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Alastair Morgan: Seeking the truth behind brother’s death

Alastair Morgan: Seeking the truth behind brother’s death

  “It’s driven me to near insanity” Alastair Morgan confesses. For 28 years Morgan has relentlessly fought to establish the truth behind the murder of his brother, Daniel Morgan, a private investigator found with an axe in his head in a Sydenham pub car park. “That feeling of powerlessness, that…

#ELLGetRegistered: Our guide to voter registration

#ELLGetRegistered: Our guide to voter registration

At the last election nearly 4000 people in the ELL boroughs left it too late to register to vote. Don’t let that happen to you. The last day in which UK citizens can register is this Monday April 20. The graph below, displaying data from the Electoral Commission, demonstrates how…

#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…

How the new home-buyers are leaving London behind

How the new home-buyers are leaving London behind

You’ve saved up for years. You’re finally ready to take the plunge and move into your first home. Perhaps it’s the big leap for you and your significant other. Or maybe your parents have downsized so that you can make your first step on the ladder. And if you were…

#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.…

ELLchocfest: Top five unusual chocolate uses

ELLchocfest:  Top five unusual chocolate uses

Chocolate isn’t just for eating, so ELL have compiled five surprising and wacky uses for it; from jazzing up postage stamps to constructing sculptures: Currency Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used cacao beans for currency. They were rare to come by in drier climates, which made them a valuable treasure. Unlike these…

ELLchocfest: Have you ever put chocolate on your face?

ELLchocfest: Have you ever put chocolate on your face?

This Easter, why not put the sweet treats to good use: relax, unwind and bask in the indulgent smells of  chocolate… on your face. Not only is chocolate a delicious delight to satisfy those sugar cravings, it can do wonders for your skin.  According to the good spa guide, the antioxidant concentration…

ELLchocfest: Try this melt–in-the-mouth chocolate truffles recipe

ELLchocfest: Try this melt–in-the-mouth chocolate truffles recipe

You can make delicious chocolates at home, it needn’t be difficult or expensive. Plus, our recipe doesn’t include sugar, so you can kid yourself they’re better for you! Truffles look great lined up with different coatings and are an easy way to impress people, so get your friends and family…

“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,…