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From Shoreditch to City Hall: Thousands join Saturday’s #MarchForHomes demanding affordable housing

From Shoreditch to City Hall: Thousands join Saturday’s #MarchForHomes demanding affordable housing

Marchers from across London converged at City Hall on Saturday to demand solutions to the Capital’s housing crisis. “Social housing is our right, here to stay, here to fight!” was the chant heard from one of the leading speakers from the Focus E15 Mothers, opening the protest. The March For…

Qatar Investment Agency and Canadian property firm lead billion pound takeover of Canary Wharf

Qatar Investment Agency and Canadian property firm lead billion pound takeover of Canary Wharf

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund and global property company Brookfield Property Partners are close to buying the financial district of Canary Wharf after a billion pound battle in which both foreign companies will get combined ownership for £2.6 billion. After several months of negotiations Songbird, the majority owner of the Canary…

Campaigners prepare march to City Hall on Saturday to demand solutions for London’s housing crisis

Campaigners prepare march to City Hall on Saturday to demand solutions for London’s housing crisis

Tenants, housing interest groups and trade unionists from across EastLondonLine’s boroughs will march to City Hall this Saturday demanding solutions to the capital’s housing crisis. Over 100 organisations and individuals have declared their support for the march. It is organised by Defend Council Housing and the South London People’s Assembly,…

Over 200 people take part in Amhurst Park ‘die-in’ protest over the death of cyclist Stephanie Turner

Over 200 people take part in Amhurst Park ‘die-in’ protest over the death of cyclist Stephanie Turner

Over 200 people took part in a ‘die-in’ protest over the death of cyclist Stephanie Turner. Cycling enthusiasts from all over London came to the junction of Amhurst Park and Bethune Road to lie down in memory of physiotherapist Stephanie Turner, 29, who died under the wheels of a lorry…

Wednesday’s strike on the Docklands Light Railway has been called off by the RMT

Wednesday’s strike on the Docklands Light Railway has been called off by the RMT

Wednesday’s Strike on the DLR has been called off, according to the RMT union. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “RMT is delighted to be able to announce that the determination and solidarity of our members across Docklands Light Railway has forced the pace in head to head talks with…

Holocaust Memorial Day: 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation commemorated across ELL boroughs

Holocaust Memorial Day: 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation commemorated across ELL boroughs

    Holocaust Memorial Day along with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is being commemorated today along the East London line boroughs. Each borough’s council will invite their residents to remember those who suffered during the Nazi killing regime under the theme ‘Keep the Memory Alive.’ Hackney…

Croydon and Hackney ‘green spaces’ projects in competition for Mayor’s Big Green Fund £900,000 prize

Croydon and Hackney ‘green spaces’ projects in competition for Mayor’s Big Green Fund £900,000 prize

Croydon and Hackney are among seven boroughs that are competing for £900,000 from the Mayor’s Big Green Fund. The Croydon-based “Access to Wandle Park” project and the “Wetlands to Wetlands Greenway” plan in Hackney are among those in the running for up to £175,000 investment from the Mayor’s Big Green Fund…

DLR strike scheduled for Wednesday over secondments, maternity leave and health and safety disputes

DLR strike scheduled for Wednesday over secondments, maternity leave and health and safety disputes

The Docklands Light Railway is set to face disruption next Wednesday January 28, after strike action was approved by the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers). The strike centres on a dispute between the DLR workers and KeolisAmey, who operate the transport service. Mick Cash, RMT’s General…

Hackney Planning Watch meeting boycotted over long-standing tensions on planning rights in community

Hackney Planning Watch meeting boycotted over long-standing tensions on planning rights in community

Members of the strictly Orthodox Jewish Haredi community failed to attend a meeting held by Hackney Planning Watch to discuss the Area Action Plan, the Council’s solution to the long-standing community tensions over planning rights in Stamford Hill. The no-show came in spite of Hackney Planning Watch leafleting numerous homes…

Concerns raised over gentrification of Shoreditch and Spitalfields after plans for seven new tower buildings

Concerns raised over gentrification of Shoreditch and Spitalfields after plans for seven new tower buildings

An application to build seven towers between Shoreditch and Spitalfields has raised concerns about affordable housing and the gentrification in one of London’s poorest areas. Only 10 per cent of the homes in the Goods Yard development will be allocated to affordable housing. Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, has…

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