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There’s some very fishy business in Bethnal Green…

There’s some very fishy business in Bethnal Green…

The big white sign does not give much away. Tucked in between a dry-cleaners and an off-licence, this place is easy to miss amongst the buzz of Bethnal Green Road. But as you enter the front door, a sense of underwater life unfolds, with an aquatic atmosphere far away from the…

Your Valentine’s songs, your stories [Music]

Your Valentine’s songs, your stories [Music]

Valentine’s Day is once again upon us. Whether you’re in for a romantic evening or still adrift in the sea of singletons, we’ve all got a piece of music that expresses how we feel about love. This year, with the help of EastLondonLines users, we have collected a series of…

Mental health cuts leave Lewisham parents in the dark

Mental health cuts leave Lewisham parents in the dark

Sam, 39, from Bromley, is a mother of two, and has been a user of Lewisham’s Parent Support Group for over a year. While waiting for her weekly counselling session, she talks anxiously about her 15-year-old daughter, who has run away from home for the fourth time. Sam also has…

Journalists and academics debate Hackgate and media reform

Journalists and academics debate Hackgate and media reform

The east London campus of Coventry University hosted a debate about “crisis in journalism” on Tuesday to celebrate the publication of the first book about the phone-hacking scandal. The debate included discussion about the responsible use of social media as well as the “lazy” nature of phone hacking.…

Increasing number of female professionals go it alone

Increasing number of female professionals go it alone

Elevating Success, which offers educational training programmes to local individuals, finished their first enterprise programme in December. Eight out of the ten trainees who made it to the final stage were women. These successful candidates are now embarking upon their first entrepreneurial venture, marking the increasing influence of women in…

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.…

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’.…

Lewisham Mayor Steve Bullock tells us his predictions for 2012

Lewisham Mayor Steve Bullock tells us his predictions for 2012

In 2012, Steve Bullock, one of the country’s first elected mayors, will enter his tenth year as the Mayor for Lewisham. Over the last year, the borough has been affected by the riots in August, suffered dramatic surges in knife crime and gang violence and now many of its residents…

Brick Lane baker brings cupcakes to Brockley Road with new cafe

Brick Lane baker brings cupcakes to Brockley Road with new cafe

Brockley Road has gained an intriguing addition to the numerous newsagents and fried chicken take-aways when the cupcake cafe Pat-a-Cake opened its doors last month.…