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Local Croydon man and his brothers sentenced after a man jumps to his death over missing mobile phone

Local Croydon man and his brothers sentenced after a man jumps to his death over missing  mobile phone

  Three brothers were sentenced this week at the Old Bailey for the death of a man who jumped from a window to escape being attacked. Valodia 35 , Jurius 33 , and  39-year-old Viktoras Tarasov who lived in Croydon,  denied killing 37- year-old  Pawel Pacholak in January last year.…

Keeping Bees on the roof of the East London Mosque

Keeping Bees on the roof of the East London Mosque

  On the roof of the East London Mosque, Khalil and Salma Attan look after about 100,000 honeybees as their fellow Muslims worship in the halls below. Positioned at opposite ends of the hives, the married couple work together seamlessly as they inspect each frame, pausing occasionally to hand each…

Open House London: A roundup of the best architecture in the ELL boroughs

Open House London: A roundup of the best architecture in the ELL boroughs

An array of London’s finest architecture will be accessible to the public this weekend, from September 20 – 21. Open House London, a free event that started in 1992, showcases notable buildings and allows residents to explore their own cities. In Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, and Croydon, points of interest range…

Voxpop: Should Scotland stay or go? Locals from Hackney and Tower Hamlets weigh in

Voxpop: Should Scotland stay or go? Locals from Hackney and Tower Hamlets weigh in

The two sides of the Scottish independence referendum campaigns are neck and neck with less than twelve hours to go before voters head to the polls. The situation has sparked debates across the United Kingdom as global onlookers await the results. East London Lines took to the streets of Hackney and…

Brockley’s rapper and poet Kate Tempest whips up a storm in a week of nominations and accolades

Brockley’s rapper and poet Kate Tempest whips up a storm in a week of nominations and accolades

Brockley-born rapper, MC, and spoken-word poet, Kate Tempest, has received a Mercury prize nomination, and  been named one of the Next Generation Poets: a once in a decade list released by the Poetry Book Society. Last year she was also the first person under the age of 40 to be…

The toast of the town: London breweries are celebrated by the Campaign for Real Ale in new book out today

The toast of the town: London breweries are celebrated by the Campaign for Real Ale in new book out today

The Campaign for Real Ale published their new Good Beer Guide 2015 today, featuring pubs and breweries across the UK, including two breweries in EastLondonLines boroughs which opened in the last year. The book lists a total of 54 London breweries, 16 of which opened in the last year –…

School of rock: musical legend PJ Harvey is awarded honorary degree at Goldsmiths graduation ceremony

School of rock: musical legend PJ Harvey is awarded honorary degree at Goldsmiths graduation ceremony

Mercury Prize-winning and internationally acclaimed musician PJ Harvey collected an honorary degree at Goldsmiths today, bringing a bit of rock and roll to proceedings. Harvey was among a group of creative and visionary individuals honoured at the graduation ceremony, including LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, architect Zaha Hadid and journalist Neal…

Campaigners demand a healthy NHS as they march through Hackney on the final leg of their journey

Campaigners demand a healthy NHS as they march through Hackney on the final leg of their journey

The People’s March for the NHS arrived in Hackney today, with marchers and supporters gathering in Clissold Park before continuing on through London to their final destination: Trafalgar Square. It was the final leg of the 300-mile march, rallying against increasing privatisation of the NHS, which began in Jarrow, Tyne and…

Paving the way for safety: new plans revealed for segregated cycle highways across the city

Paving the way for safety: new plans revealed for segregated cycle highways across the city

A “Crossrail for the bike” will open in London in 2016, announced the Mayor of London this morning. Tower Hill and Mile End are part of the plans, in what would be Europe’s longest substantially-segregated urban cycleway, according to City Hall. Two continuous routes are planned to run almost completely…

Neil Warnock to return to Crystal Palace FC as manager after Malky Mackay is ruled out over text scandal

Neil Warnock to return to Crystal Palace FC as manager after Malky Mackay is ruled out over text scandal

Crystal Palace FC have chosen Neil Warnock to be their new manager, just four years after he left the South Norwood-based club. Palace turned to Warnock after ruling out first choice Malky Mackay when the Scot was reported to have used homophobic, racist and sexist language in text message exchanges…

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