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Eastlondlines takes a summer break – see you in September with more news along the Gingerline

Eastlondlines takes a summer break – see you in September with more news along the Gingerline

It is holiday time… and so Eastlondonlines is heading for the beach. We are taking a short summer break for the rest of August. We will be back with all the local news, features and events in the first week of September so please check back with us then. Until…

Mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar excluded by LBC

Mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar excluded by LBC

London’s LBC radio  blocked  transport commentator and London Mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar from attending its hustings last night. The talk radio station, which formerly featured the slogan “London’s Biggest Conversation” ironically told Christian Wolmar that there was not enough space in its studio for the six chairs and microphones needed…

Hundreds return home to Bethnal Green after unexploded Second World War Bomb is defused

Hundreds return home to Bethnal Green after unexploded Second World War Bomb is defused

Hundreds of Bethnal Green residents evacuated on Monday after a bomb was discovered on a building site were yesterday allowed to return home as bomb disposal experts defused the device. Residents were evacuated from their homes on Monday evening after contractors discovered the unexploded bomb at a building site on…

Police called to disturbance in Hackney find out of control party in Bethune Rd, Stamford Hill

Police called to disturbance in Hackney find out of control party in Bethune Rd, Stamford Hill

Hackney police say that they were attacked with bottles and bricks by masked youths when they were called to a disturbance Saturday night at Sandford Court, Bethune Road. They say they were pelted from balconies, as well as having bins pushed toward their vehicles to block the entrance. Eastlondonlines spoke…

Angry crowd turn up in protest as Jack the Ripper hijacks plans for women’s history museum

Angry crowd turn up in protest as Jack the Ripper hijacks plans for women’s history museum

300 people demonstrated outside the Ripper museum as it opened on Cable Street on Tuesday. The demonstration was organized by historian Sara Huws and writer Sarah Jackson and attended by Green Party members, representatives of 38 Degrees, local residents, women’s groups, parliamentary campaigners, costumed protestors, several historians and a vicar.…

Body pulled from Hackney canal thought to be teenager who fled his home in police chase yesterday

Body pulled from Hackney canal thought to be teenager who fled his home in police chase yesterday

A body pulled from a canal in Hackney is thought to be a 17-year-old boy who allegedly jumped into the canal while being chased by police. Officers were called to an address in Clapton late yesterday afternoon after the family of Jack Susianta expressed concern for his welfare. After seeing…

Tower Hamlets toddler, 3, among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation

Tower Hamlets toddler, 3, among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation

A three-year-old child from Tower Hamlets is among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation by police. According to a report by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), 834 under-18s children were referred to Channel, the government’s counter-radicalisation authority, at a rate of one per day between April…

Goldsmiths University psychologists developing world’s first app to help improve imagination and creativity

Goldsmiths University psychologists developing world’s first app to help improve imagination and creativity

Psychologists at Goldsmiths University are developing an app designed to improve imagination and stimulate creativity.  The team will use new psychometric tests to develop an iPhone application that can evaluate a person’s Imagination Quotient or imQ. The app will include daily training exercises to strengthen creativity and will be of…

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

A 52-seat coach collided with a concrete barrier on the M25 at around 1.30am today, causing long delays for motorists in the Croydon area. Six people sustained minor injuries and were taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill to receive treatment. The rest of the passengers were discharged at the…

Croydon cybercrime couple made £1.3million in ‘cunning’ money laundering scam using 2,000 stolen credit cards

Croydon cybercrime couple made £1.3million in ‘cunning’ money laundering scam using 2,000 stolen credit cards

A Croydon couple who amassed up to £1.3 million in a money-laundering scheme have both been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court. Sean Benson, 26, was found guilty of two counts of fraud and three of money-laundering and sentenced to seven years in prison. His pregnant wife, Jennifer Hallam, 25, was found…

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