found in…

ELL goes to Delhi: Student projects for sale in Delhi

ELL goes to Delhi: Student projects for sale in  Delhi

This week the team behind Eastlondlines has been working with journalism students at Jamia Millia Ismalia University in Delhi to produce the Delhi Gazette, a website much like ELL and covering stories in the Indian capital. Many of these stories reflect the same issues and events that are found in…