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Baroness O’Neill calls for external press regulation

Baroness O’Neill calls for external press regulation

Baroness Onora O’Neill called for greater transparency and regulation of the press in a lecture at Goldsmiths University on Tuesday evening. The lecture titled ‘Regulating for Communication’ was the Baroness’ latest contribution to the debate around the Leveson Inquiry, and comes just weeks before Lord Justice Leveson issues his verdicts…

Author Michael Rosen inspires Hackney children

Author Michael Rosen inspires Hackney children

Poet and children’s author Michael Rosen this morning endeavoured to inspire children in Hackney…

Catford old boy Lord Ouseley outlines path to equality

Catford old boy Lord Ouseley outlines path to equality

This year will go down in the history books as a momentous one for UK sport. Andy Murray cast off the weight of national expectation, clinching the US Open; Bradley Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour de France; and, in case anybody has forgotten, Team GB did…

Old Flo: should she stay, or should she go?

Old Flo: should she stay, or should she go?

Henry Moore’s sculpture Draped Seated Woman was bought by Tower Hamlets Council in 1960 for just £6000. It came with the condition that it would be displayed in a socially deprived part of the borough. With the piece, also known as ‘Old Flo’,  now valued at £20million, Mayor Lutfur Rahman…

Park ranger donates art to Hackney parks

Park ranger donates art to Hackney parks

Hackney has long been a home for creative and artistic talent. Now, one council employee is displaying his own highly artistic skills and carving a niche in the borough’s parks.…

Locals petition shopping centre to keep Mike ‘Down Dalston Lane’

Locals petition shopping centre to keep Mike ‘Down Dalston Lane’

  If you have walked down the ramp at the back of Kingsland shopping centre in Dalston, you have probably seen a man soulfully singing while strumming his guitar. And if you have walked there on more than a few occasions you probably know the man by name – Mike…

Eastenders star presents memoirs as part of Black History Month

Eastenders star presents memoirs as part of Black History Month

Dressed in purple from head to toe, Corinne Skinner Carter, 82 year old veteran of Eastenders and Empire Road gazes at her rapt audience.“I haven’t retired, if you got a job for me, I’m ready. After you retire there’s just death. It’s not morbid, it’s just life”, she says.…

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah criticises history curriculum

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah criticises history curriculum

Performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah has criticised history teaching in Britain as he says black and Asian pupils are turned off history because they are only told “half the story”.…

Is Poppies of Spitalfields best chippie in London?

Is Poppies of Spitalfields best chippie in London?

Poppies Restaurant in Spitalfields’ is the only London chippie to secure a place in the final of the National Fish and Chip Awards 2013. Now EastLondonLines is launching a Twitter competition to find the best fish and chip shop in its four boroughs. Tweet your faves to @eatlondonlines.…

TfL worker’s announcements become social media hit

TfL worker’s announcements become social media hit

When Ben Mathis thought that commuters at Hackney Wick Overground Station should enjoy their journey more he took to matters into his own hands – and picked up a felt-tip pen. His irreverent customer announcements are now causing a social media storm.…