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Tfl fare hikes: EastLondonLines residents share their thoughts

Tfl fare hikes: EastLondonLines residents share their thoughts

Just four weeks into the New Year, the average public transport fare has already risen by 5.6 per cent, with tube, bus, London Overground, Dockland Light Railway, boats and Tram services affected.…

Art that you can takeaway: Gallery delivers fun interactive project

Art that you can takeaway: Gallery delivers fun interactive project

Swing music greets you as you enter The Takeaway Shop, Amy Lord’s interactive art project. A gallery and educational space in one room, it brings together the art of bookbinding and bookmaking with the history of Deptford. Here you can make a book, have some tea and learn about what…

Think you’ve got style? ELL wants you!

Think you’ve got style? ELL wants you!

Vivienne Westwood said during London Fashion Week that only women of the older generation dress well.…

The Year of the Dragon – the future for China

The Year of the Dragon – the future for China

As the Chinese New Year draws near, EastLondonLines took to the streets to find out what local Chinese residents hoped the particularly auspicious year of the dragon would bring to China.…

Valentine’s Day: What’s your love song?

Valentine’s Day: What’s your love song?

If you only had one song to express your love, what would it be? Valentine’s Day is just three weeks away and this year EastLondonLines wants your help.…

Metal becoming the real steel in Bethnal Green

Metal becoming the real steel in Bethnal Green

A wave of low-level metal theft is blighting Bethnal Green – and affecting individuals and businesses, as Michael Pooler discovered. It was a classic case of ‘I told you so': coming home from a pre-Christmas drink my flat-mate warned me not to leave my bicycle outside our building – even…

The job’s a good’un for those who can get it

The job’s a good’un for those who can get it

Discount booze and value-brand beans are common sights in student abodes, and in the aftermath of the festive season budgets are tighter than ever. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as Rachael Healy finds out.…

Let the rhythm beat the blues this January

Let the rhythm beat the blues this January

If you’ve been feeling down this week, well you’re not the only one – it started officially with ‘Blue Monday’.…

Dead Trendy: Taxidermy in east London is staring you in the face

Dead Trendy: Taxidermy in east London is staring you in the face

Taxidermy, the art of preserving and stuffing dead animals, has everything east London needs to secure its reputation as a hipster haven: kitsch, irony, randomness, a vintage feel, and a slight air of sophistication.…

Shed those holiday pounds with a leap of faith in unusual sports

Shed those holiday pounds with a leap of faith in unusual sports

After a season of goodwill and good wine, where the only five-a-day you managed was turkey sandwiches, it is time to bid a fond farewell to the sofa. For those ignoring that dusty gym timetable, EastLondonLines has found some fun alternatives to get you active in the New Year.…